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

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

Recipes from the Kitchen of A Bed of Roses. How to make an old recipe Holiday Worthy: Putting the Soufflé into Herbes de Provence Soufflé.

A recipe that I inherited from the last innkeeper tasted great and worked well for a house full of guests, but something about it always bothered me. It was called a “soufflé”, but I had my doubts. The recipe called … Continue reading

Recipes from the Kitchen of A Bed of Roses B&B – A Cinco de Mayo Breakfast Egg Casserole

Start Cinco de Mayo off right with a delicious Breakfast Casserole with a Mexican flair! Just about every B&B has some version of this crust-less Mexican quiche and it’s easy to see why. It’s easy to make, easy to adapt … Continue reading

Recipes from the Kitchen of A Bed of Roses – Caramel Sauce to Warm up Breakfast

This simple, luscious caramel sauce is easy to make and adds a rich decadent touch to breakfast waffles or any dessert. 3/4 cup Brown Sugar 3 Tbs Water 2 Tbs Butter 1/4 cup Heavy Whipping Cream 1/2 tsp real vanilla … Continue reading