Lovely Lilacs

Lovely Lilacs Spring in Rochester It is no secret we love our lilacs here in Rochester! The city’s collection of lilacs in Highland Park is world famous, even Martha Stewart has come to check out the blossoms during their peak in May. For myself, getting to the...
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Upstate New York’s Iconic Half-Moon Cookie Recipe

The original Hemstrought's Recipe for Half-Moon Cookies The traditional half-moon cookie is a devil's food cake cookie with both vanilla and chocolate buttercream frosting, and a true Upstate New York treat. Hemstrought’s Half-Moon Cookie A former...
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Seneca Knitting Mill, Seneca Falls NY

Future home of the Women’s Hall of Fame, the former Seneca Knitting Mill. While on a visit to Seneca Falls for a youth basketball tournament we found ourselves needing to kill some time. Our game was the last game of the day, and after a full day of games...
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  Hi, I am Jennifer, I am a farmer’s wife, mother of three 3 kids. I love living in Upstate New York, cooking, photography, sewing, enjoying the outdoors, spending time with my family and hunting for treasures at antique and junk stores. This is where I share photos, recipes and everything that goes along with country living.
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Lovely Lilacs

Lovely Lilacs Spring in Rochester It is no secret we love our lilacs here in Rochester! The city’s collection of lilacs in Highland Park is world famous, even Martha Stewart has come to check out the blossoms during their peak in May. For myself, getting to the... read more

Upstate New York’s Iconic Half-Moon Cookie Recipe

The original Hemstrought's Recipe for Half-Moon Cookies The traditional half-moon cookie is a devil's food cake cookie with both vanilla and chocolate buttercream frosting, and a true Upstate New York treat. Hemstrought’s Half-Moon Cookie A former... read more

Seneca Knitting Mill, Seneca Falls NY

Future home of the Women’s Hall of Fame, the former Seneca Knitting Mill. While on a visit to Seneca Falls for a youth basketball tournament we found ourselves needing to kill some time. Our game was the last game of the day, and after a full day of games... read more

The Easiest Recipe Calorie Calculator

Do you ever wonder exactly how many calories are in a serving of your favorite dish? Recently someone posted a comment asking about how many calories are in a serving of Applesauce Puffs. I did some investigating on the Internet and discovered there are many different... read more

Dish Soap Apron Tutorial

Growing up, every summer my family would pack up, take the 2.5 hour drive up North and visit my grandmother in Clayton, NY. The time we spent there made some of the best memories I carry with me today.  If you have never been to the 1000 Islands, I think it is one of... read more

No Plans For 2016 Willard Asylum Tour

First, I would like to point out I have no affiliation with the Willard Tour, or it’s organizers, nor am I a spokesperson for the event, but I have been notified by the executive director of the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Child Care Center that there will not... read more

Real Life Laundry Hacks for Busy Families

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #Wisk60  #CollectiveBias I never aspired to be a laundry pro, but I am truly a self- proclaimed expert on this subject. I handle laundry on a daily basis that... read more

Homemade 1000 Island Dressing

If I had to make a list of the most charming towns in Upstate New York Clayton would make the list. In fact, I think I would place it pretty high on that list, but having spent summers there fishing off the village docks, and drifting around goose bay in a row boat, I... read more

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