Thursday, November 26, 2009

Turkey Tetrazzini, Leftover Turkey Recipes

  • 1/2 cup celery, chopped
  • 1/2 cup green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
  • 2 cups cooked turkey or chicken, chopped or shredded
  • 1 (10-3/4 oz) can cream of chicken soup
  • 4 oz. mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 8 oz. cooked spaghetti

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Saute celery, bell pepper and onions in butter. Add remaining ingredients, except spaghetti. Grease a 9x13-inch casserole baking dish with butter and spread spaghetti in bottom of pan. Spread turkey or chicken mixture over spaghetti. Cover and bake for 1 hour.

Serves 8.

We love this recipe for our turkey leftovers. My hubby's a pasta fan, so pasta anyway is always a winner with him!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Black Friday Sales and Cyber Monday Deals


Rocky Mountain Lodge & Cabins is offering Black Friday Sales and Cyber Monday Deals!

Plan a Colorado Family Reunion, Colorado Wedding, or Retreat in 2010 and save big by taking advantage of our Black Friday Sales and Cyber Monday Deals.

Make reservations for our Colorado Vacation Rental Lodge on Friday, November 27th or Monday, November 30th, and save 20% off our regular rates!

These are fabulous roll back rates that haven't been this price since 2002!!!

See our Specials page for more details, talk to your family, and make your reservations on Black Friday or Cyber Monday.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

  • 3 medium baking potatoes, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 4 Tbsp. butter
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2-4 Tbsp. heavy cream, half and half, or milk
  • 1 tsp. finely minced garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste
In a medium saucepan, cook the potatoes in salted water until tender, about 15-20 minutes. Drain and return to saucepan.

Add the butter, sour cream and garlic. Mash the potatoes until the ingredients are blended. Add the cream or milk, one tablespoon at a time, until the potatoes are the desired consistency. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Serves 2-3
These are great served with that Thanksgiving turkey or Christmas prime rib.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Pikes Peak

(America's Mountain)

One of the main attractions in the Colorado Springs area is Pikes Peak, also known as "America's Mountain".

Pikes Peak, at an elevation of 14,110 feet, is the most visited mountain in North America and the second most visited mountain in the world. More than a half million people summit Pikes Peak every year.

There are 3 ways to reach the summit; by driving the Pikes Peak Highway, by taking the Pikes Peak Cog Railway, or by hiking the Barr trail.

Three major events take place on Pikes Peak each year. The first event is the Pikes Peak Marathon takes place every August, a 26 mile round trip foot race up and down Barr Trail, which draws thousands of runners from all over the world.

The second event is the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, the second oldest motor race in America, first raced in 1916 and where the Unser family got their start, is a race on the 12.42 mile gravel road.

The third event is the AdAmAn Club New Years Eve Fireworks Display. A group of mountaineers climb the icy slopes of the Barr Trail and ignite a glorious fireworks display at midnight to welcime in the New Year, a tradition since 1922.

Pikes Peak is famous for the song "America the Beautiful" written by Kathryn Lee Bates in 1893. After a trek to the summit of Pikes Peak she was so awed by the vast beauty at the summit she write a peom she titled "Pikes Peak". It was first published in the 4th of July church chronical "The Congressional" in 1895 and renamed "America". It grew in popularity and was put to music in 1910 bu Samuel A Ward and renamed "America the Beautiful". The song is one of the most beloved and popular American patriotic songs.

Rocky Mountain Lodge and Cabins is located at Pikes Peak in Cascade Colorado, just 6 miles west of Colorado Springs. We're right across the highway from the Pikes Peak toll road if you're going to drive up Pikes Peak, or here for any of the Pikes Peak events. Consider staying in one of our Cabin rentals or Bed and Breakfast Lodge, or rent the Lodge in its entirety for a family reunion or retreat. If you're here for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb your whole team can stay in the Lodge and you're just across the road from the Pikes Peak Highway. Come stay with us during your visit to Pikes Peak!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Sweet Potato Casserole


  • 3 cups cooked and mashed sweet potatoes or yams
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
Either bake potatoes, peel and mash; or boil, peel and mash. Combine all ingredients and spread into a buttered 9x13-inch casserole dish.
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup butter
Combine all ingredients with a pastry blender until the size of peas. Sprinkle over potatoes and bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes, until hot and bubbly.
Serves 12
This is our absolute favorite sweet potato casserole recipe. We make it for Thanksgiving with our turkey every year.
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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Apple Cheesecake

(Autumn Cheesecake)
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine crumbs, sugar, cinnamon and butter; press onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan. Bake for 10 minutes; set aside.


  • 2 (8-oz.) pkgs. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

Combine cream cheese and sugar, mixing at medium speed on electric mixter until well blended. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Blend in vanilla; pour over crust.


  • 4 cups thin peeled apple slices
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans

Toss apples with combined sugar and cinnamon. Spoon apple mixture over cream cheese layer; sprinkle with chopped pecans. Bake 1 hour and 10 minutes. Loosen cake from rim of pan; cool before removing rim of pan. Chill.

Serves 12

More recipes can be found at our website's recipe page.

This recipe and 349 others can be found in our Cookbook "Rocky Mountain Lodge & Cabins Favorite Recipes". Click Here to order your copy!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Colorado Beer Festival


The 3rd Annual All Colorado Beer Festival will be held on Saturday, November 7, 2009 at Mr. Biggs Event Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

There will be two sessions starting at noon and 5:30pm. Each session runs four and a half hours and includes a tasting glass and all the 2-ounce samples you can drink. Over 70 beers from more than 30 of the best Colorado brewers will be available.

Entertainment will be at each session. All proceeds generated by the festival are donated to local nonprofit organizations.

Tickets are $10-$25. Click Here for more details.

Visit our Calendar of Events page for more upcoming local events.

Apple Pancakes, Apple Pancake Recipe, Apple Puff Pancakes Recipe

(Apple Pancakes, Apple Puff Pancakes)

Apple Sausage Puff Pancake

Recipe for Apple Sausage Puff Pancakes (Apple Pancakes, Apple Puff Pancakes) posted on my recipes page. Click Here for recipe.