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Cranberry Almond Biscotti

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. Cranberry Almond Biscotti The biscotti will keep for several weeks if stored in… Click to read Chloe’s clever serving suggestions…

Spiced Mulled Cider Recipe

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!

Recipe : How to Make Orange Extract

This orange extract makes the perfect gift for anyone who bakes or enjoys cocktails Recipe : How to Make Orange Extract • 4 organic oranges (if possible otherwise, 4 large oranges (bright colors make the extract prettier) *)• 1 cup vodka Wash the oranges and pat dry.Using a citrus twist peeler, make strips of the… Click here for How to make Orange Extract

Ho, Ho, Ho – Holiday Crafts Roundup

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

Honey Roasted Pecans

This easy roasted pecan recipe is a show stopper! Honey Glazed Pecans 3 cups shelled pecans3 Tablespoons honey (local to you is best)1/2 teaspoon salt plus extra for sprinkling Preheat oven to 250 degrees.Spray a heavy, rimmed cookie sheet with cooking oil spray. Place pecans on cookie sheet in a single layer.Bake pecans for 7… Click to get the scoop on Honey Glazed Pecans

Homemade Eggnog Recipe – Yes, it is Safe!

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 Recipe Roundup

Holiday Recipes, old and new, from the innkeeper at Big Mill B&

How to Make a Cork Wreath

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

Okra Santa Ornaments from Garden at Big Mill

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- It’s Magic

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