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Pumpkin Pancakes

Pumpkin Pancakes Ingredients: 2 cups buttermilk 1 cup pumpkin puree 2 eggs 4 egg whites 3 tablespoons melted butter 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend olive oil cooking spray whipped butter Directions: In…

The She Shed

This spring I was introduced to the new concept of the “She Shed” by Patti Keating a horticulturist from Cape Cod Community College. Patti came to help me with our Falmouth Village Spring Garden Tour. After talking with her, I decided that the Palmer House Inn should have its own version of the She Shed.…

Cape Cod’s Hyannis Harbor Lighthouse

Hyannis Harbor Light By Mary Moran Hyannis, a village in the town of Barnstable and the highest populated area on Cape Cod, was once a busy and successful port for both fishing and trade in the 1800’s. It is located in what is called the Mid Cape area. With maritime traffic increasing, the need for a navigational…

Mulled Buttery Cider

Hot Mulled Buttery Cider Recipe Serves six. Ingredients 1/2 Cup brown sugar Juice from 1 orange Juice from 1 lemon 1/2 Gallon apple cider 4 Whole cloves 2 Cinnamon sticks 1 Tsp whole allspice 3 Tbls butter Directions for Mulled Buttery Cider Recipe In a large saucepan heat sugar and juices until syrupy. Add cider,…

Cape Cod’s Bass River Light

Bass River Light By Mary Moran Bass River light, also known as the West Dennis Light, is located on the eastern side of Bass River in the Cape Cod town of Dennis. Dennis sits next to the waters of Nantucket Sound. Dennis became a prosperous fishing town in the 19th century. At that time there was…

Orange Syrup

Sweet Orange Syrup Recipe Ingredients 1 Cup sugar 1/2 Cup water 3/4 Cup orange juice (with a lot of pulp) 1 Tbs cornstarch 2 Tbs unsalted butter 1 Tsp orange zest Directions Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil; stir until sugar is dissolved. Combine orange juice…

Marmalade-Stuffed French Toast

Marvelous Marmalade-Stuffed French Toast Recipe Serves 8. Ingredients 8 slices of thick sliced French bread 4 Oz soft cream cheese 1/4 Cup marmalade 4 Large eggs 1 Cup milk 1 Tsp vanilla extract 1/4 Tsp ground cinnamon 1/4 Tsp nutmeg 2 Tbs butter Directions Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Place baking sheet in oven. Cut…

Oysters on Cape Cod, Part 2

Part II Preparing and Enjoying Oysters. Opening the oyster shell is called shucking. Some Cape Codders believe that the correct method of shucking is to insert a shucking tool or knife into the side of the shell, however, most of us think that it is easier to go in at the hinge. In the end…