Our Recipes

After years of guests asking us for our recipes and if we had a cookbook, Debbie wrote her Recipe book that says Favorite Recipes Rocky Mountain Lodge & Cabins MORE Favorite Recipesfirst cookbook in 2008, and a second version in 2017 since the first one sold out. Our cookbook has 500 recipes in it including Breakfasts, Fruit dishes, Appetizers, Soups & Salads, Breads, Main Dishes, Veggies & Sides, Desserts galore, cookies & candies, and a bit of This & That. It also includes an e-book version so you can download it on your tablet, computer, or smart phone. You can have those recipes with you when you’re at the store and need to figure out what to make for dinner that night, look at the recipes and grab your ingredients on the go. CLICK HERE to purchase our cookbook. 

You can also purchase this cookbook directly from us while staying in our Cabin rentals and Vacation rentals near Colorado Springs,  Manitou Springs, and Woodland Park.

In the meantime, let us tempt you with some of the recipes from our cookbook in our Recipes blog below:

Golden brown glistening rolls

Sourdough Rolls

These sourdough rolls are melt in your mouth delicious. They are easy to make and everyone will devour them. It makes a lot too. You can either feed a crows with them, or cut the recipe down to what you need, or make them in the ball form and freeze them. Here is the sourdough recipe. If you don't have the sourdough going already and need to make the sourdough from scratch, make sure to…... view full recipe

Creamy White Cheesecake with a red raspberry sauce topped with fresh strawberries, under a dark brown chocolate crust

Raspberry Ribbon Cheesecake

This decadent cheesecake is a family favorite that I have been making for years, and now my daughter makes it as well, it's one of her favorite cheesecake recipes. I make this recipe every Easter, and here and there throughout the year as well. Don't be intimidated by making your own cheesecake, they're not as hard as you might think. Just follow the recipe and take each step one at a time, and the tips,…... view full recipe

orange baby carrots with sprig of basil

Basil Baby Carrots

Carrots are rich in nutrients, and here is another way to eat those carrots that everyone will love! The addition of a little butter, brown sugar and basil make these extra special, and they're SO easy to make! This recipe, and 499 others, can be found in our Cookbook, "Rocky Mountain Lodge & Cabins' MORE Favorite Recipes" and can be purchased at our Gift Shop. And if you need a romantic getaway, check out our…... view full recipe

Baked Ham studded with cloves, drizzed with a cranberry glaze, and granished with rosemary

Cranberry Burgundy Glazed Ham

The thing that makes this ham so delicious is the cranberry burgundy glaze that you put over the ham during the last 30 minutes, and serve along side the ham in a gravy dish. SO delicious! Everyone will want your recipe for this glaze. I make this ham for all my holidays, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. It's always a hit! Enjoy! This recipe, and 499 others can be found in our Cookbook "Rocky Mountain Lodge…... view full recipe

Banana bread with sourdough starter and sliced bananas

Sourdough Banana Bread

Who doesn't have those bananas leftover that you don't eat before they start turning brown. This is an excellent way to use up those bananas. And adding the Sourdough Starter gives them an extra special flavor that makes this Banana Bread extra delicious! The recipe for the SOURDOUGH STARTER (click for recipe) is also found in our recipes. Enjoy!' Both of these recipes, and 498 others, can be found in our cookbook, Rocky Mountain Lodge…... view full recipe

White bubbly fermenting liquid commonly known as sourdough starter

Sourdough Starter (Sweet)

There are a few different varieties of sourdough starter. I have made two of them, the original sourdough starter, used for basic sourdough breads, and a sweet sourdough starter, which I use for making friendship bread, banana bread, pancakes, rolls, and many more goodies. I'll share the basic sweet sourdough starter recipe here, and will add links to sourdough recipes once I get those added in the future. Here's a couple things to know about…... view full recipe

A cast iron pan with beef stew and vetetables

Burgundy Beef Stew

Who doesn't love a good Beef Stew during cold wintry nights? This is our favorite beef stew recipe. You can change it up by adding pretty much any kind of veggies you want, such as peas, green beans, corn, etc. Enjoy! This recipe, and 499 others, can be found in our Cookbook "Rocky Mountain Lodge & Cabins' MORE Favorite Recipes", which can be purchased in our Gift Shop. And if you want a getaway, don't…... view full recipe

Melted dark chocolate with strawberries, bananas and oranges slices dipped in it.

