Lancaster From the Inn Side

Amaretto French Toast
6 (1-inch thick) French bread slices 4 eggs 1/2 cup milk 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar 1 teaspoon almond extract 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 2 tablespoons almond liqueur (optional) 3 tablespoons butter 3/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted Powdered sugar Warm maple Syrup Arrange bread slices in a 13 x 9 baking dish. Whisk together eggs, …
Way Too Many Tomatoes!
It's late August...the farmers are busy harvesting the last of the corn, tobacco and peaches....but those tomatoes are still going strong. I bought a 25-lb. box of plum tomatoes at a local farm on Friday for $3.00. That is not a typo. So far I've made a huge batch of sauce, served tomatoes two mornings …
Mad About Maple!
It’s starting to look a lot like Spring in Lancaster County. Bruce noticed white buckets hanging from the maple trees along Wentzel Road during his walk early one morning. He came upon a farmer out feeding his chickens and stopped to chat. “It takes 40 gallons of sap to make one gallon of maple syrup,” …
The Bananas Foster Cheesecake Was A Big Hit Indeed!
Easter was coming and I usually make a cheesecake. I’ve made all kinds – chocolate, lemon, New York style, my mother’s creamy recipe, with every kind of fruit…..but this year I was looking for something new and different.   I love recipes and collect them from everywhere – the internet, newspapers, guests, magazines, friends…..I cut …
An Apple A Day
It seems like everyone is talking about the flu…be it swine or the regular run-of-the-mill variety. I’d rather avoid getting either of them. So it’s time to boost our immune systems and do all those things that Gram and Mom said to do – get plenty of sleep, gargle with salt water, clear your sinuses …
Twas Three Weeks Before Christmas
It is December 6th and twelve kinds of cookies are made and packed away – we are about halfway through the Christmas Cookie Marathon. This is a special time in my kitchen shared with my husband. Though it is normally not his territory, he has honed his skills as dough-roller-outer extraordinaire. With Christmas tunes in …