Food & Recipes

Read our article from the Lancaster New Era, Romancing the Scone!

All breakfasts are four-course culinary experiences and are served by candlelight. They consist of fresh baked pastry (scones, breads, turnovers, muffins or popovers), an appetizer, delicious entree and dessert. Meals may include such house specialties as blueberry scones, oatmeal souffle, strawberry crepes, baked turkey and apple sausage, sweet potato streusel, and hazelnut raspberry brownies. Everything, from scones in the morning to chocolates at turndown, is made from scratch. We have an extensive herb garden and use many edible flowers when they are in season.

Although Jan holds no culinary degree, she boasts that she is a “foodie” through and through and delights in playing with her food. She regularly takes cooking classes and explores new restaurants to keep up with current trends.

We will gladly accommodate any food allergies or preferences, including gluten-free recipes for celiac guests.

“All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast” – John Gunther.


Recipe of the Month
Amaretto French Toast

6 (1-inch thick) French bread slices
4 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 tablespoons almond liqueur (optional)
3 tablespoons butter
3/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
Powdered sugar
Warm maple Syrup

  • Arrange bread slices in a 13 x 9 baking dish.
  • Whisk together eggs, next four ingredients and liqueur.  Pour over bread.  Let stand 5 minutes, turning once.  Cover and chill 8 hours.
  • Melt butter at 400 degrees in a 15 x 10 jellyroll pan; add French bread slices.
  • Bake at 400 for 15 minutes; turn and bake 8 to 10 minutes more – until golden brown.  Sprinkle with almonds, dust with powdered sugar.

Makes 3 servings.


“The discovery of a new dish does more for human happiness than the discovery of a new star!” – Anthelme Brillat-Savarin.

“Jan’s breakfasts are fabulous!”
– Frank and Ruth, Virginia

Here are a few of our guests’ favorite recipes:


“That’s the best breakfast you’ve ever made . . . again!!”
– Paul, Delaware

We feature locally grown, fresh produce from Lancaster County and will gladly adapt our menu to any special dietary requests, including gluten-free breakfasts for celiac guests. Look for our recipes in:


  • Low-Fat Bed and Breakfast Cookbook, M. J. Smith, R.D., 1998
  • Pennsylvania Travel Council Cookbook, 1997
  • Favorite Recipes from the Authentic Bed and Breakfasts of Lancaster County, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2012, 2014
  • Pieces of Lancaster Cookbook, 2001
  • Caucus of American Innkeepers Cookbook, 2002
  • Pennsylvania Bed and Breakfast Guide and Cookbook, Karen Shughart, 1999
  • A Taste and Tour of Northeast Country Inns, Jackie White, 2002
  • Cinnamon Mornings and Chocolate Dreams, Lanier Publishing, 2003
  • Sunrise Sunset Across America, Claudia Givens, 2003
  • Incredible Edibles, Pennsylvania Tourism and Lodging Association, 2003
  • Pennsylvania Cook Book, Golden West Publishers, 2003
  • Best Recipes From American Country Inns and Bed and Breakfasts, Maynard and Maynard, 2004
  • Waiter, Is There Wheat in My Soup?, LynnRae Ries, 2005
  • Sleep on It, Carol Gordon, 2006
  • Pennsylvania Bed and Breakfast Cookbook, Big Earth Publishing 2007
  • Bed and Breakfast Guide for Food Lovers, Lanier Publishing International, 2010
  • BnbFinder’s Blog for National Chocolate Week – March 14, 2011
  • InnLove – Recipes for Romance, Lanier Publishing – 2012