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Basin Harbor Packing List

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Staples to pack on your Basin Harbor vacation The Basin Harbor season is approaching fast, and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome our guests for a brand-new year of rest and recreation along the leafy shores of Lake Champlain! 2017 marks our 131st season, we hope you’ll be joining us! But wait—what should you
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The Joys of Me Time

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Sure, a getaway with family, friends, or special somebodies can be unforgettable: A vacation’s the perfect time to deepen or reaffirm bonds, whether the emphasis is on fun, rejuvenation, or romance. All that being said, let’s take a moment and sing the praises of “me-time” escapes. Solo travel can be just as rewarding as doing
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Lifelong Friends at Basin Harbor

Friday, January 13th, 2017

At Basin Harbor, we pride ourselves on providing our guests with an environment of fun, leisure, and reflection along the lapping shores of one of America’s grandest freshwater bodies, beautiful Lake Champlain. It’s something we’ve been doing (in the same family, no less) since the late 19th century, and our lovely grounds—not to mention the
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Top 5 Questions to Find a Perfect Family Vacation

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

There’s nothing like a family vacation for celebrating—and deepening—the bonds between you and your loved ones. Sure, we enact those bonds in our day-to-day lives, but a communal getaway really puts the focus on togetherness: experiencing beautiful places, engaging in fun activities, or simply reveling in some blissful, open-ended shared downtime (what a luxury!). But
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12 Days of Cookies: Pistachio-Vanilla Bean Cookies

Saturday, December 24th, 2016

Pistachio-Vanilla Bean Cookies Ingredients 1 cup butter, softened 3/4 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 vanilla bean 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup finely chopped salted dry-roasted pistachio nuts 6 ounces white chocolate (with cocoa butter), cut up 2 teaspoons shortening   Directions In a large bowl beat butter with an
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12 Days of Cookies: Orange Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

Orange Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies Ingredients  1/2 cup sugar 2 teaspoons finely shredded orange peel or lemon peel 2/3 cup butter, softened 3 ounces cream cheese, softened 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons milk 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour Directions In a small bowl combine sugar and orange peel.
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12 Days of Cookies: Gingerbread Cupcakes

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

Gingerbread Cupcakes Ingredients 1/2 cup (115g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature 1/2 cup (100g) packed light or dark brown sugar 1 large egg, at room temperature 1/2 cup (120ml) milk, at room temperature1 1/2 cup (156g) molasses 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1 and 1/3 cups (167g) all-purpose flour (measured correctly) 1/2 teaspoon baking
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12 Days of Cookies: Macadamia Moons

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

Browned Butter-Glazed Macadamia Moons Ingredients 1 cup butter, softened 2/3 cup granulated sugar 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup finely chopped macadamia nuts 1/4 cup butter 2 cups powdered sugar 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 2 – 3 tablespoons milk 1/2 cup finely chopped macadamia nuts Freshly grated
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12 Days of Cookies: Cherry-Walnut Balls

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Cherry-Walnut Balls Ingredients 1/4 cup coarsely chopped maraschino cherries 1 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup powdered sugar 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 2 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted* Red edible glitter (optional) Powdered sugar Directions Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Drain chopped maraschino cherries on paper towels; pat dry
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