Savory or Sweet, B&B Breakfasts Spell Excitement

When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,” said Piglet at last,
“what’s the first thing you say to yourself?”
“What’s for breakfast?” said Pooh. “What do you say, Piglet?”
“I say, I wonder what’s going to happen exciting today?” said Piglet.
Pooh nodded thoughtfully. “It’s the same thing,” he said.”
— A.A. Milne

Whether the entree is sweet or savory, you can count on an exciting breakfast experience at Michigan B&Bs. After all, when the second “B” in your name stands for Breakfast, it better be extra special.

How about Panettone Pain Perdu with Merlot-Poached Pears and Lemon Curd, a national award-winning entree served by Cocoa Cottage B&B in Whitehall? Exciting enough for you?  Click on the image to link to the recipe.
How about Panettone Pain Perdu with Merlot-Poached Pears and Lemon Curd, a national award-winning entree served by Cocoa Cottage B&B in Whitehall? Exciting enough for you? Click on the image to link to the recipe.
Dove Nest B&B in St. Joseph , nearby the Lake Michigan shore, delights guests with these Waffles with Hot Raspberry Syrup. Click the image for the recipe.
Dove Nest B&B in St. Joseph , nearby the Lake Michigan shore, delights guests with these Waffles with Hot Raspberry Syrup. To make them at home, just click the image above for the recipe.
Grey Hare Inn Vineyard B&B on Old Mission Peninsula in Northern Michigan surprises guests with Grapes in Grappa. Click the image for the recipe.
Grey Hare Inn Vineyard B&B on Old Mission Peninsula in Northern Michigan, just outside Traverse City, surprises guests with Grapes in Grappa. Click the image for the recipe.

 

Changing the taste from sweet to savory, The House on the Hill B&B, “up north” in Ellsworth, shares its recipe for a taste-tempting Spinach Artichoke Souffle, a guest favorite pictured below. Don’t let the word “souffle” throw you: you can make it!

Click on the photo to view and print the recipe for these individual Spinach Artichoke Souffles.
Click on the photo to view and print the recipe for these individual Spinach Artichoke Souffles.

You can print out the recipe by clicking on the luscious-looking image on the left. Like all the dishes featured here, the recipes are among nearly 400 posted online under B&B Recipe Favorites. Selections range beyond breakfast entrees to include baked breads, muffins, biscuits and scones, appetizers and side dishes, lunch and dinner specialties and, of course, “Sweet Endings” — the desserts innkeepers like to serve their guests as bedtime treats or as consolation on a rainy afternoon.

For those who prefer their recipes bound in a printed cookbook or those looking for that perfect gift for a budding chef, many of our innkeepers’ favorite recipes are featured in the Michigan B&B Cookbook, available to order online.

DeLano Manison Inn in Allegan often serves this decadently-delicious Cherry Cordial French Toast. Click the image to get the recipes -- if you dare. It's a special-occasion entree like many of the specialty cuisine served at Michigan B&Bs.
DeLano Manison Inn in Allegan serves this decadently-delicious Cherry Cordial French Toast. Click the image to get the recipe — provided you can spare a few calories. It’s a special-occasion entree like much of the specialty cuisine served at fine Michigan B&Bs.