Matthews 1812 House

Small batch gourmet treats… taste our family traditions
We have closed our doors. Thanks for a great 40 years!

In the News

We've been honored to appear in media publications from The New York Times to our local Lakeville Journal, as well as on Food Network, and Good Morning America. Here are a few samples of places Matthews 1812 House has been featured in the press.

The Epoch Times: December 2018

The Epoch Times featured our Fruit & Nut Cake and our Extraordinary Cookie Assortment.

"Nothing says Christmas like an old-fashioned fruitcake. Matthews 1812 House... has excellent options... The cakes are more tart than sweet, with no citron or candied fruit—the main culprits behind fruitcake’s bad rap—in sight."

"Matthews 1812 House’s Extraordinary Cookie Assortment... taste[s] of nostalgia—  simple, homemade goodness."

Epoch Times Holiday Food Guide


DuJour: October 2018

DuJour featured our best selling Apple Crumb Torte in their slideshow of "Where to try Apple Pie 5 Ways".

 DuJour Magazine Apple Crumb Torte

Parents: October 2018 featured our Caramel Marshmallows in their "Christmas Gifts for Parents Who Have Everything" holiday gift guide round up. Gifts for Parents with Everything: Caramel Marshmallows

Eat Gift Love: October 2018

Eat Gift Love featured us as one of the Top 20 Cookie Gifts Online,
and taught us a new vocabulary word in the process!

1812 House Cookies on Eat Gift Love


The Litchfield County Times: September 2018

The Litchfield County Times wrote about our family and company history,
as well as our new savory cookies and Port Red Wine Chocolate Cake.

Cynthia and Deanna in the 1980s


Bust Magazine: Dec/Jan 2018

Bust Magazine included our Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Torte with Caramel Bourbon Sauce in their "Feminist Holiday Gift Guide".

Bust Magazine Jan 2018


Victorian Homes Magazine: April 2017

Victorian Homes Magazine featured our original 1812 farmhouse beside our Cranberry Lime Shortbread Cookies.

Victorian Home Magazine April 2017


Orange County Register: December 2016

Orange County Register recommended our Brandied Apricot Cake and other treats with no candied fruits, dyes or artificial flavors in their Holiday Gift Guide.

Orange County Register Dec 2016

Atlanta Social Season: Summer 2016

Atlanta Social Season highlighted our Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Torte as a great gift for men in their Summer Magazine.

Atlanta Social Season Summer 2016 June 2016

Country Living Magazine included our Chocolate Bourbon Sauce in their online Father's Day Gift Guide.

Country Living Magazine June 2016


CBS- National Pecan Day: April 2016

Cynthia showed Kim and Mike how to make Pecan Shortbread Cookies at home for National Pecan Day. March 2016

Colin Joliat of tasted our Chocolate Bourbon Sauce and Bourbon Blondie.



CBS- Better Connecticut: January 2015

Cynthia showed Scot and Kara how to make an easy Classic Pecan Blondie for National Blonde Brownie Day. 


CBS- Crafted in Connecticut: December 2015 

Cynthia showed Courtney and Mike at WFSB how to decorate cookies with our Chocolate Bourbon Sauce to make them extra festive for the holidays!


NBC- Connecticut: December 2015 

Cynthia spoke with Kerri-Lee at NBC Connecticut about the holiday gift line.


 The Desert Sun- Palm Springs, CA: November 2015

The Desert Sun featured our Chocolate Pecan Bourbon Torte in their 2015 Holiday Gift Guide.


Good Morning America: August 26, 1982

Joan Lunden interviews Deanna Matthews, and our future company president (the redhead in the pigtails) plays under the desk. Yes, really!