Holiday Delight Cookies

Holiday Delight Cookies

These shortbread type cookies full of almonds, cranberries, apricots, and chocolate chips, were featured at the Inn-to-Inn Holiday Cookie Tour in December, 2014.

GaGa’s Lemon Gingerbread Bars


Christine’s GaGa’s Gingerbread Bars were dressed up for the holidays with lemon cream cheese frosting and candied ginger and served at the Inn-to-Inn Cookie Tour in 2014.

Inn at Ellis River’s Citrus Mint Iced Tea

Glass & pitcher of citrus mint tea with plate of cookies

Featured for the 2013 Inn to Inn Herb Tour, the Inn’s guests enjoy this refreshing iced tea often during the warm summer afternoons. Ingredients: 4 tea bags 8 fresh mint sprigs 4 cups boiling water 3/4 cup fresh lemon juice 1/4 cup orange juice 1 1/4 cups sugar, or to taste 3 cups hot water…

Inn at Ellis River’s Herbed Guacamole

guacamole in white bowl surrounded by chips

For a refreshing change in hot weather, serve this guacamole with blue and yellow corn tortilla chips. This recipe was featured on the 2013 Herb Tour, so mint is the extra special touch. Ingredients: 2 avocados, diced 1 tomato, seeded and diced 1/4 cup red onion, minced 1/4 cup cilantro, minced 2 Tablespoons mint, minced…

Lebkuchen Brownies with White Chocolate Frosting

Lebkuchen Bars on glass plate with fork on right, wine glass stem, gold berries on branch and candle in background

Featured in The Holiday Cookie Compendium from Select Registry Distinguished Inns of North America, celebrating a long tradition of scrumptious baking from Select Registry innkeepers across the country. Ingredients for Brownies: 1 cup unsalted butter, softened 1 1/2 cups brown sugar 3 Tablespoons honey 1 teaspoon natural almond extract 1 ½ teaspoons grated orange rind…

Inn at Ellis River’s Parmesan Chive Roasted Potatoes

Frittat with tomato pesto, roasted potatoes, cherry tomatoes, chives on white plate

On special occasions, potatoes may accompany the savory breakfast entrée we serve at the Inn. These potatoes were created for the 2014 Inn to Inn Herb Tour. The same recipe can be varied by adding a different herb such as rosemary instead of the chives and lemon zest. Though steak is not on the breakfast…

Inn at Ellis River’s Frosty Virgin Marys *

Bloody Mary in footed glass with lemon wheel and chives on rim of glass

This refreshing version of a Virgin or Bloody Mary features chives and fresh tomatoes, and was a hit at the 2014 Herb Tour. Cheers, everyone! Ingredients: 1 ½ cups grape tomatoes 1 ½ cups tomato juice 2 green onions, chopped 1/4 cup chives, chopped 3 Tablespoons lemon juice 4 teaspoons Worstershire sauce ½ teaspoon horseradish…

Inn at Ellis River’s Chive and Cheddar Strata

Cheddar Chive strata with chive blossoms on white plate

Stratas are a favorite savory breakfast entrée among some of our guests, and a wonderful way to use any leftover bread from our local artisan bakery. Different breads can be combined ~ for the Inn to Inn Herb Tour, we used a combination of cheddar and cheddar wheat breads to enhance the cheddar flavor of…

Sun-Dried Tomato & Chive Pesto

Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto in Bowl and topping Crackers and Cucumber Rounds

Featured at the 2014 Inn to Inn Herb Tour, we have found many ways to use this pesto ~ alone as a garnish, but also whipped with cream cheese as a spread for crackers, or to add an special flair to hollandaise when served with eggs and prosciutto on grilled polenta or a corn English Muffin. Ingredients:…

Inn at Ellis River’s Italian Cheese and Chive Biscuits

Small Cheese and Chive Biscuits piled on white plate

A savory addition to our guests’ breakfast bread baskets, these biscuits were featured for the 2014 Herb Tour. They can be made bite-sized as well and filled with a savory filling for serving with cocktails or at afternoon receptions. Ingredients: 4 cups all-purpose flour 2 Tablespoons baking powder 1 Tablespoon coarse sea salt 1½ cups (3 sticks) cold unsalted butter…

