Apples, Sauteed

October 2, 2014 by braytonbb


I just love the smell of apples this time of year. Sauteed apples, apple cider, crisp, applesauce, pies, I could go on and on. I just don’t get sick them. This sauteed apple recipe that I want to share with you can be used for so many things. Sometimes I just use it as a side dish like the picture shows or sometimes I will make a batch and and layer them over my apple pie french toast, or serve them with pork chops with my family. Either way, you can’t go wrong since they are so easy to make. 

I have included some of the links to past recipes that I have posted for your convenience.

Sauteed Apples – Serves 2 apples, sauteed

1/8 C butter, 2 apples(diced big or sliced hearty) 1 tsp. cornstarch, 1/4 C cold water, 1/4 C brown sugar, and 1/2 tsp cinnamon.

Melt butter in a saucepan. Add apples. Cook and stir constantly for about 5 minutes.

Dissolve cornstarch in water and add to skillet with apples. Stir in brown sugar and cinnamon. Boil for about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Keep on low with a cover on skillet until thick and gooey.

Fun with our EAA guests

August 25, 2014 by braytonbb

This picture was a memorable evening out with some of our EAA guests. Yes, it should have been posted a month ago, but we have been pretty busy around here. Thank you so very much for that by the way! We love it!

We usually have the same guests every year, for the exception of one room that sometimes rotates out with new guests. That being said, we have become great friends with these guests, that unfortunately, we only see once a year. They are usually so busy working that they have little time to play, but this year, some of them made the exception. We introduced them to the best cheese curds in town and yummy burgers.

Don’t ask me what is going on with Scott. He always has to be the unique one in the photo.

petes 2014


Bacon Ranch Cheddar Quiche

July 10, 2014 by braytonbb

Bacon Ranch Cheddar Quiche, made with love especially for one guest in particular. I going to pick on one of our past guests for a moment. You know who you are if you reading this. You made me laugh though and gave me a great challenge. I look forward to seeing you again next year.

She emails me a few days before arriving and gives me a list of items that she does not like. She also says that she would like a quiche but that it should be mild. Hmmmm. Okay….We have a winner. If you don’t believe, just ask her.

Bacon Ranch Cheddar Quiche -Serves 6-8 bacon ranch cheddar quiche

One 9″ pie crust, 5 oz (approx) of bacon cooked and chopped in pieces, 1 1/2 C cheddar cheese, 5 eggs, 1/2 C milk, 1/2 C heavy cream, 1/2 C Ranch Dressing, 1 tsp. onion powder and salt and pepper to taste.  ( I usually don’t usually keep ranch dressing at the inn, so I made my own and it was  a lot better than any store bought). See recipe below.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Lay pie crust in bottom of a greased pie pan. Place crumbled bacon on the bottom of the crust. Top with cheese. Whisk the eggs, milk, cream, ranch dressing, onion powder and salt and pepper together. Pour over bacon and cheese. Bake for about 45 minutes. Let cool before cutting and serving. top with cherry tomatoes if you desire.

Ranch Dressing recipe – Yields approx. 1 C

2/3 C sour cream, 1/2 C mayonnaise, 1 tsp. each of dill, parsley, chives, onion powder, garlic powder and celery salt. If it becomes to think, add a little buttermilk or skim milk. Whisk or shake until blended.

Trail Mix Cookies (gluten free)

June 19, 2014 by braytonbb

I wish I could call these trail mix cookies my idea, but I actually found the recipe on Pinterest and it is a keeper! No flour and no butter makes these little wonders pretty healthy and when using GF oatmeal, these are the perfect gluten free dessert. They are hearty yet moist and you can add whatever you like to them. You do have to give yourself some time to make them though, but they do have to be refrigerated before baking.

Trail Mix Cookies – 20 medium cookiesTrail mix cookies

1 C creamy peanut butter, 1 C brown sugar, 1 Large egg, 1 TB vanilla, 1 tsp. baking soda, pinch of salt, 1/3 C old fashion rolled oats (gluten free or regular if you don’t care), 1 C of trail mix or I used a 1/3 C of each of the following, semi sweet chocolate chips, semi sweet butterscotch chips, raisins, peanut butter M&M’s and cashews.

Combine peanut butter, brown sugar, egg and vanilla and stir until fully sugar is fully  mixed in and creamy. Add baking soda, salt, oats and mix more. Add trail  mix or your favorite add ins. Mix again.

Scoop out your cookie into mounds on a sprayed cookie sheet and refrigerate for two hours before baking. You can refrigerate without putting them on a sheet, but it is easier to shape them when they are warmer.

Bake 10-12 minutes until the edges are set but he center still looks soft. It will finish baking on the sheet as long as you leave them on their to cool.

Apple Pie Bread

November 2, 2012 by braytonbb

This apple pie bread is one of my favorites to make in the Fall. It makes a nice textured bread and almost seems gourmet. Great by itself or served with honey butter with your eggs.

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1/2 C butter(softened), 2/3 C sugar, 1/2 C brown sugar, 1 1/2 tsp baking powder, 2 eggs, 2 tsp. vanilla, 1 1/2 C flour, 1 1/2 tsp.  cinnamon, 1/3 C milk, 1 LG. apple peeled and finely chopped.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour the bottom and sides of 9x5x3 large inch loaf pan .

Mix brown sugar and cinnamon together and set aside.

In a stand mixer, combine white sugar and butter until smooth. Add eggs and vanilla and combined. Add flour, baking powder and then milk.

Pour half the batter into the prepared pan.  Cover with half of the apples and pat down. Sprinkle with half of the sugar and cinnamon mixture. Pour remaining batter over apples. T op with remaining apples and add more brown sugar/cinnamon mixture. Pat down and bake for 50 minutes to one hour.


Molasses Cookies

December 16, 2011 by braytonbb

I got this recipe from my grandmother. My Mom and Grandma made them every year when I was little. I liked them then, but I love them even more now as I have gotten older. My  husband begs me to make these year round. Though I probably could, I really enjoy looking forward to all your year getting to eat these tasty treats. I usually triple the batch since after we get our share, I like to share with others as well since they seem to be the hit every year. The recipe below is only a single batch, but works just as well if you double, triple or quad it. I can’t even tell you how many it makes, since I have not made a single recipe in so long.

MOLASSES COOKIESMolasses Sugar cookies

3/4 C Oil, 1 C sugar (plus 1/4 more for later), 1/4 C molasses, 1 egg, 2 tsp. baking soda, 2 C flour, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. cloves, 1/2 tsp. ginger, and 1 tsp. of cinnamon

Add sugar, eggs and molasses to oil.  Stir well.

Add dry ingredients and mix well again. Chill in the fridge about 2 hours until firm.

Roll into 1″ balls.  (It will be oily and that is okay) and then roll in sugar.

Bake 375 degrees until done (approx 8-10 min). Don’t leave in too long though, because they will get really hard. You want them nice and soft.

You can leave like this make a powdered sugar frosting and drizzle over. We make a little of both.