/From the Kitchen

Grandma Barbie’s Cherry Cheese Pie

My mom was the best cook in the world.  No, really.  Thanks, Mom, for another great recipe.  Miss you lots. Crust: 1/2 cup margarine or butter 2T sugar 1/4 t salt Cream together and add 1 cup of flour.  Press this crumb mixture into a lightly greased 9" pie pan. Filling: 1 small can of [...]

Harvest Crackers

We love love love this recipe from "The Kitchn" website.  The ingredients scream fall !  Serve with goat cheese spread and some dried apricots along with some bubbly- Yikes! Makes about 12 dozen crisps 1 cup dried cranberries 3/4 cup pecans 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup whole wheat, rye, spelt, or other whole-grain flour [...]

Dressing with a Twist

Allow yourself plenty of time to make this beautiful dressing presentation! Make the Bread        (or use a 1 1/2 pound loaf of frozen bread dough!) 1/2 pkg dry yeast 1/3 cup warm water 1 T sugar 3C all purpose flour 2T butter 1t salt 1 large egg 1/3 cup sour cream 1/3 cup water, room [...]

Cranberry Salsa

No, it's not a dance, but a delicious and healthy take on the old standard jelly-goo stuff (that Papa Steve adores, but oh, well.) 2 bags of cranberries, picked over and washed 1/2 jicama, shredded Juice and zest of 1 lime 1/4 cup orange juice 1/2 cup sugar (or more, to taste) 4 jalapenos, diced [...]

Make-Ahead Turkey Gravy

Hey, don't stress!  Why not take the week before Thanksgiving to gather your supplies and make your gravy! It's easy-peasy! Makes about 2 quarts 6 turkey drumsticks, thighs, or wings reserved turkey giblets and reserved turkey neck if you have them 2 carrots, chopped coarse 1 head garlic, halved 2 ribs celery, chopped coarse Vegetable [...]

Winter Kale Salad with Maple Vinaigrette

After thoroughly cleaning the kale, tear into pieces.  You can use the stems too, unless they're big and tough.  Peel, and slice 2-3 crispy pears (as-ian style pears are good here), and place in a bowl with a handful of dried cranberries.  Mix the dressing: 1/4 cup of pure maple syrup 2T Balsamic vinegar 1/2 [...]

Pumpkin Sheet Cake

Thank you, Pioneer Woman for this easy and delicious recipe!  It's a Glamping fall favorite on Hoot Owl Hill !   Ingredients: 2 sticks of butter 2 C canned pumpkin (not pie filling) 2 t pumpkin pie spice (or more!) 3/4 cups boiling water 2 C flour 2 C sugar 1/4 t salt 1/2 C [...]

Hasselback Tomatoes

8 ripe plum tomatoes, cored 7 oz gruyere or jarlsberg cheese, grated 1 1/2 cups fresh basil leaves 6 T extra virgin olive oil 1/4 cup panko crumbs 2 garlic cloves, minced salt and pepper Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil and set a wire rack on the sheet pan.  With a serrated [...]

Grilled Mustard Broccoli

We think long and hard most every day on how to prepare our garden bounty to our guests. We always try to make our food interesting, and good. We fell in love with this recipe which pairs well with steak or  chicken dishes. We hope you will love it as much as our past glamping [...]

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