Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy: Our favorite summer lemon recipes

We’ve seen all sorts of quotes about what to do when life hands you lemons.  Some recommend keeping them because, “hey, they’re free”. Others say “add their zest to your life”.  Still others recommend stuffing them in your bra and … Read more

Recipe to a healthier 2017 starting with breakfast

making resolutions in 2017It’s the beginning of a new year and how many of you made resolutions?  Raise your hand.  Now how many of you resolved to live a healthier lifestyle?  Yup! Just as we thought.  How many promised to be healthier eaters?  … Read more

Sensational Summer Sweets with Cocoa Coolness

Recipes with a touch of Chocolate from DINESummer is the season for “berry good” desserts and when it comes to sweets, the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England have a treasure trove of recipes that are perfect for satisfying that sweet tooth. Whether you’re looking … Read more

Hot days call for cool fruity dessert ideas from Distinctive inns

It’s finally beginning to really feel like summer in DINE country.  Warm days and nights call for cool desserts filled with fresh fruit of the season, and the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) will be serving up … Read more

Happy National Chocolate Chip Day: Inn-legacy of the choco-chip and recipes too

National Chocolate Chip Day at Distinctive Inns of New EnglandMay 15th marks National Chocolate Chip Day, an event that has its roots in a former inn.  In DINEcountry, the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) celebrate by sharing recipes and treats made with this delectable chocolate morsel.  … Read more

Waffle recipe makes its debut at Distinctive Inns of New England for Waffle Day

According to DaysoftheYear.com, Friday, March 25th is Waffle Day, a day that the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) celebrate with their own special recipes at the breakfast table.  This year, Dave and Sue Labrie, owners and innkeepers … Read more

March is for chocolate lovers in DINE country

Baked Fudge Cake from Camden Maine Stay InnWith American Chocolate Week being celebrated March 20-26th, we here in DINE country have jumped on to the cocoa-bandwagon and created a number of wonderful chocolate-filled packages.  For those who love chocolate, get your bonbon bonus by booking any … Read more

Recipes from Distinctive Inns to ring in a healthy new year

As we turn the corner on a new year, resolutions always abound. And each resolutions revolving around food top the list for number one, two or three. Whether it be to eat more of it, eat less of it, or … Read more

Finding recipes on DistinctiveInns.com and Thanksgiving ideas

Breakfast in bed at Chesterfield InnWe listened and we heard your request for an easy way to find the all those recipes that have been posted on the Distinctive Inns of New England website. We’ve added a link to all the recipe stories we’ve … Read more

Here’s what to do with the bumper crop of apples this year

Apple Crisp recipe from Inn at Harbor Hill MarinaThe Distinctive Inns of New England are excited about the bumper crop of apples expected in the region this fall. According to the New England Apple Association blog, the 2015 New England apple crop is estimated to be approximately … Read more

DINE Derby Day Desserts

Kentucky DerbyIt’s hard to believe that the annual Kentucky Derby is upon us.  In DINEcountry, it feels like winter just ended. The Kentucky Derby is another reminder that spring really has come and the 12 Distinctive Inns of New EnglandRead more

3 pumpkin and squash soups perfect for Thanksgiving leftovers

Thanksgiving dinner at DINE innsOne vacation idea that’s trending is to spend Thanksgiving away from home, leaving the fuss and muss behind.  Whether avoiding nosy Aunt Cybil or all the prep in the kitchen, we’re seeing more and more travelers spending Thanksgiving in DINEcountryRead more

Celebrate Better Breakfast Month with DINE recipes

CaptHouseInn-salmon bennieSeptember celebrates Better Breakfast Month and when it comes to breakfast, no one knows better than guests to the 11 Distinctive Inns of New England how well DINE inns can start the day. You haven’t celebrated the most important meal … Read more

Celebrate National Cookie Month with recipes from DINE

October is National Cookie Month.  It’s a month-long celebration of the sweetest treats, enjoying cookies and sharing them with friends and family. It’s also a reminder that the best cookies you’ll find are served every day at Distinctive Inns Read more