Old Parkdale Inn

A Hood River Valley Bed and Breakfast


By Mary Pellegrini

Today is Pi Day. How about celebrating with an Apple Pie Cookies? We put a little spin on the classic apple pie and the results were amazing. For quicker, easier assembly I used refrigerated pie crusts Apple Pie Cookies from the Old Parkdale Inn 6 green apples 1 package refrigerated pie crust (2 crusts) 5 …

Celebrate the Month of Love banner with Lemon coffee cake

By Mary Pellegrini

Valentines Day is coming up in a few weeks and you guys and gals out there better get moving and plan that special day or evening with the one you love. A romantic dinner and maybe a stay at our lovely Old Parkdale Inn is the perfect choice! So, if you are so inclined, special …

Banner for Pumpkin Panna Cotta with Caramelized Pears and the Old Parkdale Inn

By Mary Pellegrini

December is National Pear Month and here in Oregon we believe pears should be celebrated all year long. But we'll especially celebrate the bounty of pears in December when it is National Pear Month. The Pumpkin Panna Cotta with Caramelized Pears has become a favorite at the Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast's winter, breakfast …

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies on a white plate banner

By Mary Pellegrini

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies have a rich and fudgy center with a crisp powdered sugar outer layer. Day 11 of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild's 12 Days of Holiday Cookies.  Ingredients 2 cups white sugar 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder ½ cup vegetable oil 4 large eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon salt ½ cup confectioners' sugar Directions Mix sugar, cocoa, and oil together …

Gingered Pear Pansowdy banner

By Mary Pellegrini

Gingered Pear and Raspberry Pandowdy at the Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast, located in the Hood River Valley, the largest pear growing region in the nation. Many of our growers have cold storage units where we can pick up fresh pears almost all year round.  This Gingered Pear and Raspberry Pandowdy has become a …


By Mary Pellegrini

These Pumpkin Snickerdoodles are chewy delicious and a perfect cookies for Fall. These are so soft and full of flavor. A real treat on National Cookie Day 2023 Ingredients In a medium-sized mixing bowl whisk together the flour, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, corn starch, cream of tartar, and salt until well …