Sunday, December 30, 2012


So tomorrow happens to be my one year blogiversary for Silo Hill Farm and I wanted to share two things with you.  A recipe (which I rarely do) and something from my first post ever. 

Lets start with the recipe because I know so many of you made a New Years resolution that is diet related and this recipe can be made very low fat if you would like and I promise you it will still taste delicious!  It's a Maple Cranberry Spread....check it out.

Looks seriously good doesn't it!  It is so good on an English muffin, a waffle (my favorite), a bagel, toast, etc.  Heck, I like it as a spread on a turkey sandwich too!  It also looks beautiful on any brunch table. But, enough talk, lets get right to it.  You only need 4 simple ingredients and a few minutes to make this.

1 8oz. pkg. Cream Cheese, softened 
1/2 C. Dried Cranberries
1/3 C. Maple Syrup
1/4 C. Chopped, Toasted Pecans

In a small mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients with an electric mixer.  Cover and refrigerate several hours.
 Makes 1-1/2 Cups

Wasn't that easy?  And so good too!  Trust me! (Especially the part about being good on a toasted waffle.)
Now...the other thing.....
This was part of my first blog post a year ago tomorrow.  It's good, timeless information, so I'm sharing it again for this coming year.  It was a little piece of paper that fell out of a magazine my neighbor gave me. 

 Have a Happy and a Charming New Year!! 

Come see me any time!

Linkin up to any or all of the fine parties listed HERE.    


  1. I love cranberry sauce on turkey sandwiches, so I'm betting I will love this. I'll do the low fat version because I am on that diet bandwagon myself in 2013!

  2. Happy New Year Danni and Happy Blogging New Year xxxoo love this I can get all this stuff here.

  3. Happy New Year to you! Off to read your first blog post.

  4. Yum! This sounds wonderful!
    I hope you have a lovely New Year :)


  5. Very charming! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  6. Haha! Love the "charming" tips. :)

    Roxana @ Four Eleven Rox

  7. Two little gifts here! Thanks. Can't wait to try the recipe out on the left-over turkey I cooked for our guests yesterday. Even better though, is that short, sweet, and amusing reminder of how to treat others.

  8. Looks and sounds delicious, and I love me some waffles!!
    That was a great first post, Danni, and you must have taken it to heart, since you are one of the most charming people I know! Happy Blogiversary!!

  9. lol. Your first post is a hoot! Happy 1st Blogiversary!

  10. MMMMMMM I also love the first post! :D

  11. Happy HAPPY Blog-anniversary! Love the recipe, already pinned! And I love the timeless information - even better is how you found it! I hope you are off to a wonderful 2013! I can't wait to see what you share this year!

  12. Wow, simple recipe but I've never tried anything like it before. Sounds good! And I also just love that "charming" tip.

  13. Sounds wonderful. Happy New Year and thanks for sharing on Super Sweet Saturday.

  14. Happy blogiversary! This looks so yummy, and thanks for linking it up at The Better Half! :)