Need a healthy, filling breakfast that the kids will actually eat? Its become a First Day of School tradition in our house to make Oh My Heaven. Guests of 5 Corners Bed & Breakfast are often treated to this yummy baked oatmeal; only its like no oatmeal you’ve ever had! Our favorite way to serve it is with fresh strawberries or blueberries and a dash of milk but if you want to give it an extra protein boost add sliced almonds; an extra zap of fruit then add dried cranberries or raisins. The options are endless. If you want to take a little something special in to the teacher’s workroom to get you through the first day, you can easily double this recipe and bake in a 13×9 pan.
Oh My Heaven
courtesy of good friend and fellow B&B owner Mickie Deline
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups oatmeal (quick or old fashioned)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 cup oil
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1) Mix everything together in a large mixing bowl.
2) Pour mixture into a prepared 9×9 or 8×8 pan. Spread evenly. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
3) In the morning, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake for 30 minutes. Top with berries, nuts, milk and or powered sugar.
Over the last six years, the #1 thing guests have requested is a room with multiple beds. With so many families visiting for reunions, weddings or to tour Oberlin College, a two+ bed suite was necessary!
The new Sandstone Suite is perfect for families, longer stays or as a vacation rental. The suite is located kitty-corner from the main house so it has lots of privacy and functionality. The first bedroom features a queen-size pillowtop bed while the second bedroom offers two twin beds.
The suite also includes a private kitchenette with fridge, coffee maker and microwave. You’ll enjoy breakfast in the privacy of your suite with fresh muffins, breads, cereal, yogurt, fruit and more provided each morning.
$169/night (two night minimum) – This room offers an exclusive discount: stay five nights and your sixth night is free!
- Bedroom 1 offers a queen size pillowtop bed and sitting area with 42″ flatscreen TV, DVD player and over-sized chair
- Bedroom 2 offers two twin beds and 40″ flatscreen TV with DVD player
- The two bedroom suite has a shared bath with shower
- Kitchenette with fridge, microwave and coffee maker
- Luxury Bed Linens & Towels
- Antique Dresser
- Ceiling Fans in both bedrooms and kitchen
- Large closet area to store suitcases, clothes and coats
- Hair Dryer
- Alarm Clocks
- Central Air
- Cable Television in both bedrooms
- Free Wireless Internet
- Iron and Iroining Board
- Enjoy a freshly prepared continental breakfast each morning in the comfort of your suite
So easy…so delicious. Tastes like Banana Bread but better. I serve it with a dusting of powdered sugar for breakfast and with the frosting for dessert. You can’t go wrong either way! I jazzed up the original recipe found at ButterYum to include yummy chocolate and crunchy walnuts but you can leave them out if you prefer.
1 1/3 cup sugar
1 cup sour cream
4 tablespoons butter, softened
4 super ripe bananas
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/3 cup mini chocolate chips (optional)
1/3 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees (375 if using a metal pan). Coat a 13×9 pan with cooking spray.
2) With a mixer, cream together sugar, sour cream, eggs and softened butter. Add bananas and vanilla and mix until well combined.
3) Add in flour, salt and baking soda; mix well.
4) Add in chocolate chips and/or walnuts; mix well.
5) Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 30-40 minutes.
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
1) Cream butter and sugar together until smooth. Slowly add the heavy cream and vanilla. Spread on cooled cake.
After getting so many requests for the recipe at tonight’s Girlz Night Out, I decided to post this easy and yummy recipe. Its perfect for after a day of skiing, sledding or, if you are like me and prefer indoor sports, holiday shopping.
Pumpkin Spice Lattes
1/2 cup pumpkin puree (not pie filling)
1/2 cup vanilla (yes, that is correct…1/2 a cup)
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 cup sugar
6 cups strongly brewed coffee
6 cups milk (I used 1% but you could use whatever you have on hand)
1. Combine the pumpkin, vanilla, cinnamon and sugar together using a whisk.
2. Slowly add the warm coffee to the pumpkin mixture while continuing to whisk.
3. Slowly add the milk; again continue to whisk until well combined.
4. Pour into Crockpot. Cook on low for 2 hours.
5. Serve in mugs and top with whipped cream and a dash of cinnamon.
Like I’ve told many of you who have stayed at the B&B, I can make just about anything as long as it has an egg in it but weeknight dinners are not my friend. The thought of dirtying the kitchen partnered with finding something the picky taste buds of my kiddos will enjoy sometimes seems overwhelming. I came across this recipe and my hubby has actually named it a TOP 5 dinner and suggested that it be added to our regular weeknight rotation. Therefore, the recipe must be shared with the world!
Honey Sesame Crockpot Chicken – as adapted from Chef-in-Training.com
- 2 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- Salt and pepper
- 1 cup honey
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 3 tablespoons diced onion
- 4 tablespoons ketchup
- 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
- 4 teaspoons cornstarch dissolved in 6 Tablespoons water
- Sesame seeds
- Season both sides of chicken with lightly with salt and pepper, put into crock pot.
- Combine honey, soy sauce, onion, ketchup, oil, garlic and pepper flakes in a small bowl. Pour over chicken.
- Cook on low for 3-4 hours or just until chicken is fully cooked.
- Remove chicken from crock pot; leave the sauce. Dissolve 4 teaspoons of cornstarch in 6 tablespoons of water and pour into crock pot. Stir to combine with sauce.
- Replace lid and cook sauce on high for ten more minutes or until slightly thickened.
- Cut chicken into pieces then return to the crockpot. Coat the chicken with the sauce before serving.
- Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve over rice.