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Maine Whoopie Pies
Posted:Mar 11, 2017 11:26 am
Last Updated:Apr 8, 2017 11:21 am
This is a favorite recipe around here in Maine, the birthplace of the Whoopie Pie. Flavor them with anything you like. They come in all sorts of flavors around here now, our favorites are the original, maple or peanut butter filled ones.

1 cup sugar 2 cups flour
2 egg yolks, beaten 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
½ cup shortening 1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup milk 1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla ½ teaspoon salt

Combine first five ingredients and beat well. Sift dry ingredients
and add to mixture and mix well. Drop on cookie sheet and bake
in 350 degree oven for ten minutes or until done. 2 or 3 tablespoons
make a good size cookie.


2 egg whites 2/3 cup shortening
2 cups confectioners sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla

Beat egg whites until stiff. Beat sugar and shortening.
combine sugar and egg white mixture, add vanilla. Spread between
two cookies.

You may use other flavorings in place of cocoa and vanilla for variety.
Store in air tight container or wrapped in wax paper or plastic wrap.
They keep for about a week, if you can find a place to hide them.

One favorite variation around here is to leave the cocoa power and vanilla
out and replace with maple flavoring. If you add maple syrup use ½ cup milk
and ½ cup maple syrup to the cookie recipe. Add maple flavoring to the filling
in place of vanilla, or mix maple syrup with confectioner‘s sugar and cream cheese.

Molasses Sponge Candy for a Merry Christmas
Posted:Dec 24, 2016 5:21 pm
Last Updated:Jan 14, 2017 6:08 am

This is an old family recipe that I can remember always being around at this time of the year. It's very simple to make and doesn't take much time.
Merry Christmas

Molasses Sponge Candy

1 c sugar
1 c molasses
2 Tbsp vinegar
1 tsp baking soda
butter...the size of an egg


BOIL molasses, sugar, butter and vinegar, until it forms a ball (firm) in cold water, take off heat.
add BAKING SODA It will look like it’s exploding but that’s how it reacts.
Beat with a mixer until light and foamy.
Turn out onto a large buttered cookie sheet.
Put in refrigerator until hard.
Dump out onto waxed paper and break up with a hammer into smaller pieces.
NOTE: If you dip them into melted chocolate, MOLASSES FOAM becomes.....ANGEL FOOD!!!
It’s also called, SEA FOAM, FAIRY FOAM, & SPONGE CANDY !
He's Dead
Posted:Nov 26, 2016 5:22 am
Last Updated:Nov 28, 2016 2:26 pm

Raul Castro announced this morning that his brother Fidel Castro died Friday night. No further details yet.
Hillary As President
Posted:Nov 5, 2016 11:14 am
Last Updated:Jan 14, 2017 6:12 am
.....this could possibly be a bonus for a president.... that I don't think many folks think of...

.....let's put on our thinking cap and look this stuff over....

.....Hillary can be in two....and... possibly three... places at the same time...
.....Hillary can be invisible...
.... Hillary has been in places where no one has seen her... and... to add to that... has seen things happen that no one else saw...

.....Hillary is a magician... too...
.....Hillary has caused a lot of people.. and... I mean A LOT of people... to disappear permanently...
.....oh yeah....and...don't forget the disappearing emails...

.....Hillary is quite the vocal talent because she can...

.....bark like a dog ...and... screech like an owl....

Hillary the Shark thinks she is Houdini.
....if you can think of any other of Hillary's attributes ...sure would appreciate your input.....

