Hansen-Spear Funeral Home – Quincy, Illinois
December 19, 2018
by Jeff & Theresa Spear

Duke’s Oatmeal Cake

This Thanksgiving, Theresa was in charge of desert for dinner at Will’s home. Rather than opting for a traditional pie, she went with a gluten free option that pairs very […]

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November 2, 2017
by William Spear

Cheesy Potatoes – Charlotte’s Christmas Tradition

Ten years ago today (Nov. 2, 2007) we lost our mom/grandmother, Charlotte Spear. We still miss her here at the funeral home and at family gatherings, but know that she […]

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October 10, 2017
by William Spear

Homemade Applesauce

If you have never made or tasted homemade applesauce, you are missing out.  Applesauce is not a hard thing to make, but you do have to allow plenty of time […]

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September 10, 2017
by Theresa Spear

Herbs, tomatoes, peppers & petunias in flower pots

Jeff and I love our bit of gardening, and many of the plants are in pots and raised gardens.  It is part of the evolution of gardening at our home. […]

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August 27, 2017
by William Spear

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme

  “Are you going to Scarborough Fair? Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme Remember me to the one who lives there She once was a true love of mine” Scarborough Fair […]

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August 17, 2017
by Theresa Spear

It’s Tomato Harvest Time!

Actually, at our home, we have been harvesting cherry tomatoes for a couple months, and now the Roma, Heirloom and bigger tomatoes are ripe.  We grow enough to make soup […]

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May 29, 2017
by William Spear

Will’s Greek Vinaigrette

Having food allergies has made enjoying some of my favorite recipes a challenge.  It also leads to much experimenting in the kitchen.  For years I have wanted to find a […]

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May 16, 2017
by Jeff Spear

Shrimp in Bacon Panko (Gluten Free)

  We recently resurrected an old recipe from our early marriage that was based on shrimp and Bacon Thins crackers. However, our eating habits have changes so much (gluten free/dairy […]

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February 5, 2017
by Brian Durante

Spear Family Cooking: Baked Salmon

I can’t say enough good about salmon. It’s packed with protein, and it has very little saturated fat. It is also a great natural source of Omega-3 fatty acids, which […]

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January 11, 2017
by Theresa Spear

Spear Family Cooking: Hummingbird Cake

Today I am sharing the Hummingbird cake recipe which in Quincy is known as the Quincy Service League Gift Show Hummingbird Cake.  It is a dessert which has been made […]

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Our mothers memorial service and burial were beautifully handled. Our family is very grateful to Brian for his professionalism and helpfulness.

— L. A.

We served champagne at the visitation and the staff was beyond great with this request! Thanks everyone!!!

— K. B.

Hansen-Spear has always had an excellent reputation in Quincy due to the managing of details, from start to finish. They anticipate the families needs before they are asked, which relives the strain of the situation greatly.

— R. H.