Thursday, October 27, 2016

4 Recipes to Try This Halloween

Halloween is almost here, and this weekend will be filled with trick-or-treating, hayrides, parties and more! Your favorite resort at the Lake of the Ozarks has gathered a few Halloween inspired recipes. If you're hosting a Halloween party, be sure to try out some of these wickedly good treats!

Halloween Peanut Butter Spider Cookies

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  • 1/2 c shortening
  • 1/2 c peanut butter 
  • 1/2 c brown sugar 
  • 1/2 c sugar 
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla 
  • 2 Tbsp milk 
  • 1 3/4 c flour 
  • 1 tsp baking soda 
  • 1/2 tsp salt 
  • 1/4 c sugar, for rolling 
  • 48 mini Reese's cups, unwrapped and frozen
  • 96 candy eyes 
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 
  2. In a large bowl, beat together shortening, peanut butter, brown sugar, sugar, egg, vanilla and milk. 
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. Gradually add dry mixture to wet mixture and beat until blended. Form into 1 in. balls. 
  4. Roll in sugar and place a couple of inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. 
  5. Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden. 
  6. Remove from oven and immediately, gently press an upside down frozen peanut butter cup on top of each cookie. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. 
  7. Attach the candy eyes while chocolate cup is still slightly soft. If they don't attach, use a little bit of melted chocolate or peanut butter as a glue to hold them on. 
  8. Refrigerate for 10 minutes so the cookies firm up. 
  9. Place chocolate chips in the corner of a zip-lock bag. Microwave for 20 seconds, knead and repeat until chocolate is melted. Clip a very small piece off the corner of the bag to allow for piping, and draw 8 legs on each spider cookie. Return to the refrigerator for 10 minutes to allow legs to set.

Halloween Eye of Newt

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  • 12 eggs 
  • 1 Tbsp sweet pickle relish 
  • 1 Tbsp mayo 
  • 1 pinch celery salt 
  • 1 Tbsp prepared yellow mustard
  • 2 drops green food coloring
  • 1 (6 oz) can sliced black olives, drained 
  • 1 drop red food coloring 

  1. Hard boil the eggs. Rinse under cold water and let cool completely. Peel and slice the eggs in half lengthwise. 
  2. Remove the yolks from the eggs and place them in a bowl. Mix in the relish, mayo, celery salt, mustard and food coloring. 
  3. Spoon this mixture into the egg whites and place them on a serving tray. Round the top of the filling using a spoon.
  4. Place an olive slice on each yolk to create the center of the eye. Dab a tiny bit of mayo in the center of the olive as a finishing touch. 
  5. Using a toothpick dipped in red food coloring, draw on lines to make the eyes look bloodshot.

Graveyard Pudding Cups

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  • 1 pkg. dark chocolate instant pudding, prepared 
  • 1 pkg. chocolate instant pudding, prepared
  • 1 container (8 oz) Cool Whip 
  • 30 chocolate sandwich cookies, crushed
  • gummy worms
  • Mint Milano Cookies, or other oval shaped cookies
  • Black frosting pen for writing 
  • Candy corn pumpkins

  1. Prepare pudding according to directions on the box.
  2. In small, clear cups, layer the puddings and cool whip. Place a gummy worm or two in between layers. 
  3. Top the cup off with some crushed chocolate sandwich cookies. 
  4. Using the frosting pen, write "RIP" on each oval cookie. Then place one in each cup of pudding. 
  5. Add a candy corn pumpkin for garnish.

Stuffed Jack-O-Lantern Bell Peppers

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  • 6 orange bell peppers
  • 1 lb ground beef 
  • 1 egg 
  • 4 slices whole wheat bread, cubed 
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 small tomato, diced 
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 c chili sauce 
  • 1/4 cup prepared yellow mustard 
  • 3 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce 
  • 1/4 tsp salt 
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease an 8x8 inch baking dish. 
  2. Lightly mix together the ground beef, egg, bread cubes, onion, tomato, garlic, chili sauce, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper in a bowl. 
  3. Wash the peppers and cut a jack-o-lantern face in each one with a sharp paring knife, making triangle eyes and nose, and a pointy teeth smile.
  4. Slice off the tops of the peppers and scoop out the seeds and cores. 
  5. Stuff the peppers lightly with the beef stuffing, and place them into the prepared baking dish so they lean against each other. 
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until the peppers are tender and the stuffing is cooked through and juicy, about 1 hour.

