October: Bloomsbury Red Velvet Cake

Cream cheese icing topped with edible flours.

The first question.  Cream Cheese icing?  Chocolate icing?  The never ending battle, both icings are delicious on this perfect red velvet cake.   Chocolate Icing on Red Velvet Cake and Cream Cheese Icing on Red Velvet Cake Perfect Red Velvet Cake 1 cup butter, softened 2 1/2 cups sugar 6 large eggs 3 cups all-purpose flour 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa 1/4 […]

Allopathic Garden

Allopath Garden

While visiting Washington, Arkansas with our grandchildren, we discovered a historic home of an allopathic doctor. In his back yard was an interesting garden.  I asked what you would find and of course many of the items were herbs that we have today.  I was told cilantro, lemon balm, pepperment, rosemary, thyme, lavender and german […]

Grandmother’s Yeast Rolls

Pan of piping hot yeast rolls

Bloomsbury Inn Yeast Rolls by Sally Rose Stites Chisam 1 cup milk, scalded 1/4 cup sugar 1 tsp salt 1/4 cup butter 1/2 cup warm water (pretty warm 105-115) 2 pkgs yeast 2 eggs 5 1/4 cups flour Scald the milk (that makes it a “Grandmother” recipe) and do not let simmer or boil; stir […]

Bloomsbury Meatloaf

Steaming hot Bloomsbury Meatloaf featured in the glass container it was baked in.

1.5 pounds ground lamb 3/4 cup oats (not instant) 1/2 sweet onion, finely chopped 1 egg 1/4 cup of your favorite, thick BBq sauce salt/pepper to taste 4 slices of black forest ham 3/4 cup grated cheese, use your favorite/blend 2 small cans tomato paste Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Mix the first 6 ingredients […]

July 2014 Recipe of the Month: Fresh Tomatoes Galore

Enjoy fresh tomatoes when you visit Bloomsbury Inn.

Yes, it is tomato season at Bloomsbury.  Yes, it is a wonderful breakfast item.  Yes, breakfast guests love fresh tomatoes.  They are so easy to work with and they are so versatile when cooking. Skinning the tomato.  Most people do not mind the peel and others just love a skinned/peeled tomato: 1 large pot of […]

Lavender Poached Pear

Lavender Poached Pear sitting on a white place

5 firm, ripe pears 1/2 cup orange juice 1/4 cup sugar 1 TBS lavender buds water chocolate sauce vanilla bean yogurt or whipped cream lavender-laced strawberry jam fresh mint Peel, cut in 1/2 and core (use melon baller) pears.  Slice a very thin piece off the round bottom of the pear to ensure it will […]

Biscuits and Chocolate Gravy

Breakfast at Bloomsbury

February 2014 Biscuits and Chocolate Gravy Total preparation time: 45 mins Serves: 8 Ingredients: Chocolate Gravy • 2 cups sugar • 6 tablespoons flour • 1/3 cup cocoa powder • 3/4 teaspoon salt • 4 cups whole milk Steps: 1. Mix sugar, flour, cocoa and salt together – mix in saucepan. Place over low heat […]

Bloomsbury Creamed Eggs

Devine breakfast at Bloomsbury Inn features Bloomsbury Benedict and farm fresh tomatoes.

January 2014 Bloomsbury Creamed Eggs Total Preparation Time: 30 mins Serves: 8 Ingredients: • 8 frozen puff pastry shells • 8 eggs • ¼ cup cream • ½ tsp salt • drizzle of olive oil Steps: 1. Bake pastry shells according to package directions; set aside. 2. Whisk together eggs, cream and salt. 3. Drizzle […]

Praline Peppered Bacon

A beautiful blue and gold tea cup and white pearls rest on the bed at Bloomsbury

December 2013 Praline Peppered Bacon Total Preparation Time: 30 mins Serves: prepare three slices per person Ingredients: • thick cut bacon slices, raw • black pepper • brown sugar Steps: 1. Line a large broiler pan with foil for easy clean-up 2. Cut entire package of bacon slices in ½, creating short slices 3. Arrange […]

Creamed Grits Hosting Warm Spinach Squares


November 2013 Creamed Grits Hosting Warm Spinach Squares Total Preparation Time: 45 mins Serves: 8 Ingredients: • Grits • ½ cup vegetable oil • 4 eggs, beaten • 1 cup biscuit mix (Bisquick) • ½ tsp salt • ½ tsp seasoned salt • 1 tsp dried oregano • 1 dash roasted garlic powder • ½ […]

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