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12 Days of Cookies: Day 8

Posted on December 19, 2013

    DAY 8 HOLIDAY BLONDIES     A twist on a classic, it’s fruitcake in a bar. 2/3 cup  butter, softened 2 cups  packed brown sugar 2 large  eggs 1 tablespoon  cherry brandy or cherry juice (optional) 1 1/2 teaspoons  baking powder 2 teaspoons  vanilla 1/4 teaspoon  salt 2 1/4 cups  all-purpose flour 1 cup  chopped walnuts, toasted* 3/4 cup  chopped white or dark […]

12 Days of Cookies: Day 7

Posted on December 18, 2013

Day 7 Orange Chocolate Shortbread   1 cup salted butter (2 sticks) 1-1/4 cups all purpose flour 1/2 cup sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract Pinch of salt Preheat oven to 325. Cream together butter and sugar until mixture is light and fluffy. Mix in vanilla and gradually stir in flour. Once mixture is combined, place […]

12 Days of Cookies: Day 6

Posted on December 17, 2013

    DAY 6 Swedish Dreams Anyone who has eaten at the Ranger Room knows what a Swedish Dream is. A buttery, shortbread cookie with delicate flavors of coconut and pecan. A timeless favorite. 1 1/2 cups sugar 1/1/4 cups butter 1/2 cup & 2 Tablespoons vegetable shortening 1 tsp. vanilla 1 3/4 cup cake […]

12 Days of Cookies: Day 5

Posted on December 16, 2013

    DAY FIVE Flourless Chocolate Cookies   We always feel so decadent eating flourless chocolate cake. Well now, you can share the experience with your cookie swap! Dark, dense…..oh heavenly with a cup of dark roast coffee. Invite a friend over and have a few of these cookies to celebrate you! 1 1/2 cups semisweet […]

12 Days of Christmas Cookies

Posted on December 14, 2013

This is our 8th annual 12 Days of Christmas Cookies.  Each day for 12 days, we publish favorite and cherished recipes to try for your family and friends.  For 2013, we will posting them daily to our blog.  

What’s Your Basin Harbor Story?

Posted on December 3, 2013

December 2013. As many of you know, one of the most special parts of a Basin Harbor vacation is the recognition that our staff have for returning guests. They are part of our family and as such, our history. Here are some of our guests stories.       Francesa and Isabella (on right) Sibble […]

History Throwbacks ~ Bringing the Guests from Town

Posted on November 12, 2013

BHC History Bit ~ Imagine getting off the sleeper – the overnight train – from New York, to be greeted by an enthusiastic BHC staff member for the long ride in a surrey pulled by a fast team. That smiling person was Allen Penfield Beach, Bob’s and my Grandfather. We’re sure he regaled the guests […]

Osprey Dance

Posted on August 30, 2013

Our Grounds Superintendent, Charlie Messenger had some personal time with the “Basin Harbor Club” ospreys this morning. We put a nesting platform up on our golf course several years ago and we have been so very lucky to have attracted a pair of osprey. These pictures were right before he saw a doe and pair […]

Friday, July 12th News from Basin Harbor

Posted on July 11, 2013

July 12 Week 27  Daily Schedule Sunrise 5:21am Sunset 8:28pm   Local Weather (Subject to Change!) Knocking on wood seemed to help yesterday! Today is looking to be partly sunny with highs near 79 degrees. Cloudy early on but clearing later on. Humidity at 60%!   Guest News Welcome back to Dana Freeman and her […]

Happy Fourth of July!

Posted on June 30, 2013

Next to Thanksgiving, July Fourth is our favorite holiday.  It’s all about people – families and good friends getting together to enjoy one another’s company (with good food of course!).  And we love all the red, white and blue clothing! We always get a lump in our throat at the flag-raising and singing those wonderful […]