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Trolling around for my name and came across this site. Anyone we know? A few of us are linked from there. Pretty neat recipes!

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Hi everyone, gosh you're a friendly bunch! Thanks for making me feel so  welcome.

I'd like to try responding to you all individually, so here goes (may not be proper etiquette here, but it's how we do it in the food blog world, so bear with me).

Muirford - Food blogs are sooo addicting (I know). Do you make use of a feed reader, such as Google Reader, Blog Lines, etc.? Those are a great way to keep up with your favorite blogs.

Simply choose the feed reader you like (I use Google Reader, but know many who use Blog Lines as well as others), set up an account, then add the individual RSS feeds of your favorite blogs. Once you've added the feeds (some are complete, others are summaries like mine), then you are able to track your favorite blogs from within 1 place (the feed reader), and click on the ones you'd like to visit from there.

This allows people to keep up with which blogs have been recently updated without having to click through each site via bookmarks. I currently have about 50 of my favorite food blogs in my feed reader, and that doesn't even begin to touch the number of food blogs out there.

If you're already familiar with RSS feeds & feed readers, that's great. They are an excellent way to stay organize and most importantly, save time!

Bree - Thank you!

Samster - "Inn-mate," that's cute. I hope the report on the coffee cake is a good one!

I adapted the recipe on Inn Cuisine from my old Southern Living cookbook, mostly by increasing the amount of orange marmalade required and making a few other tweaks to the original recipe. Before posting any recipe, I always make it once, according to the original, then make it again with my own tweaks and variations. After a recipe passes both tests, it makes it to the pages of Inn Cuisine. That way, I try to avoid passing on any duds to home (or inn) cooks.

Emspiers - Thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed browsing.

Yellowsock - Love your little waving guy with the sign. Let me see if I can do that too... ...yay! It worked.

Mjsgeorgia - Mmmm... Italian Breakfast Panini's sound delicious! The panini recipe on Inn Cuisine came from a guest post by another food blogger named Kathy of the site PaniniHappy.com. If you love panini's, you should definitely check her site out! She runs the only food blog I'm aware of that is dedicated strictly to panini's.

Green Tea Blueberry Smoothies sound divine too. Perhaps you have a few recipes you'd like to share on Inn Cuisine (hint, hint)?

JunieBJones - Scratch 'n' Sniff. Yes. I've thought of that. It's a shame Bill Gates and those guys over at Apple didn't comply with my request to make pc & Mac screens sratch 'n' sniff . It's such a good idea! Ahhh...the limitations of technology!

IvyLee - Chloe was fantastic to work with! Not only is she super friendly and down-to-Earth, but she's an amazing cook, and so willing to share her recipes and stories. I did a feature on her & Big Mill back in April around Earth Day. The features are on Inn Cuisine under the category "Rave Reviews" (she also has an additional recipe for biscotti under the category Fresh from the Oven. Check them out sometime (there are other B&B inn features there as well---one from Kansas City, one from Lawrence, KS and another from Amelia Island, Florida.)

JBJ - Well, now I have a new nickname...the Inn Cuisine gal... I love it! I'm also very glad you made this coffee cake recipe, and more so that it was a hit! Unless you're the same innkeeper who has commented on this recipe on its post at Inn Cuisine, you join the small army of innkeepers who have made this coffee cake for their guests recently and experienced rousing feedback.

It's good to know I'm vicariously pleasing so many tummies! I'll try to keep up the good work!

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I always give credit where credit is due - "inn-mate" comes from my inn-mate JBJ

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Every since we rebuilt this machine I cannot seem to do anything on here.  GRRRRR!

If anyone can adjust any of those links for me so others ca view the cake I would appreciate it!!!

I will keep trying -- click here --   - click here 

 

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Looks delicious!!       Maybe I can drop over for leftovers and coffee when you get the rooms clean??

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GeorgiaGirl25 wrote:

Looks delicious!!       Maybe I can drop over for leftovers and coffee when you get the rooms clean??

I forgot to mention the other beauty of this cake, as you can see the biscuits start to pull apart, it was prob too hot to flip out of the bundt pan, but they are "presliced" so it works great for our business. 

Forgot to say - Since these were frozen southern biscuits and are denser, I cooked this at 375 for 45 minutes. (chgd that from the orig recipe)

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Aha!  I wondered about that if you could use the Southern biscuits (since I always have them here).  Did you defrost them first? 

