Molasses Cookies at 1840 Farm

Molasses.  It’s a flavor beloved or reviled.  I adore it.  I love it in bread, barbecue sauce, baked beans, and the old fashioned molasses cookies that I have been trying to perfect a recipe for this holiday season. Molasses cookies seem to take as many forms as the bakers whoRead More →

Snickerdoodle Cookies at 1840 Farm

It’s cookie season here at the farmhouse.  It happens every year between Thanksgiving and Christmas.  I start making up batches of our favorite cookie doughs, baking some to nibble right away and storing more away in the freezer for easy baking during the holidays and beyond. We have a wideRead More →

Bone Broth at 1840 Farm

Bone broth is the simplest of preparations and yields such delicious and nutritious results. It requires no fancy ingredients and doesn’t demand constant attention. Given enough time and heat, the bones break down, releasing all of their gelatin and minerals into the liquid. The resulting bone broth is rich inRead More →

Slice of Pumpkin Pie Stitc at 1840 Farmhed

It simply wouldn’t seem like a Thanksgiving feast without a slice of homemade pumpkin pie.  So, when I set out to create a collection of drawings inspired by my love of the fall harvest, I knew that pumpkin pie would play a starring role. It seemed perfectly fitting that theRead More →

Nut Free Chocolate and Sunflower Seed Butter Bars at 1840 Farm

We have been living with food allergies here at the farmhouse for more than a decade. Peanuts and tree nuts are off limits, but we don’t let that stand in our way of our celebration of the seasons and the holidays.  The candy parade that begins with Halloween and carriesRead More →

Memorial Day Favorites Branded

Memorial Day is the official kickoff to summer and we feel like celebrating!  We’ll be marking the holiday weekend with a few of our favorite seasonal recipes, time spent outside working in the gardens, and by doing a little something special in The 1840 Farm Mercantile Shop on Etsy. We’reRead More →

Creamy Lemon Curd Square

There’s something about lemon curd that I just love.  I’ll confess that I’m not a huge fan of everything lemony, but for some inexplicable reason I adore lemon curd.  I love the burst of bright citrusy flavor as much as I enjoy the creamy texture.  It just seems to tasteRead More →

Sweet Potato Gnocchi Collage

There are a few foods that seem to require being made by hand.  They simply have the handmade goodness baked right into them and their imperfections are somehow an integral part of what makes them so special.  For me, that list begins with berry pie and continues on to includeRead 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 →

holiday-recipe-collage

Each holiday season, we turn to our favorite family recipes.  It simply wouldn’t feel like the holidays without them.  From the sweet chocolate crinkle cookies that remind me of my childhood to the savory tomato and onion jams that we will enjoy with our appetizers on Christmas Eve and NewRead More →