Plantation Breakfast Bake

 Every year when James Taylor is in concert at Tanglewood, his greatest fans from Tennessee create a party ambiance at Birchwood Inn. One year, I wanted to make them feel at home and serve grits, but I didn’t have a … Continue reading

Tomato Benedict

Another of my favorite simple appetizers.    This recipe got its name because we started out making it as a breakfast dish.   We take a toasted English Muffin half, top with  two or three tablespoons of the hot tomato mixture, put a … Continue reading

Arkansas Peaches In Season: It’s Time for Fresh Peach Cobbler

A visit to the Hot Springs Farmers Market revealed a great surprise:  newly picked Arkansas peaches!  It’s the first crop of the season, and a week early.  Today’s guests at Lookout Point enjoyed an appetizer of fresh Arkansas peaches, blueberries, … Continue reading

White Bean Dip

I promised some simple appetizer and spread recipes.   Here’s one of my favorites.  I like it because it’s healthy, has fibre, and is low fat and only takes about 5 minutes to make  It goes well with tortilla chips, crackers, … Continue reading

Marinated Cheese Appetizer

As promised, the first of our summer appetizers. This one is best if allowed to mellow for a day or two, although it can be enjoyed the same day it is made. INGREDIENTS 1 lb. of mild white cheese – … Continue reading

Appetizers anyone?

Summer time and the living is easy……one of my favorite songs.   And one of my favorite philosophies too.   One thing’s for sure, when it’s hot outside you don’t want to spend any more time in the kitchen than absolutely necessary.    … Continue reading

Bircher Muesli

This is the muesli I grew up with in Switzerland. Serves 6 – 8 INGREDIENTS : 1 cups old fashioned oats ½ cups milk 1 medium bananas, mashed juice of one lemon ¼ cup fresh orange juice ¼ cup real … Continue reading

Gazpacho with Grilled Lime Shrimp

It is interesting how we develop opinions about things both good and bad. Gazpacho has never been on my list of favorites and the only reason I can think of is 12th grade gourmet cooking class. That was the year … Continue reading

Great Grill Appetizers for Mothers day

With Mother’s day approaching I thought it would be fun to give some easy fun ideas for grill appetizers. Bed and Breakfasts are known for serving really creative breakfasts but what many folk do not realize is many Inns also … Continue reading

Swiss Woods Spring Strata

This recipe just screams spring. I know, the title has entirely too many “s’s”, but I will also tell you that this has been a roaring hit at the breakfast table these last 2 weeks. The guests here don’t seem to … Continue reading