Old Parkdale Inn

A Hood River Valley Bed and Breakfast


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Pfeffernusse

By Mary Pellegrini

What Are Pfeffernüsse Cookies? Christmas Cookies from the from the Old Parkdale Inn Pfeffernüsse are German spice cookies. Pfeffernüsse translates to peppernuts, which makes sense. These cookies are flavored with a cozy blend of warm spices, including black pepper. They traditionally contain anise. This recipe calls for shortening and margarine instead of butter, as butter …

Snickerdoodles

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 2022 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 …

By Mary Pellegrini

National French Toast Day is November 28. Enjoy this French toast any time you can get your hands on some awesome fresh oranges Remember the orange popsicle filled with vanilla ice cream? Who didn’t love them then and who doesn’t still love them now? On our return trips from California we always stop at the …

By Mary Pellegrini

Winter is setting in and while we still can have some tranquil bonfires in the garden for roasting s’mores you might enjoy this sweet treat in your room, wrapped in a comfy robe or throw with a warm beverage or glass of wine. Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit Place a 6 Inch Skillet inside …

Banana Split

By Mary Pellegrini

Banana Split for breakfast? How about this healthy, delicious and nutritious variation from the Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast? Oatmeal Breakfast Banana Split is a fun breakfast recipe that will kickstart your day with the energy you’ll need to power through exploring Oregon. You’ll need about one cup of prepared oatmeal for each ‘split’. …

By Mary Pellegrini

The Hood River Valley cherry crop is amazing. It was a little late this year due to a cool, wet spring. We’ve been picking up about 10 pounds of fresh cherries every few days and they become the main ingredient in many a tasty breakfast treat: cherry crepes, cherry scones, cherry cobblers and of course …