Cinnamon and chocolate garnish a coffee-flavored pastry
cream piled into golden puff pastry shells. We’ve garnished with
chopped Andes peppermint candies and green sugar sprinkles during
the holidays. Preheat oven to 400°. Bake and cool the pastry shells
according to the package directions. Finely chop 1 chocolate bar.
Set aside. Stir the espresso powder...
This month we review our blog feature for the 2012 holiday season –
the 12 Days of Christmas Cookies! We baked a new cookie each day
starting with National Cookie Day on December 4th. Enjoy!
December 4th is National Cookie Day! We first made these for our
Holiday Open House in 2011. These cookies are delicious and
festive! Perfect for a holiday party, or just a special treat!
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Combine brown sugar, peanut
butter, shortening, milk and vanilla in large bowl, and beat
The decorations have been hung by the chimney (and then some) with
care. In hopes that St. Nicholas (and YOU) soon would be here!
Here’s a peek. Our front porch welcome to the Nicolin Mansion. One
of our festive urns… Snowman foyer reminder – “Count Your
Blessings” – everyday! Inside holiday window looking out.
Thank you to everyone who attended our 125th Anniversary
Celebration! On Monday, October 29th, 1888, Frank Nicolin moved
into his new mansion and invited friends and family inside for
tours and musical entertainment. This is the original announcement
from the Jordan Independent, published on November 2, 1888: So,
Kevin and I decided to do the...
We love to see what details our guests notice on a tour of the
mansion. Here is our friend LaDora’s perspective on a tour during
our 125th Anniversary Celebration.
Vis-a-vis Carriage Rides along the route of the “Walking Tour of
Historic Sights” was one of the highlights during our 125th
Anniversary Celebration, held October 26, 2013. Trish Denn from
Denn Carriages in New Prague brought two of her exquisite
Percherons to lead the 1.5 mile carriage tour. Click here for the
full walking tour...
We presented this slideshow of the Nicolin Mansion at our 125th
Anniversary Celebration, on October 26th. It includes photos of all
the previous owners of the mansion, including Frank Nicolin and
each of his children (except Joseph). There are four sets of images
shown for each of the rooms: Grab some popcorn and enjoy...
Featured as our September 2013 Recipe of the Month, apples from
Jordan’s orchards take center stage. Kevin’s favorite apple is
Haralson, which is a perfect fit for this apple crisp. Haralson’s
have a mildly tart flavor, and hold their shape and texture in
baking. Top this off with a cinnamon ice cream. Yum!
Tonight was the premier of our Fireside Films in the Nicolin
Mansion courtyard. Our Innkeeper’s choice rental “Zero Dark Thirty”
was played on our new outdoor projector. So fun, ate pizza and
snuggled up with a blanket beside the fire-pit. We welcome our
guests to bring your favorite DVD, or choose one from our