For the past four years, three special friends and I have headed to Ogunquit, Maine, for an October weekend at the Anchorage by the Sea.  This is a year-round resort with spectacular views of the ocean and access to Marginal Way; a cliffwalk along the rocky coast that leads to a neat little tourist area called Perkins Cove.  We have lots of fun exploring the outlets at Freeport and Kittery, browsing the quaint shops of Portland and Kennebunkport, and enjoying a delectable breakfast of crab cakes and eggs at a small diner in Perkins Cove.

I brought along some cookies for snacking:  Oatmeal Scotchies and White Chip Island Cookies.

IMG_3062Oatmeal Scotchies:  Recipe is on the back of the Nestle Butterscotch Morsels package.  White Chip Island Cookies:  This is a Land o’ Lakes recipe.  In both recipes, I substituted butter-flavored Crisco for half the recommended shortening.

BGI have vowed to learn to make crabcakes.  And I will serve them with eggs.  And I will find a recipe for pumpkin bread as scrumptious as the one on this plate.

IMG_3092We close with the “hot” tub…where the conversations can get as steamy as the bubbling water.

A reminder to my friends:  loose lips sink ships.


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