Inn at Ellis River’s Almond Poppy Seed Cookies

Almond Poppyseed Cookies with a strawberry and mint on green cloth

If you like Almond Poppy Seed Muffins, you’ll love these cookies featured at the 2013 Inn to Inn Cookie Tour! For a summertime treat, substitute natural lemon oil or lemon rind for the almond extract and candied lemon peel for the almonds. Ingredients: 1 cup unsalted butter 1 ½ cups sugar 2 large eggs 2 teaspoons…

Inn at Ellis River’s Maple Banana Bacon Muffins

Three muffins with black and brown mug in back to left and maple syrup bottle in back to right

Every March the Inn at Ellis River celebrates Maple Sugaring season with special maple recipes for our gourmet country breakfasts and afternoon refreshments. In 2014, we participated in the Inn-to-Inn March Maple Madness, and featured these muffins ~ what could be better than starting a chilly spring morning with maple and bacon?

Turtle Chocolate Pecan Crepes for Lovers

Turtle Crepes for Valentine's Day

These indulgent crepes are a delicious way to celebrate Valentine’s Day, a birthday, anniversary, or any special occasion. You can prepare the components ahead, so assembling the crepes on a plate for two takes only a few minutes. Let the romance begin!

Spirited Chocolate Raisin Treats

Chocolate Cookies with Orange glaze on green cloth with mint

The Inn at Ellis River participated in an Inn to Inn Ghosts and Goblins Trail for the first time in October, 2013. Here is one of the treats the touring ghosts and goblins enjoyed. You don’t have to wait until Halloween to enjoy these cookies ~ just change the color of the decorative frosting and they’re good any time of the year!

Christine’s White Chocolate Coconut Mojito Cookies

Mojito Cookies and mint garnish on white plate on glass table

Our Innkeeper Christine loves to bake cookies for our guests, and these are her creation for the 2013 Inn to Inn Herb Tour, when we featured mint. Who can resist mint, chocolate, coconut and rum flavoring combined in one delicious cookie?

Inn at Ellis River’s Holiday Joys

Holiday Joy Cookies at Inn at Ellis River

These cookies were a favorite at our 2012 Inn-to-Inn Cookie Tour. They’re bursting with dark chocolate and almond flavors, just like a certain candy bar, so enjoy any time of the year, not just the holiday season!

Inn at Ellis River’s Cookies for Breakfast

Cookies for Breakfast at Inn at Ellis River

Did your mother say ‘NO’ when you begged for cookies for breakfast? These cookies have oats, applesauce, dried cranberries, dried apples, walnuts and maple ~ all delicious breakfast flavors, so we say “YES’ to cookies for breakfast!

Turkey Terrine ~ A Great Holiday Appetizer

turkey terrine on butter crackers with parsley garnish

This appetizer is a great way to use any leftover turkey and enjoy a classic holiday flavor combination. Try spreading the terrine on bite size cornmeal biscuits, or easiest of all, use crackers like Garlic Butter Ritz.

Inn at Ellis River’s Basil Pignoli Bites

Pignoli Shorbreads on plate with basil on top, glass of white wine behind left, wine bottle behind right

These savory basil-flavored morsels created for the 2012 Inn to Inn Herb Tour are delicious in the afternoon or as an hors d’oeuvre ~ try them with a chilled glass of lemon tea or dry white wine.

Inn at Ellis River’s Savory Crepes Caprese

Crepe filled with egg and cherry tomatoes topped with basil leaves

Featured for the 2012 Inn to Inn Herb Tour, the sun-dried tomato crepes can be prepared several days before serving, then filled with freshly scrambled eggs with varigated cherry tomatoes, mozzarella, and fresh basil.

Inn at Ellis River’s White Mountain Mudslides

Mudslide Cookies with ivory ribbon curls

The Inn at Ellis River’s White Mountain Mudslide Cookies feature Irish Cream Liquer and Irish Whiskey, cappuccino chips and bittersweet chocolate ~ they were a favorite on the 2011 Cookie Tour.

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