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Basic Italian Meatballs

Sounds gross, just fry or bake them, why would you want the blood to ruin the gravy! Tradition is best, check the box for the list of chemicals in the "onion" soup mix.

Dec 02, 2011
serenitysoap in Recipes

Bento supplies/boxes in town?

Ebay has the best selection of Bento boxes anywhere. Some sellers are from Japan, most from California and everywhere else.

Looking for John Pupek's Jordan Marsh Blueberry Muffin Recipe

This is from the Providence Journal Bulletin by Richard Benjamin-the clipping is yellowed and I think it's well over 20 years. I've made them quite a few times and they are delicious.

The official Jordan Marsh Blueberry Muffin Recipe

1/2 cup shortening (see note)
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon of salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup of milk
1 pint blueberries
sugar for top

Note: shortening may be all vegetable solid, all butter, all magarine, or a 50/50 blend.

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Clean and rinse blueberries. Grease muffin pan and lightly flour it. Grease the top of the pan too as muffins will peak and cause a mushroom effect on top.

Beat shortening with sugar and vanilla until well mixed. Beat in eggs. Mix dry ingredients and mix in alternately with the milk. Fold in blueberries. Batter will be very heavy.

Fill muffin cups to top. Bake at 450 degrees for 5 minutes. Lower heat to 375 degrees and bak an additional 30 to 35 minutes until golden. Cool and remove from pans

Makes one dozen.


Oct 25, 2009
serenitysoap in Home Cooking