Posts Tagged ‘Food’

Cheesecake Crescent Rolls

March 28th, 2013 by Sam Feldman

Tried this new recipe recently at our Bed and Breakfast and it was awesome! It’s a keeper:

2 cans of Pillsbury Crescent rolls
2 (8oz each) package cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup butter, melted
cinnamon
sugar

Unroll and spread 1 of the cans of crescent rolls on the bottom of a 9 x 13 baking dish (or 8 x 8 if you want to cut the recipe in half). Combine softened cream cheese, 1 cup sugar, and vanilla. Spread over crescent roll layer. Unroll and layer remaining crescent rolls over cream cheese layer. Melt your butter and spread over top of crescent rolls. Sprinkle generously with cinnamon and sugar.

Bake for 20-30 minutes in 350 degree oven until bubbly and slightly browned. Drizzle with a little honey if you like. Let cool a bit, slice and eat.

Warmest regards

Jeff and Nadara (Sam) Feldman – and Sophie, too!

Fresh Harvest – A Unique Oil and Vinegar Tasting Bar!

March 20th, 2013 by Sam Feldman

We have a new store in town with an interesting new concept – they sell olive oils and balsamic vinegars, set up in tasting stations! And you would not believe the flavors they offer!

Fresh Harvest

 

Fresh Harvest has an amazing amount of information on their website, so be sure to check it out. (You can, of course, order product directly off the site and have it shipped to you, although we’d certainly rather you visit Eureka, and stay with us to check it out first hand.) But basically, they feature one of the largest, freshest selections of Ultra Extra Virgin Olive Oils, fused and infused Olive Oils and aged balsamic vinegars on tap in the USA. They work with folks that have been in the olive oil business for nearly 100 years and Fresh Harvest is able to work with farmers in both hemispheres to deliver the highest quality product, all year long.

They believe that olives are fruits and that extra virgin olive oil is like fruit juice: highly perishable, healthier and more flavorful when consumed fresh and full of amazing nutrients. They post the Crush Date and Chemical Analysis on every Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil they offer.

Go on in and meet the owners, Troy Johnson and Steve Ketchersid, who created Fresh Harvest, the one and only, and is committed to providing you with the healthiest and best products in the world at what is basically wholesale prices compared to high end stores. Their motto: Chase the Crush! Be Healthy!

We know we love it!

Warmest regards,

 

Jeff and Nadara (Sam) Feldman – and Sophie, too!

Keels Creek Winery

March 6th, 2013 by Sam Feldman

You don’t have to go far to find a world-class winery – we have one right here inside the city limits of Eureka Springs, AR. Keels Creek has a beautiful retail wine sales facility in a Spanish-style building, which also houses their Keels Creek Art Gallery. They also have a wine tasting room and most recently have expanded their wine production facility right behind the sales building, now open to visitors on their wine tours.

Keels Creek Showroom

Keels Creek Showroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These are award-winning wines, so well worth the trip to do some tasting – we even have a package that includes a wine tasting for two (the Fun, Food & Wine package debuting in March, which also includes dinner out and tickets to the Intrigue Theater). They currently produce about eight reds, three whites and a couple of blush varieties. They intend to keep the winery as a boutique winery, small and friendly, using local grapes harvested from their own vineyard and 3 other local vineyards.

Keels Creek is open every day of the year, except Christmas, I think, so it doesn’t matter what season you come, you can always enjoy a good glass of wine. Come see us!

Warmest regards,

Jeff and Nadara (Sam) Feldman – and Sophie, too!

 

 

 

Pumpkin Pancakes – A Great Winter Breakfast in Eureka Springs

February 6th, 2013 by Sam Feldman

A popular favorite here at the Bridgeford House for breakfast is Pumpkin Pancakes:

2 cups flour
2 TB firmly-packed brown sugar
1 TB baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1-1/2 cups milk
1/2 cup solid pack pumpkin
1 egg, slightly beaten
2 TB oil

Preheat griddle to 375. In large bowl, combine dry ingredients; mix well. In separate bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Add to flour mixture, stirring until just moistened (batter will be very thick).

For each pancake, pour 1/4 cup batter onto hot griddle. Using a spatula, spread batter into a 4-inch circle before mixture sets. Cook until surface bubbles and appears dry. Turn; continue cooking 2 to 3 minutes. Serve warm with butter and syrup.

Yield:  16 pancakes

Easy enough to make for yourselves but we’ll be happy to do it here for you!

