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HODGDON ISLAND INN INNKEEPER SHARES FAVORITE FAT TUESDAY RECIPE

March 5th, 2014 by richard-pamela-riley

CARAMEL CAKE PANCAKES

Caramel Cake Pancakes with Caramel Sauce

Caramel Cake Pancakes with Caramel Sauce

Makes about 15 pancakes

 

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups self-rising flour

½ cup sugar

1 cup milk

2 large eggs

3 TBS butter, melted

2 tsp vanilla extract

Caramel Syrup

Whisk together first 2 ingredients in large bowl.  Whisk together milk and 3 ingredients in another bowl.  Gradually stir milk mixture into flour mixture just until dry ingredients are moistened. (For tender pancakes, don’t over mix the batter; it should be lumpy)

Heat griddle to 350 degrees.

Pour about ¼ cup batter for each pancake onto hot buttered griddle or large nonstick skillet.  Cook 3 to 4 minutes or until tops are covered with bubbles and edges look dry.  Turn and cook 3 to 4 minutes or until done.  Place in single layer on a baking sheet, and keep warm in a 200 degree oven up to 30 minutes.

Caramel Syrup:

Melt ½ cup butter in a heavy saucepan over medium heat; add 1 cup sugar and 1 tsp fresh lemon juice, and cook, stirring constantly, 5 to 6 minutes or until mixture turns a caramel color.  Gradually add ¾ cup whipping cream and cook, stirring constantly, 1 to 2 minutes or until smooth.  Serve immediately, or store in an airtight container in refrigerator up to 1 week.  Makes 1¾ cups.  To reheat:  microwave in a microwave-safe bowl at HIGH 10 to 15 seconds or just until warm; stir until smooth.

December 2012, Southern Living Volume 47.

HODGDON ISLAND INN BOOTHBAY HARBOR REGION WILL BE CLOSED FOR 2014 SEASON

March 5th, 2014 by richard-pamela-riley

The rumors are true ... HII has been sold!

The rumors are true … HII has been sold!

 The rumors are true – Richard and I have sold the inn and we will be vacating the premises as of March 24, 2014.  The new owners will NOT be open for the 2014 Season and beyond that, at the moment, no one can say. 

We have been asked for referrals so here are just a few:

Five Gables Inn http://www.fivegablesinn.com   (it is equal distance out of Boothbay Harbor like we are only over in East Boothbay)
The Inns at Greenleaf
http://www.greenleafinn.com (they are in town, but have nice views and are within walking distance to all the shops, restaurants, etc.)
Topside Inn
http://www.topsideinn.com (the kingpin of inns in the harbor – up on the hill overlooking the harbor, but within walking distance to the town – great water views)
or The Newcastle Inn
http://www.newcastleinn.com (on River Road halfway between Boothbay and Damariscotta – the best of both areas). 

Boothbay Harbor

Boothbay Harbor

We do hope this helps.  Again, we thank you for your interest in Hodgdon Island Inn!  Richard and I are sorry not to have been here to be able to welcome you, but hope you have a wonderful stay in the region. 

To find out more about the Boothbay Harbor Region, or seek additional referrals, please check out the Boothbay Harbor Region’s Chamber of Commerce’s website at http://www.boothbayharbor.com

BOOTHBAY HODGDON ISLAND INN BED & BREAKFAST WINDS DOWN 2013 SEASON

November 16th, 2013 by richard-pamela-riley

Fall is waning at Hodgdon Island Inn

Fall is waning at Hodgdon Island Inn

Fall is waning and the 2013 season in the Boothbay Harbor Region is winding down.

The days are shorter.  The trees are dropping their bright red, pink and orange leaves.   The heavy morning dew on the grass is giving way to frost.  “Closed for Season” signs have appeared overnight.  Favorite summertime haunts are being boarded up for another year.  Boats are being brought in and “shrink-wrapped” for winter storage.  And the only traffic jams now are those caused by road construction projects, Friday night sporting events and swing bridges at high tide.

