Rita Sleys

  • Location: Utica, NY


24 Dec, 2018

Ingredients 6 medium sized apples (Braeburn, Honeycrisp and Jonathan work very well)6 Tablespoons cinnamon sugar (1 cup sugar mixed with 1 teaspoon cinnamon)1 cup apple cider or unfiltered apple juice½ split vanilla bean, optionalPreheat oven to 350 degrees.1. To prepare the apple for the oven, core using a melon baller. Remove all of the seeds but do not go through the bottom of the apple. Cut a small ring of skin off the top to help keep the apples from splitting while they bake.2. Place apples in glass or ceramic baking dish just large enough to …

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04 Dec, 2018

5 T. unsalted Butter (use extra for greasing pan) 5 T. Plain bread crumbs 3 pounds russet potatoes, peeled & cut into 1” pieces ½ cup heavy cream ½ teaspoon sea salt ¼ teaspoon fresh ground pepper 3 large eggs 6 ounces mozzarella or fontina cheese, cut ½ inch cubes ¼ pound thinly sliced salami, cut into ½ inch pieces ⅓ cup grated Parmesan or Romano cheese Optional: 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh chives or parsley Directions: Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat to 350 degrees. Butter a 9 inch springform pan and sprinkle with ¼ cup breadcrumbs, shaking pan to coat sides. Place potatoes in large …

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13 Aug, 2018

Usually I make these with whole wheat pastry flour and our wonderful local yogurt. This morning I found out that this recipe also comes out perfectly with all purpose flour and almond milk! I was working to accommodate some special dietary requests for a guest (low fiber and dairy free) and found out this works perfectly with the changes. 20 oz (4 1/2 cups) all purpose flour 4 teaspoons baking powder 2 teaspoons baking soda 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 8 ounces (1 cup) organic cane sugar 1 cup vegetable oil (We use avocado) 2 large eggs 2 large …

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02 May, 2018

Give your Mom the gift of time! Spend a relaxing mid-morning having brunch in our beautiful dining room and let Mom enjoy a complimentary 10 minute hand massage. Available any Friday or Saturday in May by reservation only. Call 315-797-9033 to reserve your place at the table! $26/person -4 courses +unlimited Tea & Coffee We recently had the pleasure of serving these ladies. “The setting was just beautiful. The meal was absolutely delicious. It was an opportunity for three long term friends to get together to enjoy memories. Thank you for your service and hospitality," -Leslee Peters, Mary Buttimer, …

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27 Feb, 2018

We have decided to partner with A Mother's Rest to offer low cost or FREE respite weekends for moms and dads of special needs children. One group of women enjoyed a weekend away in January and a second group came this last weekend in February. Click here to see their website All of these lovely women had time to encourage one another in the difficult task they share. They also enjoyed 30 minute massages, dinners at some of our landmark restaurants, sleeping in, followed by a relaxing breakfast. As a special treat, we were blessed to actually meet and serve …

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