Warmest regards,

Jeff and Nadara (Sam) Feldman – and Sophie, too!

 

9th Annual Chocolate Lovers’ Festival

January 14th, 2013 by Sam Feldman

It’s time for all chocolate lovers to unite! February is a great time to visit Eureka Springs and Saturday, February 9th, would be a great day to pick. The 9th Annual Chocolate Lovers Festival will take place at the Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

chocolateAdmission is $12 for adults and is well worth the price. Items for sampling (and taking home in your little box included in the price of the ticket) include cakes, cookies, ice cream, multiple dipping fountains, beverages and my personal favorite, chocolate covered strawberries! And much, much more.

chocolate strawberriesThere will be judging for the Best Decorated Cake, Best Dessert and Best Candy for professionals and other categories such as Best Decorated Cake and Most Creative Dessert for amateurs. There is even a Amateur Youth Division.

But…the best part of the whole thing is… yep, eating chocolate. Mounds and mounds of it. Take Tums with you.

For info on getting tickets, click here. Like them on Facebook for up-to-date info.

And, yes, technically you can walk to this one from our inn, but you may not be able to walk home. There is plenty of parking at the convention center, for free! And if you can’t make it to Eureka for that weekend but want to celebrate Valentine’s with your loved one, don’t forget we are running a 3-day special here at Bridgeford House:  book the 14th, 15th, and 16th (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) and receive the 3rd night free AND your own little box of local chocolates AND a free wine tasting at Keel’s Creek Winery. Either weekend is SWEET!

Warmest regards,

Jeff and Nadara (Sam) Feldman – and Sophie, too!

Chicken & Cheese Lasagna Roll-ups – It’s What’s for Dinner!

December 23rd, 2012 by Sam Feldman

Instead of a breakfast recipe, how about a great dinner dish this time? Enjoy!

3 cups chopped or shredded chicken*
1 cup Ricotta Cheese
1/4 cup crumbled Feta Cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmesan Cheese
1/4 cup milk
1/8 tsp white pepper
8 lasagna noodles, cooked and drained
2 cups Spaghetti sauce (I make my own but you can use store-bought)

In medium bowl, combine chicken, cheese, milk and pepper. Spread 1/2 cup mixture on each lasagna noodle; roll jelly-roll fashion. In a 9- by 13-inch baking dish, spread 1 cup spaghetti sauce. Arrange lasagna rolls, seam-side down in sauce in baking dish. Top with remaining sauce. Cover and bake at 375 for 30 minutes or until hot.

*Shredded chicken ahead of time:

Put 3-4 chicken breasts in crock pot with 1/2 cup of water, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper and a 1/2 tsp garlic powder. Cook on low at least 3-4 hours, until tender and falling apart. Fork apart – can divide into freezer bags and keep for future use.

Warmest regards,

Jeff and Nadara (Sam) Feldman – and Sophie, too!

EurekaGras Mardi Gras!

December 2nd, 2012 by Sam Feldman

You can’t find a better MardiGras celebration north of New Orleans than what we produce right here in Eureka Springs! Organized by tried and true New Orleans transplants, EurekaGras is the real thing, with an activity-packed schedule, from January 5th to February 12th, 2013.

Bridgeford House Bed and Breakfast Enjoys EurekaGras!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is truly a New Orleans style Mardi Gras setting in the beautiful Ozarks within the Downtown area of Eureka Springs, Arkansas. This event, in its seventh year, has grown phenomenally and is now deep rooted in the Victorian Town with up and down curly-Q streets. The Krewe of Krazo, OZARK spelled backwards, welcomes visitors and locals -” Laissez les bon temps Rouler”, Let the Good Times Roll!
If you like to party, love to watch people, and just generally love to have a good time, plan a visit to Eureka Springs during one of these MardiGras events. You can walk to almost everything from our place!
Warmest regards,
Jeff and Nadara (Sam) Feldman – and Sophie, too!

The 6th Annual B&B Sweet Treats Cookie Tour

November 11th, 2012 by Sam Feldman

Polish up your sweet tooth because it’s that time again – the annual holiday Sweet Treats Cookie Tour is coming, Saturday, December 8th, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sponsored by BABIES (Bed and Breakfast Inns of Eureka Springs), of which we are a proud member, this event includes a tour of all nine inns of the organization (all dressed to the nines – get it? – for the holidays), as well as samples of the two treats that are baked at each inn, especially for you.

