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Vermont Cheddar and Bacon Soup

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Ingredients: 2Lbs Vermont Sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded Half-Lb Cob smoked bacon, chopped 4Oz Unsalted butter, melted Half CupFlour 1Qt Chicken stock 1Qt Half and Half 1Tbs Nutmeg Salt and white pepper to taste Place butter and bacon in a large heavy pot and cook bacon until crisp. Whisk flour into the butter and bacon mixture […]

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Asparagus Bisque

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Ingredients: 2 lbs Asparagus 1 medium diced onion 6 oz butter 3 Tb flour 16 oz chicken stock 8 oz half & half cream salt and pepper to taste Clean asparagus by trimming lower stems and removing ‘woody’ bottom portion. Slice asparagus into desired size then set aside. Melt butter in heavy sauce pan. Add […]

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Balsamic Orange Glazed Chicken

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Ingredients: 2 – 4 oz chicken breasts (slightly flattened) 2 Tablespoons Clarified Butter 3 Tablespoons Balsamic vinegar 1 orange (rind removed, segmented and seeded) 3 Tablespoons Orange Marmalade 1/4 cup Chicken Stock 1/8 cup White Wine Flour for dredging Salt and Pepper to taste Rinse and dry chicken breast. Heat butter in heavy saute pan […]

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Chocolate Decadance

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Ingredients: 12 eggs 6 cups sugar 3 cups melted butter 3 cups flour 2 cups cocoa 1 tsp salt 2 T vanilla Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients in large mixing bowl. Mix well w/ rubber spatchula. Do not mix too much air in batter. Spray 5 pie plates w/ spray release. Divide […]

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Curry Apple Soup

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Ingredients: 2 Tablespoons butter (1/4 stick) 1 medium onion, chopped 1 pound Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and diced 1 Tablespoon curry powder 2½ cups chicken stock ½ cup whipping cream ½ cup sour cream (optional) chopped fresh chives (optional) 1. Melt butter in a heavy large saucepan over medium heat. 2. Add onions; sauté […]

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Back Yard Beauty Tomato-Caper Sauce

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Ingredients: 6 vine-ripened cluster tomatoes; chopped 2 shallots; chopped 1 tbsp lemon zest 2 tbsp capers ½ cup white wine 1 tbsp lemon juice 2 tbsp fresh basil; chopped 1 tsp Olive oil 1. In large saucepan add olive oil and chopped shallots to sauté and lightly caramelize. 2. Add capers and white wine to […]

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Fun Vermont Wedding

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Weddings are such a joyous event.  They are fun to host, fun to attend and fun to plan (well, at least WE think so).  I recently received an e-mail from a bride who was married 2 years ago.  She wrote that their wedding was STILL talked about among her friends and family.  Here at the […]

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All-American Wedding Theme

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Watching the world cup has been a fun way to remember the flags (and colors) of various countries.  Of course, many countries share the same flag colors.  For example, France, England, Australia, the United States all share red, white and blue.   Here in the US, red, white and blue are classic summer colors and […]

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Vermont Wedding – Wine Theme

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Believe it or not, creating a theme for a party always makes the planning easier and that’s no different when planning a wedding.  The theme creates the foundation, it becomes the ‘DNA’ of the event.  It assists you in developing a color palette, the decor and sometimes even the attire. For oenophiles, what better theme […]

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Unique Guest Book Ideas

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The Echo Lake Inn hosts approximately 20 weddings a summer so that means we’ve seen A LOT of great ideas over the years.  While some couples throw in a guest book as an after-thought, others have some unique ideas that acted not only as ice breakers during the cocktail reception, but they were wonderful additions to the couples […]

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