Recipes


Helping a Little Friend with “Snack Day”

Dolphin Snack Bowls and Story

Last Spring, one of my little friends invited me to participate in his school “snack day”.  We decided to have Dolphin Bowls with a Dolphin Story Time.  We prepared them at Bloomsbury Inn.  Remember to ask the teachers if there are any student allergies so you can prepare accordingly. Supplies:  Disposable blue soup bowls, disposable […]

Bloomsbury Biscuits

Light and Fluffy Biscuits in an iron skillet

We are often times complimented on our biscuits.  They are just Southern biscuits cooked in my Grandmother’s iron skillet.  Maybe it is all the years of love (or the real butter) that makes them so soft and fluffy.   I tell everyone that I use the Pillsbury Southern Biscuit recipe.  2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon […]

Common Earth Farm: Stuffed Dates

Upclose view of a stuffed date.

You cannot even begin to imagine how wonderful this simple stuffed date is.  I promise that they will disappear off the serving dish before all else.  When my friend from Common Earth Farms first introduced me to these, I was totally hooked.  So, of course, I stole the recipe and now claim it as my […]

Bloomsbury Quiche

Bloomsbury Quiche baked to perfection.

Perfect Butter Pie Crust 1 ¼ cups flour ¼ teaspoon salt ½ cup butter ¼ cup ice cold water Spray oil  In a large bowl, combine flour and salt.  Chop your butter into small chunks, cut the butter in the mixture until it forms small coarse crumbs.  Add the ice cold water, one tablespoon at […]

White Grape Punch

A glass of white grape punch, garnished with fresh mint.

My great niece is co-hosting a Ladies’ Shower for a bride-to-be.  She asked me to suggest a punch recipe.  My go-to non-alcoholic punch is very classy and just as easy as it is classy.  It can be served from an elegant punch bowl or from a fun summer pitcher — it is always a hit! […]

Bloomsbury Egg Nests

Egg nest

Mother’s Day Perfection Bloomsbury Egg Nests A few days ago, I was researching new breakfast ideas to be used at Bloomsbury Inn, Camden SC.  I especially wanted something beautiful for Mother’s Day 2015.   I decided on a menu of: Fresh Fruit Cup, dressed in local honey and fresh lime Biscuits right out of Grandmother’s iron […]

One of my “go to” hors d’oeuvres!

Plate of Bloomsbury Potato Rounds

We do afternoon social everyday at Bloomsbury, and we often host fun events.  Bruce and I hosted one of our Scavenger Hunts this week.                                                     Join the fun! Everyone loves these! […]

Bloomsbury Venison Tenderloin

A beautiful tenderloin of venison being sliced.

Venison is a wonderful red meat.  Recently our niece shared a venison back-strap…that is deer code for venison tenderloin.  It was from a hunt enjoyed by our great nephew.  As I was not cooking it on the grill, wrapped in bacon of course, I thought our “1/4 marinade” was a great option. Bloomsbury ¼ Marinade […]

Bloomsbury Meatloaf!!!

Beautiful plate of meatloaf.

When we were growing up, meatloaf was one of the regular meals…regular as in the Tuesday night meal.   The recipe was simple.  A big clump of ground meat, one chopped onion:  mix well and place in baking pan.  Top with catsup.  Bake 425 degrees for 2.5 hours.  OK…it wasn’t that bad, but it was bad […]

Bloomsbury Beef Wellington

Beautifully prepared beef wellington with a side of fresh asparagus

Bloomsbury Beef Wellington First comes the shopping!  For a good beef wellington you must purchase quality items.  We buy trimmed beef tenderloin, 1 ½ inch thick.  The pate is always a duck/goose liver pate…no chicken and no additives such as port wine or peppercorns.  Mushrooms, parsley and scallions:  mixed mushrooms, only fresh, are a good […]

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