Our Recipes

At Rocky Mountain Lodge, our Bed and Breakfast Inn near Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs, our signature, gourmet 3-course breakfasts are always a highlight of our guests stay with us, and will often keep bellies full until mid afternoon or so. You will enjoy a good cup of coffee, tea, cider or cocoa, juice, and delighted with a fruit course, a main entree which rotates from a savory egg dish one day, to a sweet, bread dish the next day, and as a treat, we serve dessert for breakfast! 

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. 

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

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

Granny's Chocolate Chip Cookies

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