Posts Tagged ‘vacations’

Brenham House Whistle Stop Pie

August 23rd, 2013 by Susan Lopez

Brenham House Whistle Stop Pie is one of the many different items served, as an afternoon refreshment, to our guests.  As our guests check in refreshments are left, on the sideboard, in the dining room for them to enjoy.  What a wonderful treat after an afternoon of traveling, shopping or sightseeing.  It gives guests a chance to rest, have a cup of coffee and a treat, before they head out for dinner.  It is an easy recipe to make and the ingredients are common things that you probably already have on hand.  Make this pie and you friends and family will be impressed with your cooking skills.  You don’t have to tell them how easy it is to make.

Brenham House Whistle Stop Pie

Enjoy Brenham House Whistle Stop Pie

  • 1-1/2 c. loose brown sugar
  • 6 T. flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 c. half and half
  • 1 c. heavy cream
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 T. butter, cut into thin slices
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon

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Toubin Park, Downtown Brenham

July 30th, 2013 by Susan Lopez

Toubin Park, downtown Brenham, Texas is a lovely pocket park.  Alleyways in the downtown have been turned into small parks, for you to enjoy.  As a tourist you can walk through the parks, sit down and rest, or use your computers or smart phones, with the city’s free wireless internet!  Toubin Park, downtown Brenham is located at 208 South Park Street, Brenham, Texas.  This park beautifully landscaped tells the early history of Brenham, Texas.  There you will see a State Archeological Landmark.  A large historic cistern was unearthed and put on display.  Large cisterns like the one displayed at Toubin Park, were built in the late 1800’s.  They were use to collect rain water and enable the towns people to put out fires, in downtown Brenham.  The cisterns ran under Brenham streets.  This just shows how progressive Brenham, Texas was for it’s time.  There are no other Texas cities known to have installed public cisterns or provide public services so early.

Toubin Park is a pocket park

Water cisterns were used to collect rain water in order to have to fight fires in the downtown area.

Beautiful Toubin Park in Brenham, Texas

Here you can read the history of Brenham, Texas.

Enjoy the wild west story of why the cisterns were built.  It is the tale of an early railroad, a rough boom town, and the colorful characters who shaped Washington County’s history.  The land was donated by Leon and Mimi Toubin to create Toubin Park, downtown Brenham.  This park allows people to walk through the park and learn about the burning of Brenham in 1866 and the large gun fight that led to the fire.  Learn how the Brenham citizens banded together to protect themselves and their properties from the oppressive Union Troops during Reconstruction.

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Creamy Butter Cake

July 15th, 2013 by Susan Lopez

I know you have seen this recipe it has been around for a very long time.  I have seen it in old church cookbooks and even recently in a Paula Deen cookbook.  There are also many ways to tweak this recipe to come up with different flavors.  We serve it for breakfast dusted lightly with powdered sugar or top it with fresh fruit.   Brenham House guests always enjoy it as their dessert portion of the breakfast.  Then I get the request for this recipe!

Brenham House Butter Cake

Creamy Butter Cake

cake part

  • 1 18.25 oz. box yellow cake mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1 stick of butter, melted

filling

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