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Maine Baked Beans

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There's nothing like walking into a home where Maine Baked Beans have been slowly cooking in the oven all day. The sweet and savory aroma of molasses and salt pork starts to permeate the kitchen almost immediately. Growing up in Maine, baked beans were a staple. Whether we were having a traditional Saturday Suppah with Red Snappers and brown bread in a can, breakfast with eggs and homemade Bakewell bisquits, or sitting poolside with Cartly Bryer's Wicked Good Baby Back Ribs, Potato Salad, and Coleslaw, there was always room for beans.

This recipe is slightly adapted from "Memories from Brownie's Kitchen" a must have compilation of recipes from Orono's one and only Mildred "Brownie" Schrumpf. Brownie graduated form the University of Maine in 1925 with a B.S. in home economics and became local legend with her popular food column in the Bangor Daily News and a highly recognized volunteer for several organizations in the community. Here's the copy my mom gave me a few years ago, it lives in my baker's rack for quick references :)














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