1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    Hot cereal is my all time favorite breakfast. I recently found a quinoa/brownrice hot cereal mix that I have been enjoying this winter. My favorite way to fix it is to chop up a small apple, add a few dashes of some apple pie spice and cook together in almond milk. So delicious and warming!

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  1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    What an adorable face! Who wouldn’t be instantly in love with that face?

  2. OOOh, which darling calf is this? Charlie or our little girl? I’m guessing its Charlie. Please tell us the latest hijinks of these playful and much loved calves. We all just can’t get enough of their adventures.

  3. Karlyne says:

    That baby is flirting with us!

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Mia is Five!

My little sister is getting not so little!

Photo Jan 29, 3 48 52 PMBut she keeps us entertained. Even when she’s baking with Mom.

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Or rocking a pink stache! One thing is for sure, she will always be better than me at being the little sister. Happy birthday, Mia. We love you. Thanks for being my favorite little sister!

  1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    Happy Birthday Mia! Five years old is very special because you are now all the fingers on one hand when someone asks how old you are. I remember thinking that little fact with great fondness as I was anticipating my 5th birthday back in 1956.

  2. Happy Birthday Mia ! If your nanny wants to push you a tiny bit, perhaps she will get you A.A.Milne’s (Winnie the Pooh’s author) poetry books ” Now We are Six” and ” When We Were Very Young” . Those are what I received on my 6th birthday. Have a very happy and joyous celebration!

  3. Debbie Fischer says:

    Happy Birthday Mia, may all your hopes, dreams and wishes come true.

  4. Dolly says:

    Happy Birthday Pretty Mia!!!

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Today’s Recipe: Stabilized Whipped Cream


Stabilized whipped cream is a light and delicate frosting for cakes, cupcakes, and layer cakes, and it can be whipped up ahead of time to top pies, cobblers … really, anything you can think of. Unlike plain whipped cream, stabilized whipped cream keeps its shape over time instead of melting or deflating. When making this recipe, the key is to slowly sprinkle in the ChillOver Powder while whisking to avoid any clumps, and to keep whisking during the 3-minute simmer time.

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  1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    Yum!! Great idea to keep the icing firm too. Chocolate and raspberries are delicious!!

  2. Holly Rumberger says:

    Ive been reading your magazine and website for at least 7 years .We have a farm ,102 acres of pure pennsylvania heaven. We grow no spray alfalfa orchard grass mix, cow calf beef and about 40 beautiful egg laying ladies.My husband is 3rd generation and our barn and main part of the home is dated around 1865.All i can say is you all are wonderful.So many ideas and positive things . Beautiful photos Th recipe looks really good too!!

  3. Rose Marie Sparacio says:

    where do i purchase the ,”Chill over powder?”….TY

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Playing in the Snow!

We’ve been getting a lot of snow, and from the sounds of it, we aren’t the only ones. But my sister and I have been making the most of this winter weather!

We were out the door before the sun rose in the morning. A good time to get some sledding in before we were off to school.

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We can’t bring our sleds to school, but the slide will do just fine.

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And after school, perfect for a sledding playdate …

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Over the weekend, we enjoyed some daylight sledding with our baby dolls.

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And we even ventured to the ice-skating rink for the first time.

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It’s been an awesome week of winter. Hope you are enjoying yours.

  1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    Looks like fun, girls! Enjoy learning to ice skate too. I love those red cages to help you so you won’t fall while getting the hang of the skates!

  2. Megan says:

    Winnie, I think Daddy liked those little red cages too! It was his first time skating too. They are such a big help. 🙂

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A Girl’s Best Friend

I heard Mia call our pup into the living room, so I dried off my hands and peeked around the corner.

Photo Jan 16, 11 40 34 AMIt puts a smile on my face to hear her “reading” nursery rhymes to her buddy. She knows most of them by heart and picture, and if not, her own version will do just fine for the pup.

  1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    This photo is just so sweet! Family pups are such loving friends to our children and always love to be summoned for special attention. Mia is adorable in her red and blue elf outfit for “reading time”!

  2. CJ Armstrong says:

    I love it! I’m a senior citizen and I read to my doggie, Bramble, and our kitty, Silky. They are just members of the family!

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