Category Archives: desserts

SPRING FESTIVAL IS FESTING!

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Spring festival is Cape May’s annual sigh of relief that Winter is over. This year we have a few new events that will get you in the spirit. First, if you’re a Downton Abbey fan, you can put your Easter … Continue reading

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We’re expecting the President and Prince Charles next at Leith Hall

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We just had this wonderful article about Leith Hall published in the travel section of the Washington Post. Becky Crystal stayed with us recently – so now we expect ambassadors, noblemen, and foreign princes to beat down our doors. Leith … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Apricot Cake from Leith Hall

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I served this pumpkin apricot cake this past weekend for afternoon tea. The simple syrup makes it very moist and delicious. I like pumpkin and apricots together because they are so similar (orange color and gooey). You could use golden … Continue reading

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Richest Bestest Almond Pound Cake

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I recently served an almond pound cake at Leith Hall teatime, which is very rich and buttery. One of our guests asked for the recipe, so here it is. It is actually very easy to make and is very impressive … Continue reading

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Maple Pecan Squares

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Maple Pecan Squares This is the second recipe that Lindsay asked for. They are maple syrup flavored cake squares with a handful of crushed pecans in the cake. Of course, you could use any nuts in the cake, or no … Continue reading

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Peach Upside Down Cake for Lindsay

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Peach Upside Down cake for Lindsay Lindsay asked for the recipe for this peach upside down coffee cake which I served at teatime last week. I cut it into four squares by four squares – for sixteen servings. The cake … Continue reading

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Cape May Craft Beer and Crab Festival

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Craft Beer and Crab Festival This coming Saturday is the second annual Cape May Craft Beer and Crab Festival. Last year’s party was a huge success and this year’s will be even more fun. There’ll be live music all day … Continue reading

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EAT DRINK AND BE MERRY –For Tomorrow we Diet

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Eat Drink and be Merry! Forgive the bad old joke, but this should be the motto of Cape May’s restaurant week, starting today, June 2, through June 9th. Many of Cape May’s great restaurants are participating, like 410 Bank Street, … Continue reading

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What’s better than the West Cape May Strawberry Festival ? (answer below)

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    Nothing’s Better Than The West Cape May Strawberry festival! The West Cape May Strawberry Festival will be June 1 (rain date of June 2). Come out and enjoy strawberry smoothies, strawberry tacos, strawberry ice cream, chocolate covered strawberries, … Continue reading

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Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

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I made these chocolate peppermint cookies for tea at Leith Hall last week and Bill from Absecon paid me a great compliment. He said that they were the best chocolate cookies he had ever had, and he doesn’t even like … Continue reading

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