Meringue Nests With Tropical Fruit Recipe

We made these airy meringues topped with creamy filling and fresh fruit for dessert at breakfast. A perfect winter dessert,  a hint of spring in a snowy shell. 1 cup superfine sugar 2 tablespoons superfine sugar 1 tablespoon cornstarch 4 eggs room temperature 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar pinch salt 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups whipping cream mango…

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Chocolate Banana Oatmeal Muffins (Gluten Free!)

When we accommodate guests with special dietary needs, we like to create a menu that all the guests enjoy without knowing there are any “restrictions.” These muffins we created recently has to top our list of favorites! 2 1/4 cup quick cooking oats 3 ripe bananas, mashed 1/2 cup chocolate chips 2 teaspoons baking powder…

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Recipes from the Garden: Pesto

Our first bounty of the season is the herbs – Basil and Cilantro. Our first natural response was Pesto. Friday night are pizza nights around here for the innkeepers, and in summer that means grilled pizza. So our plan was Pesto instead of pizza sauce, and it was a great success! It works equally well using Cilantro instead of Basil (think chorizo, chipotle pepper, etc.). So here is our pesto recipe experience.

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Vintage Cookie Recipe: Cocoanut Oatmeal Cookies

I love reading old cookbooks – the unique names, different spellings, recipes I couldn’t even imagine cooking, interesting directions (or lack there of). For some time now, I’ve been thinking of working my way through some of my vintage cookbooks and baking the cookie recipes for our guest kitchen cookie jar. Seeing “Julie & Julia”…

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Lavender & Lime Tea Recipe

We are often asked for our recipes, and for those dishes that actually have one, we are very willing to share. One of our favorites is Lavender & Lime Tea, a very unexpected yet refreshing summer ice tea. I’ve prepared this tea for years before my B&B days - for showers, teas with friends, and as a family…

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