Oh Tanenbaum 

I’ve always loved White Pine for our Christmas trees.  We used to be able to find them at a local tree farm and cut them ourselves.  Now we’re lucky enough to find them at all. It seems that Concolor and Fraser Fir are all the rage.  Feeling a bit like Charlie Brown, we search out […]

The Importance of Dining Together 

I recently had the chance to attend the Fabulous Food Showin Cleveland with my good friend Paula.  It was a feast for not only the taste buds, but the eyes as well. Beautifully decorated cakes…. Incredible wines, and terrific chefs.    We saw Michael Symon, Jeff Mauro, Jason Roberts, Ann Burrell and, my hero from […]

Old Houses – Where Love Lives 

What is it about an old house that exudes warmth the minute you walk in the door?  Can it possibly convey the laughter and happy times that have happened within its walls?   I think so! Last week my mom and I received the good news that her house had sold.  So we traveled back to […]

Fun at American Music Theater 

We caught the American Icons Show yesterday.  It was a non-stop toe-tapping treat from the moment the curtain opened. My mom really enjoyed the Motown Tribute, Bruce loved the Sinatra songs, and I can’t get enough of the dancing.  But my favorite song was their rendition of Billy Joel’s  New York State of Mind with […]

There’s A New Red in Town 

As an innkeeper, I try to keep up to date with everything that is going on in Lancaster County.  Especially the fun stuff.  I feel that It’s my duty to tell guests about great places to experience, whether it’s a new show, restaurant or attraction. And so I attended the opening of Thorn Hill Vineyards Tasting […]

The Magic of Summer in Lancaster County 

  The Magic of Summer in Lancaster County   Maybe it’s the early morning dew shining in the sun, the corn leaves blowing in the breeze, or the never-ending succession of blooming flowers. It could be the sight of an Amish farmer plowing his field, Amish children running down the lane, or produce bulging from […]

A Fun Way to Scoot Around Lancaster 

If you want to see the back roads of Lancaster County, but you think riding on the train is too fast,  traveling by buggy is too slow, and parking the car can be too much trouble ... then a scooter may be just the right speed and size! You can stop anywhere you want - to […]

The Secret Behind Innkeepers’ Great Breakfasts…. 

Part of why the food tastes so good at bed and breakfasts is because it looks so nice.  Most innkeepers know how to create wonderful food with fresh local ingredients.  They dress it up, serve it in a beautiful atmosphere….and voila - guests feel pampered! Certainly garnishing plays an important role – as does an […]

Just in time for Easter – Cheesecake with Warm Spiced Plums 

Last night we invited friends over for dinner.  I made an Indian dish that we love, Tikka Masala and, because it has a bit of a bite to it, I wanted a creamy but not-too-sweet dessert.  I decided on a cheesecake – and combined several recipes to come up with this one.  I hope you like […]