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Four Calling Birds…hmmmm…

Today was a challenge!  Four Calling Birds…what kind of dessert?! Mary “puzzled and puzzled till her puzzler was sore*.”  And she came up with this delicious Christmas-tree-shaped cake – vanilla cake with red and green food coloring sprinkled here and there for fun – covered it with white chocolate whipped cream – then green coconut

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The 3rd Day of Christmas Desserts at SFI!

On the 3rd day of Christmas my true love gave to me…three French Hens…and a French Napoleon Pastry!NAPOLEON RECIPEIngredients: 1 lb. Pre-made Puff Pastry (refrigerated or frozen – both are good!)4 cups Whole Milk2/3 cup Granulated Sugar1/3 cup Flour7 oz. Butter (room temperature)2 tbsp. Cornstarch2 Vanilla Beans10 Egg YolksAdditional Flour to roll out pastry crustAdditional

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On the 2nd Day of Christmas Desserts…

On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me…Two Turtle Doves…and a TURTLE DOVE CHEESECAKE!Turtle Dove Cheesecake Recipe24 OREO Cookies, finely crushed (about 2 cups) 6Tbsp. butter or margarine, melted1pkg. (14 oz.) Caramels1/2cup milk1cup chopped Pecans3pkg. (8 oz. each) Cream Cheese, softened3/4cup sugar1Tbsp. vanilla3 eggs2oz. Dove Chocolate HEAT oven to 325°F. MIX

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12 Days of Desserts at The Inn!

On the 1st day of Christmas my true love gave to me…a partridge in a pear tree…AND a Pear Custard Pie! Pear Custard Pie Recipe Streusel Top1/2 cup Original Bisquick® mix1/4 cup old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats1/4 cup packed brown sugar1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg1 tablespoon butter or margarine, softened Pie1/2 cup Original Bisquick® mix1/3 cup granulated

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Holiday Fun This Week in St. Augustine

Tuesday: December 11 Candlelight Tours of Villa ZoraydaExplore the beautiful Villa Zorayda during an evening Candlelight Tour. Guided candlelight tour begins at 5:30 p.m. 83 King Street, St. Augustine. Tickets are $16 for adults and $8 for children 7 -12, children 4 -6 are free (not recommended for children under 3). www.villaZorayda.com Tuesday and Thursday:

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Holiday Tour of Inns – Pictures for your Enjoyment!

Thanks to all the Tour Participants (we estimate had 500-600 people tour the Inn Saturday!) who visited us.  Thanks to Meehan’s Irish Pub & Seafood House who blew us away with their signature Macaroni & Cheese (with bacon and grilled shrimp!) and their cheerful crew who worked hard serving up that delightful fare.  Thanks to

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Restaurants Open/Closed on Christmas Eve/Christmas Day

Restaurant Christmas Hours Reservations 95 Cordova Luncheon 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.  Dinner 4:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.  Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Strongly Suggested  Credit Card Needed to Hold Reservation A1A Ale Works 11am to 4:00 pm Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day   Acapulco Mexican Restaurant Downtown Closed   Amici Italian Restaurant Christmas Eve

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St. Augustine Named 'Must-See' Destination

From the Front Page of the St. Augustine Record 12/5/2012: City joins 19 other exotic places from around the world to make National Geographic Traveler magazine’s list By SHELDON GARDNERsheldon.gardner@staugustine.com Tell your friends from faraway to put a visit to St. Augustine on their bucket list, because National Geographic Traveler magazine editors announced this week

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