Happy New Year from the Ephraim Guest House Condominiums. We hope you were able to take time to be with friends and family throughout the holidays and kick off 2015 with a new perspective.
As we kick off the New Year at the Guest House, we’d like to share some of our insider tips on making your Door County stay one you’ll remember forever.
Festivals, Activities, Savings and more in Door County. Some of the fun newer festivals coming our way are Uncork Summer in Ellison Bay, Door County Beer Festival in Baileys Harbor, Door County Lighthouse Festival, Door County Festival of Nature, and the Door County Century Bike Ride. Look for more details from us on these festivals and activities that are coming soon to Door County.
This year we are offering our popular Stay 3 Consecutive Nights only Pay for 2 from May 1st – May 21st, 2015. Rooms are already booking so be sure to grab this deal. Wondering if May is the right time to stay in Door County? It’s a great time for biking, hiking, running, walking and golfing because roads, parks and courses have fewer visitors. Our weather in May is all over the board so be sure to pack warm clothes along with short sleeves and shorts.
We’ve also brought in a new special to help your summer vacation get even better. Stay 3 Consecutive Nights or More July 7th – July 12th and save 25% off the regular rates. As always, rates during the weekdays are less expensive than the weekends which gives you more bang for your buck.
No matter what you and your family enjoy, Door County has it. Shows, arts, outdoor activities, quiet, dining, or shopping, Door County has a mix of every style. That’s why so many people come to Door County to vacation.
We look forward to seeing many of our friends who have become family and making many new friends this year.
We’d like to wish all of our past guests and those that will be visiting with us in the New Year a very Merry Christmas. May you have health, prosperity, rest, and joy.
We’ve had a wonderful year and thank all of you for making this possible. We sincerely hope that you will be able to take time with family and friends at Christmas and reflect on the memories that have made this past year special to all of you.
As we get ready to close out 2014, here’s a quote from Harlan Miller; “I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month.” Here’s to putting up Christmas Spirit all Year Long!!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us at the Ephraim Guest House Condominiums.
Photo courtesy of: Christmas Stock Images
This month’s recipe is for our favorite Cut-out Cookie Dough recipe that we use every Christmas at our house. We hope you enjoy and take the time to make some special memories with friends and families at this time of year.
Sour Cream Cookies
1 C Shortening
2 C Sugar
Next add 2 eggs to the mixture and beat well.
Sift Together in a separate bowl:
5 C Flour
1 tsp Nutmeg
2 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Vanilla
Add the flour mixture slowly to your shortening and sugar mixture. Add in 1 C of Sour Cream and mix completely.
Chill dough before rolling out. Sprinkle flour on your work surface and on your rolling pin. Roll out to 1/4 inch thick dough. Use your favorite cookie cutter shapes and sprinkle with decorating sprinkles/sugars or bake plain to frost later. Bake on a greased sheet and bake 10-12 minutes at 375 degrees. Decorate as desired.
Icing Recipe for Cookies:
2 C Confectioners Sugar
1/2 – 1 tsp Vanilla
2 TBLSP Margerine or Butter or Coconut Oil
Blend the first three ingredients together and then add 1-3 TBLSP of milk until your desired consistency. Add food coloring to create colors of your choice.
With heartfelt thanks we’d like to say Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. We have appreciated new and seasoned guests at the Ephraim Guest House this year and we give thanks to all of you.
We hope that as the season of hope, love, and giving comes into focus that you are happy, healthy, and able to enjoy this precious time with your loved ones.
We look forward to seeing your smiling faces again.
Thank you from all of us at the Ephraim Guest House in Ephraim, Wisconsin.
Photo from Taste of Home
While we are enjoying the crisp air of Door County in fall, we thought we’d share a great recipe that you can make at home. This has been one of our family favorites and it comes from Taste of Home Magazine. We hope you and your family will enjoy it as much as we do.
Apple Crisp Pizza
Pastry for a single-crust pie (or make your own)
2/3 C Sugar
3 TBLSP flour
1 tsp ground cinnamon
4 medium baking apples (preferably from Door County), peeled and cut into 1/2-inch slices
1/2 C flour
1/3 C packed brown sugar
1/3 C rolled oats
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 C butter or margarine, softened
1/4 to 1/2 C caramel ice cream topping or caramel apple dip
Vanilla Ice Cream or Whip Cream is optional
Roll pastry to fit a 12 inch pizza pan; fold under or flute the edges. Combine sugar, flour and cinnamon in a bowl. Add apples to bowl of sugar/flour/cinnamon combination and toss. Arrange the apples in a single layer in a circular pattern to completely cover pastry. Combine the first five topping ingredients; sprinkle over apples.
Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until apples are tender. Remove from the oven and immediately drizzle with caramel topping or dip. Serve warm with ice cream or whip cream.
About 12 servings.