White Oak Inn Decadent French Toast

This is one of my favorite ways to enjoy French Toast.   It’s rich and warm – just the way I like my men 🙂  Sometimes we make a warm strawberry sauce to accompany this dish, but really, it’s darned good … Continue reading

Lemon-Lemon Frosting

oops.. forgot to put the Lemon-Lemon Frosting with the apple cake recipe. The title says it all…lemon! Here it is. Versatile and wonderful it goes well on soft sugar cookies, gingersnaps, spice cake and much much more! INGREDIENTS 3 tablespoons … Continue reading

Fresh Apple Cake with Lemon Frosting

One of the baking books* I turn to constantly refers to this kind of cake as a “neighborhood cake”, a term that I just love because it evokes that come together feel that a good cake and a cup of … Continue reading

Lemon Cloud Pancakes

 These souffle-like pancakes just float away. [Adapted from several California inns.] – INGREDIENTS 5 large eggs, separated 1/2 cup sugar 3 tablespoons fresh lemon zest 1/2 cup flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups ricotta 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted … Continue reading

Spiced Pancakes

Spiced Pancakes aka Dave’s Favorite Pancakes If there is any pancake batter left over, thin with a bit more buttermilk and a bit of club soda and make as crepes. Delicious with sauteed apples. INGREDIENTS 2 1/2 cups sifted flour … Continue reading

What a combo!

That combo is Austin Texas and five hundred innkeepers! March 8-11 and Austin Texas may never be the same!  What a wonderful city and what a wonderful city to hold a conference.  This year’s PAII (Professional Association of Innkeepers’ International) … Continue reading