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Colorado Innkeepers cook up culinary delights in hot off the press B&B recipe book


"Colorado Culinary Inn-Spirations" fourth edition recipe collection from Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers of Colorado hits bookshelves - Innkeepers meet for annual conference November 8-9-2009 - by Sallie Clark, Holden House 1902 Bed & Breakfast Inn and Marketing Chair for Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers of Colorado

Colorado Culinary Inn-Spirations sure to please with tempting B&B recipesColorado Springs, CO – Bed & Breakfasts have become one of the most popular “getaways” for the vacationer, the romantic, and the seasoned business traveler. In addition to providing comfort and hospitality, the delicious scents of a gourmet breakfast awaiting your arrival at the breakfast table will tempt your tastebuds at every bed and breakfast inn. Now, you can take that experience home with you, when you purchase Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers of Colorado's (BBIC's) new "Colorado Culinary Inn-Spirations" cookbook. Whether you're an experienced chef or just beginning to discover your culinary talents, a journey through our bed and breakfast kitchens will be sure to please your palate.

"Colorado Culinary Inn-Spirations" is the fourth edition recipe collection published for BBIC which includes over 100 delicious and tested recipes from the finest Colorado B&B inns. You'll be tempted with everything from Easy Spring Frittata to Rocky Mountain Rocky Road, Bacon Cheese Quiche to Pear Coffee Cake. In addition to to culinary delights, while you read through recipes, you'll also travel through the pages to dream about a vacation opportunity with detailed information on each of the inns featured here. "Colorado Culinary Inn-Spirations" offers you an opportunity to visit our "Inspected and Approved" Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers of Colorado member inns while enjoying the flavors of Colorado B&Bs right in your own home. Bon Appetit!

With the holiday season right around the corner, what a perfect time to give the gift of gourmet cooking to a loved one or party host.

Your cookbook can be ordered for just $19.95 (Colorado residents add 7.4% sales tax) and includes shipping and handling. Visit for an order form or send your check for $19.95 to BBIC Cookbook, PO Box 38416, Colorado Springs, CO 80937.

Join the Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers of Colorado annual conference and aspiringJoin us in Colorado for the second annual "Golden Muffin" award recipe contest for BBIC! innkeepers day in Golden, Colorado on November 8-9. Deadline for registration is November 1, 2009.  Winners from last year's Golden Muffin Award contest with Estes Park Mayor Bill Pinkham (right).

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Last year's award-winning "Golden Muffin" recipe!

Tasha's Cranberry Orange Muffins from Tasha Overmyer of Romantic Riversong in Estes Park, CO 

2 C. Sugar 
3 Lg. Eggs         
½ C. Evaporated Milk  
1 C. Canola Oil
1/4 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Vanilla
½ C. Peach Yogurt                     
1 T. Orange Zest
¼ C. Orange Juice 
2 C. All Purpose Flour                 
1 ½ tsp. Baking Powder                         
1 Can (11 oz.) Mandarin Oranges                         
1 C. each Chopped Walnuts & Frozen cranberries           
Raw sugar to top off muffins
Preheat oven to 350°F (325°F for convection). Grease 12-count muffin tin. Combine sugar, eggs, evaporated milk, oil, salt, vanilla, yogurt, zest, and orange juice. Blend well. Add flour and baking powder, stirring just until combined. Chop mandarin oranges in thirds. Add to flour mixture along with walnuts and cranberries, again stirring just until combined. Pour tins 3/4 full and sprinkle each with raw sugar. Bake for 12- 18 minutes. Cool on wire wracks for ten minutes and remove to serving tray. Makes 12.

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