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Eureka Springs, AR, 3rd Annual Sweet Treats Tour

December 15th, 2009 by Sam Feldman

This past weekend we saw our local B&B group’s 3rd annual cookie and treats tour successfully fill the bellies of a lot of visitors! Ten gorgeous inns (including yours truly, Bridgeford House B & B) were open to ticket holders to come through each inn to view all the lovely Christmas decorations, munch on cookies and candy (two different ones per inn), collect those recipes, drink hot chocolate, cider or coffee, shake out their umbrellas (rain did not deter them – sugar can be a very strong motivator!) and in our case, play with Sophie. Everyone really seemed to enjoy themselves and we had six guests staying with us that participated in the tour and in our special package that we provided, which included not only the treats here at our inn but tickets to the entire tour, tickets to travel to the other inns on the trolley, keepsake ornaments and of course two nights lodging and all that comes with that. Our group was just great and really seemed to enjoy themselves; two of the rooms were return guests that we always enjoy!

Christmas setting

For those who couldn’t make it, here is one of our recipes:

Chocolate Highlander Cookie Bars

1 cup softened butter (2 sticks, 1/2 pound)
1/2 cup powdered sugar (no lumps)
1/4 tsp salt
2 cups flour (don’t need to sift)

4 beaten eggs
1 cup melted butter, cooled to room temp. (2 sticks, 1/2 pound)
1 cup white sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup flour (no need to sift)
2-1/2 cups chocolate chips

1/3 cup powdered sugar to sprinkle on top of pan

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cream butter with 1/2 cup powdered sugar and salt. Add flour and mix well. Pat it out in a greased 9-inch by-13-inch pan with your fingers.
Bake at 350 degrees F. for 15 minutes. That makes the shortbread crust.
Mix eggs with melted butter and white sugar. Add baking powder, salt and flour, and mix thoroughly. Melt the chocolate chips in a small double boiler, a pan over hot water on the stove, or nuke them for 3 minutes in the microwave on high (be sure to stir to get all lumps out).
Add the melted chocolate chips to your bowl and mix thoroughly.
Pour this mixture on top of the shortbread and tip the pan so it covers all of the shortbread crust. Stick it back in  the oven and bake for another 25 minutes. Remove and sprinkle on additional powdered sugar.

Let it cool thoroughly and cut into brownie-sized bars. You can refrigerate these, but cut them before you do. (They are pretty solid when they’re cold.)

Eat and enjoy – we only go around once in life and every now and then, treat yourself to a stay at a B & B!

Warmest regards,

Sam & Jeff (and Sophie, too!)

Eureka Springs August Taste of the Inns Tour

August 2nd, 2009 by Sam Feldman

The first annual August Taste of the Inns will be held on Saturday, August 29, 2009, from 3 p.m to 7 p.m. Join us for a self-guided tour of the best of the best in Eureka Springs. Each inn will host you with sensational appetizers, music and selected non-alcoholic beverages. All members of the Alliance of Better Bed and Breakfasts are easy to find and most are on or close to one of the trolley routes.

Tickets are $25 per person. As you tour, you may register at each inn for the possibility to win one of the following:  1) Three $50.00 Gift Certificates to any of the 12 inns, 2) a $100 shopping certificate to “Vintage Cargo”, 3) a $50 shopping certificate to “Gourmet Eureka”, 4) a $25 shopping certificate to “Keel’s Creek Winery & Art Gallery” or 5) a complimentary appetizer at “Ermilio’s” restaurant.

The Bridgeford House is offering a special package for that weekend:

  • Scrumptious gourmet breakfast each morning for two
  • Two tickets to the Taste of the Inns Tour
  • Two all-day Trolley Tickets to use to travel to the other inns
  • A $40 voucher for dinner-choose from the best restaurants in town
  • Gourmet chocolate basket will be waiting for you in your room
  • Each person has a chance to win one of the great seven prizes
  • And of course all the great appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages on the tour!

Package Price for two: $150.00 in addition to 2 nights in the room of your choice, based on availability (room rates at regular posted rates; total package prices range from $380.00 to $508.00, plus tax)

It is not necessary to stay in an inn to purchase a ticket for the tour – but much more fun! Join us at the 1884 Bridgeford House Bed & Breakfast for a food-filled weekend. Call us today for tickets, 888-567-2422.