Recipes from the Kitchen of A Bed of Roses- Chocolate Thumbprint Christmas Cookies

It’s time to bake Christmas cookies! These little gems are baked from a favorite family recipe that my sister Marianne passed along to me. We double this recipe to bake enough each year to give as gifts. They are highly prized … Continue reading

Recipes from the Kitchen of A Bed of Roses. Quick and Easy Mango Avocado Grilled Chicken Salad

This summer we have been relishing all the perfectly ripe mangoes and avocados at the grocers. Grilled boneless chicken breasts pair wonderfully with these creamy delights on a bed of mixed greens for a light and delicious summer supper. The recipe … Continue reading

Recipes from the Kitchen of A Bed of Roses. A Savory Asparagus Taragon Strata

This delicious strata is perfect for brunch with a minted fruit salad and some sweet and spicy sausage, or for a special luncheon with a nice salad and a glass of white wine. For the sweet and spicy sausage, cook … Continue reading

Recipes from A Bed of Roses: Italian Egg Cups with Proscuito de Parma

Proscuito de Parma makes these convenient individual serving, crustless quiches just heavenly. The smoky flavor permeates the entire dish. We prefer thinly sliced Proscuito that is imported from Parma rather than the domestic varieties. Relatively low-fat, using non-fat yogurt in the … Continue reading

Recipes from the Kitchen of A Bed of Roses- Mrs. Wolfson’s Legendary Chocolate Chip Cookies

One of my fondest childhood memories was of ducking under the wood rail fence to our next door neighbors house where her mother had just taken fresh baked chocolate chip cookies out of the oven. I’ll never forget how they … Continue reading

An Innkeeper’s Secrets: Easy Ways to Decorate Your Plate

We really do “eat with our eyes first”. How a dish looks on the plate plays a large role in whether we decide to eat it or not and it also enhances the sensory experience tremendously. Even though I was … Continue reading

Innkeepers’ Secrets: Fresh Home-baked Cookies from Scratch in a Flash

Nothing beats warm cookies made from scratch the old fashioned way. But we’re all busy and sometimes it seems like too much trouble for just a few cookies. Innkeepers need to have fresh baked cookies available every day whether they … Continue reading

Recipes from the Kitchen of A Bed of Roses- Aromatic Spice Cookies

Perfect for a crisp fall day. Come back to the inn from hiking in the western North Carolina Mountains and curl up by the fire with some spice cookies and warm apple cider or tea! . Ingredients: 3/4 cup melted butter 1 … Continue reading

Recipes from the Kitchen of A Bed of Roses: A Romantic Honeymoon Breakfast for Two

There is nothing like opening the front door of your inn to a bride, still in her wedding dress, standing there with her new husband, straight from the wedding reception. That’s one of the best reasons for being an innkeeper. … Continue reading

Perfectly ripe juicy mangoes are finally available! My Favorite Mango Recipes.

Finding the perfect mango at the grocery is an art, but one that is far easier to master this time of year. Here in Asheville, Florida Mangoes are in season from May to September and you can find a few … Continue reading