Colcannon Style Mashed Potatoes at 1840 Farm

When it comes to mashed potato recipes, making them colcannon style is my family’s favorite way to enjoy them. Colcannon is an Irish dish that probably came to this country in the early 1800s with the Irish immigrants who brought the flavor of their beloved homeland with them. Traditionally, itRead 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 →

1840 Farmhoue DIY

A few weeks ago, I promised to share a few simple projects to help decorate your Thanksgiving table. First up are these glittery pumpkins.  Our Thanksgiving holiday just wouldn’t seem complete without them. We have been using these glittery pumpkins to decorate the farmhouse for years. They are on displayRead More →


For me, Thanksgiving would be incomplete without a homemade pumpkin pie. In fact, I hold pumpkin pie in such high regard that I spent weeks perfecting my artwork of a pumpkin pie for our Etsy Shop. For years, I made my pumpkin pie using canned pumpkin purée. Organic canned pumpkinRead More →

Pecanless Pie Bars at 1840 Farm

It was almost five years ago that I first discovered that I could create completely nut free baked goods in our farmhouse kitchen that had the delicious nutty flavor we were missing due to nut allergies.  Our home has been nut free for nearly a decade since we discovered thatRead More →

Sweet Potatoes Anna with Blue Cheese

When I was asked to create a recipe to help showcase Castello Cheese to promote their Unlock Your Inner Chef Sweepstakes and the release of the new movie Burnt, I couldn’t wait to head into the farmhouse kitchen and get started. I love blue cheese. In fact, it might beRead More →


If you’ve been following this blog for very long, you know how much I love pie.  I was fortunate to grow up with a Grandmother who loved to bake pie.  She loved to serve me and the other members of our family one of her pies.  Now I find myselfRead More →

Pumpkin Cake Roll with Cream Cheese Filling

When fall arrives at our house, baked goods turn to pumpkin in every form from pumpkin pie to pumpkin bars with dark chocolate chips. This recipe leans more toward the old-fashioned end of the spectrum, but the cream cheese filling elevates it to a family favorite at our house.  IfRead More →


Of all the dishes that make an annual appearance on our Thanksgiving table, this is the hands down favorite. Everyone clamors for this dressing as soon as it exits the oven. As it bakes, the farmhouse is infused with the intoxicating aroma of toasting bread, celery, and savory spices. It’sRead More →


This recipe started out as a kitchen experiment.  Our dear friends had been kind enough to share their apple harvest with us.  I found myself standing in the kitchen wondering if I could make something with these fresh apples that was a little different than your average applesauce. I scannedRead More →