Category Archives: Food & Recipes

Experience the Return of Springtime at Castle in the Country

Situated in the Southwest Michigan countryside, in 65 acres of woods, with a pond and a lake, it’s impossible to miss the signs of spring at Castle in the Country. As the warmer weather is a welcome returning guest, Castle … Continue reading


A Day-Trip in Kalamazoo for the Guests of Castle in the Country

Thinking about bringing your sweetheart on a getaway to Castle in the Country?  Take our suggestions for some Foodie experiences in the nearby town of Kalamazoo.   With a ”university town” vibe, the downtown area of Kalamazoo makes for a perfect day-trip for … Continue reading


Pecan & Maple Oatmeal Scones Recipe

This is a stellar recipe for Pecan and Maple Oatmeal Scones. The key with to the scones is to toast the oatmeal in a warm (350F) oven for about 20 minutes. This results in better oatmeal flavor throughout the scones. … Continue reading


Favorite Recipes :: Blueberry-Juniper Cornmeal Pancakes

Wake up to the taste of springtime at the Castle Kingdom!  These light and fluffy buttermilk and cornmeal pancakes will start your day in the best possible way.  With just a dollop of butter and covered in Michigan-made Maple Syrup, … Continue reading


Favorite Bed and Breakfast Recipes: Tomato-Leek “Souffled” Frittata

One of our top bed and breakfast recipes! Learn how to make this Castle in the Country favorite in your own home! Tomato-Leek “Souffled” Frittata A frittata is typically made by sauteing vegetables, adding egg and cheese to the pan, … Continue reading


The 3 Best Creameries in Southwest Michigan for the Perfect Ice Cream!

Fall may be just around the corner but summer isn’t over yet so be sure to treat yourself to one of the best desserts that summer has to offer: Ice Cream! Savor the last weeks of summer with us at … Continue reading


Top Michigan Breweries within 30 min. of our Allegan Bed and Breakfast

Michigan is starting to gain a reputation for having some of the best craft beers in the country. Some have even nicknamed the state the “Great Beer” State. When you stay at our Bed and Breakfast in Michigan, you’re within … Continue reading


Recipe for Apple-Filled Croissants

The trick with croissants is keeping the butter from melting while working the dough. In this “quick” recipe, we cut a massive amount of butter into dry flour instead of softening it and spreading it over the rolled out flour. … Continue reading


Recipe for Cranberry-Orange Muffins

Cranberry-Orange Muffins Fresh cranberries are available in late fall through the winter months. This recipe uses their tart flavor against what would be a typical sweet muffin. The combination of spices adds a holiday touch, the allspice/ginger combination being more … Continue reading


Cherry-Chocolate Cream Scone Recipe

Most traditional scone recipes use both butter and milk or cream. Here we simplify by using only heavy cream. This simplifies & shortens the preparation process, and the end result yields a crispy, more browned crust with a moist interior. … Continue reading