The souvenirs I bring home from my travels are recipes. When I cook these foods, I get to relive my travels. The cuisine and marketplaces in the many countries I’ve visited inspire my recipes. And like most people, I love to share my memories with my friends and family.
Molasses cookies are a quintessential American cookie, thought to have originated in New England. Often confused with Gingerbread cookies because both cookies use the warm winter spices of ginger, cinnamon, cloves, etc.
This recipe was handed down in our family from my Great Aunt Maxine. It may have actually come from her mother, my great-grandma Chapin; that is where most of the family's recipes drifted down from. But when Grandma wrote it down for me, she attributed this recipe to her sister Maxine.
There are so many ways you can serve up mushrooms in cream sauce: for example, used as a topping for your grilled chicken or steak really dresses up the meal.