In the Kitchen series: LKNConnect’s Cookbook



Happy Mother’s Day

I have great memories of baking cookies with my Mom from the time I was a small child and up to the point where I could make the recipe all by myself. Last year, my Mom and I were going through her recipe box to find our family favorites and we couldn’t find the chocolate chip cookie recipe! We always made the same one year after year and it seemed so odd that it wasn’t in her box.

That’s when we realized that the recipe was on the bag of chocolate chips!

Now is a great time to pull out and make our favorite recipes — some of which have been handed down for generations. Those of us at LKNConnect are sharing our favorites every Friday. Each recipe will be linked on this “Cookbook” page, so you can peruse them at your leisure.

We hope that you will also share some of your favorites — sweet or savory. Please email your recipe with a description of where you first tried it, or who gave it to you, or what is your best memory about eating that delicious recipe to Jodi Squires Fitzgerald at — EH Stafford, Managing Editor


LKNConnect’s Cookbook

Click on the name of the recipe to link to the ingredients and instructions for that recipe.


Mama Dip’s pecan pie

Family Favorite Pecan Pie

Jodi Squires Fitzgerald (LKNConnects health advisor/legal consultant) shares with you her family favorite pecan pie. This recipe holds a special place in her heart because it was given to her as a gift from Mildred Council, who was lovingly called Mama Dip.






2 – A delicious plate of braised pork chops!

Braised Spanish Pork Chops

Jodi Squires Fitzgerald’s (LKNConnects health advisor/legal consultant) shares with you a great recipe from her favorite cookbook, the Modern Encyclopedia of Cooking by Meta Given. Ellen Stafford (LKNConnect’s managing editor) made the recipe and provides step-by-step photos.






Enjoy a slice (or two!)

Saint Charles Cheesecake

Jodi Squires Fitzgerald, LKNConnect’s health advisor/legal consultant, shares a favorite cheesecake from the time she worked at Saint Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson, NY. Our Managing Editor, Ellen Stafford, made the recipe and provides step-by-step photos.






Our Favorite Recipes: Super Simple Oven Stroganoff Over Sweet Spanish Rice Casserole

Margi Kyle, LKNConnect Director of Non-Profits, shares her mother’s super simple over stroganoff. She serves it over “the best you’ll ever eat” sweet spanish onion/rice casserole.





Our Favorite Recipes: Gazpacho and Spinach Pie

LKNConnect’s Director of Non-Profits shares her mother’s recipe for gazpacho. Jodi Squires Fitzgerald, LKNConnect’s health advisor and legal consultant, shares her grandmother’s recipe for spinach pie.





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