Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Fall Foliage, Colorado Fall Colors, Leaf Peeping

Colorado fall colors are beautiful, especially when the aspens are a brilliant yellow amongst the evergergreens of blue spruce and pine trees. Colorado is well known for its aspens during the months of September and October. Right now the aspens are in their full glory here in the Pikes Peak region of the Rocky Mountains.

Rocky Mountain Lodge & Cabins, near Colorado Springs, is located just minutes from some of the most beautiful fall foliage in Colorado.

If you'd like to take a drive through some of the most spectacular fall colors we recommend the Colorado Scenic Byway Gold Belt Tour, where we send many of guests and make sure we drive through ourselves every year.

The Gold Belt Tour follows historic railroad and stagecoach routes leading to North America's greatest gold camp in Cripple Creek, Colorado, three world-class fossil sites, and numerous historic sites. The Shelf and Phantom Canyon Roads cut along unpaved routes through winding canyons. Five byway communities allow a glimpse into this area's rich heritage.

Click here for Colorado's Gold Belt Tour Scenic and Historic Byway Map

Stay in our Colorado Bed and Breakfast Lodge, our Colorado Cabin Rental, or our Colorado Vacation Cottage during fall foliage season (September thru October) and we'll be happy to provide you a historical Colorado Gold Belt Tour Scenic Map, which includes historical tid bits and pictures.

Visit our website at http://www.rockymountainlodge.com/ for more information about the Rocky Mountain Lodge & Cabins, check our availability calendar, see our specials and packages, and more.

Come visit Colorado during the beautiful fall foliage season, you will not be disappointed!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Sweetened Condensed Milk Substitute


  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 6 Tbsp. butter, melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 2/3 cups powdered milk

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend thoroughly. Store in the refrigerator in a tightly covered container for up to 1 week. This is the equivalent of one 14-0z can sweetened condensed milk.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Peach Cobbler French Toast


  • 1 loaf French bread, sliced into eight 3/4-1" thick slices
  • 5 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. cornstarch
  • 4 1/2 cups sliced fresh peaches
  • 2 Tbsp. butter, melted
  • Powedered sugar

Arrange bread slices in a shallow baking pan. In a bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, baking powder and vanilla and pour over bread, turning to coat evenly. Cover the pan with plastic wrap; let stand for 2 hours or ovrnight in the refrigerator.

Preheat oven to 450ยบ. Spray a 13"x9" baking pan with cooking spray.

In a bowl, mix sugar, cinnamon and cornstarch. Gently stir in peaches until well coated.

Spread 3/4 of the peach mixture in prepared pan; place bread slices on top of peaches. Brush tops of bread with butter. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until toast is golden and peaches are bubbling.

To serve, place toast slices on plates; top with a portion of the remaining peach mixture and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Serves 8

This recipe, as well as 349 others, are featured in our cookbook, "Rocky Mountain Lodge & Cabins' Favorite Recipes". The cookbook includes recipes in categories such as Breakfast recipes, Main Dishes, Breads, Sides, Desserts, and many others. The cookbook can be purchased at our Gift Shop at our website at http://www.rockymountainlodge.com/ and click on the "Gift Shop" link on the left.