Category Archives: Eating

A TALE OF TWO CHEESECAKES

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  Jewish and Siciliano New York This cheesecake is trying to reproduce one made by an old college friend, Kenny Kleinrock’s mother. She approached the task as a scientific experiment, trying many variations ’till she found the perfect, the archetypal, … Continue reading

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Eat, Drink and be Merry

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Visit Leith Hall and Feast This is restaurant week in Cape May. Many of our best eateries have prix fixe, three course dinners for $35. This is a great time to sample the offerings at some of the best restaurants … Continue reading

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CAPE MAY RASPBERRY SOUR CREAM COFFEE CAKE for Donna B.

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A recent Leith Hall b&b guest, Donna B.,  emailed me for two recipes for treats that we serve at afternoon tea. The first was Cape May bed and breakfast Gingerbread which was in an earlier post, and this is the … Continue reading

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Cape May bed and breakfast Gingerbread for Donna B.

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Recently one of our guests at Leith Hall b&b contacted me to request two recipes we serve at afternoon tea. This one, Leith Hall’s Cape May bed and breakfast Gingerbread, is for Donna. It has bits of crystallized ginger in … Continue reading

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Roger and Judy’s Pumpkin Apricot Cake

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Brave Leith Hall Guests Follow Elan’s Recipes This past weekend, Roger and Judy, who visit us every year and are so much fun to talk to, asked for the recipe for the pumpkin and apricot cake that I served for … Continue reading

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Leith Hall ROMANTIC GETAWAY TRUFFLES

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We just had our third annual Spring Chocolate Championship yesterday and, once again, I didn’t win. You may remember that Chocolate Championship was my suggestion several years ago for MAC to start a new tour during Spring Festival. Any tour … Continue reading

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CAPE MAY BEACH SHORTBREAD COOKIES DOWN THE SHORE

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Cape May Beach Shortbread Cookies These cookies look like the sand on the beach in Cape May. The sprinkle of sugar on top even gives them the texture of the sand on the beach in Cape May. The best things … Continue reading

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SICILY IN CAPE MAY

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Several years ago, Suzie and I spent a month visiting Sicily. We saw the cities of Palermo and Catania, several hill towns like Ragusa and Noto (which are as cute as hill towns anywhere in Italy) and stayed in beach … Continue reading

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THE BEST FLOUR-LESS CHOCOLATE CAKE EVER

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Today is Suzie‘s birthday, so I’m posting recipe for the densest, richest chocolate cake ever. I often make it for birthdays and other special events. It is very short, like a French chocolate cake. It can be topped with some … Continue reading

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