Portuguese-American and Other Favorites

Hosted by Beth M.
Group active since Sat, May 14, 2011

The variety of recipes being included come from many cultures, not just Portuguese and American, so I have made a change in the group name to reflect these. There are many countries represented here. I welcome all to share their family favorites and any background information to go with the recipes. Join us!

Beth M.
Apr 15, 2017

Happy Easter to everyone!

What a pleasure to have milder, sunny weather for Easter weekend!

Beth M.
Apr 8, 2017

Should I start Spring cleaning or bake something today or take a nice long walk?

We've had rainy, cold weather with a little sunshine on an afternoon occasionally this week; today the sun is shining and there's a beautiful blue sky. Spring does not arrive here until May or June some years.

Beth M.
Apr 1, 2017

No snow here this morning and that's no April fool's joke! yahoo!

We lucked out, instead of snow we've had more than two inches of rain during the night, and it's still raining lightly. Let's hope the temperature stays as it is, 41 degrees, for the rest of the day. It's not pretty, but at least we aren't looking at snow!

Beth M.
Mar 28, 2017

Wishing a Happy Birthday to a Justapinch friend, it's Carol Junkins' birthday today!

Is anyone else in this group celebrating today? Well it should be feeling warmer soon, it's not quite warm here in Massachusetts today, it's 49.8 degrees here this afternoon. I hope the sun shines soon, and that all the daffodils will bloom, they're ready! I hope you're having a great day in any case, how about having a cup of coffee and a slice of cake?

Beth M.
Mar 19, 2017

Spring officially begins on Monday, the 20th!

At least the storm warning has been reduced for today for this area, and it's not snowing. Come on sunshine and warmer days!

Beth M.
Mar 3, 2017

Happy Friday everyone!

March has turned cold here, it's thirty-four degrees this morning! The wind blew very hard yesterday, but that has let up and the sun is shining. It's almost Spring-time, we're noticing green tops of bulbs coming up, so it won't be long now until we have crocuses and daffodils in bloom! I have one bud on this plant which will open soon, the Lenten Rose!

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Beth M.
Feb 24, 2017

Is it Winter or Spring? Today it has been a record breaking 71 degrees in Boston!

We're off the coast of Cape Cod, and it's cooler because the ocean is still very chilly in February; but it's 64 degrees outside this afternoon. What a welcome change it is, and everyone is cheerful as a result. School children here will be on vacation after today for a week, and so many locals take vacation time and go South for warm beaches or North for ski vacations. We'll enjoy a "staycation".

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Beth M.
Feb 12, 2017

Valentine's Day is a time for sweets to share!

What are you going to make for your Valentine? There are so many great looking recipes to try, and I keep pinching the sweet ones! Here's one that I'd love to taste first.
Blueberry Cheese Coffee Cake By Nor