All posts by: "Michelle Katz"

Mike’s Blueberry Oatmeal Recipe

We feel good about sharing recipes that make you feel good.  Mike’s Blueberry Oatmeal not only makes you feel good, it also tastes so good you can eat it for dessert! Plus, it’s perfect for these cold winter months.  This recipe serves two people. Mike’s Blueberry Oatmeal Ingredients 1 ¾ cups of whole milk 1Read More

Amazing GC Cold Weather Hot Chocolate Recipe

Baby it’s cold outside! Bundle up and toast the season at Grand Colonial Bed and Breakfast for the best hot chocolate in Central New York.  And just in case you can’t join us, we’re sharing our recipe so you can  enjoy a delicious mugful of decadent, freshly-whipped hot chocolate at home.   Just be sure to use at least

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Decking the Halls at the Fenimore Art Museum

Fenimore Art Museum presents Decking the Halls, a new exhibition that celebrates the holidays with objects and images from the Fenimore collections. Decking the Halls runs through December 31, 2020. Holiday ornaments, cards, music, and photographs are featured as Fenimore explores the history of favorite wintertime traditions. Find answers to questions such as "Where did the legend of Santa Claus come from?" andRead More

The Ultimate Central New York Last-Minute Getaway Deal

Now is the perfect time for Santa and Mrs. Claus to enjoy a last-minute weekend getaway in Central New York and take advantage of this special offer: Enjoy 20% off nightly accommodations when you book a stay at Grand Colonial Bed and Breakfast on grand-colonial.com by entering coupon code “GETAWAY” on the booking page.  PromotionRead More

Is the Herkimer Home Haunted?

What is the General Herkimer Home? Situated overlooking the Mohawk River, Revolutionary War hero General Nicholas Herkimer finished the construction of his Georgian-style mansion in 1764.  General Herkimer's place in history was assured in 1777 when he assembled 800 militiamen at Fort Dayton, supported by 60 allied Oneida warriors, and marched to defend Fort StanwixRead More

It’s Time to Take a Fall Foliage Tour this Autumn

Fall is our favorite time of year at Grand Colonial Bed and Breakfast.  With fall temperatures transforming the local landscape into a natural blanket of colorful brilliance, our first instinct is to get in our cars and survey the beauty.  Central New York is synonymous with fall foliage. Although “leaf peeping” might be one ofRead More

Carol Dunn’s Flaky Pie Crust

This month’s recipe is a very special and delicious one.  It was passed down from Mike’s grandmother Carol Dunn to his mother Carol Martin.  Mike has refined the recipe over the years and the result is a light and flaky pie crust that’s sure to be a family favorite.   This recipe makes 2 pie crusts.Read More

The 2020 Mining Season is Ending, but Herkimer Diamonds are Forever

The 2020 Season at the Herkimer Diamond Mines will end on November 1st.  The Herkimer Diamond Mines has been a popular destination this year, especially because the outside above-ground mines have allowed visitors plenty of space to dig for diamonds and easily practice social distancing.  If you haven’t made it to the Mines yet thisRead More

Sharing Life’s Sweet Journey

We’re excited to announce a new partnership with local beekeepers Joe and Sue Kappler.  In 2014, Joe and Sue’s brand Heartsease Hill started as a small apiary selling honey and handcrafted soaps at the Westmoreland, NY Farmer’s Market.  As homebrewers and a former brewery employee, their interest in mead blossomed and soon several experimental batchesRead More

3 Tips for a Stress-Free Road Trip

There’s nothing like a change of scenery to jump-start your travel spirit.  And because a road trip is just what many of us need right now, we’ve put together three best practices for staying healthy and getting the most enjoyment out of the open road for a stress-free road trip. Central New York State isRead More