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 →

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 →

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 →

Vanilla Bean Frozen Custard at 1840 Farm

It’s difficult not to fall in love with ice cream.  It’s so delicious and such a welcome treat on a warm summer day. Ice cream is certainly delicious, but you haven’t lived until you have been treated to frozen custard.  The difference may seem subtle on paper, but one tasteRead More →

Raspberry Rhubarb Curd Square

A few weeks ago, I shared my recipe for Creamy Lemon Curd.  It’s a staple here during the spring when we’re all craving the light, crisp flavor of fresh fruit months before our New England gardens will have anything ready to harvest.  This is also the time of year thatRead 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 →

Old Fashioned Pound Cake at 1840 Farm

Pound cake is the simplest of recipes yet creates something that seems extravagant, rich, and delicious.  The recipe is simple purely out of necessity.  Pound cake dates back to Britain in the early 1700s.  At that time, many citizens couldn’t read and write, so the recipe needed to be easyRead More →

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bar with Skipper Square

For me, there are few foods more comforting than a warm chocolate chip cookie.  My family feels the same way, so our Farmhouse Kitchen Chocolate Chip Cookies are a common sight cooling on the kitchen counter.  We never seem to tire of them.  I can perk up any day byRead 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 →

BostonCreamPie at 1840 Farm

Boston Cream Pie has always been one of my favorite desserts.  It’s difficult to beat the combination of a light sponge cake layered with vanilla pastry cream and topped with chocolate ganache.  It wins on flavor and appearance in my book. Sure, it isn’t really a pie in spite ofRead More →

MakeYourOwnCakeFlourSubstituteBranded

There I was, reading a recipe for what sounded like a delicious cake.  I was inspired to head into the farmhouse kitchen to make one for my family.  I scanned through the list of ingredients, mentally placing a check mark on each line, happy to see that I had eachRead More →