Welcome to Pleasant View Farm!
Nestled in the beautiful Hudson Valley is the most wonderful place on earth: Pleasant View Farm. The farm house and land have been in my family for generations. Now my grandpa runs a pet-friendly bed & breakfast and my mom is the chef at our farm-to-table restaurant. Farm-to-table means we grow many of the ingredients right here on our land… + Read more. What we can’t grow ourselves, we get from other farms in the area. Mom cooks with what's in season so that everything is super fresh and totally delicious.
Dairy-Free Chocolate Chip Brownies
I have a love-filled recipe to share, just in time for the holidays—Dairy-Free Chocolate Chip Brownies! The holidays are one of my favorite times of year because I get to make extra wonderful food for the people I care about.… + Read more
Tis the Season
Wow! From renovating the barn into an event space to hosting our first wedding to creating Awesome Sauce, it sure has been a big year for the Wilson family and Pleasant View Farm!… + Read more
Autumn Apple Pancakes
I never need an excuse to make pancakes. When the apples in our orchard are ripe, apple pancakes are my favorite. They’re perfect on a crisp fall day—for breakfast or dinner!… + Read more
Lend a Helping Hand
My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving! I love to cook, so making a big meal is super fun. But the best part about Thanksgiving is the way friends and family come together to celebrate each other and everything we’re thankful for.… + Read more
Chocolate Dessert Bowls
I made these dessert bowls as a surprise for my dad’s birthday. They were a huge hit and I knew it was a recipe I had to share! One of my favorite things about this dessert is all the different types of fillings you can put in the bowls. I love filling them with freshly-picked blueberries from our patch, and Bennett loves heaping globs of ice cream in his bowl.… + Read more
The kitchen at Pleasant View Farm turned into much more than that recently—it was the spot for some major “good-deed” doing! My classmates and I made seventy-six jars of this yummy sauce for our community’s food pantry for our school’s community service challenge. This recipe has a lot of wonderfully fresh ingredients from the garden and is a great sauce to serve over spaghetti or as a dipping sauce.… + Read more
Back-To-School Dairy-Free Pizza
Pizza day at school used to be one of my favorites, but once we discovered I had a dairy sensitivity, I knew I wouldn't be able to take part in that anymore. So, after experimenting with a lot of different types of dairy-free cheese and pizza recipes, this one was the winner!… + Read more
You Have GOAT to be Kidding Me!
The big wedding might be over, but the excitement never stops at Pleasant View Farm! This month, if you visited you might have spotted my brother, Beckett, rehearsing tricks with another kid—a kid goat that is!… + Read more
We did it! Pleasant View Farm hosted its first wedding!… + Read more
Forest giant fingers (AKA Crispy Green Bean Fries)
This tasty snack is a favorite in the Wilson house! I just love picking our own veggies from the garden and turning them into something yummy. Now that I’ve nailed this recipe, I think I might try to come up with my own special dipping sauces for it too.… + Read more
I LOVE giving presents—from finding the perfect gift, wrapping it in beautiful paper, and then topping it all off with an extra-special bow. But, my favorite part of giving a present is seeing the other person’s face when they open it. I can tell from their reaction if they like it or not (and almost 100% of the time, they do!).… + Read more
Cute Animal Alert!
There are two new additions to the Pleasant View Farm family—Dash and Penelope! The baby goat (Dash) and lamb (Penelope—or Penny for short) needed a home, and luckily, I was able to convince my parents that Pleasant View Farm was the perfect place for them to live.… + Read more
“Blaire-berry” Vinaigrette and Summer Salad
Today, we’re making a Blaire Wilson original recipe; a summer salad with “Blaire-berry” Vinaigrette..… + Read more
Blaire’s favorite sights
Summer is a beautiful season at Pleasant View Farms. Our B&B guests come from all over the country to enjoy the Hudson River Valley. There’s so much to do! I love to recommend sights to see. Here are some of my favorites.… + Read more
DIY Inspiration Board
Get inspired by this video on how to DIY your own inspiration board! I like to put my idea sparks—things that get me thinking creatively–on my board. What will you fill yours with?… + Read more
Spring has officially sprung at Pleasant View Farm! Our first chicks hatched this week, which is always a tell-tale sign of warmer days to come.… + Read more
Egg-stra cheesy scramble (dairy-free)
Start your morning off right with this yummy scramble. I used eggs straight from my family’s chicken coop for this recipe!… + Read more
Ready, set, plant!
It may not look like spring outside—with piles of snow slowly melting and no pretty tulips dotting the garden—but spring is definitely in full swing at Pleasant View Farm.… + Read more
Get your own garden off to a great—and green—start with this fun craft.… + Read more
Blaire Wilson, At Your Service
Each day at Pleasant View Farm is so unique. I get to help out with all sorts of fun and creative tasks around the bed & breakfast and restaurant. There’s always a special decoration to create, a travel-weary guest to greet, or an exciting recipe to experiment with and blog about in the kitchen.… + Read more
Raspberry Jam Heart Cookies
My mom always says that “cooking is a form of love”—and these cookies are all heart.… + Read more
New Year, New Traditions
Running a bustling B&B and farm-to-table restaurant is exciting, but it also means that my family has to work hard to make time to really connect with each other. My mom’s the head chef at the restaurant, so she’s super busy during mealtimes. That’s why the restaurant is closed every Monday and the Wilsons all sit down for dinner as a family.… + Read more
Broccoli Cheddar Hug-In-A-Bowl
This Wilson-family-favorite soup recipe will warm you from the inside out!… + Read more
From Drab to Fab!
It’s official! After years of using the old barn for storage, my family decided to renovate the barn into an event space.
Before my dad ran the farm’s businesses, he was an architect. The barn renovation was his idea, and I’ve been super excited to help him. I started saving ideas on my inspiration board—that’s the gigantic bulletin board on my bedroom wall—and it’s been amazing… + Read more to see them come to life. I have a million more ideas for decorations, and once the space is finished, I can’t wait to try them out. But it will be a while before the “party barn” is ready. There’s still a lot of work to be done.