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Gingerbread Pancake Recipe

Our Favorite Gingerbread Pancake Recipe This Gingerbread pancake recipe is one of our favorites at the Inn. It’s easy to prepare and an excellent choice if you are serving a large group at home. Serves 4 to 6. Ingredients 2 Cups all-purpose flour 1 Tsp ground ginger 1/2 Tsp ground cinnamon 1/4 Tsp ground cloves…

The Humble Innkeepers’ Garden

By Pat O’Connell Photography By Pat O’Connell There are many locations on the Palmer House Inn’s property where I enjoy spending time, however, without a doubt, our herb garden is my favorite. When we first bought the inn the basic design of the garden had been laid out. There were eight four by four foot…

Cupcake Charlies

Cupcake Charlie’s for Cupcakes on Cape Cod “Life is short… Eat a cupcake.” Written by Chelsea | Photos by Pat O’Connell We couldn’t agree more with Cupcake Charlie’s store motto. Why not enjoy the sweeter things in life? From Real Estate to Gourmet Cupcakes on Cape Cod, the franchise founders are self-taught bakers who bonded…

Whydah Pirate Museum

Whydah Pirate Museum By Patricia L. O’Connell The Whydah Pirate Museum is located in West Yarmouth, on Cape Cod. The museum is about an hour’s drive from the Palmer House Inn and is a new, fully interactive Pirate Museum filled with real pirate artifacts and treasure from the pirate Samuel “Black Sam” Bellamy’s flagship the…

2018 Cape Cod Beach Review

Cape Cod Beach Review: Falmouth Residents Boast That We have the Warmest Water on the Cape Our warm ocean water is attributed to our location and its close proximity to the warm waters of the gulf stream. The town of Falmouth is a peninsula on a peninsula and has sixty-eight miles of coast line, therefore,…

O’Connell’s Irish Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

Pat O’Connell’s Irish Oatmeal Cookies Because these cookies are in such high demand we serve them almost exclusively during the summer months. When we first took over the Palmer House Inn, many years ago, our goal was to please our guest’s every sense. Soft luxuriously scented sheets, elegant music, lovely furnishings, delicious breakfasts & afternoon…

Colleen’s Ginger Scones Recipe

This recipe came to us from our cook, Colleen. The scones are light, not too sweet and delicious. Makes 12 scones. Pre-heat oven to 500 degrees Ginger Scones Recipe Ingredients: 3 cups of flour 2 Tablespoons of baking powder 1/3 cup of sugar 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 stick of room temperature butter 3/4 cups of…

Amazing Pie Crust Recipe

Amazing Pie Crust Recipe Recipe is for two 9″ single crust pies. Ingredients: 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup shortening 5 tablespoons cold water Directions: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowel sift together flour and salt. Cut shortening into flour mixture using a pastry blender. Continue working…