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The First Day of the Rest of Our Lives

I’ve been working on something for about a month now, that’s very personal, and very important to me. It could change not just my entire life, but the lives of my whole family. And it’s high time I told you about it, because I need your help to make it work. As most of our… 

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Superbowl Snack Roundup

Superbowl XLVI Snack Roundup

This weekend, let’s honor Sunday for what many of us know it really is: A day to wear sheepskin slippers all day, to drink beer out of a plastic helmet beginning at 10 A.M., to place inappropriately large wagers on the always hotly-contested outcome of Puppy Bowl VIII, to watch just a token amount of… 

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Sea Dog Brewing Company

Sea Dog Brewing Company

First and foremost, the Topsham outpost of the Sea Dog Brewing Company may be one of the most beautiful pubs of its kind that I have ever set foot in. It’s certainly one of the most scenic chain restaurants. Located in the historic Pejepscot Mill building with a seasonal deck overhanging the rushing Androscoggin River, the… 

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Brown Ale and Cheddar Soup

Brown Ale and Cheddar Soup

Okay, so it’s possible that this isn’t the kind of meal you eat before you do anything too strenuous, like run headlong into a burning schoolhouse to save dozens of screaming orphans. It’s probably not the kind of thing you want to have for dinner the night before your first day in basic training for… 

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February Giveaway: “Good Maine Food”

This month, we’re doing things a little differently. On March 1st, one lucky winner from the ranks of our Pinterest page will be selected as the winner of “Good Maine Food: Ancient and Modern New England Food & Drink. This book, featuring recipes originally published in the 1930s, is an ode to the history of… 

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Cozy Chicken Pie

There’s no getting around it. It’s February in Maine. Cold, bleak, and slushy. We desperately need comfort foods like cozy chicken pie. This recipe is sort of a hybrid. It is neither a shepherd’s pie nor a pot pie – neither, or, is it both? I hope you like it. Definitely use chicken thighs and… 

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Elevation Burger South Portland Maine

Elevation Burger

Here’s an interesting thought experiment for you to try: Imagine what it would be like to try and create a new fast food restaurant, from scratch. You have to try and block all of the familiar imagery that comes to mind when you picture a fast food restaurant, which basically consist of the various branding… 

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Handmade Cavatelli with Pepperoni Sauce

Handmade Ricotta Cavatelli with Pepperoni Tomato Sauce

This is going to require patience. But it’s worth it. This is a pasta you make by hand. It is a little labor-intensive, so set aside some time to get the hang of the roll. The light, creamy cavetelli pair well with the spicy, sweet pepperoni sauce. Here’s how it’s done. Handmade Ricotta Cavatelli with… 

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Swordfish Puttanesca

Swordfish Puttanesca

Never having cared much for either olives or capers, I was surprised by how much I have been enjoying the local supermarket’s “Tuscan Gorgonzola” cheese spread, which tosses nearly every over-the-top strong flavor I can think of into a professional arm wrestling arena to compete for the custody of an estranged son who has been… 

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