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~ Your Recipe for 2017 ~

Written by Mary On January - 10 - 2017 0 Comment

In my last blog of 2016, I shared a wonderful recipe. I hope it added a great taste to your New Year celebration. Now that 2017 is underway, and many folks are diving head first into their resolutions, I have another recipe to share. Instead of resolutions, I have put together the ingredients for a sweet and delicious year. New Year Recipe Ingredients: 2 cups of love – Life would Read More…


A Recipe for the New Year

Written by Mary On December - 27 - 2016 0 Comment

Another wonderful Christmas season has come and gone! I hope that you spent your holiday time surrounded by those you love, enjoying good food and great company. I am grateful for another year of celebration here in Kimmswick. As 2016 comes to an end, many of you will gather to remember the past year and celebrate the promise of new things to come. I wish you great joy and safe Read More…


Naughty or Nice?

Written by Mary On December - 13 - 2016 0 Comment

We had such a wonderful time at Dinner with Santa on December 9 here at The Blue Owl Restaurant & Bakery! Many sweet little children enjoyed dinner, treats, activities, and time with their favorite jolly elf. I was blessed to spend a little time talking with St. Nick and Mrs. Claus, myself. So many of my dreams have already come true that I just couldn’t think of anything to ask Read More…


~ Better Baking ~

Written by Mary On November - 29 - 2016 0 Comment

Another wonderful Thanksgiving and now we head full steam into the Christmas season. I want to pause and let you know how very grateful I am for all of you; my dear family, friends, Blue Owl family, Kimmswick community, and extended connections all over the world! For many folks, holiday baking is at the top of their list of heartwarming traditions. Is there anything better than a day filled with Read More…


~ It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like… ~

Written by Mary On November - 15 - 2016 0 Comment

Oh yes, friends, you know how that sentence ends! The holidays are coming as quickly as Santa’s sleigh speeds around the world delivering gifts on Christmas Eve. We have just 38 days until Christmas. Make the most of the season by enjoying some time in Kimmswick! This Saturday, join us for Christmas Open House! On November 19th from 10am to 9pm we will have the most delightful time in Kimmswick. Read More…


~ Your Holiday Table ~

Written by Mary On November - 1 - 2016 0 Comment

Happy November, friends! Halloween has passed, as has the amazing Apple Butter Festival. Thank you so much to all who came out to visit our charming town. We had a wonderful time! There is simply nothing like the smell of freshly made apple butter filling the air. Believe it or not, it is time to start thinking about your Thanksgiving plans. In just 23 more days, we will gather ‘round Read More…


~ Happy National Chocolate Cupcake Day ~

Written by Mary On October - 18 - 2016 0 Comment

Yes, friends. There is a holiday for just about anything you would ever want to celebrate. Today is no exception, as we celebrate the deliciousness of chocolate cupcakes. Cupcakes are indeed an amazing treat, and have become a favorite of folks across the country, even taking the place of more formal wedding cakes. Without a doubt, you can add a bit of charm to any party by including divinely decorated Read More…


Witches Night Out

Written by Mary On October - 4 - 2016 0 Comment

October is here, friends! I know you’re excited, because October brings a chill in the air, bonfires (with s’mores), Apple Butter and Witches Night Out! On October 15, the charming streets of Kimmswick take a dark and spooky turn. Hundreds of witches descend upon the town to the sound of the creepy music that fills the streets. It is a simply fa-boo-lous time around here! I do hope that you Read More…


~ Welcome Autumn! ~

Written by Mary On September - 20 - 2016 0 Comment

It’s that time of year when all things turn pumpkin spice – lattes, teas, cookies, ice cream, cereals, bagels, English muffins and more. If the spice can be added, it is! And who am I to disagree, nothing feels more like home than the scents of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves. With this in mind, I thought I would bring you a wonderful recipe from my cookbook, A Celebration of Read More…


Shop ’til Tea

Written by Mary On September - 6 - 2016 0 Comment

“It’s Fall Y’all!” Well, almost. September brings the beginning of cooler weather, changing colors and the many wonderful celebrations that autumn brings. In Kimmswick, we celebrate the beginning of the season with a lovely event: Shop ‘til Tea – It’s Fall Y’all! When tea parties come to mind, one often thinks of darling little girls, all dressed up in their mothers’ hats and pearls, pouring pretend cups of tea for Read More…