Happy Halloween from Summerset Inn Resort! We hope you enjoy these delicious recipes this holiday weekend. If you have other awesome Halloween recipes, share them with us in the comments! While our resort is closed for the season, it's never too early to start thinking about next year's vacation at the best waterfront resort at the Lake of the Ozarks. Get your 2017 reservations booked early!

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1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065

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Friday, October 21, 2016

Last Chance to Stay at Summerset Inn This Year

Fall is upon us and with winter headed our way, Summerset Inn Resort is preparing to close for the season! However, there's still time to get a last minute trip in to the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks. Keep reading for a few reasons to join us at Summerset Inn before the end of the month!

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1. Colorful Autumn Scenery. 

What's your favorite part about the fall season? Do you look forward to the change of color in the leaves? There's nothing like a fall weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks. Go for a hike in one of our state parks to take in the beautiful Ozark rolling hills, showing a variety of colorful foliage. This weekend is the perfect opportunity to getaway and enjoy the fall season!    

2. Gorgeous Fall Weather. 

Maybe you love the cool, crisp air that calls for your favorite pair of boots and scarf. Sit out on the deck and sip a cup of coffee as the sun rises over our beautiful lake. While we've had a few cold days, the weather so far this fall has been beautiful - and that's true for this weekend as well. We're expecting sunshine and a nice 70 degrees all weekend long.  

3. Family-Fun Activities. 

If pumpkin patches and haunted houses are what you love about the fall season, then the Lake of the Ozarks is the place to be. There are a variety of different fall and Halloween related activities happening all throughout the rest of the month of October. Check back to our blog titled, "October Fun at the Lake of the Ozarks" for event and activity details.

It's been a great season at our Lake of the Ozarks resort! We want to thank all of our guests and we can't wait to see you again next year. Now's your last chance to come stay with us in 2016, as we will be closing the middle of next week.Call 573-348-5073 to book your last-minute reservations today! 

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

A Golf Getaway at the Lake of the Ozarks

Fall is a beautiful time of year at the Lake of the Ozarks, especially for golfers. Not only is the weather perfect, not too hot and not too cold, but the scenery is spectacular. The leaves are starting to change, and now is the time to plan a golf getaway at the Lake of the Ozarks. With the help of Summerset Inn Resort, your trip will be planned in no time!

Golf Getaway

Whether you want to come to the Lake for a weekend or stay for a week and take advantage of the weekday rates, we'll help you create the perfect golf getaway! In addition to securing you some of the best accommodations at the Lake of the Ozarks, we're happy to help you get your tee times booked. From one bedroom units up to 5 bedrooms, we can accommodate any size group you choose to bring with you on your fall golf trip.

Golf Courses

The Lake of the Ozarks area offers some of the best golf courses in the Midwest! It's home to about a dozen golf courses carved out of Missouri's Ozark Hills, with more half of them within a 25 minute drive of our Lake of the Ozarks resort. Here's a list of the closest ones to our resort:

1. The Oaks - The multiple tee boxes and beautiful Bermuda and Zoysia fairways make this championship course a unique and enjoyable experience for the expert as well as the novice. The Oaks' undulating Bentgrass greens, breathtaking elevation changes and scenic views of the Lake make this course a must play on your next visit to the Lake of the Ozarks.

2. Hidden Lakes - The Hidden Lakes Course has been ranked by USA Today as one of the best nine-hole courses in the U.S. The course features lush zoysia fairways and large bentgrass greens.