Chocolate Fondue

Chocolate fondue, a decadent, rich melted chocolate, with bits of fruit, cake, and other delicious morsels dipped in it make for a fabulous dessert or treat. Here's a little bit of history about Chocolate fondue. It actually didn't even come to be invented until the late 1960's at a New York restaurant in the United States by a Swiss immigrant named Konrad Egli "Konni". This was the first time someone intruded a sweet fondue, and…... view full recipe

Black fondue pot with melted cheese and dipped bread with wine and more bread and cheese in the background

Cheese Fondue

Who doesn't love Fondue?! We do! I have tried numerous fondue recipes over the years and this by far has been our favorite cheese fondue recipe. And there is so much more to dip in this rich cheese sauce other than a good bread. Try veggies such as broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus and carrot slices, for example. Freshly sliced apples and pears, along with some grapes are also an excellent accompaniment to this delicious cheese sauce.…... view full recipe

Round dark brown dough balls coated with chopped pecans and a bottle of bourbon whiskey in the background

Chocolate Bourbon Balls

Spiked candy balls are an easy to make festive holiday treat. And not just for holidays, but any time of year! These rich treats are so easy to make, require no cooking, and you can make them from start to finish in about 30 minutes. This recipe, and 499 others, can be found in our cookbook, "Rocky Mountain Lodge & Cabins MORE Favorite Recipes", which can be purchased at our GIFT SHOP. The cookbook also…... view full recipe

moist layered cookies with a graham cracker crust, an Irish cream layer, coconut and pecans

Bailey’s Magic Cookie Bars

These one pan Bailey's Magic Cookie Bars, also known as Irish Cream Magic Cookie Bars, are easy to make and are rich and delicious. They're great for an adult party and sure to be a hit! This recipe, and 499 others, can be found in our cookbook "Rocky Mountain Lodge & Cabins MORE Favorite Recipes" and can be purchased at our GIFT SHOP.... view full recipe

Snowflake shaped thick sugar cookies with white frosting, blue sprinkles, and blue candies

Sugar Cookies

I have been on the hunt for a few years now for a good, thick sugar cookie, and this is the best recipe I have found. They are tender and delicious and hold up to royal icing and this buttercream frosting, which is what I used to frost these snowflake cookies. Having 15 grandchildren, and running my own business, I don't have lots of time anymore for decorating cookies with royal icing, and buttercream frosting…... view full recipe

Bowl of white frosting with butter and vanilla extracts, and some butter

Buttercream Frosting

Buttercream Frosting is a staple for any baker. It's used to frost cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and to decorate the same items as well. I have been making this buttercream frosting for more than 30 years. Every time I make a cake I get the best compliments on how delicious the frosting is! The trick is in using the right ingredients. This truly is THE BEST Buttercream Frosting you will ever come across! I'm sorry these…... view full recipe

Round orange cookies cracked with a cracked cinnamon topping

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

If you love snickerdoodles, and pumpkin, you will be in heaven with these cookies as it combines both of those two favorites! These are perfect for fall, or winter, as pumpkin is a seasonal stable throughout the holidays, and year round. Enjoy! And if you are staying in our Cascade Luxury Suite at Rocky Mountain Lodge during the fall or winter, you just may get these in your cookie jar! This recipe, and 499 others,…... view full recipe

Round golden disc of buttery cookies cut into wedges with criss-cross edges

Scottish Shortbread

These buttery melt in your mouth cookies are a traditional cookie that I make every time I host a tea party. I have also made them for cookie exchanges as well. They are easy to make, only use a few ingredients, and are the perfect accompaniment to a cup of tea or coffee. Enjoy! This recipe and 499 others can be found in our cookbook "Rocky Mountain Lodge & Cabins MORE Favorite Recipes", which can…... view full recipe

Round nutty cookies with cut out in the middle filled with a reddish purple jam, sprinkled with powdered sugar

