Archive for March, 2011

Dad’s 88th Birthday Pie

March 25, 2011


Perfect Meringue Recipe

Perfect Meringue Recipe

I am so lucky to still have my Dad! Yesterday was his 88th Birthday and since he prefers pie to cake I made him a banana cream pie which is one of his favorites.  My mom gave me this MERINGUE recipe many years ago that is fantastic. You will always get a perfect meringue every time and the wonderful part is that it won’t stick to your knife when you cut it which allows you to serve a beautiful slice of pie.  Sorry you can’t enjoy the pie but you will enjoy having the recipe!

Perfect Meringue (This is an excellent meringue. It doesn’t stick to the knife when cutting it either.)

1 T.  cornstarch

3 egg whites

1/2 cup plus 2 T. water

6 T. granulated sugar

Mix cornstarch with 2 T. water.  Then add remaining water and boil 2 minutes stirring all the time.  Beat egg whites that have come up to room temperature and add sugar a T. at a time.   When the egg whites begin to just start to stiffen add hot cornstarch slowly, beating all the time.  When the egg whites are stiff pile onto your warm pie filling pushing all the way to the edge of your crust so that it touches the crust. ( This will keep it from shrinking ) Bake at 350 for 10 to 12 minutes. Turn off oven and leave in another 5 minutes if you want to ensure that the meringue is well done.

Try this recipe the nest time you make a cream pie. You will want to add it to your collection.


How to Make Crepes Video

March 14, 2011

Some people may think crepes are difficult to make but they are truly very easy, especially after making them for twenty years!

If you would like to watch the video you will find just how easy it is to make them and give your family a special treat. For gluten-free crepes you can use soy flour or rice flour and for lactose free you can substitute rice milk, soy milk or coconut milk.  If using rice flour or soy flour they may be a little sensitive when turning but  can be turned very successfully  if you have a little patience.  Enjoy!

Huckleberry Crepe Filling Video

March 14, 2011

We had fun making our first youtube video on how to make Huckleberry filling for our crepes.

Of course you could use blueberries the same way or any other berry that you like as Huckleberries are not readily available.

If you are ambitious you can always go out and pick your own when they are in season.

Here is the link to watch the video

Fill Your Gas Tank On Us!

March 10, 2011

May special!

Book a two night stay in any room and we will help fill your gas tank by taking $50.00 off your total bill! Get away from the big city sounds – welcome to the country setting and scenery at The Shepherd’s Inn Bed & Breakfast.

Create your own package – as a reminder we have a relaxing 2-person Jetted Tub (available with any room).

Huckleberry Crepes on YouTube Soon!

March 10, 2011

Check out our new Updates to the Website – we are now working on You Tube videos of our yummy   “Signature Wild Huckleberry Crepes”

Along with your scrumptious Crepes for breakfast, enjoy Apple Glazed Smoked Sausage and our Potato, Egg & Cheese Breakfast Casserole that is so good it has been published in a Taste of Home Cookbook.