14. December 2012 16:05
This recipe is from Carson Ridge Private Luxury Cabins in Carson, Washington (pictured). This BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection inn has gorgeous views of the Columbia River Gorge and the surrounding mountain range. Its 12 private cabins are outfitted in luxurious amenities, such as spa tubs for two, walk-in showers with dual rain heads, fireplaces with leather chairs, custom-made log beds, and private deck with log swings. Enjoy this tasty dessert recipe from the innkeepers!
Prep time: 15 Minutes
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 box yellow cake mix
- 22 oz can peaches
- 1 cup mixed berries (blueberry, raspberry, or blackberry)
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup oatmeal
1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 9X13 baking dish, then sprinkle a thin layer of yellow cake mix on the bottom (1/4 of a cup), then the oatmeal. Open the can of peaches and spoon on peaches, then place mixed fruit on top of the peaches.
2. Pour the rest of the cake mix on top of the fruit then spread the brown sugar over the cake mix. Melt the butter and pour it over the top along with a little more peach juice.
3. Bake in the over for 30 minutes. Top with nuts or whipped cream.
By Emily Starbuck Crone
6. April 2012 14:58
Sleeping Bulldog Bed and Breakfast in Seattle, Washington, is one of our newer Diamond Collection members. It is located near downtown and the sports stadiums, and it offers incredible views of the city. Pictured below is the B&B's lovely dining room, which has great views.
The inn has an overall perfect rating on BedandBreakfast.com. Here is a perfectly-rated review from a traveler who stayed here in December.
There's Nothing Halfway at Sleeping Bulldog!
"WOW" was the repeated response as we spent our anniversary at the Sleeping Bulldog B&B. The rooms were creatively decorated, beyond comfortable and exceedingly clean. It felt like home away from home. The breakfasts are prepared with joy and passion and we felt that. The little extras added to the fun of staying here: "wow!" at the snacks available; "wow!" at the Tempurpedic king bed with ultra soft sheets; "wow! wow wow!" at the view from our room (New Orleans Room). The owners are so friendly and full of suggestions for dining and entertainment. We didn't want to leave. Thank you [innkeepers] Korby and Randal! We'll be back!
By Emily Starbuck Crone
8. February 2011 13:24
This unique recipe for cranberry maple syrup comes from The Shelburne Inn, a BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection property in Seaview, Washington. It was established in 1896 and houses 15 guest rooms furnished with antiques. The inn has its own eatery, The Shelburne Restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Try topping your waffles or pancakes with this fruity syrup!
Prep time: 30 minutes
- 12 oz. cranberries, fresh or frozen
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- Grated rind of one orange
- Juice of one orange, plus water to measure 1 1/2 cups
- 1/4 teaspoons black pepper, freshly ground
- One stick cinnamon
- 7 whole cloves
- 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1. Bring all ingredients except for maple syrup to a boil in a small saucepan. Lower heat to simmer and cook 10 minutes.
2. Reserve 3 tablespoons of cooked, whole cranberries. Strain the remaining mixture over a bowl, using a fine mesh strainer, pushing contents through the mesh with a rubber spatula until only a dry, sticky pulp remains. It should render about 2 1/4 cups syrup.
3. To this add: 1/2 cup pure maple syrup and the reserved whole cooked cranberries.
4. Serve warm with pumpkin griddle cakes
or other pancakes.