Ahhhh….fall in New England. For foodies, there’s no better time for comfort food. Squash, apples, and everything pumpkin takes top billing on menus and breakfast tables at the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) inns. We love the tastes and smells of this time of year as our pie, bread pudding, soup and apple recipes take the stage to please guests.
While we know a romantic fall getaway to one of our New England inns is on your bucket list, we understand that sometimes it’s tough to get away at this time. Thus, we’ll bring a few of those aromas and flavors from our inns to your kitchens with some ideas for recipes you might feature on your own table.
We’ve combed through our recipe files to create a compendium of fall fare from DINE inns. Click on the links below for some wonderful autumn dishes. Then we’ll bring you a few more straight from our inns’ recipe files.
And here are a few more ideas offered from DINE kitchens.
Gingerbread Waffles from Inn at Harbor Hill Marina
Makes about 20 (4” x 4”) Waffles (good for approximately 10 people)
Ingredients & Method
4 Cups of Flour
2 Tablespoons Baking Powder
2 Tablespoons Ginger
2 Tablespoons Cinnamon
1 & ½ Tablespoons Allspice
2 Teaspoons Baking Soda
1 Teaspoon Dry Mustard Powder
1 Teaspoon Salt
In Larger Bowl, Mix:
1 & 1/3 Cups Brown Sugar
1 Cup Molasses
12 Tablespoons ( approx. 1 and ½ Sticks) Melted Butter
3 Cups Butter Milk
Bake waffle batter in your waffle maker, then top with whipped cream and then crushed ginger snap cookies.
Rabbit Hill Inn’s Bacon Jam
Ingredients & Method:
1/2 lb. bacon, diced
- Cook bacon in pan until crispy. Drain fat, reserving 2 Tbsps
2 onions, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 apples, diced
- Add to pan with bacon & bacon fat. Cook until all is tender.
1/2 cups apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup maple syrup
3/4 cup strong coffee
1 tsp black pepper (more if desired)
- Add to above mixture, cook until thick and syrupy
- Place everything in a food processor and process until spreadable consistency
Note from Leslie at Rabbit Hill Inn: This bacon jam recipe will become one of your favorites. You’ll be enjoying this delicious savory jam with breakfasts, entrees, cheese & crackers, and appetizers. It’s heavenly on corn bread (or any kind of bread). You’ll always want to have a jar on hand.
We think it would be delicious slathered on fall pork roasts too and might make a great holiday gift too!
Plan your 2017 and 2018 getaways at the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England by clicking below on links that will take you directly to each of their websites.
In Rhode Island: Cliffside Inn in Newport
In Connecticut: Inn at Harbor Hill Marina in Niantic