Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast

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Recipes from Our Inn

Breakfast Breads, Fruit Dishes, Main Dishes and Snacks

At Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast in Jacksonville, Illinois, we love to cook, and often spent time finding and testing innovative recipes. Look for your own inspiration in our collection of recipes from some of our favorite chefs and food bloggers, including time-saving hacks and tips for advance preparation. Innkeeper Gwenn always says that if she writes another book the title will be, “How to Run a Bed & Breakfast When You Don’t Like Waking Up at the Crack of Dawn!”

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The Breakfast Diva’s Pumpkin Bread

We serve breakfast breads and pastries nearly every day and this moist and tasty pumpkin bread recipe is a guest favorite! Credit: Breakfast Diva, Morning Favorites by Susan Steffan; used with permission.... view full recipe

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The Breakfast Diva’s Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe

This Pumpkin Pie Spice mixture adds a warm and robust flavor to the Breakfast Diva's Pumpkin Bread and other recipes. Credit: Breakfast Diva, Morning Favorites by Susan Steffan; used with permission.... view full recipe

Peach Claufouti breakfast main dish

Peach Clafouti

From: The Beechmont Inn Bed and Breakfast / 8 Broads in the Kitchen A clafouti is a traditional French dessert often made with cherries. Blueberries, apples, pears and peaches are also great in this dish. Credit: 8 Broads in the Kitchen™      Photo Credit: Karen E. Segrave, KES Photography... view full recipe

Fondue Florentine Souffle breakfast main dish

Fondue Florentine Soufflé

This light and airy soufflé, primarily prepared the evening before and baked just before serving, is a beautiful and tasty main dish. It may be prepared in advance and held in the freezer for up to two weeks before baking. Credit: 8 Broads in the Kitchen™      Photo Credit: Jumping Rocks Photography... view full recipe

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Orange Marmalade Breakfast Bake

Perfect for a Sunday brunch, this delicious French toast style breakfast bake is easy to prepare in advance. Credit: 12Tomatoes; used with permission.... view full recipe

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Cream Cheese Filling

Use this creamy filling with our Braided Danish recipe. Credit: Breakfast Diva, Morning Favorites by Susan Steffan; used with permission.... view full recipe

Apple Filling

Use this delightful filling with our Braided Danish recipe. Credit: Breakfast Diva, Morning Favorites by Susan Steffan; used with permission.... view full recipe

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Braided Danish

This recipe creates a delicious braided danish with your choice of filling: Apple Filling or Cream Cheese Filling. Credit: Breakfast Diva, Morning Favorites by Susan Steffan; used with permission.... view full recipe

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