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Meet the Innkeepers

Nick and Gillian Kite and family

Nick and Gillian Kite present their Luxury Napa Valley Bed and Breakfast, The Craftsman Inn.

Oatmeal, Chocolate, Cherry and Walnut Cookies

Oatmeal Cookies

I like classic American chocolate chip cookies.  However, I often find the consistency either too crumbly and toffee-like or too crisp and dry.  One of the best recipes I’ve found is from my friend Melanie, and it yields cookies that have a great texture and are not oversweet.  Building on her recipe, I tried lots Read More »

Gillian’s Bread and Butter Pudding Recipe


This is the recipe that Gill made on the Travel Channel’s “Taste of California”. A decadent version of the traditional English Bread and Butter pudding, this includes a splash of sherry and two cups of whipping cream. Ingredients: 2 Cups Whipping cream 2 Cups Milk 1 Vanilla bean Pinch salt 1 Cup golden raisins ¼ Read More »