Blog & Recipes


Lenore’s Secret Biscotti Recipe

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup oil
  • 2 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tbsp. almond extract
  • Mix in (Until dough detaches from side of bowl):
  • 3 1/2 to 4 cups flour
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • 2 tbsp. anise seed
  • 3/4 cup coarsely chopped almonds

Shape into 3-4 loaves. Bake on greased sheet at 375 degrees for 30 minutes (or until fawn colored). Slice diagonally while warm. Enjoy!


Lenore’s Sesame Seed Cookie Recipe

  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 lb. sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

Sift together flour & baking powder into a large bowl; rub in butter & vegetable shortening with fingers until crumbly. Add sugar, eggs, milk & vanilla; mix together with hands to form a smooth dough. Roll dough 1 1/2 tsp. at a time into small logs. Moisten with water, roll in sesame seeds. Place on greased cookie sheet 1 inch apart.

Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes (until firm & light).

Yield: 3 1/2 dozen.


F.E.M.A. Official Hotel, Windham, NY

Located 2 1/2 hours from the George Washington Bridge, the inn is welcoming evacuee victims of Hurricane Sandy. Guests provide required  F.EM.A. paperwork and F.E.M.A. is paying for eligible lodging expenses. Albergo Allegria Bed and Breakfast Hotel is set in the Northern Catskill Mountains in the town of Windham, NY.

After Windham was slammed by Tropical Storm Irene in 2011, we too, are familiar with the feelings of devistation and the endurance needed to rebuild.

Our thoughts, prayers and relief efforts go out to all our neighbors south of upstate New York.

Additionally, in an effort to aide, Albergo Allegria is donating a portion of each November reservation to Feed The Hungry, an organization that deployed supplies as Sandy hit. $20 sends 400 pounds; $100 sends 1 Ton (2,000 pounds) of food, liquids, and relief supplies into the hardest hit areas of Sandy's path. Feed The Hungry has the relief supplies; they need our help for the frieght and fuel to ship them.

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