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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…

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…

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