Thursday, February 17, 2011

A Primitive Place ~

It's Here!

The spring edition of A Primitive Place!
Chock full of decorating ideas for your primitive home
as well as recipes and projects to whet your creative appetite!
This issue is extra special to me as it features
the lovely home of my friends
Roger & Charleen Boisvert of Fitchbug, MA.
Tour their home and glean ideas for your own cozy nest!

Hurry in the the Speckled Hen and pick up your copy today!

See you soon~

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

It's Valentine's Day ~ seems like the perfect time to share the recipe for Blissful Bars. 
My son~in~law loves these so much,
Kaysie says he actually hides them in the garage when I send a plate home for him!

Maybe I will re-name them...

Todd's Blissful Bars

1 1/2 cups dark brown sugar
1 cup butter (softened)
2 extra large eggs
3 teaspoons vanilla
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups white chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups craisins
1 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Butter 11 x 15 glass baking dish.
Cream sugar, butter, eggs and vanilla.
Beat in flour, baking powder & salt.
Stir in chips, craisins & nuts.

Spread evenly in prepared pan.  Bake until golden brown, 20 ~ 22 minutes.
(if you use a 9 x 13 it takes about 30 minutes)

Be careful not to overbake, you want them to be moist and chewy.

When they have cooled, frost them with

Cream Cheese Frosting

8 oz. cream cheese
1/4 cup butter (softened)
1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla

Cream ingredients together until smooth.  If it's too stiff,
add a few drops of milk to make it spreadable.

Sprinkle some chopped nuts on top, cut into squares & enjoy!

...Just don't let Todd know you made them:)

Have a very, vonderful Valentine's Day~


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

City Wide Antique Sale!

Annual City Wide Antique Sale

February 11, 12 & 13

It's that time again! 
Time for the treasure hunt of the year, when
Historic Downtown Snohomish
antique dealers roll out the welcome mat
and mark down prices.

You already know if you are looking for the perfect antique
or vintage accessory you need look no further than 
Historic Downtown Snohomish 
so make your wish list & plan your trip...
The hunt is on!

We are excited here at the Speckled Hen to join the fun as
we offer 10% off all of our vintage treasures! 
We've been adding to our inventory of
antiques every chance we get 
 so hurry in to see what "old stuff" is new!

Regular Shop Hours
Friday & Saturday 11:00 ~ 5:00
Sunday Noon ~ 4:00

And don't forget Thursday February 10 from 6pm ~ 8pm

Local Harpist
Bronn Journey

With thanks to our loyal customers we offer this gift of music.
Please come and enjoy sips, sweets & music while you browse!

Blessings to you~

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Bronn Journey in Concert

Bronn Journey 

It's February!  The month of Groundhogs & Valentines~
Dreams of spring and thoughts of Love!
 In celebration of both

(and what is more lovely than love in springtime?)

We invite you to an evening concert...

Thursday, February 10, 2011
6:00 pm

Bronn will offer his gift of music, we will offer sips and sweets~
& promise you an evening to remember!

So mark your calendar and make your date,
we'll make you kindly welcome!

  Hearts and Doorways open Wide~
Love all around... Peace inside 

Blessings to you~