Hansen-Spear Funeral Home – Quincy, Illinois
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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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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The experience with Hansen-Spear could not have been better. Everything was absolutely perfect. They were very caring, considerate and respectful.

— L. S.

Will went above and beyond his necessary service.

— S. T.

On behalf of myself and my sister, I wanted to thank you very much for all your help when we were organizing our brother’s funeral.  Your attention to detail and […]

— J.P. & R.M.