Here at Hodgdon Island Inn we are enjoying the fall season and continue to welcome guests from all over the U.S. and around the world.  Breakfasts and desserts are good excuses to celebrate the season as we serve our signature French toast stuffed with apples and Brie or our apple cheddar omelets – not to mention our guests most favorite dessert for our fourth season now:  Pamela’s apple pie cobbler cake with whipped cream (optional of course).  :-)

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As we prepare to wind things down here at HII, Richard and I would like to take this opportunity to say a BIG “thank you” to all of our guests and to our seasonal staff:  Danielle, Felicia, Matt and Rob without whom Hodgdon Island Inn’s rooms would not be so sparkling clean and our yard would not be so lovely!  We not only appreciate their hard work and dedication to HII, but we love their smiles and the joy they bring to the job!

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The inn will be open until the eighteenth of November when we too will hang up our “Closed for Season” sign, but until then there are plenty of people to meet, places to see, lobster to eat and adventures to enjoy!

Hodgdon Island Inn will re-open March 1, 2014, but reservations for next year can be made at any time on our secure website at http://www.boothbaybb.com or by calling us at 1-800-314-5160.

HODGDON ISLAND INN BED AND BREAKFAST, NEAR BOOTHBAY HARBOR, HEADQUARTERS FOR FALL COLORS, LUSCIOUS LOBSTER AND FUN THINGS TO DO IN OCTOBER

October 4th, 2013 by richard-pamela-riley

Early Fall at HII

Fall at HII

Hodgdon Island Inn is a nine-room bed & breakfast located on the quiet side of Boothbay Harbor on Hodgdon Island (no boat needed) in the town of Boothbay.  J Surrounded by water on two sides, the inn is the perfect place to escape to for a little R&R.  It is the closest B&B to the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens and within walking distance of two nature preserves.  Restaurants and shops are only 15 minutes away and Hodgdon Island Inn is a good home base for adventures along the mid coast of Maine.

October 5-14 … Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta, Damariscotta … join the fun for all things pumpkin:  pumpkin parade, pumpkin regatta, pumpkin derby, pumpkin pie eating contest, giant pumpkins, pumpkin artists at work and pumpkin train rides.  Go to http://www.damariscottapumpkinfest.com/ for more information and schedules.

October 5-27 … LL Bean’s Outdoor Discovery Courses, Freeport … try a new outdoor activity – no experience necessary – sign up for an introduction to Fly Casting, Kayaking, Sporting Clays or Archery.  Go to http://www.llbean.com

October 6, 13, 20 & 27 … For a bird’s eye view of the fall colors in mid coast Maine head to the Camden Snow Bowl.  The Snow Bowl offers chairlift rides every Sunday in October from 9AM to 4PM.  Cost is $5 for a single ride or $15 for the whole day.  Located at 20 Barnestown Road, Camden or go to http://www.camdensnowbowl.com

A perfect fall Day

A perfect fall Day

October 5 & 6 … Owl’s Head Transportation Museum, 117 Museum Street, Owl’s Head, Maine – Foreign Auto Festival to feature new Jaguar F-Type, 1930 Bentley Speed Six, 1955 Jaguar XK140, Down East Porsche Club, Mid Maine Sports Car Club and more … open 9AM – 3PM.  For more information go to http://www.ohtm.org

October 12, 2013-March, 2014 … Travel down the yellow brick road and view the world’s largest Collection of Wizard of Oz merchandise at the Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland.  The Farnsworth specializes in 20th century American art.  For more information about the Wizard of Oz Collection or the museum’s permanent collection go to http://www.farnsworthmuseum.org

October 12-13 … Wander through the Fall Foliage Craft Fair, Boothbay Railway Village and enjoy not only the fall colors in an historic setting, but good food, superb crafts and great entertainment as well.  The museum has one of the finest exhibits of classic, vintage and antique automobiles in New England coupled with historic village displays and an operating live steam narrow gauge train.  For more information go to http://www.railwayvillage.org

October 24, 25, 26 & 27 … The DaPonte String Quartet (DSQ) has been – and continues to be – sought after to perform and teach string chamber music all over the United States and around the world.  The DSQ is proud to call Maine home and is now in its 21st season.  For the complete October schedule and more information about the DSQ go to http://www.daponte.org   Tickets are $20 per person.View shared post

October 23 -26 … Harvest on the Harbor, Ocean Gateway Pier, Portland is Maine’s Premier Food & Wine Festival.  This year’s event promises to bring even more of what Maine is renowned for – delectably delicious culinary creations from Maine’s top chefs and producers who take pride in presenting products that are locally grown and responsibly harvested.  For more information go to http://www.harvestontheharbor.com/

Fall Colors

Fall Colors

To check out our fall specials or to make a reservation at the inn, go to http://www.boothbaybb.com/ or call 1-800-314-5160.

