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Holiday Ginger Snaps Recipe

Holiday Ginger Snaps Recipe Before owning the Palmer House Inn, Bill and I lived on boats. I enjoyed making these  holiday ginger snaps recipe because ginger is calming to the digestive system. Many folks were concerned about sea sickness. This recipe makes about 5 dozen. Ingredients: 3/4 cup shortening 1 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup…

Heritage Museum & Gardens

Heritage Museum & Gardens a Wonderful Daytrip By Mary Moran | Photos by Pat O’Connell Founded in 1969 by J.K. Lilly III, Heritage Museum and Gardens is a place of exploration and discovery for all ages. Located in the historic Cape Cod town of Sandwich, Heritage offers a vast array of American culture-based exhibits, gardens,…

Friends of Nobska Light

Restoration of Nobska Lighthouse The “Friends of Nobska Light”was founded in 2015, when the United States Coast Guard made the decision to sell the property. Several organizations were interested in taking over the project, however, the cost of restoring the tower and adjacent buildings was daunting. As a result The “Friends of Nobska Light” was…

Pilgrim Monument

Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum By Mary Moran | Photos by Pat O’Connell Built between 1907 and 1910, the Pilgrim Monument commemorates the first landing of the Pilgrims in the new world. The Mayflower carrying the Pilgrims from England, landed on November 21, 1620. The landing took place in what is now known as Provincetown…

Mim’s Pilgrim Pie

Our friend Mim has shared with us another of her favorite old Cape Cod recipes. This is one that she enjoys preparing this time of year because the apples and and cranberries are being harvested. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Ingredients: 5-6 MacIntosh apples 1 cup fresh cranberries 1 cup crushed walnuts 1 stick of…

Fall Weddings & Winter Weddings

Photos from a few of our favorite Fall & Winter Weddings This beautiful couple wanted an intimate winter wedding in an elegant home. We were married in December so winter weddings hold a special place in our hearts. Winter wedding for a happy couple. A joyous fall wedding.   A Winter Wedding Elopment for a…

Portuguese Sweet Bread

Portuguese Sweet Bread Recipe Cape Cod has a large Portuguese population. Most of the Portuguese immigrants came to America in the early years of the twentieth century and brought this Portuguese Sweet Bread recipe with them. Because most of them were farmers or fishermen by trade, Cape Cod was the ideal location to settle. The…

Cape Cod Museum Trail – Sandwich Glass Museum

By Mary Moran Photos by Pat O’Connell The Sandwich Glass Museum, located in Cape Cod’s oldest town, showcases, Sandwich’s rich history. The museum focuses primarily on the glass industry and the major impact it had on Cape Cod and its residents. The museum is home to numerous period-piece glass exhibits and it is ever-changing. Special…