Linzer Cookies

These Austrian delicacies are a treat anytime of the year, but especially during the holidays. They are a nutty sandwich cookie filled with jam and absolutely delightful. Not only are they a beautiful cookie, but delicious as well! Enjoy! And if you are staying with us in our Cascade Luxury Suite at Rocky Mountain Lodge you just may get these in your cookie jar 😃 And for other recipes like these, including breakfast dishes, appetizers,…... view full recipe

Square bar cookies with golden crumble crust and red filling adorned with cranberries and oranges

Cranberry-Orange Bars

These seasonal bars are perfect during the holidays. They're not just a beautiful cookie, but have great flavor and will be a hit every time you make them. Plus, being a bar cookie makes them easier to make a lot all at once. Enjoy! And if you are staying in our Cascade Luxury Suite at the Lodge you just may get these in your cookie jar during the holiday season! This recipe, and 499 others,…... view full recipe

Flaky layers of thin, golden dough with finely chopped nuts and a shimmering sauce

Baklava

Baklava is one of those desserts that are a special treat. They are rich and decadent, and full of ooey gooey goodness. I've been making these for several years, and they are a great gift at Christmas time. They are tedious and time consuming to make, which makes them even more special. But if you are brave enough to take on the challenge, it will be totally worth it, and you will be the envy…... view full recipe

Pecans coated with sugar and cinnamon

Cinnamon Glazed Pecans

I have been making these sugared pecans since my kids were little. They were a favorite with everyone, especially my son. I would have to ration them and put out just a small bowl at a time or they would all be gone in less than an hour if I didn't. They are still a favorite, and so easy to make! I always make them over the Christmas holiday and put them in this cute…... view full recipe

Gooey Cookie Bars with white frosting and crushed peppermint on top

Peppermint Cookie Bars

These cookies are more of a cross between a cookie and a chewy candy, and are so delicious. Not only are they easy to make and delicious, but they are also a very pretty cookie with the crushed peppermint candies on top, making them quite festive! Enjoy! And if you are staying in our Cascade Luxury Suite during the holidays you may just get these in your cookie jar! This recipe, and 499 others can…... view full recipe

Buttery Shortbread Cookies with a filling of red raspberry jam and drizzled with white cing

Raspberry-Almond Shortbread Thumbprint Cookies

This melt in your mouth cookie is one of our entire family's favorite cookies. I always make them during the holidays and they disappear within a day. I also make them for tea parties as they are pretty cookies and look great on a platter! You can substitute the raspberry jam with any flavor jam you like. And if you don't like the almond flavoring, substitute vanilla extract instead. These are versatile and extremely easy…... view full recipe

Deep yellow pumpkin cinnamon rolls with brown spicy icing

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with Caramel Frosting

Everyone in my family, and many of my friends, absolutely love my cinnamon rolls. But these Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with Caramel Frosting are my personal favorite. Firstly, I love anything Pumpkin, though I think the pumpkin craze has gone a bit too far, like Pumpkin Spice Spam, really? That just does not sound appetizing to me, at all. Or pumpkin dog chow? Are dogs really into pumpkin like us humans are? Or how about a…... view full recipe

Fresh pineapple cut into slices and wedges

Pineapple Casserole

I received this recipe from a fellow innkeeper a number of years ago when they brought it to a potluck I was hosting at the Lodge. It was such a huge hit that several of us asked for the recipe. It is an excellent accompaniment to ham and I have been making it every time I make ham ever since, and several of my family members have also asked for the recipe. From the ingredients…... view full recipe

Peppermint Tea Cakes

Peppermint Tea Cakes

The first cookie I typically make when I start my Christmas cookie baking for the season has been Russian Tea Cakes (aka Mexican Wedding Cakes). This year I decided to try a little bit of a twist on the traditional cookie by adding some crushed peppermint to the cookie dough, and then rolling them in crushed peppermint again. The peppermint is a perfect variation to this favorite cookie, making them a festive holiday treat! The…... view full recipe

