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How about a COOKING GETAWAY for your next timeout weekend?

Breakfast Recipes
from innkeeper and chef, Patty Michalsen

Caramel Apple French Toast
Makes 6 servings. Grease generously 9"x13" glass pan.

1 cup brown sugar

3 Tablespoons white Karo syrup
6 Tablespoons butter
(½ cup whole pecans)
Combine sugar, syrup, butter and boil in pan for one minute.
Pour and spread over bottom of greased 9x13 pan. (Sprinkle with pecans.)

3 Delicious apples, peeled, cored, and sliced

1/3 cup water
½ teaspoon cinnamon
3 Tablespoons white sugar
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1 Tablespoon corn starch
Combine apples, water, cinnamon, sugar, lemon juice and cook,
stirring constantly, in pan over medium heat just until apples begin to soften.
Add corn starch and continue to stir until thickened.
Remove from heat.

12 slices Texas Toast or 1-inch thick cut french bread

12 ounces cream cheese
Thickly spread cream cheese over 6 slices of bread and place in single layer
to cover caramel mixture in 9x13 pan (cream cheese side up).
Distribute apple mixture over bread/cream cheese layer.
Cover with remaining 6 slices of bread.

6 eggs

1 cup milk
1 cup whipping cream or half n’ half cream
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons cinnamon
(or 1 teaspoon cinnamon + ½ teaspoon nutmeg)
Blend together eggs, milk, cream, vanilla, cinnamon and gently pour over bread layers in 9x13 pan. Cover and refrigerate overnight (not more than 24 hours). Remove cover and bake in 350 degree oven 60 minutes until brown and slightly puffy. Immediately invert each serving on plate, sprinkle with powdered sugar, top with sweetened whipped cream and garnish with pecans, cinnamon, or nutmeg.

NOTE: Fresh pears or peaches may be substituted for apples with cinnamon/nutmeg seasoning preferred. Fresh raspberries or strawberries may also be sprinkled over apple mixture stuffing for additional color and flavor.


Yum! Breakfast looks "so-o-o good!"

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RIVER HOUSE BED and BREAKFAST GETAWAY RETREAT located in ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS-- Two waterfront B&B lodges offer northern Illinois travelers luxury Jacuzzi and fireplace suites for romantic getaways as well as child friendly vacation lodging, group retreat, family reunion accommodations, or short term weekly rental. Whether romantic weekend, business stay, or entire house rental, find bed and breakfast packages: Romantic Getaway, Murder Mystery, Scrapbooking Retreat, Cooking Getaway, Weddings, Group Rentals and Furnished Apartment for extended stay. Guest Notes & REVIEWS.