Maria’s Thoughts

I miss everyone!

I just realize that I missed giving you a January newsletter and now it’s already February!!   I have been enjoying the new year, especially with the premiere of the series Maria’s Portuguese Table on WSBE-TV /Rhode Island PBS . It aired regionally in parts of Massachusetts, Connecticut and all of Rhode Island and the response …

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Growing up, Christmas was huge in my family. My parents loved decorating for the holiday, especially my mom. Her big production would be setting up the Presépio aka Manger … Not just a manger, but the entire village surrounding it. Branches were brought in to fill in for trees, moss would be brought in for grass in the …

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New Bedford Standard Times, November 4

Cookbook author Maria Lawton folds puff pastry around a chourico filling as she makes Pillows Stuffed with Chourico hors d’oeuvre in her Dartmouth kitchen. MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL/SCMG  (Here is a link to the original story By Brian J. Lowney Contributing writer Posted Nov. 4, 2015 at 2:00 AM Updated Nov 13, 2015 at …

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