Snow-Capped Gingersnaps

Snow-Capped Gingersnap Cookies

This recipe for my Snow-Capped Gingersnap Cookies is my most requested and popular recipe I make for the holidays. Our home was featured as one of 5 homes to be toured over the holiday season on a Woodland Park Holiday Home Tour a few years ago and I made several hundred of these cookies for the tour and I ran out after the 1st day of the tour they were such a hit. Everyone that…... view full recipe

Pumpkin Roulade

Pumpkin Roulade

This Pumpkin Roulade Recipe (also knows as a Pumpkin Roll) has been a favorite around our house and the Bed and Breakfast Inn for awhile now. Don't be afraid of a cake roll, it's actually really easy. The whole thing only takes about 30 minutes of prep time, and it bakes in 10 minutes! It's a great dessert to make a day ahead of time and the presentation is beautiful! This recipe, and 499 others…... view full recipe

Pumpkin Scones with Spiced Glaze

Pumpkin Scones with Spiced Glaze

As with my previous recipe posts, I am a huge pumpkin fan! So I will share a few of my favorite pumpkin recipes over the fall season. These Pumpkin Scones with not just one, but two glazes, included a spiced glaze, are so moist and tender. If you're a pumpkin fan, these will be your go to scone recipe! And as with any of my scone recipes, you can make these ahead of time to…... view full recipe

Pumpkin Pie Bars

Pumpkin Pie Bars

I make lots of pumpkin recipes from September through December, and Pumpkin Pie is always a stable over the holidays. However, there are other ways, maybe even BETTER ways, to eat pumpkin pie. These Pumpkin Pie Bars are the BEST! Whenever I make them they are gone in a flash. They can even be made ahead of time and frozen and taken out later. I also serve them as a breakfast dessert at the B&B…... view full recipe

Pumpkin Cranberry Bread

Pumpkin Cranberry Bread

Fall is the perfect time for everything pumpkin. It seems you can find pumpkin spike everything these days, from pumpkin coffee, cereal, oatmeal, soup, yogurt, cookies, muffins, beer, and so much more. I happen to love most things pumpkin, and this Pumpkin Cranberry Bread is one of my favorites. I've been making this recipe for years, long before pumpkin was a craze. It's the moistest pumpkin bread you'll every try! One bite and you will…... view full recipe

Peaches Supreme

Peaches Supreme

I absolutely LOVE peaches! And I get several bushels of them from White Orchards in Palisade, Colorado every summer and go to town eating tons of them, sharing them with friends and family, serving them to guests at our Bed and Breakfast Lodge, and canning them. This is a favorite fruit dish I serve at the B&B. Enjoy! This recipe, and 499 others can be found in our cookbook "Rocky Mountain Lodge & Cabins MORE…... view full recipe

Peach Cheesecake

Peach Cheesecake

Late summer brings us lots of Palisade peaches from the western slope of Colorado, and they are THE BEST peaches we have ever had! We get several bushels of them each summer. We eat as much as we can, serve them lots of ways to our guests at our Colorado Bed and Breakfast Inn, and can them. I try to find new ways to serve them each year. We serve a 3-course gourmet breakfast for…... view full recipe

Mango Peach Salsa

Mango Peach Salsa

Around the middle of August every year we start getting shipments of peaches from a Colorado Orchard in Palisade, and it's one of my favorite times of year. I just LOVE the fresh peaches that come from the orchard, they are absolutely the best. Not to bash the peach state of Georgia, and I've had Georgia peaches a few times when I've been out there visiting family, and though Georgia peaches are good, these are…... view full recipe

Apple Pie

Apple Pie

What's more American than Apple Pie? I typically make Apple Pie for 4th of July and always for holidays as it's a family favorite. I have numerous Apple Pie recipes, but this is the recipe for Traditional Apple Pie. And you can find the Pie Crust recipe on our recipe pages as well. [caption id="attachment_2800" align="aligncenter" width="584"] Apple Pie[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2798" align="aligncenter" width="584"] Apple Pie[/caption]  ... view full recipe

Pie Crust

Grandma Tillie’s Pie Crust

There is nothing more melt in your mouth than a homemade Pie Crust. I had a love-hate relationship with homemade pie crust for years until I got my husband's Grandma Tillie's Pie Crust recipe. We  went to visit her one time and she taught me how to make her pie crust, and my hubby's favorite pie, her signature Elderberry Pie (recipe can be found in our cookbook Rocky Mountain Lodge & Cabins MORE Favorite Recipes).…... view full recipe

