Lobsters, and Clam Chowder, and Birthday Cakes, Oh My!

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Lobsters, and Clam Chowder, and Birthday Cakes, Oh My!


Clad in my stylish lobster-embellished bib, and all ready for dinner,
which includes lobster and clam chowder, of course.  :o)


Cape Cod
a historic and picturesque area of Massachusetts,
where lobster and clam chowder abound.”

Do not look for this definition in Webster’s Dictionary.  It is my own.
(Note my emphasis on the culinary aspects of this region. :o))

My hubby/Dale, son/Chandler, my son’s girlfriend/Elisa, and I were in Cape Cod for
a long weekend, earlier this month, to help celebrate my mother in-law’s birthday.
We all enjoyed our Cape Cod visit!

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Birthday Girl
(Dale’s Mom)

Why not, grab a cup of tea, or coffee, sit back, and take a moment to enjoy a photo tour of some highlights of my recent Cape Cod trip?

Photo Tour


Chandler, Grandma, and Elisa are all ready to see Cape Cod!

 Fisherman’s View


Our hungry crew is ready to order at Fisherman’s View in Sandwich.


We had pretty views from our table…

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wherever we looked.


Not surprisingly, I began my meal with clam chowder. :o) Yum!
You can read more about my love of chowder, here,
and get my personal clam chowder recipe, too.


A lobster roll (minus the roll/bun) was my main course of choice.  Delicious!

The Beaches

Sandy Neck


A sign greeted us, telling us that we had arrived.


A peek at the water, through the fence.

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A look down the beach on a cool May day.

Craigsville Beach


Dale’s mom enjoys walking the Cape Cod beaches, often.


We all pause for a happy group photo.

JFK Memorial


Hyannis is home to the JFK Memorial, in honor of
President John F. Kennedy.

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The reflecting pool and fountain stand “guard” over the bronze plaque of the JFK.


The JFK Memorial overlooks Lewis Bay, once a popular sailing spot for Kennedy.

Nobska Lighthouse


The Nobska Lighthouse is one of several lighthouses on The Cape.

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Dale and me, in front of the lighthouse.
Thank you, Elisa, for the photo!


An information plaque for Nobska Lighthouse.


Chandler and Elisa look up toward the lighthouse from the water’s edge.

Captain Kidd

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Captain Kidd Restaurant in Woods Hole


Cozy and warm at Captain Kidd.


The clam chowder was yummy here!

The Celebration

Dale’s sister and her husband, who also live on Cape Cod, invited us all over for a lobster dinner, and to celebrate the (two) birthdays of Dale’s and his mother’s.
They were the ultimate hosts, serving us a wonderful meal, for a very enjoyable evening!


Enjoying Captain Parkers Clam Chowder as our appetizer! So good! :o)


Lobster Chef, Todd, prepares the lobster portion of our meal with expertise.


Elisa is excited to try her very first lobster.  She is now a fan!


Lobster cooked to perfection.


Melted butter compliments the sweet lobster meat.




Dale’s sister, Carol, presents the birthday duo with their respective “cakes”.


Birthday Pie (Angel Pie) for Dale, and Carrot Cake for his mom.
For the Angel Pie recipe, click here.

A Cape Cod Recipe

 In the Kennedy Kitchen ,by former Kennedy chef, Neil Connolly, is a collection of recipes that were enjoyed by the Kennedy family when staying at the Kennedy Family Compound at Hyannis Port. This simple, but chocolatey, brownie recipe, is one recipe found in the book. Here is my version.

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In the Kennedy Kitchenby former Kennedy chef, Neil Connolly.


Only a few ingredients are needed for this fudgy brownie recipe


A sprinkle of (optional) powdered sugar completes this recipe.

The Recipe

Cape Cod Brownies



PAM non-stick cooking spray

1 stick( 4 ounces) butter

2 ounces of unsweetened chocolate “squares”

2 eggs

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon real vanilla

Powdered sugar-optional


Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Spray 8 -inch square baking pan with PAM.

In small pan, melt butter and chocolate over low heat.
Stir constantly with a whisk.
Remove from heat, and set aside.

In mixing bowl, beat eggs and sugar together with mixer,
until light in color and sugar is dissolved.  About 2 minutes.

Beat in melted chocolate/sugar mixture.
Carefully add flour and vanilla, mixing just till blended.

Pour into prepared pan.

Bake for 25 minutes, or till just done.
Do not over bake.
A cake tester, when inserted, should come out with only a few crumbs sticking to it.

Remove from oven, cooling on a wire rack.

After 10-15, minutes ,or so, sprinkle with powdered sugar from a sieve, if desired.

When cool, cut into 12 squares.

Read about Cape Cod in my previous blog posts,


Lions, and Tigers, and Bears, Oh my!
Wizard of Oz lawn decor
Photo taken on Cape Cod in October 2014.
Previously posted here.

Click on the blog title in pink. 

May 2014, Peanut Butter and Elvis

November 2014, Autumn is the Mellow Time of Year

May 2017, Chowder!

August 2018, Summer’s Musings

Thanks for reading!!!!!

I’m Annette Stuff


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Thursday, June 20, 2019

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I spotted these cups in a Logan/Boston Airport gift shop, on our flight home. :o)

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8 Responses to Lobsters, and Clam Chowder, and Birthday Cakes, Oh My!

  1. Cheryl Lynne says:

    Hi Annette, Thanks for sharing all the photos. I always enjoy your blogs. Love, Cheryl


  2. marjorie mattson says:

    Loved all the pictures.Great pictures.


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