Author: Trina Webster

Trina’s Recipe Box: Mother’s Love Cookies

The theme of this month’s recipe is “A Treat for Mother’s Day”, because there’s nothing that thrills a mother more than a homemade treat made by someone else. Moms are easy to please. – anything made with love tastes great!  I’m sharing a proven winner from my kitchen.  If my kids want to treat me, I come home from work to the smell of cookies baking.  Not just any cookies, but the kind we refer to as “Mother’s Love”.  Try them, and you’ll see for yourself that they are the ultimate comfort food. Ingredients: 3/4 cup (1 ½ sticks) unsalted butter...

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Trina’s Recipe Box: Rub for Ribs

My dad is a purist when it comes to grilling.  He only uses charcoal and carefully soaked mesquite chips along with a mystifying and complex routine of turning and moving the meat all over the grill until he has declared perfection.  (I always suspected all of the drama was an excuse for him to stay outside and drink beer.) Imagine my dad’s disappointment when shortly after our wedding, my husband and I invested in a nice gas grill.  Multiple cook-offs ensued, and I’m pleased to report (after two decades) that my father conceded some level of defeat and recently...

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Trina’s Recipe Box: Individual Molten Mocha Cakes

Dan and I starting dating just before Valentine’s Day  – 25 years ago!  Lots of things have changed since then but one thing that remains the same is this:  The key to his heart is through my cooking, and chocolate dessert in particular.  This recipe is a family favorite and is equal parts easy and delicious.  Perfect to cap off a romantic Valentine dinner or a family celebration with the kids.  We have Martha Stewart to thank for the recipe. Ingredients: 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for ramekins 1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar, plus more for ramekins and serving...

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Trina’s Recipe Box: Spice Up Your Love Life!

Dan and I started dating on Valentine’s Day in the early ’90s, and after all of these years, the sure way to his heart is still a homemade sweet treat.  But sometimes a tried and true love (like chocolate cake and marriage) needs a little spice!  I discovered this recipe a few years back and it’s a delicious twist on an easy and classic dessert.  The cayenne and chipolte add a surprising hint of heat that is offset by the sweetness of the chocolate.  (You can decrease the amount of spice if you are feeling unsure about it) I...

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Trina’a Recipe Box: Super Bowl Party! Six Layer Mexican Dip

My husband is a lifelong New England Patriots fan, but my heart belongs to the Denver Broncos.  (We’ve had some tense playoff games in our house over the years!)  Whoever you are cheering for, there are ways to celebrate the Super Bowl without compromising your New Year’s resolution for a healthier lifestyle.  Here’s one of our favorites classic recipes with a low fat twist.  Instead of canned bean dip loaded with fat and preservatives, it’s easy to make your own.  When you top it with flavored greek yogurt instead of heavy sour cream you get the same delicious flavor...

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