.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

At Home

  • Quilters’ Day Out makes for fun, crafty day

    The Patchworkers Quilt Guild, a Spencer County Homemakers club, participated in the Quilters’ Day Out on March 12 in Louisville.

  • Children and adults alike enjoy finger knitting

    One of the first SOS classes this year was Finger Knitting, taught by Edith Judd and Polly Pennington, with help from Mary Trice. There were 18 attendees. Finger knitting uses the hand instead of knitting needles to create a scarf. The scarf can also become a rope.

  • Homemade granola is a satisfying and healthy snack

    I have loved granola since I was a little kid. My mama made it sometimes but since I was one of the only members of my family who liked it, she didn’t make it often. I got granola bars or granola cereal from the grocery store. Granola was not cheap, so it was an occasional splurge.

  • A tad bit 'o luck

    “The great gift of family life is to be intimately acquainted with people you might never even introduce yourself to, had life not done it for you.” — Kendall Hailey



  • Soda bread offers a mild, smooth texture, flavor

    I discovered Irish soda bread the first time I went to the Irish Rover in Louisville 7 or 8 years ago. I love their fish and chips but the soda bread holds a special place in my heart. It is my favorite item at the Rover, and I order my food as quickly as I can so my basket of bread will arrive sooner than later.

  • Sharing Ourselves: SOS classes start Monday

    The Spencer County Extension Office’s SOS Program for 2011 begins on March 14 this year.

  • Celebrate St. Patty’s with pistachio cake

    I had pistachio cake for the first time on St. Patrick’s Day 13 years ago when a coworker made it for an impromptu celebration. Pistachio has long been my favorite ice cream flavor, but I had never heard of it flavoring a cake. The cake has become one of my favorite things to make for St. Patrick’s Day even though the only relationship is that it is green.
    My coworker was hesitant to give me the recipe, so I spent some time playing with the recipe until I had one I liked.

  • Partying Mardi Gras style

    Angie Leonard of Normandy Heights hosted a Mardi Gras themed birthday party for her husband and her son on Sunday, Feb. 27.  She chose this theme because it was seasonal and the products were easy to find, and because she thought a Mardi Gras party would be a novelty for her guests which included family and friends of all ages.

  • Rice casserole a family favorite

    Judy Evans got her recipe for her rice casserole from her mother. The recipe has been in the family for about six years, and has several variations.

    “My mother was the best cook ever. She was always fixing different things,” said Evans. “Cooking is one of the biggest parts of our lives.”
    Evans does not always use celery, cream of celery soup or bean sprouts. She also suggested substituting cream of chicken soup for one of the other cream soups, if desired.

  • Maple goodness right here in Spencer County

    Maple syrup productions is not just something that happens farther north, in places like Vermont. Tom Scanlan and Sarah Fauber of Riversong Farm discovered that maple syrup can be made right here in Kentucky. They started tapping the silver maple trees on their farm in early February and are making maple syrup a few feet away.