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How about a COOKING GETAWAY for your next timeout weekend?

Breakfast Recipes
from innkeeper and chef, Patty Michalsen
Citrus Waffles
Yield: 14-16 waffles

2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3 eggs, separated
1 cup buttermilk
2/3 cup sour cream
½ cup melted butter
1 large grapefruit
½ cup orange juice, approximately
fresh, or frozen, blueberries
sliced almonds
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, soda, salt in large mixing bowl.
Halve grapefruit, loosen sections with fruit knife.
Squeeze sections and juice into measuring cup and fill to one cup mark with orange juice.
In a separate bowl whisk together egg yolks, buttermilk, sour cream, melted butter, then adding fruit juice mixture.
Stir into dry ingredients to form moist batter.
Beat egg whites into stiff peaks and fold gently into batter.
Bake according to manufacturer's directions in preheated waffle iron until golden brown.
Dust with powdered sugar, sprinkle with blueberries & sliced almonds.
Serve immediately with warm LEMON CURD and hot SPICED ORANGE SYRUP.

Easy Lemon Curd

Yield: 1 3/4 cups

4 large egg yolks + one whole egg, lightly beaten
1 cup sugar
½ cup bottled lemon juice
½ cup butter
1 teaspoon dried lemon peel
Whisk egg until smooth in medium heavy one quart saucepan.
Add sugar and lemon juice, whisking until well mixed.
Cook slowly over medium low heat, stirring constantly,
until mixture thickens enough to coat back of wooden spoon (10 to 12 minutes).
Remove pan from heat.
Cut butter into tablespoon size pieces and stir, one piece at a time, into warm mixture until melted and fully absorbed.
Stir in lemon peel.
Serve warm with waffles, pancakes, and crepes.
Serve cold as parfait layer or as topping for fresh fruit, tarts, and cakes.

Spiced Orange Syrup

Yield: 2 cups

1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/8 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
½ cup white corn syrup
1 ½ cups orange juice
In one quart saucepan combine sugars, cornstarch, spices mixing well.
Add corn syrup and juice, cooking over medium heat until thickened and bubbly.
Serve hot over waffles or pancakes.


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.