Biscotti is perfect for those who don’t want a super sweet confection. I like to bundle up a few Biscotti, tie them up with a festive ribbon, and take as a house gift or as my donation to the the Christmas party. [amd-yrecipe-recipe:46] Serving suggestions: Serve with morning coffee for dunking or with afternoon tea… Click to read Chloe’s clever serving suggestions…
Hot, Spicy Apple Cider Warms the Heart A great way to welcome fall and the chill in the air is to make up some hot, spicy cider. If you live where apples are grown, then you can use fresh-pressed cider. The rest of us can pick up some great cider in the store and create our own… Click to read more about Chloe’s Mulled Apple Cider recipe!
This orange extract makes the perfect gift for anyone who bakes or enjoys cocktails [amd-yrecipe-recipe:50] I love making gifts for friends, especially at the holiday season. This recipe for homemade orange extract is good any time of year. Just having these extracts on display brightens my kitchen. Be sure to let me know on the Big… Click here for How to make Orange Extract
The holiday season brings up memories of holidays past I remember making Christmas decorations when I was a child. we would gather things like cotton bolls, sweet gum balls and pine cones. My mother would work her magic and we made pretty decorations for our tree, and they were all made with what we found… Read more about Chloe’s DIY Crafts from the farm
This easy roasted pecan recipe is a show stopper! [amd-yrecipe-recipe:39]At Big Mill, we grow pecans on the same trees that my folks planted in 1922. Often my guests won’t leave without a to-go bag of my pecans. If you don’t have a pecan tree then look for a farmer who does have pecans. They are… Click to get the scoop on Honey Glazed Pecans
This EGGNOG Recipe is the best ever and it is made with real eggs. Make this eggnog at least 2-3 weeks before you plan to imbibe. It doesn’t take long to make, but it can be messy. I almost made the mess that couldn’t be cleaned up. National Public Radio (NPR) wanted proof, so they… Click to get recipe and to see why this eggnog is Safe!
Holiday Recipes, old and new, from the innkeeper at Big Mill B&
What do you do with all those corks you’ve saved? Make a Cork Wreath. It isn’t difficult if you follow my directions and take it one step at a time. Here is how to make the perfect Cork Wreath. Cork wreaths are pretty any time of year, but folks like them for the holidays. I… Read More
How to make these cute Christmas Santa Claus ornaments from Okra We must remember to grow and dry our okra here on the farm in the summer so that we can have these wonderful Okra Santas for Christmas. These ornaments are made from the okra seed pods that dried on the okra plants at Big… Read more about How to Make Okra Santas
Christmas lights in Windsor – you can see the glow from half a mile away! People come from everywhere to the small eastern North Carolina town of Windsor just to see these lights. Folks turn off their headlights and drive slowly through the lighted arches, past elves and Santas, angels and reindeer, cut-out critters and… Click to see more Christmas Lights