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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. Any dried fruit such as cherries, apricots or even raisins will work, but the vanilla…

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 4 normal-sized pears, serving 1/2 pear per person) 6 stems fresh mint 4T honey 2T…

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 working hard to give them what they want. Included in the Royal Treatment package or…

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!

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Romantic, delicious, and available here. Someone ordered a dozen for tonight, so we thought a picture was in order. Lucky, lucky, lucky.

Recipe for Chicken and White Wine Pub Pie

The addition of white wine adds a nice dimension of flavor to the sauce, use whatever you like:sweet, dry, sherry, whatever. The parsley and green beans can be substituted with what is available and in season. Ingredients: 1C Chicken Broth 2.5 lbs Chicken, cubed (Or 6-7 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves) 4T Butter 1 Onion,…

Recipe for Steak and Guinness Pub Pie

This hearty pub pie is made with beef tenderloin, enhanced with Guinness stout and thickened with sharp white cheddar cheese. The vegetables included are optional and can be varied based on seasonal availability: for example, I use frozen peas instead of beans in the winter/spring months. Just take the amount of cooking time each vegetable…

Cherry Cobbler

I lucked out at the Holland Farmers Market Wednesday and found some pie cherries. While sweet cherries are plentiful and available many places, consider yourself fortunate when you see these, at least in West Michigan. The season for pie cherries, also called “sour” or “tart” cherries, is short-just a few weeks. Most of the crop…