27. January 2012 16:48
This recipe for raspberry almond muffins is a favorite from Yates House B&B in Rocheport, Missouri. Innkeeper Dixie Yates is pictured to the right in her kitchen. She has written a cookbook, "Yates House Favorites," and has appeared in numerous publications, such as Southern Living, Midwest Living, USA Today, and Sauce Magazine. The Diamond Collection property is a great base for Missouri River valley wine touring and antiquing.
Prep time:1 hour
- 3 cups flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 10 tablespoons butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups plain low-fat yogurt
- 3 tablespoons almond paste
- vegetable cooking spray
- 5 tablespoons raspberry jam
1) Preheat oven to 375F degrees. Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in medium bowl. Set aside.
2) Cream butter, almond paste, and sugar with electric mixer on medium high until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in 1/2 dry ingredients. Beat in 1/3 of yogurt. Beat in remaining dry ingredients alternating with yogurt until all incorporated.
3) Spray 12 muffin cups with vegetable spray, spoon 1/2 portion of batter into each cup. With small spoon, make a well in center of each cup of dough. Spoon 1-11/2 teaspoons raspberry jam into each well. Fill with remaining batter. Bake until muffins are golden brown, 25-30 minutes.
8. April 2011 10:42
Located in the Missouri wine country, The Inn at Hermannhof is just up the street from Hermannhof Winery. It's in the center of downtown, so dining and shopping are also within a short walk. The main inn building has eight suites, and the six stand-alone Haus Wineries (gasthaus) feature a total of 20 suites. One of the Haus Wineries, Fleish Haus, is pictured to the right.
This wonderful review is for a stay in February 2011.
"You better believe we'll be back!"
This was our first stay in Hermann, MO and obviously our first stay at the Inn at Hermannhof. We stayed in the Fleish House in the Traminette Room. What an amazing room with an amazing view. The room has an amaing porch that overlooks the town and winery. I enjoyed staying in this house because it's also just a small walk down the hill to the Hermannhof Winery. The service and hospitality of the innkeepers at this B&B was superb. We couldn't have asked for a better way to spend our first romantic weekend in Hermann. We plan to make many more trips in the future and the Inn at Hermannhoff will be our ONLY choice of B&Bs! Thanks for making our stay a wonderful experience!
31. January 2011 09:49
Hermann Hill Vineyard & Inn provides astounding views of rolling hills and growing grapes. This BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection property is perched on a bluff that overlooks the Missouri River. Guests have the choice of staying in suites in the main inn or in guest rooms in cottages. This beautiful image shows the inn with morning fog amongst the vineyard.
21. January 2011 15:33
Southmoreland on the Plaza is a BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection inn located in Kansas City, Missouri. It features 12 rooms and a carriage house suite, some of which feature a fireplace, Jacuzzi tub, and treetop deck. Your stay includes complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres in the late afternoon, an evening hot beverage service with sweets, and a gourmet breakfast each morning.
The inn has an overall perfect rating on BedandBreakfast.com. Here is a review from a stay in December 2010:
"A perfect anniversary getaway"
We stayed at the Southmoreland to celebrate our 28th anniversary. From check-in to when we said goodbye, our stay couldn't have been better. Our room was cozy, the food was absolutely spectacular, from the pumpkin pancakes to the fresh banana bread to the fresh cookies and hot cocoa in the evening. Close to the plaza and the art museum, which made for an easy walk after filling up on the great breakfast! Great suggestions also for restaurants nearby, and suggestions for things to do in the area. Definitely a must-stay for future anniversary get aways!
31. December 2010 12:23
Garth Woodside Mansion in Hannibal, Missouri has received 75 reviews on BedandBreakfast.com and maintains a perfect rating. This luxurious Diamond Collection member inn has been in business for 25 years and sits on a beautiful 39-acre estate.
Here is a stellar review left for a recent stay in November 2011:
Me and my wife needed some time to ourselves, away from everything. When I came across the Woodside Manor I knew that it would fit the bill. The look on my wife's face when we walked into the cabin was priceless! Not only does the cabin look better than the pictures but there was total privacy and utter peace and quiet. After a night in the cabin we were fully recharged and completely relaxed. The staff was exceptional from the moment we arrived and they knew our names before we even said hi. Breakfast was exquisite, especially the muffins! All in all we were totally satisfied and are looking forward to making this a yearly tradition, possibly even bi-annually!