3. Bear Creek Valley - Bear Creek Valley Golf Club meanders through 250 acres of colorful Ozark forest, meadows and scenic valleys along “Little Bear Creek”. The course has zoysia fairways, subtle L93 bentgrass greens and multiple tee settings, which will insure an enjoyable, yet challenging, round of golf.

4. Deer Chase - Deer Chase offers a challenging track through the beautiful Auglaize River valley and surrounding hills. The course features Bermuda fairways overseeded for early spring green-up, multiple zoysia tees and the largest bentgrass green settings in the area.

5. The Cove - With 72 bunkers, rolling hills and water coming into play on 9 of the holes, this par-71 course is anything but tame. Breathtaking views of the Lake of the Ozarks and a classic design leave golfers wanting another shot at this legendary golf course.

6. The Ridge - Many golfers refer to the course’s altitude drops and generous landing areas as “player-friendly”. This par-72 course offers rolling hills, natural rock outcroppings, native wildflowers, and beautiful views of the Lake. The Ridge offers a challenging layout for golfers of all skill levels.

7. Osage National - The course at Osage National is laid out on beautifully forested, rolling terrain and surrounded by lakes, creeks and the imposing bluffs of the Osage River. This tranquil setting provides the backdrop for a challenging, enjoyable golf experience.

8. Old Kinderhook - Spectacular vistas, elevations and a championship layout meanders through the Ozark hills at Old Kinderhook. It turns the rolling topography, rock waterfalls and flowering trees into one of the Midwest's finest golf courses. Each hole captures a special aspect of the terrain and offers an experience to delight golfers of all skill levels.

9. Lake Valley - The gently rolling terrain at Lake Valley features player friendly fairways and quick, undulating greens making this a course that is enjoyable for the average player, yet challenging for the skilled golfer. The scenic beauty of the elevation changes display the beauty of the Lake of the Ozarks and will leave a lasting impression on every visitor.

Give the best waterfront resort at the Lake of the Ozarks a call at 573-348-5073 to book your fall golf getaway today! Our central location not only puts you near all these great golf courses, but also just a few minutes from great fine dining, shopping and more! There's no better place to stay for your fall golf trip than at Summerset Inn!

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1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065

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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

3 Reasons to Visit Lake of the Ozarks in the Fall

Fall has arrived at the Lake of the Ozarks! What's your favorite part about fall? Is it when the leaves change color? Or the cool, crisp autumn air? No matter what you enjoy most about the season, there's no denying the Lake of the Ozarks is the perfect fall getaway. In today's blog, your favorite waterfront resort at the Lake of the Ozarks offers up a few reasons to visit the Lake area during the fall season!

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1. Gorgeous Scenery.

While the Lake of the Ozarks offers great scenery all year round, the fall season is the most beautiful time of the year. From mid-September through early November, the miles of shoreline and rolling hillsides transform from green to vibrant shades of yellow, red and orange. Whether you decide to hit the water or hike your way through our area state parks, you're sure to experience the beauty of fall foliage at the Lake of the Ozarks.

2. Less Crowded.

Each year after Labor Day, the amount of visitors to the Lake of the Ozarks slows down. The children are back in school and the summer vacation season has come to a close. The Lake of the Ozarks area becomes a relaxing getaway. The restaurants aren't as busy, the mall is less crowded and the traffic is less congested. If you're looking for a peaceful break from the everyday hustle and bustle, the Lake of the Ozarks in the fall is the perfect destination.

3. Fall Activities.

While you can still enjoy activities on the water (just be sure to bring a jacket), the fall season is a great time for land activities at the Lake of the Ozarks. From pumpkin patches to fall festivals, there's something for people of all ages to enjoy. Take a look at last week's blog for a list of family-fun activities happening all throughout the month of October!

Fall is a spectacular time of year to visit the Lake area, and there's no better place to stay than Summerset Inn Resort! Our Lake of the Ozarks resort is centrally located, so it's easy to get to whatever it may be that you want to do while you're here. When you stay with us, you're only a short distance from several fine restaurants, a variety of golf courses, shopping venues, caves, nightlife and more. Give us a call at 573-348-5073 to book your reservations today!

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1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065

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