Hansen-Spear Funeral Home – Quincy, Illinois
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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December 22, 2016
by Theresa Spear

Spear Family Cooking: Greek Cabbage Casserole

This recipe is the result of many experiments. Will and I both played with the Greek cabbage roll recipe I developed after getting the basics from Katina and Bill “Vasili” […]

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August 3, 2016
by Will Spear

Simply Grilled Cabbage & Coffee Marinade (for Beef)

It’s been a hot and humid summer, but that has not kept us away from the grill.  With an abundance of fresh produce coming in, a great deal of which […]

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May 27, 2016
by Theresa Spear

Food Memories: Liver Roll Appetizer

    One of Charlotte’s dear friends, Liz Long, who passed away April 11, 1999 made this version of a pate’ roll whenever she attended an event at Charlotte and […]

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March 28, 2016
by Anne Rupert

Orange Date Scones

I found a scone recipe in my mother's recipe box as we have been going through the items from their house.  The recipe is from my aunt, my mother’s sister.  [...]
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February 22, 2016
by William Spear

Recharging Yourself

As we are still early in 2016, I have been juicing and thinking of ways to stay healthy through the winter and into the rest of the year.  I have been […]

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December 17, 2015
by Theresa Spear

Spear Family Cooking: Hawaiian Pork

Happy Holidays! Welcome to another Spear family cooking story. I have this recipe my boys and their wives love.  It is called Hawaiian Spareribs.  I should say that was the name before [...]
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November 16, 2015
by Sandy Ayre

Lemon Rosemary Chicken

I am not known for my cooking. It’s true. There are many stories of Sandy-Surprise renditions of recipes that I thought I could ad-lib. Recently, I’ve come to realize the […]

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July 22, 2015
by William Spear

Spear Family Cooking: Jeff’s Spring Pasta and Kale

I came across a recipe in Pathfinder magazine that looked like a nice, refreshing and easy Spring pasta dinner. I made a few changes (more bacon and garlic, of course, […]

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Will went above and beyond his necessary service.

— S. T.

No-one else could have possibly done this as well as Hansen-Spear.

— L.S.

I was in the hospital and they streamed it online to allow me to watch the service.

— L. M.