Fire In The Sky
Posted:Sep 22, 2016 4:54 pm
Last Updated:Oct 15, 2016 6:43 pm

Last night around 8:30 or so I stepped out on the back porch to catch some cool air. I was out there for maybe 10 minutes when I happened to look up just as something very bright and colorful was streaking across the sky from east to west. It was moving extremely fast and had a center streak of bright light green with smaller red and yellow bands along both sides. Just before it disappeared behind a cloud there was what looked like a bright white light that looked as if it had exploded. It could have been a reflection off the clouds but it did look like it had exploded or burned out. It was hard to tell because the clouds were thick so I'm just guessing that it exploded.
Anyway, that was the biggest and most colorful thing I have ever seen up there. I don't know what it was but it might have been some space junk coming home of a meteorite burning up. Whatever it was, it was big and it wasn't all that far away.
Old but new blog
Posted:Sep 1, 2016 5:17 pm
Last Updated:Sep 22, 2016 5:16 pm

I posted a blog on August 17 and it took forever to show up, and then I had to add the pic twice. That seems to be the norm around this place lately. I had one message added and I have added one myself. Sometimes I ask myself why in hell do you come in here if nothing works. This isn't the only one either, lately Facebook has become a total pain in the ass. Someone obviously doesn't believe in the freedom of speech.
I Will Be Back
Posted:Aug 28, 2016 9:46 am
Last Updated:Sep 22, 2016 6:04 pm

This computer is giving me a hard time again and this time I am sure I have found the problem. There is some nasty little program hiding on the hard drive and I cannot locate it to destroy it. Virus and other scans cannot find it, but the damned thing is there. So, I am dumping everything and starting over again---for the third time.
I will be back either with this one or a new one. I'm getting tired of MS dumping shit in their programs. We're taking it really slow and examining everything. I don't know how it will get done but an IT friend says he can do it.
Be good while I'm gone, ok?
Missing Wife Found by Maine State Troopers
Posted:Aug 18, 2016 6:59 pm
Last Updated:Aug 21, 2016 8:47 am

The day after his wife disappeared in a kayaking accident, a Bar
Harbor man answered his door to find two grim-faced Maine State Troopers.

"We're sorry Mr. Wilkens, but we have some information about your
wife", said one of the troopers.

"Tell me! Did you find her?" Wilkens exclaimed. The troopers looked
At each other. One said, "We have some bad news, some good news, and
some really great news. Which would you like to hear first?"

Fearing the worst, Wilkens said, "Give me the bad news first."

The trooper said, "I'm sorry to tell you, sir, but this morning we Found your wife's body in the bay."

"Oh my God!" exclaimed Wilkens.

Swallowing hard, he asked, "What's the good news?"

The trooper continued, "When we pulled her up, she had 12 of the best looking Maine lobsters that you have ever seen and 60 good-sized rockfish clinging to her. Haven't seen lobsters like that since the '60s and we feel you are entitled to share in the catch."

Stunned, Wilkens demanded, "If that's the good news, then what's the great news?"

The trooper replied, "We're gonna pull her up again tomorrow."
Iowa State Fair
Posted:Aug 17, 2016 12:51 am
Last Updated:Oct 20, 2016 12:36 am
This just showed up on my facebook page and it got my attention really fast. Just kinda wondering if this is for real or someone is playing games. It is definitely an attention grabber. Maybe enlightened minds can fill me in. Is it real?
Penguin In Death Valley
Posted:Aug 11, 2016 9:31 pm
Last Updated:Aug 14, 2016 8:37 am

I couldn't think of anything to write so I decided to share a story. The person who told it to me said it was true but I have my doubts but who knows?
A penguin had spent his entire life in the cold of Antarctica and had always wondered what it would feel like being in a very hot and dry environment. So, being adventurous, he made a trip to a warmer climate and landed in Southern California. He rented a car and drove to Death Valley because he had always read that it was super hot. He got about halfway across the valley and his car overheated so he stopped and called a garage to haul it in.
After they got it to the garage the mechanic said it was probably something simple and would take about an hour to fix. The penguin had to get cooled off so he went to the local supermarket and climbed into the freezer to cool off and hang out with the shrimp and mackerel. After a while he felt cool enough so he climbed out and while walking by the dairy section he saw a container of vanilla ice cream. He thought that would taste good so he bought a half gallon. He went outside and sat on a bench to eat it and with only those flippers he got it all over his face and down the front of his body.
After he had finished that he waddled back the the garage to check on his car and see what the problem was. When he got back he asked the mechanic what had caused it to overheat and the mechanic said, "It looks like you blew a seal." The penguin said, "No, really, it's just ice cream."

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