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We had the opportunity to stay here during our last visit to the US. What an incredible location! If you like peace and quiet and if you like hiking and exploring nature's treasures, you couldn't ask for a better starting point. Food is great, rooms are comfortable and charming, and it really does feel like a trip back in time. Have yourself a cup of tea while sitting on the deck and look around you.. it's amazing!

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My wife and I were overwhelmed with the beauty and comfort of this B&B. Perhaps the best part of the weekend was getting to know Tim and Mauriene, the owners. They were abundantly gracious and fun to be with. And the breakfasts were amazing! We look forward to visiting again in the future.



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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

by Mauriene Landry


1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese (room temperature)

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 tablespoons brown sugar



4 tablespoons all-purpose flour

5 tablespoons  brown sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

4 tablespoons butter

4 tablespoons chopped pecans (or nut of your choice, walnuts would also work .



2 1/2 Cups all purpose flour

2 cups white sugar

3 teaspoons baking powder

3 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 large eggs

1 (16 oz) can of pumpkin puree (not pie filling)

1/3 cup vegetable oil

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).  Grease 12 Large muffin cups or use paper liners.

If you want to make smaller muffins it will make 18-24 muffins (mini muffins would be a great gift)


To make the filling:  In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese till soft and fluffy.  Add egg, vanilla and brown sugar.  Beat till smooth and set aside.

For the Topping:  In another medium bowl, mix flour sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg.  Add butter and cut it in with a fork till crumbly.  Mix in nuts.

For the Muffin Batter:  In a large bowl, mix together flour sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.

In another large bowl, mix together pumpkin, eggs, oil and vanilla.  Add to flour mixture, being careful to not over mix till smooth.

Place pumpkin mixture in muffin cups about 1/2 full.  Add one tablespoon of the cream cheese mixture in the middle of the batter.  Top the cream cheese mixture with about 2 tablespoons of pumpkin mixture to cover the cream cheese.  (Muffin cups will be 3/4 full or perhaps a little more)

Sprinkle with nut topping.

Bake at 375 F (195C) for 20-25 minutes.  Allow to cool in pan for about 5 minutes.  Remove to cooling rack to completely cool or serve warm.


HOT BUTTERED RUMSequoia National Park Lodging

1/2 lb soft butter

2 T. Cinnamon

1 t. nutmeg

2 cups brown sugar

pinch of salt


Cream all together

You will need a

"spiced rum" like Captain Morgan's

and some Boiling water


For each cup of hot buttered rum

place 1-2 t. butter/sugar/spices mix in cup

add rum to taste (about 1 oz. is good)


Fill cup with boiling water and stir till

sugar dissolves.




by Mauriene Landry


Caramelized Onions:

5 large red onions sliced thinly.

Put about 3 T. olive oil in large skillet and heat.  Put in onions. Cover.  Do not allow them to brown by stirring frequently.  Allow them to become limp and translucent.  Add :

1 t. salt

1/2 t. pepper

1/2 c. brown sugar

Stir.  Allow to cool


Zucchini Fritters:

1 1/2 c. self rising flour

1/2 t. salt

1/4 t. pepper

1 T. Herbs de Provence

1/4 t. cayenne

1/8 t. garlic powder


1 c. milk

1 egg beaten

2 medium zucchini shredded


Mix all together

Drop in large spoon fulls  into skillet with 1 c. canola oil (very hot)

Turn when brown and cook  on other side. (Like pancake)

8 eggs cooked to liking (scrambled or poached.


Place fritters (2) on plate that has been warmed.  Top with eggs and then carmelized onions.

Serve immediately.

Serves 4



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by Mauriene Landry


1 c. flour

1 t. baking powder

1/2 t. baking soda

1/2 t. salt

1 1/2 c. buttermilk

1 T. melted butter

1 beaten egg

1 large banana sliced

1/2 c. chopped walnuts


Mix dry ingredients. Add milk, melted butter to egg. Combine mixtures. Add bananas and walnuts. Stir till smooth and bake on hot griddle.





by Mauriene Landry


4 slices texas toast (crusts removed and cubed)

6 oz. chopped pancetta

1/2 c. chopped onions

1/2 c. chopped red bell peppers

1 c. chopped spinach

1/4 c. chopped Italian parsley

1 c. shredded cheddar cheese

6 eggs well beaten

1/2 c. half and half




Saute pancetta, onions and bell peppers. Set aside and cool

Beat eggs, half and half, add spinach, parsley, salt, pepper, and cheese. Mix Texas toast in with egg mixture.

Add cooled sauted meat and vegis

Scoop into individual ramakins (well greased)

Bake at 350 for about 1 hour until golden brown





by Mauriene Landry


2 1/4 c. flour

1 t. baking soda

1 t. salt

3/4 c. sugar

3/4 c. packed brown sugar

2 sticks sweet butter room temp

1 t. vanilla

2 large eggs

1 12 oz. pkg chocolate chips

1 12 oz. pkg butterscotch chips

1 c. chopped walnuts


Mix flour, salt and soda set aside

Blend sugars briefly and add butter a small amount at a time

mixing in between until fluffy.

Add vanilla and mix

Add eggs one at a time mixing in between.

Add flour mixture 1/2 at a time mixing well in between.

Add chips and walnuts.

Mix well.

Drop onto ungreased cookie sheets and bake at 375 till brown. Cool on rack.



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