Thursday, March 20, 2014

new england ice cream stands

Despite the snow still on the ground here in New England, our favorite nearby ice cream stand is open and serving out stacked cones of ice cream.

Something we love about living here in New England are all the quint little homemade ice cream stands that dot the towns here. They're everywhere. And super yummy!
Kimball Farm
400 Littleton Rd. Westford, MA
1543 Lunenburg Rd. Lancaster, MA
343 Bedford Rd. Carlisle, MA
158 Turnpike Rd. Jaffrey, NH

Sully's Ice Cream Stand
55 Graniteville Rd. Chelmsford, MA

Hudson Creamery
418 Main St. Hudson, MA

The Happy Chocolatier
509 Nagog Park Acton, MA

Sullivan Farms Homemade Ice Cream
176 Middlesex Rd. Tyngsborough, MA

Parlee Farms
95 Farwell Rd. Tyngsborough, MA

Davidian Bros. Deli & Farm
500 Church St. Northborough, MA

Trombetta's Farm
655 Farm Rd. Marlborough, MA

Slopeside Bar & Grill
1000 Main St. Shewsbury, MA

Of course, there's more out. If you have a favorite, pass it on and I'll add it to the list. Because everyone should access to good ice cream.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

beautiful daughter {printable}

I'm excited to share this today -a free printable! It's a first here. My daughter has this quote on a small tattered piece of brown cardstock on her bulletin board. She got it awhile ago and I thought it deserved a fresh makeover and a little bit more attention than it was getting, so I created this printable for her. It prints as on 8.5 x 11, sheet and measures approximately 7.5 x 6 inches.

There's five colors to choose from -just click on hue you like best.

Happy Printing!

Monday, January 13, 2014

texas sheet cake

I was first introduced to Texas sheet cake in Indiana by a dear friend, however
Texas sheet cake is a national favorite.
Everyone loves Texas sheet cake! And why not? Its moist chocolately cake and almost fudge-like frosting combination is a winner. Plus, it's just so easy to make. It's a great dessert for large crowds or the casual potluck. And for good reason, one recipe make a lot of cake!

I don't always have buttermilk in the fridge, but the vinegar/milk substitute works so good, there's no reason to make an extra trip to the store.
This is also a great recipe to make with kids.

Monday, December 2, 2013

{chocolate} gingerbread bars

My littles love gingerbread -almost to a fault. On more than one occasion I have caught one of them nibbling on the annual gingerbread houses we make and decorate at Christmastime. Lots of times, the houses are created from my mother-in-laws yummy homemade gingerbread, but other rushed years, we have relied on the store bought kit-in-a-box. That's where the 'almost to a fault' incidents come into play -nibbling on the gross, cement like ginger grossness.


So that's why I was so happy to discover these chocolate gingerbread bars. The littles can nibble on these gingerbread bars, sparing the store-bought manufactured house variety.
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