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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 the guests of Castle in the Country during anytime of the year. Where To Eat &…

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. Otherwise this is a basic biscuit recipe that everyone can be successful with. Another trick…

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, you’ll savor every bite. We enhance the Blueberry flavor with a little crushed Juniper berry,…

Favorite MI Inn 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, and finishing in the broiler. Here we separate the eggs first and whip the whites…

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 easy access of three of the finest Michigan breweries. Bell’s Brewery, founded in 1985 by…

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. This allows us to immediately roll and fold instead of chilling the dough first. We…

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 traditional. Serves: 12 Ingredients: Dry: 2C All Purpose Flour 1T Baking Powder ½ t salt…