Easy no cook Spaghetti Topping. Tomatoes 8 ways

This is probably one of the easiest things you will ever make. Esther’s wedding was in September and my dear friend Betty Gladden and innkeeper from Alameda CA flew in to help (along with 8 other amazing friends/innkeepers/gluttons for punishment)  … Continue reading

Reworking a recipe

The other day one of my fellow broads, Deb Mosimann from the Swiss Woods Inn in Lititz PA posted a Cranberry Orange Bundt Cake with a Brown Butter Glaze recipe. It sounded so good that I just had to play with the basic sour cream … Continue reading

Cranberry Orange Bundt Cake with Brown Butter Glaze

This is a classic perfect if you are looking for something to bring along to a Memorial Day picnic. It combines 2 loved flavors cranberry and orange but adds an interesting nuance with the drop dead delicious brown butter glaze. … Continue reading

Spoil Mom with Crab Cakes for Mother’s Day

Whether for Mother’s Day, or any day, why not say thanks and how much you love her with something special for brunch, lunch or dinner.  This crab cake is gluten free and without bread fillers so the taste is simply … Continue reading

Chocolate Mousse Surprise! (Hint: Avocados)

Recently I overheard my friend Larie describing a delicious, dairy free chocolate mousse that she had tasted, with the base made from avocados. The image in my head was not a pretty one, and I simply could not imagine mixing … Continue reading

Chilled Honey-Roasted Peach and Cardamom Soup with Vanilla Cream

With spring and summer rapidly approaching, (I hope!!) fruit soup starters are a big hit here at The William Henry Miller Inn. Ithaca is all about fresh fruit and this soup is the perfect hit. Use peaches that have been quick … Continue reading

Sweet Potato and Lentil Soup

I don’t know about other locations, but Spring is finally in the air in Ohio.  I was chatting to Lynnette last week and she said every day she’s going out and checking her herb garden to see if there’s fresh … Continue reading

Carrot Waffles with Mascarpone Cream and Roasted Pineapple

Werner was born and raised in Switzerland and lucky me, I had the privilege of living there for several years when we were first married.  I paid attention and soaked up all of the wonderful food tips I could gather, … Continue reading

Fig and Kumquat Scones

Figs and kumquats.. wow. I love them both and really, a kumquat is pretty much an orange on steroids with very little sweetness. They are loaded with vitamin C and Werner and I love to just pop them as they … Continue reading