Who's eating the leftovers??? Wish we lived closer

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Yes, inquiring minds want to know if you defrosted the biscuits first or put them in frozen...do tell

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emspiers wrote:

Yes, inquiring minds want to know if you defrosted the biscuits first or put them in frozen...do tell

I went ahead and made it after seeing that recipe, but held off til morning to bake it.  So I put it in the fridge overnight, so biscuits were 50%-75% defrosted,  I think you could bake it with them frozen however, as that is how you bake these type anyway!

I will try it with them completely frozen next time.

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You can bake them from frozen...

Hey guess what...I finally got my new emoticons...YEAH!!!!!

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You said you used frozen southern biscuits.  Is that like Pilsbury frozen biscuits?

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hawley wrote:

You said you used frozen southern biscuits.  Is that like Pilsbury frozen biscuits?

Similar, there is a brand here called Mary B's Southern Style - they are not the flaky layered type, but more like a buttermilk biscuit/baking soda biscuit.  I think any would work tho.  I think, in my own wisdom, that the fridge biscuits might get harder than the frozen type if you planned on saving some for later.

I made one up for DH from this morning and just put a dot of butter on it and nuked it and it was fabulous.  I know the fridge biscuits get hard after a while.

But I will try those too!  Esp when I find them on sale. 

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The photos in your previous two posts were referencing your own hard drive...no way we could see them Eye-wink

The tinypic links are weird.  If you click on them, tinypic redirects to file not found, but if you copy and paste the address into the address bar, they work fine. 

http://i36.tinypic.com/4vq1d5.jpg  (copy and paste or simply drag these to the address bar and drop them)

http://s4.tinypic.com/2w3xaa8.jpg

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If I can post these pics, then you will all be able to see.  I had oooh's and aaah's from the table.  I served the first piece and the men wanted to keep their plates for more!

The marmalade makes it people - it gives it a nice glaze and a touch of something diff than the usualy sitcky bun - cinnamon roll.  REALLY GREAT! The guests said to tell all of you and the Inn-Cuisine gal it is tremendous.  They approved of my taking their pic.  LINKS are on next post above..

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Welcome Sandie! The only improvement I can suggest is to make it scratch n sniff...The photos are unreal!  I am baking the marmalade coffee cake as I type this...and let me confirm - the smell of orange, cinnamon and brown sugar! FANTASTIC!

Big Mill is perhaps one of the greatest blogs around! I love her blog too.

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Chloe's blog is fantastic and a personal favorite of mine, I really enjoy it, it has a cool take on life.  I just checked and I was able to pop up the blog, site, directory listings etc. , so maybe it was just server trouble or something.

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Welcome Sandie!  Definitely want to try that Bacon Apple Cheddar Panini...looks awesome!  I got brave this summer and made Italian Breakfast Panini's, they've since become my most complimented recipe...guests seem to think you spend a lot of time on them or something, but they are super easy and delicious.  Just this past weekend I had this adorable young Air Force couple from Warner Robins, they said "You make the best paninis ever! You rock!"  I usually make my Green Tea Blueberry smoothies with them, add Double Chocolate muffins, and Voila...they love it!

I don't even have a panini grill (it's on my Christmas wish list) so I use my "George Foreman" type grill and it works fine.  That Orange Marmalade cake sure looks good...that's next on my list!

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Welcome

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Hi everyone. I noticed some traffic to my food blog, Inn Cuisine, coming from Innspiring.com, so I thought I'd come check this site out, and I happened upon this conversation. I think it's time I introduce myself properly.

My name is Sandie, and I'm a business and freelance writer based in Kansas City, MO. I am not affliated with iloveinns in any way, and although I am not a professional innkeeper, I have stayed at many B&B's over the years.

My professional background lies in advertising and journalism, and I currently create marketing copy for small to mid-size business throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area and beyond.

I am also an avid cook, who started Inn Cuisine as a way to share my passion for food, especially the types of food inspired by, and served in, so many bed & breakfast inns. While the majority of recipes featured on Inn Cuisine are geared towards home cooks, many are also perfect for special occasions or for serving at B&B inns. 

Most of the innkeeper blogs linked on my site came to me by word-of-mouth, and many had indeed been featured on iloveinns' "blog of the month." I checked into all of these blogs personally, and the ones that I deemed professional and/or were updated and tended to often, made it to the blogroll of Inn Cuisine as a resource for my readers.

