Monday, October 22, 2012

Atkins Farms - Farming Since 1887

Atkins Farms
Jct. Route 116 and Bay Road, Amherst, MA

Halloween wine and ale are on
the shelves waiting for you!  Don't you love the color orange!

Delicious seasonal cakes and other
delightful sweets are in the bakery.
If I lived closer, I'd be there every day!

Got Cupcakes?

"C" is for Cider doughnuts.
Yummy, yummy, yummy...just ask me!

Apples of all varieties are picture perfect in bags
or sold by the pound.

Atkins sells apple pies and all kinds
of breads, muffins and other treats!

Speaking of are some old time favorites
just in time for Halloween!

Picked up one of these caramel apples to share after dinner!

Cranberries are in season in all varieties ready for your
cooking and baking needs!

Tons of fresh vegetables are just
irresistible!  You'll want to buy everything
in sight and start cooking!
My coat matches the pumpkins! 
There are lots of goodies in my bags.
Take Route 9 or the Mass Pike.  Have a cup of coffee in
the bakery or a great sandwich and or salad for lunch.
A fun, fun place...Don't miss it!
I can only imagine what the holidays will bring to Atkins Farms.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Scott Brown...He's the Senator for us!!

Right Rear, Gail Huff, Senator Brown's wife
Left Rear, Arianna Brown, Senator Brown's daughter
Lower left Gail Huff's Mother,
Lower Right, Nancy
The ladies were excited to receive
complimentary gifts of our cookbook!

Nancy went to the Worcester Headquarters of Scott Brown
with some friends, including TEACHERS! 
Scott Brown is very pro small business. Since we have a
little cook book business we support Scott Brown. 
We support Senator Browns  stand on women's issues, his
educational stand and his fiscal responsibility.  For these reasons
and many more,
WE endorse SCOTT BROWN for United States Senate!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Recycled Ballet Slippers

These recycled ballet slippers were purchased
at Crompton Collective, 138 Green Street Worcester.
Join us at Crompton Collective
on October 25th from 5 - 9
Vintage clothing and other unique items along
with old items turned into new exciting pieces that
will inspire and entice!


Sunday, October 14, 2012

Quick...It's time for Apple Crisp!

This was baked in a disposable pan because I was giving this one to my
Uncle Norm who was visiting his daughter who lives in this area.  It makes
a wonderful gift for someone.  Just reheat and serve! Makes the house smell
great and tastes delicious too!

Apple Crisp with Orange Juice

4 cups sliced pared apples
1/4 cup orange juice
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup flour, sifted
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/3 cup butter

Mound apples in a buttered pie plate or in this case an aluminum disposable pan. 
Pour orange juice over them.  In separate bowl, combine sugar, flour, spices and salt; cut in butter until mixture is crumbly.  Sprinkle over apples.  Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes or until apples are tender and topping is crisp.  Serve warm with cream or ice-cream if desired.


Political Season...Political Cookies

Ann Romney's cookie recipe is delicious!  Big, impressive
cookies filled with M&M candies, chocolate chips, crunchy peanut butter
and oatmeal make for lots of chewing!

Gave these to some neighbors who love our baked goods! Small bags and
decorated tags make for a creative and fun finished product!

1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup ( 1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1-1/2 cups crunchy peanut butter
1 tablespoon light corn syrup (such as Karo)
3 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
4-1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
2 teaspoons baking soda
6 ounces chocolate chips
2/3 cup M&M's candies

Heat oven to 325 degrees F.  In a large bowl, cream sugars, butter, peanut buter and corn syrup on high speed until well combined.  Beat eggs 1 at a time.  Beat in vanilla extract.

In a separate bowl, mix together oats and baking soda.  Stir into peanut butter mixture until combined.  Mix in chocolate chips and M&M's. 

Using a standard-size ice cream scook, drop dough onto baking sheets (about 9 per sheet).
 Bake at 325 degrees for 18 to 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool 2 minutes, then transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

Yield: about 24 good size cookies

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Pickity Place and Little Red Riding Hood

5-Course Gourmet Herbal Luncheon
Acres of Gardens
Unique New England Herb and Gift Shop
Lots of Tea
Bring home a loaf of Pickity's wonderful bread!

This 1786 cottage was used for the illustrations of the
childhood classic, Little Red Riding Hood
(Little Golden Books, 1948 Edition)
Inside the house, you will be able to eat in the
Little Red Riding Hood Room where the Big Bad Wolf resides!

Little paths lead to different destinations.  In this
picture you see the drying shed.    Keep in mind this
property is more than 200 years old!

Browse through the rustic gift and herb shop. 
They have a wide selection of potpourri, jams, jellies and
other unique gifts made in New Hampshire!

248 Nutting Hill Road
Mason, NH 03048

Their five acres of lush herb and perennial gardens are accented with
bird houses and meandering brick pathways. 
Fresh herbs are harvested daily from the Kitchen Garden and used by their chef to
create their 5-course Gourmet Herbal Luncheon. 
Make Reservations!!  Luncheon Seatings are available daily. 
We recommend the first seating...that way if they run late you
won't loose your personality due to hunger!

Pink in October!

From this...
To this...
To this!!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Kringle Candle Company - Set a date!

The Farm Table Restaurant!
Make reservations!
If you like chocolate... get some here!
This is a destination for
people of any age!
Go back in time with a stroll
in the lower level of the
Christmas Barn.
Santa's Chair awaits!
Nutcrackers of every size and color await you!
Start writing your
letters to Santa!
A vintage pink car in
Papa Kringles Toy Shop is
calling our name!
Christmas twelve months a year!
In Kringle Christmas Barn
you will find so many
beautiful displays and ideas!
220 South Street (Rte. 5)
Bernardston, MA 01337
Open 7 days a week from 10 - 6



Two Sisters Fall Selections - Catch a Glimpse!

Beautiful preserves and our cookbook pair together for
great gifts!  Cook books now on sale!
Go to

Can't forget Halloween!

Cloth cocktail napkins easy to launder and certainly for
the "green" consumer are hot sellers.  How about
this cornucopia with colors that will last right through the

The "Wine and Cheese" table with cheese boards
made from Poplar wood in the USA!

Sunflowers and our lovely "garden basket" pocketbooks
brighten autumn days!
Bees, stirrups and or dragon flies grace these gorgeous bags!
What's your pleasure?

 For the lady or gentleman, hostess gift or stocking stuffer...
these cork wine coasters are very popular!  How about
these with a bottle of wine for a holiday gift?
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