Hansen-Spear Funeral Home – Quincy, Illinois
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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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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Thank you for caring and all compassion extended to me, my sister and brother during my mom’s funeral…It is such a beautiful memorial that you give through the planting of an oak […]

— A. K.

Thank you for taking such great care of our family and the details of the visitation and service.  God bless you!

— K.K.

I cannot even put into words how wonderful a job you did in making my mother-in-law look like a queen after all she had been through and looked like.