If you happen to keep an innkeeper blog for your B&B and would like to be included on my blogroll, I invite you to drop by Inn Cuisine and leave me a note via the contact form you'll find at the top of the page. I will do my best to look into your innkeeper blog and if it meets the criteria, include it on my blogroll.

In the food blog world, links on a blogroll are often given if the blog owner likes a particular blog. It is considered unprofessional to ask for a link exchange, and often no prior notice is given. And while I try to make sure there are no broken links anywhere on my site, sometimes a few will slip through. I do believe the link to Chloe's Blog at Big Mill is functioning though, and that particular inn has also been featured on my site.

Every few months, I try to feature a specific B&B inn on my site, doing a full write-up on that inn and sharing 1 or 2 of the inn's finest signature recipes. The last inn I featured happened to be an inn I visited in July, The Addison of Amelia Island, in Fernandina Beach, Florida.

Besides appealing to home cooks, I also started Inn Cuisine to become a resource for time-pressed B&B owners like yourselves, who don't have enough hours in a day to spend free moments scouring the internet for new and exciting recipes to serve at your inn. Hopefully, as the months go by, you'll find Inn Cuisine to become a valuable resource for you as well---a way to change up your typical breakfast/dessert/happy hour menu and incorporate some new, indulgent ideas into your kitchen.

As a side note, I also happen to write freelance copy for other food sites on the web. If you have any thoughts or suggestions on how I could improve Inn Cuisine from an innkeeper's viewpoint, I invite you to drop me a note. Again, feel free to use the contact form on my site.

I hope that clears up the mystery. Other than writing for a living, I'm also married and a mom to 3. I hope through this forum, or through Inn Cuisine, we get to know each other better.

I thank each of you for your interest in my site, and especially for your kind comments. I consider Inn Cuisine my baby, as well as my business, and it's always nice to hear positive feedback.

Thanks for your time! It was nice *meeting* you.

Best,

Sandie, Editor, InnCuisine.com

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Welcome!

 I really enjoyed browsing thru your site.

 

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I'm waiting for a report back on your Orange Marmalade Cake from Southern Living from my inn-mate

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Welcome

It's really a great blog!

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Hi Sandie,

Welcome and congratulations on a great site. 

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Thank you. I appreciate the compliment as well as you sharing the link to Inn Cuisine under cooking resources, as the best form of advertising is word-of-mouth!

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Great blog - I have added it to my bookmarks list of about a dozen food blogs I look at regularly.  I love looking at food blogs - it has replaced watching food tv shows as my favorite guilty pleasure. I even did a blog entry on my blog about food blogs

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I am going to take a shot at this.

I am going to say this person is affiliated with the iloveinns directory, or reads it or is on it.  As most of it not all of the blogs listed are on the iloveinns blog of the week.  I recognize a few of course, then also a couple I remember reading about. 

The other post where I spoke about the tracfone working when noone elses worked? Well that was near GROVELAND CA where my cousin lives at the western Gateway to Yosemite.

On the INN CUISINE blog list she has Hotel Charlotte Groveland & Yosemite.  I was outside that when I used the tracfone. I remember the blog being highlighted this year.

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Hey I stayed at Hotel Charlotte last year Smiling

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swirt wrote:

Hey I stayed at Hotel Charlotte last year Smiling

See!  I was the one with the cell phone that worked. 

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That explains the assortment of inn blogs that are on there. No one contacted me to trade links, which bloggers usually do. Not to insult anyone but I think this blog is better than iloveinns usual editing, etc. (I know some of us write for iloveinns, but they chop things up and want articles that are much shorter, with less depth, thus the editing comment.)

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Bree wrote:

That explains the assortment of inn blogs that are on there. No one contacted me to trade links, which bloggers usually do. Not to insult anyone but I think this blog is better than iloveinns usual editing, etc. (I know some of us write for iloveinns, but they chop things up and want articles that are much shorter, with less depth, thus the editing comment.)

I looked again and saw a couple that I have cliked thru in the past and really liked, the names are even familiar to me: Chloe's blog from Big Mill. I recall the fantastic photos and homespun humor on her blog. Altho now that link is gone to her blog. and her website url is no longer there or working. hm

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Yummo...Giada is my favorite!!!  Good looking site and lots of yummy ideas. I have bookmarked as well.

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I bookmarked it, too. I am going to pass it along to my boss. She is always looking for ideas to spruce up breakfast. It gets boring doing the same foods day in and day out.

Thanks, Bree, for the link

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Yum, I like the looks of that Orange Marmalade cake   I bookmarked that site.

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