Category Archives: Food & Recipes

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 Scones :: Delicious Breakfast 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


Seckel Pears Baked in Cardamom-Mint Sauce

This recipe works with any variety of pear that is available. Be sure to adjust baking time according to ripeness of the pears. This recipe actually works better with hard, less ripe pears. Serves 8 Ingredients 8 Seckel Pears (or … Continue reading


Picnic Basket Package

When our guests arrive at our Southwest Michigan Inn Castle in the Country we find that many of them never want to leave their guest room.  They’re coming for complete rest, relaxation and romance and every package we provide is … Continue reading


Chocolate!

Chocolates included in our packages come from a store in Allegan called, “Something Sweet.” We talk with the owner about her favorite subject, Chocolate Truffles!