Traditions

  • Hot Cereals

    It's hard to rise and shine when you're greeted with a cold bowl of cereal.  Wake up to the goodness of our hot cereals. Few things are as wholesome and healthy as freshly ground hot cereal for breakfast. We bring these delicious cereals to you the same way we’ve been doing it for one hundred years—straight from the mill. Our hot cereals, rich with flavor and texture, are the ideal way to get started in the morning. Germade Cereals Light and creamy, this warm cereal is ground fresh from our mill. Sprinkle nuts, cinnamon or fruit on top and you have a delicious, healthy breakf...

  • Muffins

    Muffins The smell of baking muffins from the kitchen has always made it easy to climb out from warm covers and come to breakfast.  Heaven knows dragging some children (and spouses) out of bed is the biggest chore for the day and "the early bird getting the worm" isn't much of an incentive.  The taste of warm muffins usually does the trick. The tradition of serving muffins for breakfast has been around since the early 1800's.  Popular because they're made with batter instead of dough, early Americans would add fruit, nuts and spices and molded what are today the "standard" muffins - blueb...

  • Dessert

    Cut a big slice to satisfy your cravings.  Say, "I only ate one" to satisfy your conscience. Dessert is, if you’ll pardon the pun, the icing on the cake when it comes to a good meal. Based on the French word “desservir” it literally means, “to clear the table.” Not a problem when you’re serving up everyone’s favorite sweets. Back in the day, using sugar in the kitchen was a privilege of the upper class. Sugar was a valued commodity and was hard to come by for the masses. Fortunately, the industrial revolution came along which made sugar more ...

  • Cookie Swap

    Around the holidays, there are many different treats to try and recipes to explore. Everything looks delicious, but trying to make all your favorites while branching out to try a few new treats is hard to do. HERE'S AN EASY WAY TO SOLVE YOUR HOLIDAY BAKING DILEMMA - HOST A COOKIE PARTY! Invite five or so friends and have everyone bring two dozen of their favorite Christmas cookies. When your guests arrive put all the trays out on a counter or table. Everyone then goes around and takes four treats from each tray (adapt as is necessary based on your number of guests). At the end of the party, ...

  • Dinner Rolls

    Few things call families to the dinner table like the smell of rolls baking —a dinner bell you smell instead of hear. Rolls are a comfort food if there ever was one. Treat them as a delicacy, slowly savoring their taste and texture. For real indulgence, soften real butter in the microwave to spread over your warm rolls. Worries about calories can take a backseat– resolutions don’t start until the New Year. To ensure your rolls remain warm throughout the meal, place a small, clay heating stone into the oven a few minutes before they’re done. When you pull out the rolls, put th...

  • Christmas Morning Breakfast

    Opening presents is hard work, and a good, homemade breakfast is what everyone needs to rejuvenate themselves for a busy morning of playing with gifts. With most families, everyone is still in their pajamas as they come in and sit down at the table. Still excited from opening their presents, attention is quickly diverted to what’s for breakfast. The table is packed full of pancakes, juice, muffins, jam and syrup. Food is replenished as soon as it disappears until everyone has had their fill and only vague remains of the huge meal are left on plates to be nibbled at. Perhaps the best ...