Chocolate Fudge Cake

Chocolate Fudge Cake

This decadent chocolate fudge cake is for serious chocolate lovers only! The rich chocolate cake and dark chocolate ganache is nearly sinful! Enjoy! ... view full recipe

Potato Cheese Soup

Potato Cheese Soup

I have been making this soup for my family since the kids were little and of all the soups I make, this is the family's favorite. It's a nice hearty soup, and wonderful during these cold winter months. It's wonderful served with our Beer Bread. The recipe for this soup and the Beer Bread can be found in our cookbook, Rocky Mountain Lodge & Cabins MORE Favorite Recipes. Enjoy!... view full recipe

Pumpkin Ravioli with Butter Sage Sauce

Pumpkin Ravioli with Butter Sage Sauce

Who doesn't love pasta and pumpkin? This recipe for Pumpkin Ravioli with Butter Sage Sauce is a delicious recipe that will have everyone wanting seconds. Enjoy!... view full recipe

Frog Eye Salad

Frog Eye Salad

My aunt used to make this Frog Eye Salad all the time for family gatherings and it became a family favorite and we make it all the time for our large family gatherings. It makes a LOT so it's perfect for pot lucks or BBQ's or other get-togethers where there will be a lot of people. When my kids were younger they thought it was actual "Frog's Eyes" and were afraid to try it. So…... view full recipe

Raspberry Lemonade

Raspberry Lemonade Punch

Summertime is the best time for a cold refreshing beverage. And nothing is more refreshing that lemonade. But it's fun to change it up and adding the raspberry makes it a really pretty punch as well. I also make an ice ring for this Raspberry Lemonade Punch.  For more recipes like this one, you can purchase our Cookbook "Rocky Mountain Lodge & Cabins MORE Favorite Recipes". It contains 500 recipes, and also includes an e-book…... view full recipe

Scrambled Eggs Benedict in Puff Pastry Shells

Scrambled Eggs Benedict in Puff Pastry Shells

Not everyone likes a soft yolk egg, so I came up with this recipe using Scrambled Eggs in the Eggs Benedict and the guests at the Bed and Breakfast Inn have loved it! It's easy and quick and can be made in less than 30 minutes from start to finish.... view full recipe

Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry Shortcake

Early summer brings a harvest of strawberries galore! There's nothing more comforting than old-fashioned Strawberry Shortcake. I'm not talking about the sponge cakes you get at the grocery store, I'm talking about the biscuit-type shortbread with juicy flavorful strawberries, and freshly whipped cream. I've been making this strawberry shortbread recipe for over 30 years and everyone loves it, and now my daughter makes it for her family as well. If you haven't had the traditional…... view full recipe

Blueberry Strata

Blueberry Strata

This Blueberry Strata is a great, hearty dish, also known as Blueberry Cheese Strata, is perfect for cold mornings, and it's a make ahead dish that can be made the night before, refrigerated overnight, and baked in the morning, a great time saver!  The blueberries in the strata, and the syrup, can be changed to any fruit you would like, such as raspberries, peaches, or strawberries, for example. The syrup is also delicious served over…... view full recipe

Mango Melon Soup

Mango Melon Soup

I found this recipe in a Bed and Breakfast cookbook a number of years ago and have been making it for our guests for several years now and it's always a huge hit. I call it "Mango Melon Soup" as I serve it as a fruit course, one of 3 courses we serve for breakfast each morning at the B&B, but is also a Mango Melon Smoothie as well. This is one of my hubby's…... view full recipe

Buttery cookies with chocolate chips and a cookie jar in the background

Granny’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

Who doesn't love chocolate chip cookies?! When I got married I made chocolate chip cookies for my new husband after finding out chocolate chip cookies were his favorite cookie. I used the recipe on the back of the chocolate chip bag and his response was "they're not my Mom's chocolate chip cookie". Of course, my feelings were hurt and I didn't make him chocolate chip cookies for a while. I eventually asked his Mom for…... view full recipe