not so famous hot cocoa

serving up some hot cocoa

I love contests….

(even though I rarely win one, lol)

So I thought it was time to have another giveaway!!!

Just to spice things up a little and to see what kind of things you are interested in reading here on our lil’ blog, I am going to be giving away some of our (not so) famous Peery House hot cocoa!

0k..for those of you who do not live close by, I realize you probably have not ever had or even heard of our “famous” hot cocoa. Let’s just say  you are missing a wonderfully rich and chocolatey experience!
But, you might be able to find a really good cup of hot cocoa where you live too. If you haven’t had ours,  you COULD always drive out and share a cup with us here in our little community. If road trips are your thing, of course.

To enter this contest, please just leave a comment. Let me know what kind of things you would like to read here on our new blog. You can be as random as you want, just keep it family friendly please.

*The winner must be able to pick up their prize from The Peery House.

In the event you live….say…. maybe in ALASKA (now wouldn’t THAT be something! to have a reader from Alaska, ha!) we can always donate your cocoa by picking from the list of local entries.

This should be fun!!

Winner to be announced on Tuesday!

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Happy New Year


From our house to yours!

May God bless you and your family with health, love and abundance this year.

We look forward to serving you!



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Christmas time is here again…

Foyer @ The Peery House

The Christmas season has arrived.

Don’t you love all the lights and all the decorations? I do! I love twinkle lights and driving around and see all the beautiful lights and scenery at night…there is just something enchanting about it all. Peaceful.

We have been so blessed this year and I just want to say thank you to each of you who have helped make our year so successful. God has just poured out his blessings on us and we are so thankful.

I hope you will find this year’s Christmas season to be special and comforting in so many ways.  Remember, the greatest gift we could ever receive was given over 2000 years ago. Take the time to stop and really thank the Lord for his gift to us and then spend some quality time with your family and loved ones.

Merry Christmas from our house to yours!

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dream a little dream

I came across a picture of The Peery House from years gone by….

The Peery House (1940's)

I know it was taken in the 1940’s but I am not certain of the exact date…. but look at the front porch! I didn’t know for the longest time the porch came all the way across the front of the house. Then while preparing for our parent’s 50th anniversary party, I was given this picture. (That is my dad, and two aunts in the picture by the way) I was thrilled!

I love it! AND, I love the idea of adding a porch across the front again! I think this will be my next big project.

Well….after I recover from replacing the windows. lol

Every girl needs a dream, right!

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Opinions wanted


(yes i realize the silverware is placed incorrectly....oops)

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching…

(more like steam rolling in, but I digress)

Will you be having turkey and dressing with all the trimmings?

What about salads?  Not just lettuce salads but frozen, congealed, or fruit.

What kind of salad do you like to have with your Thanksgiving meal?  Or do you have salads?

Let me know what your favorite one is….you know, the one that just “makes” Thanksgiving to you.

If you are not having any kind of salad,  then just tell me what dish is a must for you!

God’s blessings to you and your family.


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I am very excited today! (and I won’t lie, a little nervous)

There are 24 gifted & talented students coming to The Peery House for their own “cupcake wars”.



I am going to attempt to show them a little bit about the kitchen, mis en place (every thing in it’s place), how to sanitize the area, and of course the fun stuff, like how to make the cupcakes, flavor them, make frosting and then decorate!!!

This is definitely a first me.

(not the making of cupcakes, ha!)

I have never taught a group of children how to make and decorate cupcakes. What if they think I am some freaky old woman who has no idea what a group of gifted and talented kids like? What if they think my frosting tastes yucky? What if they lock me up in the closet and raid my sprinkles?

Hmmm…….but maybe they will have a little fun.  I can’t wait to see their creations.

I will be posting pictures later.



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Maple Toasted Pecan Cake

Don’t you wish this was scratch and sniff? Mmmmmm…can’t you just smell the maple.

Toasted Maple Pecan~~~Just one of our favorite fall/winter cakes here at The Peery House.

What is your favorite cake for the season?

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