Cheese Trays for Holiday Entertaining

Growing up in a “market family” meant that the holidays were almost frantic. Early mornings turned into late days as we traveled with smoked meats and cheeses to the outlying farmers markets. It was exhilarating and fun and truth be … Continue reading

Swedish Pecans

I am not one for doing a lot of holiday baking but these are a simple treat that my mother has made forever. I have not made them in years but this afternoon, I dug up the recipe and whipped … Continue reading

Lemon Butter Cookies

We had been open only a short time when I happened upon “The Pillsbury Book of Baking” at a neighborhood garage sale. That was probably the best $4.00 I’ve ever spent! The Lemon Butter Cookies, The Brown Sugar Drops and … Continue reading

Brown Sugar Shortbread Drops

Each night our guests will find an array of homemade sweets on our sideboard in the Dining Room. There may be an Apple Crumb Pie, a Triple Chocolate Cake, Baked Fudge or Apple Crisp. But there are always cookies! We … Continue reading

Make Ahead Mini-Latkes

My grandparents always celebrated their birthdays during Hanukkah. All of the aunts would gather in Grandma’s kitchen — no counters!only a small table — and proceeded to grate mounds of potatoes — and no doubt a few fingernails — by … Continue reading

Eggless Cranberry Orange Cookies

One of our favorite guests is unable to have eggs in any form. Since we do a dessert buffet each evening, we needed a good cookie recipe and boy, did we find one! This was found on the website www.eggless.comThese … Continue reading

Hot Chocolate with a twist

Hot chocolate brings back memories of childhood sledding parties, evening skating on the frozen lake, or even with cookies after a taffy pull and sleigh ride. It is still one of those comfort foods/drinks that makes me yearn for winter … Continue reading

Oven Poached Eggs

This egg dish is a staple at The William Henry Miller Inn. We serve them with Spinach Brownies from The Inn at Birchwood or with a savory waffle.They are always a hit! 1 egg1/2 teaspoon half and half1 teaspoon shredded … Continue reading

Pumpkin Bread (Vegan)

This is such a wonderful bread! Our guests never know that there is no dairy in this moist, flavorful loaf. We keep a supply in our freezer in case a guest requires no dairy or is vegan. INGREDIENTS 2 1/2 … Continue reading

Braised Red Cabbage

Red cabbage is one of the vegetables I associate with my home in Switzerland. It has proven to be a wonderful addition to my American holiday celebrations.The secret to this dish is the aged balsamic vinegar. Serves 6 – 8 … Continue reading