Edible Flowers Make Breakfast Special

Presentation is everything, well almost everything. The quality of the actual food trumps presentation, but great food poorly presented is a missed opportunity to impress. I am often guilty of this. I put so much effort, hard work, and thought … Continue reading

An Innkeeper’s favorite pan, Swiss Diamond

It is so much easier to find success in the kitchen if you are working with the right food and equipment. Just as Mise en Place (which essentially means getting your act together!)  is fundamental to working through a recipe … Continue reading

Lemon Quick Bread

Given a choice, I will almost always choose lemon.  This bread is served at breakfast but is tasty enough for a light dessert after dinner.  It’s moist and yummy! INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature 1 cup sugar 2 … Continue reading

Lemon Brownies

Every night, our guests will find five or six homemade desserts on the sideboard.   This means that we are always on the lookout for new ideas!   And boy, is this idea a winner!  In fact, such a winner that there … Continue reading

Old Fashioned Bran Refrigerator Muffins

The 3×5 index card that this recipe lives on is tattered around the edges and discolored from drips of whatever. It is well traveled having lived in Vienna, Zurich, and parts of Germany and now resides here in Lititz. This … Continue reading

Nancy’s Monday Morning Blueberry Buckle

 When my boys were young, we lived in Switzerland for an idyllic two years. Each Monday morning, it was my turn to drive carpool to nursery school, picking up little Danny and Laura. On the way home, I would stop … Continue reading