Monday, January 27, 2014

Elope on the Oregon Coast, It's Not Just for Valentine's Weekend!

February Is The Month of Love, Elope on the Oregon Coast!

Oregon coast proposal at Sandlake Country Inn
Are you ready to pop the big question? Valentine's Day is a perfect opportunity to ask your loved one to spend the rest of their life with you!

Many couples these days are saving money for a house, a big honeymoon or just your month to month expenses and don't want an expensive wedding. An elopement or small wedding can be the answer!

Elope Oregon CoastOregon Coast Weddings & Elopements is now part of Sandlake Country Inn and we offer small weddings and elopements at sensible prices. Choose from the very simple Officiant Services and  getting married on one of the spectacular beach areas along the Three Capes Scenic Loop near Pacific City, or choose one of our All-Inclusive Small Wedding or Elopement packages.

sandlake country inn weddingsBe spontaneous! It's fast and easy to get an Oregon marriage license and be married even on the same day! February is a great month to get hitched and with our stress free wedding & elopement packages you can now just give us a call and let us do all the planning and work.
Diane Emineth,
Oregon Coast Weddings and Elopements
Sandlake Country Inn
8505 Galloway Rd
Cloverdale, OR 97112
Your Romantic Getaway on the Beautiful Oregon Coast

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Chocolate Cobbler Recipe from Sandlake Country Inn
Chocolate Cobbler

Sandlake Country Inn's Chocolate Cobbler

I know, I sounds strange, doesn't it? It even LOOKS strange! But my, oh my, is it delicious! 

This is one of my most requested recipes at Sandlake Country Inn. At breakfast, we deliver a 4 course hot breakfast to your door each morning of your stay. Breakfast changes every day. I use this chocolate cobbler as our fruit dish. I know we'd love to think chocolate is a fruit, but for those who disagree, you'll be happy to know that I serve this with berries on top and a tiny bit of whipped cream. Now that's a fruit course in my dictionary!

Every time I make it, guests ask if I'll give up the secret recipe. Well, here it is:

2 sticks butter
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup milk
1 cup sugar
6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 cups boiling water

Preheat oven to 350. In a 9x13 glass baking dish, melt the two sticks of butter in the oven. 

Meanwhile in a bowl, mix together the 1 1/4 cups of sugar, flour, baking powder, vanilla and milk. Once the butter is melted pour the batter over the butter, but do not stir. 

In a separate bowl mix together the cocoa and remaining sugar. 

Sprinkle cocoa/sugar mixture on top of batter. Do not stir. 

Pour the 2 cups of boiling water on top of that (don't stir)  

bake for 30-45 minutes. I bake mine until I have a nice golden brown crust and inside is pudding-like. In my oven this usually take about 35 minutes. 

Serve warm with sliced strawberries & a dollop of cream. 

Now imagine this is only 1 of 4 courses you could be eating while in your romantic room at Sandlake Country Inn.

Diane Emineth,
Sandlake Country Inn
8505 Galloway Rd
Cloverdale, OR 97112
Your Romantic Getaway on the Beautiful Oregon Coast