11. April 2013 09:05
After two weeks of voting in a bracket-style competition, travelers voted on the winning dish: Lemon Soufflé Pancakes with Blueberry Compote from the 1851 Historic Maple Hill Manor Bed and Breakfast in Springfield, Kentucky. This BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection inn is known for its delicious culinary creations, and its huge fan base came and voted it to victory. View the recipe and make the dish at your own home or B&B. Congrats to the inn!
4. April 2012 16:56
Yesterday, the votes were tallied and the winner of our first annual Breakfast Recipe Challenge was announced. The victorious dish was bittersweet chocolate waffles topped with mint buttercream and strawberry sauce from the Lyttleton Inn in Littleton, MA. The dish is pictured below, and you can view the recipe here. Congrats Mary!
Overall, we received nearly 100 recipes from innkeepers all over the world. A team of BedandBreakfast.com employees, along with the help of guest judges Danielle Contray of Budget Travel and Helen Anders of The Austin American-Statesman, narrowed them down to The Savory Sixteen. The contest took place on Facebook. Our fans voted on the recipes, which went head-to-head in match-ups until one winner remained. We're thrilled that we were able to spread awareness one of the best benefits of staying at a B&B--the delicious homemade breakfast!
We're also proud to announce that four Diamond Collection members made the final 16. They are:
- Mill House Inn in East Hampton, NY
- Forty Putney Road Bed & Breakfast in Brattleboro, VT
- Hartstone Inn & Hideaway in Camden, ME
- Casa Laguna Inn & Spa in Laguna Beach, CA
Thanks to all the innkeepers for sharing their recipes and to all the travelers for voting!
By Emily Starbuck Crone
21. March 2012 11:41
Our much-anticipated Breakfast Recipe Challenge launched on Monday. We received nearly 100 entries from innkeepers around the world. With the help of guest judges Danielle Contray of Budget Travel and Helen Anders of The Austin American-Statesman (our local paper), we pared these down to 16 creative breakfast dishes.
You can see the 16 finalists in our Facebook album. A few Diamond Collection properties made the cut. To the right is one of the finalists that came from a Diamond Collection member; it's Duck Confit Hash & Egg (aka Quackin Good Hash & Egg) from Casa Laguna Inn & Spa in Laguna Beach, CA.
From March 19-26, the top 16 will be paired head-to-head, with one pair going up for vote at noon each day. On March 27, we'll announce the top eight, and that bracket will begin. The final vote takes place on April 2.
You can vote once a day. One lucky voter will randomly be selected to win a $500 BedandBreakfast.com gift card. That's enough for an amazing weekend getaway!
By Emily Starbuck Crone
2. March 2012 11:55
This tasty breakfast or brunch recipe comes from The Whalewalk Inn & Spa in Eastham, Massachusetts. The Diamond Collection inn is the perfect home base for exploring Cape Cod. You can walk along the Outer Cape beaches, go kayaking, explore the boutiques, visit the art galleries, and more. When you're done, get pampered at the inn's spa and then retreat to your luxurious room.
Note from the innkeepers: "If making more than one pie, we find it easier to make each pie individually, so all ingredients are equally distributed. The oatmeal tends to stay at the bottom of the mixture, until poured."
Prep time: 20 Minutes
- 3/4 cup skim milk
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup quick oats
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- 1 9-inch pie crust
- 1 tablespoon dried orange rind granules
- 1 tablespoon Grand Marnier
1. Soak orange rind granules in the Grand Marnier until soft.
2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
3. Mix together all the ingredients except the pie shell. Pour into pie shell or ramekins coated with spray.
4. Bake 30-35 minutes.
18. April 2011 15:32
If you're getting tired of the same old boring breakfast items, it's time to try one of these creative recipes from BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection properties! Many Diamond Collection properties are well-known for their gourmet food, but you can recreate some of the magic in your own kitchen with these unique breakfast and brunch recipes.