HODGDON ISLAND INN BED AND BREAKFAST NEAR BOOTHBAY HARBOR OPEN FOR MAINE’S FOLIAGE SEASON – REPORTS SUGGEST THIS YEAR’S SEASON ON TAP TO BE ONE OF THE BEST EVER

September 22nd, 2013 by richard-pamela-riley

The  official start of the fall foliage season began last week here in Maine. The
2013 Fall Foliage Report from the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry reports that the northernmost part of the state is experiencing subtle color changes of less than 30% with very low leaf drop at less than 10%.  However, the state anticipates an outstanding foliage season according to the  Maine Forest Service.

An explosion of color!

An explosion of color!

“The native maples, particularly the red and sugar maples, which are
considered to provide the great backdrop of seasonal color, have vigorous,
healthy foliage with no notable problems. Given our moderate summer weather,
and allowing for this trend into the fall, I expect an outstanding vibrant
show, overall,” said Bill Ostrofsky, forest pathologist for the Maine
Forest Service.

Maine Forest Service rangers and state park rangers in Aroostook County and
northern Penobscot and Piscataquis Counties are reporting subtle changes in the
foliage with peak conditions still weeks away.

As overnight temperatures drop into the 40s and daylight decreases, rangers
expect a gradual change in leaf color from north to south culminating in peak
conditions in late October.

For continuous weekly updates every Wednesday through October 16th, visit the
state’s official foliage website www.mainefoliage.com.
The web site will also list dates, times and locations for fall foliage hikes
in the state parks as the season progresses. Visitors can sign up to receive
weekly reports by e-mails while sharing their photos of the vibrant color
throughout the state as the leaves slowly change on the Maine Fall Foliage page
on Facebook. Additionally, the foliage website will list the fall foliage
ranger-led hikes in the state parks.

Hodgdon Island Inn is a nine-room inn located on the quiet side of Boothbay and about 15 minutes from downtown Boothbay Harbor.  The inn is close to several nature preserves and the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.  Reservations can be made online at http://www.boothbaybb.com or by calling 1-800-314-5160.  Be sure to check out the Fall Foliage Special as well – stay three nights and the third night is half off!

THE HODGDON ISLAND INN, BOOTHBAY B&B, PROUD SPONSOR CLAW DOWN 2013

September 16th, 2013 by richard-pamela-riley

Proud sponsor 2nd Annual Claw Down

Proud sponsor 2nd Annual Claw Down

For the second straight year, the Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce has issued a Claw Down for local chefs, challenging them to come up with the best lobster bite for the title of the 2013 Claw Down Lobster Bite Chef of the Year: Judges’ Choice and People’s Choice.

This signature chamber fundraiser will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 19 at Ocean Point Marina, East Boothbay. The marina will be transformed, thanks to the Greg Powers Agency and Boothbay Region Greenhouses, into a venue with nautically accented up-lighting and decor, music and a giant screen to feature Claw Down highlights. Proceeds from the event will help to underwrite the cost of Claw Down with a stipend to each participating restaurant to help cover the cost of lobster.

More than 400 lobster-lovers will enjoy savory lobster bites (using 475 pounds of locally shucked lobster) and vote on the People’s Choice Award while sampling a selection of wines from Central Distributors. Attendees already registered are from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Vermont, Oregon, Ohio, New York, Texas, Florida, North Carolina, Louisiana and California — and of course, Maine.

“Last year, the regional economic impact on the lobster industry just for Claw Down was $34,000,” said Catherine Wygant Fossett, executive director of the Boothbay Region Chamber of Commerce. “This year we expect an even larger impact as we’ve doubled the size of the event.”

Before the doors open to the public, 19 chefs will present their prize-worthy bites in a blind judging competition to industry-renowned experts who will decide the winner of the Judge’s Choice title based on presentation, originality and taste. A first, second and third place will be awarded in both the Judges’ Choice and People’s Choice categories at the end of the night.

