Passports Pork Shank With Asian Barbeque Sauce

You can check out Passports Restaurant blog by googling

If any local restaurant wants to participate in the Good Morning Gloucester 16 Day Challenge send in pictures to me here at captjoe06 at yahoo dot com and I’ll post em for you.  Make sure to include the name of the dish, the name of the restaurant and any other info you want me to add.


Have leftover potato chips from the big New Year’s Eve Party? Make these today before the resolutions kick in tomorrow!

My Mom used to make these for the holidays when we were little and I dragged out the recipe to make them myself.  Very very simple recipe and a great way to use up that half bag of chips that will go stale if you don’t do something with them………yummmmm……Enjoy!

Potato Chip Cookies

1 pound butter, softened
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups crushed potato chips
2 eggs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside

Cream together the butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla.

Mix in the flour and potato chips and stir well.

Drop by teaspoon onto cookie sheets about 2 inches apart.

Bake for 12 to 15 minutes.

Things To Do- Winter Pottery Class

From Rocky Neck News-

Cynthia Curtis Pottery Lessons

Winter Pottery Classes in Rockport

Upcoming 8-week session:  January 4 – March 6

  • Adult Classes:
    Tuesdays 6-9  with Susan Hershey
    Wednesdays 9-12 with Cynthia Curtis
    Thursdays 6-9 with Cynthia Curtis
    Fridays  9-12 with Anni Melancon
  • Kids Classes:
    Mondays 3:30-5:00  with Margie Malley and Sami Steer

In addition:

  • Independent Study Program
  • Private Lessons
  • Retail Gallery Open by chance or appointment

Surrounded by the woods of Pigeon Cove, small classes for all ages and abilities offer individualized instruction on wheel throwing, handbuilding, and glazing.  Come create!

Cynthia Curtis Pottery, 80 Pigeon Hill Street, Rockport ~ (978) 546-6186

Things To Do! 2010 Good Morning Gloucester New Year Challenge

I would like to challenge folks to send in a pic of the day for 16 straight days or a positive story, recipe or local event listing- you pick.

Starting today!

Just grab your camera and shoot something.   If you don’t know how to upload it or send it check out this tutorial-

Make sure to send it to me at and let me know how I should credit your name.

It’s a new year so dust off that old camera or put that new one you got for Christmas to good use!

send your pictures or events to captjoe06 at yahoo dot com

The Countdown is on-

Need ideas?   How bout some pics of snow covered trees this morning, a boat covered in snow or ice, your New Years Day meal, what special event is going on around you, a pic of your favorite Christmas present, a Birthday shout out,a holiday recipe or any recipe. I missed a shot of the Rosa Rugosa Rose hips on the back shore peeking out through the snow. There’s a blog post everywhere around you- what are you waiting for?

Joey Ciolino and His Dad’s El Camino

Pic from Father Frank who writes-

Here is Joey  he just turned 15 and can’t wait to get in this car and drive. Remember when you were that age and couldn’t wait to get behind the wheel?  Let me tell you its killing him ….LOL