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Remington’s 8th Anniversary Open House

Time flies! It's hard to believe that Remington will be celebrating it's 8-year open house on Friday, April 27th and Saturday, April 28th 2018. Be sure to mark your calendars! We will keep our normal hours: 9:00-5:00 EST on Friday, and 9:00-2:00 EST on Saturday. We're definitely celebrating our anniversary, but mostly we're celebrating you, our loyal customers! We appreciate each and every one of you, and want to thank you by offering a few specials on Friday & Saturday. Read on! :) On Friday, our lunch special (served 11-3:00) will be: Smoked Prime Rib Burgers/Bun, Chips, and a Fountain…

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Journal & Courier Featured Article

The Homestead Puts Down Roots in West Lafayette WEST LAFAYETTE — Jody Bahler and her husband, Mike, opened The Homestead in Remington in 2010. In October, the couple opened a second location in West Lafayette at 1185 Sagamore Parkway. The Homestead is a multifaceted business organized around one core concept: good food. Both locations offer a wide selection of jams, pickled relishes, baked goods and a full-service lunch counter. The store also sells homemade frozen quiches, casseroles and pies. “We make everything from scratch so the consumer just buys it, thaws it and makes it,” Bahler said. A spinach and bacon quiche…

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Opening West Lafayette

In April 2017, during our 7-year Anniversary Open House, Paul and Linda Widmer approached us about an available lease they owned in Bell Plaza, West Lafayette. It was the former Baker's Peak (which had a reputation for great cakes!) and they asked the Homestead if we would be interested in occupying that open space. At the time, we had a retail location open in Carmel, Indianapolis in the Village of WestClay. We were also in the middle of remodeling our "Cafe building" (the old cafe building across the Homestead parking lot) which we turned into a production kitchen, storage, and…

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Potato Wedges with Sauce

I was asked to make dinner for our family one night, and so I started brainstorming what I could have... what could I make that was different than normal? Potatoes are my favorite, so I looked up recipes and this one caught my eye, off Potato Wedges with Shawarma Sauce: Sounded easy enough! I collected my ingredients and got to work! When these came out of the oven, honestly... they didn't last till supper. I ate almost the whole pan, as embarrassing as that is to admit. The spices and the olive oil blended together beautifully to create a…

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Apple Pear Praline Pie

Anyone else really loving this fall weather?! I am, and decided to make a pie to celebrate. It doesn't include pumpkin (sorry, folks!) but it DOES include pecans, apples, pears, and caramel. It doesn't get much more fall-ish than that, if I do say so myself! The aromas are unbeatable, too. But...the great news? It's actually really simple! So if pies tend to scare you away, WAIT!! Try this one out; I think you'll change your mind. When I served this to our family at home (with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream, of course), the pie got great…

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A Tribute to our Cleaners

As you know, cleaning can be a thankless job, especially here at the Homestead. It takes about two hours to clean up the day's messes, and one day later it's messy again! We are incredibly thankful for the many hours our cleaners spend making this place shine, between broom-sweeping the floor, emptying trashes, cleaning bathrooms, sweeping rugs, washing windows, mopping floors, and wiping down appliances. All the work often goes unnoticed, but if it were to get forgotten, well, that would certainly get noticed right away! Our cleaners come in at the end of the day, after almost everyone has…

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A Creative Way to use Homestead’s 3-Cheese Rolls

I will always remember the first time I made Homestead’s 3-Cheese Rolls. Jody showed me how long to roll them out, which took up half the counter! First pesto, then the yummy cheeses, and the fun begins! It’s like rolling up a giant cinnamon roll. Slice, slice, slice… pan, pan, pan… proof, proof, proof… bake, bake, bake… Finally… the rolls are done, and there are a few extra that are not enough to package. Jody kindly lets me take them home. I arrive home and my mother Susan says, “Those look delicious! I am putting hamburgers on the grill, why…

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Abiart Cards

    You may have noticed a refreshing change in our gift shop recently: we started stocking a new brand of cards! When Leandra, Laura Jane, Mike, and Jody went to a trade show in Ohio, they discovered Abiart Creative, a business founded by Abigail Miller from Amish Country. Abi started the card line after a trip to Haiti, where she discovered the need to financially support children there. Her card line started as a fundraiser for these children, and ended up a business. Abi donates a percentage of the profits to help those children, and currently supports 35 children…

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The Return of the Sandwiches

As you may remember, way back in the day (2010) when we first opened business here, we served panini-grilled sandwiches. We served a few staples: the Homestead Stack, Reuben, Ham & Swiss, Grilled Cheese, the Breakfast Griller, and Chicken Salad, with a few others (like Chicken Bacon Ranch, BBQ Pulled Pork, and the BLT) on occasion. We spent many hours trying to figure out the most efficient way to do this and how to keep labor as low as possible, but we never quite figured out the right equation. We hated the fact that customers had to wait on their…

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No-Bake Cheerio Bars

Ingredients 4 cups Cheerios 2 cups Rice Krispies 2 cups mini M&Ms 1 cup light corn syrup 1 cup sugar 1 1/2 fresh-pressed peanut butter 1 tsp. vanilla Instructions In a large bowl, combine the Cheerios, Rice Krispies, and mini M&Ms; set aside. In a saucepan, bring the corn syrup and sugar to a boil. Cook and stir just until the sugar is dissolved; make sure not to overcook it! Remove from heat; stir in the fresh-pressed peanut butter (You can press your own at the Homestead!) and vanilla. Pour over the cereal mixture and toss it to coat it…

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