Michele Ragussis, chef at The Pearl restaurant in Rockland and a finalist in the Food Network show, “The Next Food Network Star” and “Chopped,” will emcee the event. Judges will include Lobster Chef of the Year Kerry Altiero from Cafe Miranda in Rockland; Rockland’s Lynn Archer, a.k.a. The Queen of Clubs, owner of Archer’s on the Pier and the Brass Compass Cafe and winner of the “Lobster Dekkah” challenge on the Food Network Show “Throwdown with Bobby Flay”; and Sandy Oliver, Maine food historian, Bangor Daily News food columnist and author of “Maine Home Cooking.”

At the first Claw Down, Chef Micah Jones of Brown’s Wharf Inn received the Judge’s Choice Award in a blind judging competition for the Claw Down Chef of the Year. Chef Fiona Dunlap of the Newagen Seaside Inn & Restaurant was voted as the People’s Choice Award winner. Dunlap’s honor earned her an appearance WCHS’s “207” televised news magazine program.

This year’s participating restaurants and Chefs in the “Claw Down” include:

  1. Boathouse Bistro & Tapas Bar, Chef & co-owner Karin Guerin, www.theboathousebistro.com
  2. Boothbay Harbor Country Club, Executive Chef Geoff Cornell, www.boothbayharborcc.com
  3. Boothbay Lobster Wharf, Chef Kostas Rigas, www.boothbaylobsterwharf.com
  4. Brown’s Wharf, Chef Micah Jones, www.brownswharfinn.com
  5. Eventide Specialties, Chef & co-owner Kim Martin, www.eventidespecialties.com
  6. Fisherman’s Wharf Inn, Chef John Reed, www.fishermanshwarfinn.com
  7. Kaler’s Restaurant, Chef & co-owner Sam Kaler, www.kalers.com
  8. McSeagull’s Restaurant, Chef & co-owner Ralph Smith, www.mcseagullsonline.com
  9. Newagen Seaside Inn, Chef Fiona Dunlap, www.newagenseasideinn.com
  10. Oliver’s at Cozy Harbor Wharf, Chef Stacy McLellan, www.oliversrestaurant.com
  11. Ports of Italy, Chef Fabrizio Ventricini, www.portsofitaly.com
  12. Robinson’s Wharf & Tugs Pub, Chef Jason Chamness, www.robinsons-wharf.com
  13. The Lobster Dock, Chef & co-owner Mitch Weiss, www.thelobsterdock.com
  14. The Rocktide Inn & Restaurant, Chef Joe Pinkham, www.rocktideinn.com
  15. The Thistle Inn, Chef Tony Bickford, www.thethistleinn.com
  16. The World Is Mine Oyster, Chef Steve Richards, www.mineoyster.net
  17. The World Is Mine Oyster – Sushi, Chef Harrison Maung, www.mineoyster.com
  18. Tugboat Inn & Restaurant, Chef Mike Ham, www.tugboatinn.com
  19. Windows on the Harbor, Chef Patrick Jones, www.boothbayharborinn.com

What makes this event more than just a competition is that it provides attendees an opportunity to eat, stay and play in the region after the Claw Down. Various chamber members are posting “Hot Deals” with special pricing, promotions and lodging packages on the Chamber’s websites directly tied into Claw Down. Check out the Chamber’s website for the latest listings and specials at www.boothbayharbor.com.

Cocktail attire is suggested. Tickets are $60 and can be purchased online by visiting Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce (www.boothbayharbor.com) or by calling 207-633-2353. A complimentary Country Coach Charter shuttle will be available for those attendees parking at the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, Hodgdon Yachts and Washburn & Doughty.

Presenting sponsors include the Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce, Maine Magazine and the Brand Company, BDN Maine, Central Distributors, Boothbay Region Greenhouses, Ocean Point Marina along with the Maine Lobster Promotion Council, Ames True Value Supply, Tindal & Callahan Real Estate, BIG 104FM Blueberry Broadcasting, Marshall Tent and Event Rental, Tile Connection, Stone Cove Catering, US. Foods, The Hodgdon Island Inn, Topside Inn, Flagship Inn & Suites, The Inns at Greenleaf Lane, Dead River Company, Greg Powers Agency, Ted Axelrod Photography, Harbor Embroidery, Channel 7-BRCTV, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, Hodgdon Yachts, Washburn & Doughty Associates, Lincoln Arts Festival, Martin Page, Country Coach Charters and NEMA Northeast Media Associates.

