Sunday Chicken and Bone Broth at 1840 Farm

Creating a batch of tender shredded chicken and bone broth in my Instant Pot has become a part of my weekly routine.  With very little time spent in the Farmhouse Kitchen on Sunday, we have a warm chicken salad sandwich to enjoy for lunch followed by a pot of doubleRead More →

Eclairs at 1840 Farm

I didn’t used to like éclairs.  While my husband loves them, I just didn’t understand the appeal.   Most of the éclairs I had sampled were stale on the outside, soggy on the inside, and covered with bland chocolate glaze on the top. One summer, I set out to try toRead More →

Cast Iron Skillet Cornbread at 1840 Farm

Cornbread is a modern take on a recipe as old as America.  When the first European settlers arrived on the shore of the New World, they were introduced to corn, called “maize”.  The Powhatan Indians cultivated corn and used it to produce a variety of dishes to sustain their families.Read More →

Blood Orange Marmalade at 1840 Farm

I am often inspired to create a new recipe by something delicious at our local butcher, farmer’s market, or grocery store.  This is just that sort of recipe. I discovered a beautiful supply of blood oranges at our local produce market and couldn’t wait to find a good use forRead More →

Rustic Dutch Oven Bread at 1840 Farm

There’s something so simple yet completely decadent about a delicious loaf of warm bread.  That crunch on the exterior paired with the airy soft interior is a delectable combination.  Add a creamy bit of butter spread on top and it becomes otherworldly.  Just thinking about it makes me hungry. StoppingRead More →

Instant Pot Macaroni and Cheese at 1840 Farm

Is there anything more warm and comforting than homemade macaroni and cheese? There’s just something about the unctuous cheese sauce, tender macaroni, and the knowledge that you went to the trouble to make something from scratch that can be made from a box with a packet of cheese powder. ForRead More →

Cast Iron Skillet Pizza at 1840 Farm

Pizza night is a favorite here at the farmhouse.  I’ve made all sorts of homemade pizza over the years from traditional to taco pizza, grilled pizza, and homemade calzones.  Lately, we’ve been making our homemade pizza in a cast iron skillet with amazing results.  I should have known that creatingRead More →

Chocolate Cream Pie at 1840 Fam

Chocolate.  Cream.  Pie.  Need I say more?  I didn’t think so.  What could be better than a combination of rich, chocolate cream made from scratch over a crumb pie crust topped with vanilla bean whipped cream?  For a pie lover like me, adding chocolate to the mix sends this recipeRead More →

Cast Iron Skillet Roast Chicken at 1840 Farm

These days, I find myself actively looking for meals that fit a few key criteria. I want everyone to be eager to come to dinner, to look forward to the meal that lies ahead.  I like to have a multipurpose meal, one that can easily result in leftovers that canRead More →

Bourbon Caramel Popcorn at 1840 Farm

This week marks the opening of our baseball season. Opening day has been rescheduled from yesterday to today due to snow. That means we’ll be celebrating opening day and the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on the same day. It also means that I’ll be making another batchRead More →

Jelly Doughnut Muffins at 1840 Farm

The other day, my son mentioned that he would love to have jelly donuts for breakfast over the weekend. It’s a seemingly simple request with a delicious treat for the whole family. Unfortunately, his food request isn’t quite that simple here at our house. With food allergies to contend with,Read More →

Nut Free Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie at 1840 Farm

As a child, every Thanksgiving and Christmas was celebrated with my paternal grandmother’s homemade pies. She always had a collection of them fresh out of the oven, ready to mark the end of another family meal. I could always count on finding some sort of seasonal pie along with pecanRead More →