The Gift of Hot Chocolate Mix

Hot Chocolate Recipe

A very easy and quick way to make something special for the holidays or anytime of the year. Make it a gift: Yields approx. 3 cups. ¾ cup granulated sugar 4 Tablespoons Vanilla Sugar 2 tablespoon cornstarch 8 ounces dark chocolate 60%, roughly chopped 1 cup cocoa powder ½ teaspoon kosher salt Combine ingredients in a…

Falling into Autumn with a Killer Puffed Pancake Recipe

Late August into early September… It’s the time of year when we can’t help but notice a yellowing leaf here or there, or a surprising day without debilitating humidity, and we start to dream about fall…..  isn’t it everyone’s favorite time of year? We have talked about it before, here,  and here.  If it’s late August,…

Brampton Peach Lassi Recipe

1 1/2 cup cold fat free greek yogurt 2 1/2 cups freshly pureed rip peaches 2 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice 4 Tbsp. sugar or more to taste One dash of pure vanilla extract (optional) Directions: Puree all ingredients in blender and refrigerate for at least 1/2 hour. Serve chilled in stem glasses. Add one…

Brampton’s Lemon Ginger Muffins Recipe

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Makes 12 regular or 8 giant muffins. Ingredients: A two inch piece of fresh ginger, grated on a microplane if you have one or finely chopped The zest of 2 well scrubbed lemons 1 stick unsalted butter at room temp. 1 cup granulated sugar 2 large eggs at room temperature 2…

Brampton’s Baked Peach Pancake Recipe

3 Tbs. brown sugar, firmly packed 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon 3/4 cup unbleached flour 3 Tbs. granulated sugar 1/4 tsp. salt 3 large eggs 3/4 cup whole milk 6 Tbs. unsalted butter, melted and divided (see recipe) 2 large ripe peaches, peeled and thinly sliced Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine brown sugar and cinnamon.…

The Gift of Food :: Almond Biscotti Recipe

Almond Biscotti and coffee photo

It’s been a bit hectic here at our Maryland bed and breakfast lately as it usually is this time of year.  Lots of preparations for end of year festivities and parties.  Then there’s the gifting, of course. What to give, what to give! If you’re looking for a great food based gift, we have just…

August is Peach Month :: Delicious Recipes

A basket filled with peaches

One of the many odd things about social media and being constantly in touch with everyone and everything at all times is that now, no matter how indifferent you may be, you will have no excuse not to know that it’s World Cat Day.  Or National Wiggle Your Toes Day.  Or Respect for Parents Day. …

Fun & Simple Appetizers : Seeded Cheesy Wafers

Cheese Wafers

As spring hobbles in, and winter drags its muddy feet, we’re here, waiting for the actual season to change.  I suppose every March is like this but it does seem to be taking forever this year.  There’s really only one way to deal with weather that keeps us inside; that’s to start cooking and baking! …