BOOTHBAY MAINE B&B HODGDON ISLAND INN RECOGNIZED BY TRIPADVISOR

July 6th, 2013 by richard-pamela-riley

2013 Trip Advisor Certificate of ExcellenceTripAdvisor is delighted to recognize The Hodgdon Island Inn with a 2013 Certificate of Excellence.

This prestigious award, which places HII in the top-performing 10% of all businesses worldwide on TripAdvisor, is given to businesses that consistently earn high ratings from TripAdvisor travelers.

Hodgdon Island Inn has received this distinction for four consecutive years and is rated by TripAdvisor travelers as the Number 1 B&B in Boothbay, Maine.

The inn offers ultra-comfortable beds, private baths, in-room refrigerators, hair dryers, air-conditioners, water views; free WiFi; secure on-site parking; and a heated in-ground swimming pool (Memorial Day – Columbus Day, weather permitting).

A stay at the inn includes a full gourmet breakfast each morning and fresh homemade desserts every evening.

Hodgdon Island Inn is located within walking distance of several Boothbay Region Land Trust Preserves as well as one of the most distinguished botanical destinations in the country – the 250 acre Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.

 Hodgdon Island Inn is located about an hour northeast of Portland; an hour south of Camden or three hours from Boston or Bar Harbor.

HODGDON ISLAND INN OFFERS QUICK AND EASY DESSERT RECIPE FOR FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATIONS

July 3rd, 2013 by richard-pamela-riley

Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies photo by Richard B. RileyCHOCOLATE CHIP SHORTBREADS

(A Quick and Easy Dessert)

 

From the kitchen of Pamela Byrne Riley

Hodgdon Island Inn, Boothbay, Maine

Makes twelve heart cookies

INGREDIENTS:

1 c plus 2 TBS all-purpose flour

½ c cold unsalted butter

1/3 c semisweet chocolate mini chips (I prefer Ghiradelli)

¼ c granulated sugar

DIRECTIONS:

Heat oven to 325 degrees.  Have shortbread cookie molds ready.

Mix flour and granulated sugar in a medium bowl.  Cut in butter with a pastry blender (or rub butter in with fingertips) until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.  Stir in mini chips.

Gently press crumbs together to form a dough (heat from your hands will help make this happen).  Press dough into mold sections.  Prick sections twice with a fork.

Bake 20 -25 minutes, or until shortbread looks dry and golden at edges.  Allow to cool in molds completely before removing.

Shortbreads can be stored airtight at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Nutrition facts:  117 cals., 7 g total fat, 16 mg chol., 2 mg sodium, 12 g carb., 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.

Recipe found in Woman’s Day, 2005

BOOTHBAY BED AND BREAKFAST HODGDON ISLAND INN CELEBRATES WINDJAMMER DAYS

June 22nd, 2013 by richard-pamela-riley

Windjammers!

Windjammers!

Windjammer Days 2013

11 Windjammers sail into the harbor

Submitted

By

Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce

11 tall ships will be at this year’s Windjammer Days Festival, according to the Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce. The 2013 Windjammer Days is scheduled to take place June 25 and 26, with the schooners appearing in Linekin Bay on Tuesday the 25th and in the harbor on Wednesday, June 26.

The Windjammers include:Windjammer Days Boothbay Harbor photographed Richard B. Riley

American Eagle: A deep draft vessel designed to be safe and stable in open water. The schooner was the last New England fishing schooner engaged in commercial fishing and is captained by Perry Davis and Bethany Mcnelly-Davis. This schooner does 2, 4 and 6 hour charters along with “Island Adventure” trips to explore islands in Casco Bay from Bailey Island.

Alert: The schooner was the last New England fishing schooner engaged in commercial fishing and is now captained by Perry Davis and Bethany Mcnelly-Davis. This schooner does 2, 4 and 6 hour charters along with “Island Adventure” trips to explore islands in Casco Bay from Bailey Island.

Bowdoin: The Bowdoin is the official vessel of the state of Maine and a national historic landmark. It was was built in East Boothbay by Hodgdon Brothers (now Hodgdon Yachts) in 1921. Owned and operated by Maine Maritime Academy, the schooner provides a platform for students to demonstrate competencies in vessel operations and technology. Captain of the Bowdoin is Eric Jergenson. For more, visit www.mainemaritime.edu.

