Posts Tagged ‘recipes’

Thanksgiving Recipes from InnVirginia

Sunday, November 9th, 2014

Although the holiday décor in retail stores seems to be favoring Christmas, Thanksgiving is just around the corner. We all love Thanksgiving food, right? Turkey and gravy, mashed potatoes, cranberries, and stuffing. But maybe you need some new recipes for your 2014 Thanksgiving repertoire, and if that’s the case, InnVirginia can help. (After all, who does food better than a B&B?)

  1. Colman’s Mustard Dip from Fox Hill Bed & Breakfast
    3 eggs
    2/3 cup Colman’s Mustard (dry mustard in yellow tin)
    1 cup sugar
    2/3 cup cider vinegar

    Click here for the full recipe.

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  2. Potato Pancakes (Latkes) from The Oaks Victorian Inn

    4 large or 6 medium potatoes
    1 large or 2 small egg(s)
    1 small or half large onion
    Flour or matzo meal (rice flour for gluten free)
    Salt and pepper to taste

    Click here for the full recipe.

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  3. Curried Rice and Chicken Salad Veronique from Oak Grove Plantation B&B

    1 ½ cup uncooked brown rice
    1 teaspoon salt
    3 chicken bouillon cubes
    1 teaspoon curry powder
    1 cup finely chopped parsley
    4 cups cooked chicken diced
    1 cup seedless grapes
    1 cup sliced almonds
    Dressing:
    ¾ cup canola oil
    ¼ cup Tarragon vinegar
    1 clove crushed and chopped garlic
    1 teaspoon dry mustard
    2 tablespoons mayonnaise

    Click here for the full recipe.

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  4. Mayhurst Inn Baked Apples from Mayhurst Inn
    6 Gala or Fiji apples (They don’t get mushy or fall apart when cooked)
    1 Cup Dark Brown Sugar
    1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
    ¼ teaspoon Nutmeg
    Raisins

    Click here for the full recipe.

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Culinary Delights from The Oaks Victorian Inn Bed and Breakfast

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013
Cookbook

New cookbook released by The Oaks Victorian Inn

Part of what makes a great vacation is the delicious food experienced on your trip, but what about when you get home? Shouldn’t you be allowed to experience that scone you had for breakfast, the soup you had for lunch, or the cookies that welcomed you as you checked-in on a daily basis? Linda Wurtzburger, innkeeper of the Oaks Victorian Inn, Christiansburg, VA, agrees.

“One of my favorite things about staying at B&B’s is that every place seems to have its own style of breakfast and specialty dishes,” she says. So, when guests began asking Linda for recipes for her inn, she decided to write a cookbook.

“Inn-dulgences Culinary Delights from The Oaks Victorian Inn Bed and Breakfast” contains eighty recipes from breakfasts served at the Oaks and more. Linda always tries to make at least one dish from the book at every breakfast and also keeps a cookie jar filled with cookies made from one of the book’s recipes. However, thanks to Linda’s cookbook, you can experience these recipes at home for only $15; either visit or call (540-381-1500) The Oaks Victorian Inn to get a copy.

 Apple Cheddar Sausage Quiche

Oaks Victorian Apple Cheddar Sausage Quiche

Here is sample recipe from the book, Apple Sausage Cheddar Quiche:

Serves 6-8
1 pie shell
½ pound sausage (sweet, spicy or turkey)
½ cup chopped onion
¾ cup shredded tart apple
1 tbs lemon juice
1 tbs sugar
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
3 eggs
1 ½ cups half-and-half
¼ tsp salt

Line a 9 inch pie plate with pie crust and set aside.
Crumble the sausage into a large skillet. Add onions. Cook over medium heat until the meat is browned and the onion is tender. Drain well. Return the pan to the stove and add the shredded apple, lemon juice and sugar. Cook over medium-high heat stirring constantly until the apple is tender and liquid has evaporated. Spoon the sausage apple onion mixture into the pie shell. Top with cheese. Recipe can be put in the fridge and kept overnight at this point if desired. In a medium bowl blend eggs half-and-half and salt. Pour over the sausage mixture. Preheat the oven to 375°. Bake 35-45 minutes until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let quiche stand a few minutes before serving.

BBAV Cookbook, 2011

Monday, December 5th, 2011


The name “bed and breakfast” conjures up many different mental images and most are related to cozy little getaways, luxurious rooms, and smiling innkeepers. But the one overlying image that almost immediately comes to everyone’s mind is the absolutely delicious food.

If you have ever wanted to re-create some of the decadent dishes that you have tried at a B&B, you’re in luck, because the Bed and Breakfast Association of Virginia has recently released a fantastic cookbook. From Apple Coffee Cake to Cheesy Potatoes, there are various recipes from each inn in the BBAV, instructing you on how to create desserts, main courses, holiday treats, and much, much more.

Each inn is also featured on a page with a brief description about their establishment, so besides being a wonderful culinary treasure, the cookbook serves as a quick guide to Virginia bed and breakfasts and their surrounding areas. As the BBAV website states, “This is not just a cookbook, but a travel companion. Each B & B is unique. Virginia offers historic Colonial homes, country manors, Victorian homes, old train depots, and former plantations. This book will help you discover a Virginia Bed & Breakfast that is perfect for you.”

One final aspect of this cookbook that makes it unique from all others is that many of the recipes are ones that are prepared in advance. Working at a B&B means that you must become an expert in time management, and preparing food ahead of time is often one way to do so. Thus, if you’re throwing a huge holiday party and you don’t have time to prepare food that day, check out our recipes and make them ahead of time!

(And don’t forget that this cookbook would make a wonderful Christmas gift!)

By Tara Stoll