Aunt Norma’s Sour Cream Coffee Cake

My Aunt Norma, who turns 80 something tomorrow, is a most special person, and is the one has had the greatest impact on my life, from food to style and everything in between. When I was little, I wanted to … Continue reading

Herbed Goat Cheese Log

Here at The White Oak we offer dinner to our guests. Normally it’s four courses. In the winter months we have soup, salad, main course and dessert. In the summer we either do chilled soups or some type of appetizer. … Continue reading

Summer Fruit Perfection

Summer Fruits – Is there anything better? Here at The William Henry Miller Inn, we begin our full breakfast with muffins or sweet breads, assorted juices and a fruit course. This time of year the biggest question is “what will … Continue reading

Triple Chocolate Cake

Back in the 1970’s, Bon Appetit magazine published this recipe for Triple Chocolate Cake. I’m so sorry that I haven’t kept a log of the number of these I’ve made since it has to be in the high hundreds. Every … Continue reading

Simple Pound Cake

This is a quintessential pound cake. INGREDIENTS 4 cups unbleached flour2 teaspoons baking powder1 teaspoon salt1 lb. (4 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature2 cups white sugar8 large eggs, at room temperature1 tablespoon pure vanilla extractfinely grated zest and juice … Continue reading

Chesapeake Sea Food Cocktail

This is not your ordinary seafood cocktail of yore. We are located on the upper Eastern Shore of Maryland. The mighty Chesapeake Bay, the biggest estuary in the US, is the largest body of water hugging our shores close by … Continue reading

Applesauce Jumble Cookies

I don’t remember why I love cookies so much. I suppose it has to do with warm memories from childhood. I still have Grandmother Lucy’s cookie recipes. She lived in Marshall, Missouri, and I remember riding bikes with Susan Reid, … Continue reading