Nathaniel Bowditch: Built as a racing yacht in 1922 in East Boothbay, this 82′ schooner won special class honors in the Bermuda Race in 1923, and served in the Coast Guard during World War II. Owen and Cathie Dorr are the captains. This schooner offers may specialty cruises such as Sail and State Parks Package. For more, visit www.windjammervacation.com.

Eastwind: Herb and Doris Smith sailed around the world twice with their three children on schooners they built by hand; Eastwind is one of the schooners they built. Tom and Jennifer Smith are the owners and captains of the Eastwind. The Eastwind offers two-hour voyages out of Boothbay Harbor. For more, visit www.schoonereastwind.com.

Lazy Jack: A topsail schooner when fully rigged can carry up to eight sails; Lazy Jack sailed for 20 years from Massachusetts to Cuba carrying various cargo for her master. Joe Tassi is the captain. The Lazy Jack offers a two hour day sail or private charter adventures. For more, visit www.schoonerlazyjackcruises.com.

Lewis R. French: Launched in 1871 in Christmas Cove, Maine, the Lewis R. French is the oldest vessel in the fleet and the oldest commercial sailing vessel in the USA. Garth Wells and Jenny Tobin are the captains. This schooner offers 3, 4, 5 and 6 night excursions. For more, visit www.schoonerfrench.com.

Timberwind: This schooner is family-owned and operated and last year raced in “Jammers & Joggers.” Bob Tassi is the captain. The Timberwind offers 3, 4, and 6 day windjammer cruises. For more, visit www.schoonertimberwind.com.

Heritage: This ship was designed and built by Captains Doug and Linda Lee. The Heritage offers 3, 4, and 6 day windjammer cruises. For more, visit www.schoonerheritage.com.

Sherman Zwicker: Built in 1942, this schooner is the last remaining auxiliary fishing schooner and has all of its main original features still intact and operational. George McEvoy is the captain of this fully operational, traveling museum. For more, visit www.schoonermuseum.org.

Windfield Lash: The two-masted schooner was launched in 2000 after 18 years of hard labor to bring it to fruition. The captain is Dave Clarke. This schooner’s homeport is Friendship and cruises in Maine in the summer.

The annual Windjammer Days Festival will feature its classic line-up of events, which include a One Design Boat Race; Windjammer Days Golf Tournament fundraiser for Community Fireworks, the hometown street parade; an antique boat parade of more than 30 boats; second annual Artists Alley; 10 waterfront concerts; tours of the USCG and Maine State Aquarium; Kid’s tent; 2-day craft show; boat excursions; and a spectacular firework display over the harbor. Visitors can enjoy a complimentary 2-day shuttle during the festival.

To learn more about Windjammer Days and to track updates, visit www.boothbayharbor.com or find the Chamber on Facebook.

HODGDON ISLAND INN B&B NEAR BOOTHBAY HARBOR SHARES EASY RECIPE FOR MEMORIAL DAY TREATS

May 24th, 2013 by richard-pamela-riley

Honey-Baked Wonton Napoleons Honey Glazed Wonton Napoleon

Honey-Baked Wonton Napoleons – Stack honey-glazed wonton wrappers with sweetened cream cheese, blueberries, and strawberries to make this incredible dessert in less than 30 minutes.

Ingredients:

Wontons:

¼ c honey

24 refrigerated wonton wrappers

Filling:

1 tub (8 oz) spreadable cream cheese, at room temperature

2 TBS honey

½ tsp vanilla extract

Berries:

1 pint strawberries, hulled and thinly sliced

1 pint blueberries

Directions:  Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line two baking sheets with non stick aluminum foil, or line the baking sheets with regular aluminum foil coated with nonstick cooking spray.

Wontons: In microwave-safe bowl, microwave honey at 100% power to liquefy, 20-30 seconds.  Brush one side of each wonton with honey.  Place wontons, honey side up, on prepared sheets.

Bake in 400 degree oven until nicely browned (about 7 minutes).  Transfer wontons to wire rack; let cool completely.

Filling:  In bowl, beat cream cheese, honey, vanilla until smooth.

To assemble:  Place 1 wonton on serving dish; spread with 1 TBS filling.  Top with sliced berries. Place second wonton on top; spread 1 TBS filling.  Top with blueberries.  Top the third wonton.  Garnish with sliced strawberries and blueberries.  Repeat with remaining ingredients for a total of 8 napoleons.