Bed and Breakfast Inns of Eureka Springs

Tickets are $20 per person (and you can call us to reserve yours) AND tickets are included in our own personal Sweet Treats Tour Package at our inn if you decide you’d like to experience what it’s like to stay at one of these glorious Victorian inns (lodging is not a requirement!):

* 2 nights stay in one of our lovely bed and breakfast rooms (some have Jacuzzis and fireplaces)
* Full 4-course gourmet breakfast each morning
* 2 tickets for the Sweet Treats Tour
* 2 all-day trolley tickets to ride to most inns
* 2 keepsake Christmas ornaments
* 2 cookie samplings and recipes at our inn
* Hot Chocolate here at the Bridgeford House

Package price for two: $314-454, depending on room, two night minimum on packages.

In addition, your ticket will allow you to enter BABIES’ giveaway contest for a chance to win one of three $100 gift certificates, good at any of the Sweet Treats Cookie Tour participating inns.

So call today – here’s your chance to see nine beautiful Victorian inns in all their Christmas finery (you know you always wanted to see the insides of these Painted Ladies!) and get your fill of sugar. Yes, it’s like Trick or Treat in December!

Christmas at the Bridgeford House Bed and Breakfast

And, of course, we’ll have Sophie here to greet you.

Warmest regards,

Jeff and Nadara (Sam) Feldman – and Sophie, too!

Eureka Springs Food and Wine Festival-2012

November 4th, 2012 by Sam Feldman

If you’re in the area this next week, November 7-11th, come join us for the Food and Wine Festival!

Enjoy fabulous wines and exceptional food at some of Eureka’s finest restaurants:  DeVito’s, The Grand Tavern, Cottage Inn, Garden Bistro, and Ermilio’s, just to name a few. You can also enjoy special events such as winery tours and tank tasting, French cuisine cooking classes, special art showings, and an open house at Eureka’s newest winery, Railway Winery.

This is truly a unique weekend festival in beautiful Eureka Springs, Arkansas, when the weather is gorgeous (and right now there is still tons of fall color left on the trees!), there is food and plenty of wine to be consumed, and it’s close enough to Christmas to start shopping! So make your plans now, or mark your calendar for next year, because this is a special festival not to be missed! We certainly enjoy this event and we know you will, too!

Warmest regards,

Jeff and Nadara (Sam) Feldman- and Sophie, too!

Fall Food – Apple Pie!

October 21st, 2012 by Sam Feldman

Well, we can’t quit thinking about food, with a gorgeous (and extremely busy!) fall upon us, we keep thinking about eating and most particularly today, about pie. We have a busy Thanksgiving weekend coming up here at the B&B and we’re thinking we will have several pies cooked for our guests to enjoy while they are here – and my favorite is this version of the great American Apple Pie, which I saw on Good Morning America years ago:

Crunchy Caramel Apple PiePie at the Bridgeford House Bed and Breakfast, Eureka Springs, Arkansas

 

Ingredients:

1 pastry crust for a deep-dish pie 9-inch

1/2 cup sugar

3 tb all-purpose flour

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1/8 tsp salt

6 cups thinly sliced, peeled apples

1 recipe crumb topping (see below)

1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)

1/4 cup caramel topping

 

Ingredients for Crumb Topping:

1 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup quick cooking rolled oats

1/2 cup butter

 

Directions for crumb topping:

 

Stir together brown sugar, flour, rolled oats.

Cut in 1/2 cup butter until topping is like course crumbs. Set aside.

 

Pie Directions:

In a large mixing bowl, stir together sugar, flour, cinnamon and salt.

Add apple slices and gently toss until coated.

Transfer apple mixture to the pie shell.

Sprinkle crumble topping over apple mixture.

Place pie on cookie sheet so the drippings don’t drop into your oven.

Cover edges of pie with aluminum foil.

Bake in a preheated oven 375 degrees for 25 minutes. Then remove foil and put back in for another 25 to 30 minutes without foil.

Remove from oven. Sprinkle pie with chopped nuts and drizzle with heated caramel sauce on top.

Cool on a wire rack and enjoy warm or at room temperature.

Remember the “secret season” in Eureka Springs, late fall and winter, when the crowds are gone and the fireplaces are lit here at the Bridgeford House. Come for Thanksgiving and come eat pie!

Warmest regards,

Jeff and Nadara (Sam) Feldman – and Sophie, too!

 

 

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