February is the month we all focus on romance, but shouldn’t we add a little romance to EVERY month? We see guests celebrating all the time, whether it be a birthday, anniversary, babymoon, just-because, grandparents-said-they’d-keep-the-kids-for-the-weekend, or the ever popular “I’m-trying-to-get-out-of-the-doghouse” getaway!
Whatever your reason for celebrating, we’ll do everything we can to make your Arkansas getaway special. But if you aren’t able to plan a couples getaway right now, here are some recipes to make your own romantic breakfast.
Start your breakfast off with a warm fruit crumble. You can use any fruit you wish, but cherries add a pretty red color to this dish.
Baked Cherries with Walnut Crumb Topping
1 can (30 oz) cherry pie filing
1 ½ c walnuts, coarsely chopped (divided)
2 tsp ground cinnamon (divided)
½ c flour
¾ c quick-cooking oats
½ c brown sugar
½ tsp salt
1/3 c cold butter
Preheat oven to 425° F.
In medium bowl, combine fruit filing, 1 tsp cinnamon & ½ c. nuts; divide and spoon into 4 individual ovenproof serving bowls. Set aside.
In separate bowl, combine flour, oats, brown sugar, salt, butter & 1 tsp cinnamon.
With pastry blender, cut in butter until a crumbly mixture is formed, then stir in ¾ c. walnuts.
Divide and top each of the 4 bowls of filling with crumbly mixture.
Bake 25-30 minutes or until the pie filling is bubbly and topping is crispy.
We recently debuted a new recipe that is fast becoming a guest favorite: Double Chocolate Muffins. They’re rich, moist, and very chocolatey!
DOUBLE CHOCOLATE MUFFINS recipe by #sugarspunrun
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup milk
2 eggs (lightly beaten)
1 tsp vanilla
2/3 cup sour cream
2 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups chocolate chips
In a large bowl, whisk together oil, sugar, and milk. Stir in eggs and vanilla until well-combined. Gently fold in sour cream until just combined.
In separate bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Fold flour mixture gently into wet mixture, folding until just barely combined. Stir in 1 1/2 cup chocolate chips.
Scoop muffin batter into prepared muffin tin, filling 2/3-3/4 of the way full. Sprinkle tops of muffins with remaining chocolate chips. Bake at 400°F for 5 minutes, then immediately reduce heat to 350°F and continue baking for 13-15 minutes. This will help your muffins rise tall and pretty!
Finally, whip up a couple omelets with your choice of ingredients. Our favorites are hashbrown omelets: 2 slices of bacon, hashbrowns, cheese, and any veggies you care to add. You’ve now got a romantic breakfast that will make your valentine smile!
Of course, if all this seems like too much work for you, we recommend making reservations at Tiffany’s for our Romance Package. Your love will be greeted with a bouquet of seasonal flowers, 2 local handcrafted organic dark chocolate bars, sparkling cider, and a $50 voucher to Via Roma Italian Restaurant. Of course, we’ll take care of breakfast, and every other part of your stay. All you need to do is spend time with each other!