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The Age of Wild Ice

Posted on January 28, 2016

A Look Back at Lake Champlain’s Ice-Harvesting Days As Basin Harbor Club hibernates through Vermont’s deliciously cold and snowy winter, we thought we’d devote a blog post to a little local history: back to a time when glazed-over Lake Champlain was a great seasonal quarry. For decades, wintertime on Lake Champlain meant a brisk business […]

Wedding Cakes BY Basin Harbor

Posted on January 7, 2016

Here at Basin Harbor we pride ourselves in working with couples to customize their Vermont weddings. From the signature cocktail at the rehearsal dinner to local flowers atop your cake.  Wedding cakes are an accent of your wedding that make a style statement and are a delicious end to your perfect day. Our Basin Harbor […]

And a Happy New Year!

Posted on January 5, 2016

The New Year is certainly a time for new beginnings and enthusiasm. Here are our wishes for you in 2016: May your Senior be accepted at the college of her/his choice May your team win the Superbowl May the very late-starting ski season be fabulous once it gets under way May the weather man not […]

NY Cheesecake Cookies

Posted on December 23, 2015

A front runner among taste testers, these bite sized cheesecake cookies are scrumptious! 1 1⁄4 cup graham crackers, finely crushed (1 sleeve) 1 cup flour 1 1⁄2 tsp baking powder 1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened 1⁄2 cup brown sugar, packed 1 egg, separated 3 oz cream cheese, softened 1⁄4 cup granulated sugar 2 […]

Marcia’s Dippidy-Do-Dah! Cherries

Posted on December 22, 2015

We prefer to get these as gifts but they are fun to make as well! And the packaging can be very fun.   Ingredients: Maraschino Cherries with Stems White Chocolate – Dark Chocolate – Milk Chocolate for Dipping. It’s your choice! Your Favorite Liquor  or Cordial ~  Bourbon is always a hit       […]

Candy Cane Cookies

Posted on December 21, 2015

    Makes 2 dozen cookies 1 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature 1 cup powdered sugar 1 large egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon peppermint extract (or 1/2 teaspoon almond extract) 3 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon red food coloring       Cream together the butter […]

Day 8: Chewy Lemon Snowdrops

Posted on December 20, 2015

Described as pure cookie magic. A few author notes. Do Not Overbake. They must be barely golden and maybe look a little underbaked. They will harden up…the softness is key. Also do not use hot/warm cookie sheets, it affects the baking process. INGREDIENTS 1 stick butter, softened Zest and juice of one lemon ½ cup […]