Category: recipes

Superbowl 2016: GAME SNACKS!

Filed under: Carolina Bed and Breakfast, recipes, Wine and Food

You know it:  Superbowl 2016 is tomorrow night and everyone is talking about “Game Snacks”:  the food they will be eating, sharing, bringing to the party, and regretting the next day.  Recipes abound for Nachos, Wings, and 7 layer dip. Really people? STOP! This is Superbowl 2016 with the Carolina Panthers playing the Denver Broncos!… Read more »

Extra large egg vs. large egg.  What's the difference?

Kitchen Questions: Does Egg Size Matter (And How Much)?

Filed under: Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Innkeeping, recipes, Wine and Food

Two eggs, side by side.  They are both the same length but one is a little fatter and weighs 10 grams more than the other.  Does that matter? When does it matter and how much? I’ve been cooking for a long time but it was not until we bought our Asheville Inn, the Carolina Bed… Read more »

Christmas Cookies: Pfeffernusse and Peppermint Whoopie Pies

Filed under: Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Christmas in Asheville, recipes

For most of the year people avoid baking like the plague but something about the end of the year brings out the pastry chef in all of us.  Thanksgiving is all about pie.  And Christmas?  Christmas is the season of the cookie!  This is true for me too.  Most of the year we stick to… Read more »

Thanksgiving Baking: Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes

Filed under: Autumn, Carolina Bed and Breakfast, recipes, Thanksgiving

No sooner had I posted a picture of our delicious little Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes than the request was made for the recipe.  Everyone seems to be in the mood for some Thanksgiving baking! So this morning I quickly whipped up a second batch so I could try some adjustments to the seasoning before posting.  And… Read more »

Thanksgiving Baking: Pecan Pie Cupcakes.

Filed under: Autumn, Carolina Bed and Breakfast, recipes, Thanksgiving

Poor Thanksgiving.  It’s one of my favorite holidays and it so often gets lost between the excitement of Halloween and the hype of Christmas.  There’s not a lot to the holiday:  it’s about baking, food, family and appreciating all we have. (Although to my mind, that is a great deal!).  But we try to respect… Read more »

Changing Seasons at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast: Balsamic Sauteed Grape Bruschetta

Filed under: Autumn, Carolina Bed and Breakfast, recipes

August is winding down.  The trees are alive with the sounds of tree frogs and cicadas as they prepare for the autumn.  Sunrise is later and there is a feeling of something new to come in the air. As the seasons change, this is often a slower time for us at the Carolina  Bed &… Read more »

Cilantro-Jalapeno Aoili

Making a Junction Burger at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast: Beef, Fried Green Tomatoes and Pulled Pork

Filed under: Carolina Bed and Breakfast, recipes, Restaurants

Can you remember when your love affair began with your favorite restaurant?  I can. It was our half-day off from our Asheville Bed and Breakfast and James and I had been to an afternoon movie. We were talking about where we should go for dinner and I said I wanted a burger.  For those of… Read more »