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5 Fun Ways to Experience Amish Country

Horse-driven Amish buggies driving down a rolling country road

About 45 minutes southeast of the Inn at Westwynd Farm lies a divine world. There, life has a peaceful rhythm, and those who reside there find harmony with nature and old-world tradition. You know you have entered Lancaster County when you slow down to drive through a covered bridge, and a horse and buggy awaits…

3 Vineyards in Hershey-Harrisburg PA Worth Visiting

Table topped with assorted wine glasses, fruit, cheeses and breads for tasting

The Inn at Westwynd Farm, located just 25 minutes from Harrisburg, is ideal for a weekend break. In fact, our tranquil setting will leave you with a fresh understanding of the value of what recharging will do for your soul. Set out and explore 3 nearby wineries with excellent varieties of this region and enjoy…

5 Must-Try Breweries and Distilleries in Hershey PA

Row of beer taps

Craft beer has been on the rise, with 8,275 craft breweries operating in the US in 2019 – that’s up almost 1,000 from 2018. And the great state of Pennsylvania leads the pack with the most craft beer produced each year – 3,719,415 barrels and 1,229,906,400 12 oz. bottles (according to alcohol.org)! You may be…

Cinnamon Muffin Recipe

Fresh applesauce muffins sit on a tray next to cinnamon sticks

Warm up this winter with a deliciously cozy and sweet baked good or two. There’s nothing better than curling up by the fire with a hot cup of coffee and indulging in some home baked goodness. Enjoy! Ingredients 1 1⁄2 cups of flour 1⁄2 cup of sugar 2 teaspoons of baking powder 1⁄2 teaspoon of…

Bacon Jam Recipe From Chef Dan

A large pile of bacon sits in a metal tray

This unique recipe is another original from our wonderful Chef Dan! Delight your family and friends this winter with a tasty bacon-lover’s dream. Ingredients 1 large onion cubed 1/2 pound bacon sliced and crisped (oil and fat discarded) 2 tablespoons of butter 1 teaspoon of salt 2 tablespoons of brown sugar 2 tablespoons of thick…

Extra Large Peanut Butter Cup Recipe

Bowl of peanut butter sits on table with peanuts

Knowing the miracle (and food science) behind coconut oil, which unlike other oils solidifies at room temperature, I have come up with this fabulously yummy recipe utilizing it. (By the way, did you know that crunchy candy colored ice-cream shells are made of coconut oil and food coloring?) Anyway, I’ve come up with this simple…

Pineapple Upside Down Pancakes Recipe

Featured pancake, covered in fruit and marmalade, sit on antique plates ready to be enjoyed

Recently we had some wonderful guests and I wanted to make something extra special and memorable… and sweet! With the weather getting cooler now, I have been roasting fruits for breakfast that have rich and roasted inner-sweetness. To that end, I came up with a lovely roasted pineapple original recipe… check it out! Ingredients Pancake…

Caramel Apple Pie Scone Recipe

Freshly-baked scones come out of oven on tray

I recently came up with this recipe and it was a huge hit with the guests! It’s another Chef Dan Original made for the first time from my mind and heart… here’s to always cooking with love and friendship! Enjoy! Ingredients & Tools Sturdy pasty cutter 2 sticks of butter sliced into small cubes 1…

Chef Dan’s Chocolate Chesnut Panettone Recipe

Chocolate spells "Westwynd Farm" over plate and desert pastry

Recently I made our guests a Chocolate Panettone French Toast with a roasted chocolaty chesnut syrup. I received rave reviews from the guests, so trust me, you must try this one! Ingredients 1 chocolate panettone sliced with a bread knife 1 dozen eggs 1 half cup of half and half 3 teaspoons of vanilla (for…

Chef Dan’s Famous Westwynd Biscotti

Cinnamon cranberry bread sits in tray next to cinnamon drink

I created this recipe for our Hershey bed and breakfast. Boy oh boy, these little cookie-like gems are crumbly, sweet, and perfect for every occasion. Biscotti translates in Italian to “twice-baked” and in just a moment, you will understand why. In One Bowl Add: 3 eggs 1/2 cup of canola or corn oil 1 tablespoon of…