Sunday, December 15, 2013

Lancaster Garden Club

Thanks Ellie and great class! I really enjoyed the cooking lesson and getting to try some interesting (and delicious) recipes.
Rebekah S., Lancaster, MA

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Creative Creations at the Morse Institute Library (Natick)

Thank you so much for the fabulous program you gave for us last week. The program not only met my expectations but exceeded my expectations. It was just what I had hoped for. We had a good turn-out, everyone had a great time and we learned so much too! It was really nice to see you again also.
Liz B., Creative Creations
Natick (Morse) Public Library, Natick, MA

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Waters Corporation

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Weston Public Library

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Weston Library attendees were treated to a cooking demonstration featuring Quick Holiday Hors d'oeuvres & Desserts .
A warm "welcome back" was extended to Ellie on her second visit to the Weston Library. Lucky patrons were treated to a delightful hour of practical holiday entertaining advice. At the program's conclusion, participants enthusiastically sampled the sweet and savory goodies that Ellie prepared.
Tatanya F., Weston Public Library, Weston, MA


© 1999 "So Easy, So Delicious"
1/2 C butter or margarine
1¼ C sugar
1 egg
1/4 C molasses
1/3 C water
3 C flour
Dash salt
1½ tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 C raisins
1/2 C walnuts, chopped (optional)

Cream butter or margarine with sugar until fluffy. Add egg, molasses and water. Beat well. Add all dry ingredients and mix. Add raisins and nuts. Spread (2) 1-inch strips of batter on each of 3 greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350° for 20 to 22 minutes. Remove from oven. Using a serrated knife, slice on the diagonal into 1½- to 2-inch pieces. Using a metal spatula, move the pieces to wire racks to cool.
Yield: 60 hermits

Hint: If you prefer larger hermits, make wider slices. If you don’t want to add nuts, increase raisins to 1 cup. These keep well in a tin.