A Favorite Chocolate Cookie Recipe: Chocolate Crackles

Our bed and breakfast in Maryland features baker extraordinaire Carole, who made these adorable chocolate cookies the other day; one that we don’t make regularly. I had forgotten just how good they are! I was just thinking that we haven’t posted a recipe here in a while, and so …voila: a favorite chocolate cookie recipe!…

Secret Revealed to World’s Best Pancakes from the Brampton Inn!

We make a lot of pancakes here at our Maryland Bed and Breakfast: the Brampton Inn. Flapjacks; griddle cakes; souffle cakes;  whatever you call them, they are probably most peoples’ favorite breakfast item of all time. And of course they’re not just for breakfast either: who can argue with a  pancake dinner? We have a…

What’s Cooking in the Winter??

As winter settles in, we turn more and more to the simple kitchen staples like onions, potatoes and other root vegetables for sustenance. When asked what their favorite winter comfort food was, both Danielle and Carole said RED CABBAGE! They each have a recipe for braised cabbage and they are not that different, yet just…

Salty Chocolate…

I have an obsession.  It started last March when Danielle brought back some chocolates from Switzerland  that were infused with different flavors. Not just nuts, or coffee, or cinnamon.  Heavy duty flavors like lemon,  or chiles, or salt.  Yes. Salt. I’m only slightly embarrassed that I didn’t come up with it myself,   but either…

Cranberry Apricot Nut Bread from the Brampton Inn’s Kitchen

Our favorite Cranberry-Apricot-Nut Bread We posted the recipe for this quick bread 2 years ago, but when I searched the archives, it didn’t appear to be there…ah well, the mysteries of the inter-web!  This is sooo good, it deserves a second chance at posterity.  It might look like fruit cake, but you won’t want to…

Easy Focaccia Bread Recipe!

We haven’t shared a recipe in quite a while, so to remedy that, here is one recipe from Brampton Inn that can be altered lots of different ways…I served this the other day at tea-time and 2 people asked for the recipe so here you go: Really Easy Focaccia Bread 2 cups warm water 1…

Another Wheat-Free Option from our Maryland Bed and Breakfast….

We have written before about the pride we take in our ability to cater to the special needs of guests with food allergies and other dietary restrictions.  We want everyone to be able to enjoy the full, hearty breakfast that we’re known for.  There are lots of  flour substitutes out there that make perfectly lovely…