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Breakfast and Recipes

At Wildberry Lodge, we serve a 3 course breakfast with Glenda’s granola on the side and a special dessert each morning.  There are many recipes that have become guest favorites. We are sharing some of those recipes here. Check back often for the newest additions!

Roasted Stone Fruit

This recipe was adapted from The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Dessert recipe. I enjoy the stone fruits of summer.  Mixing them up and roasting them together with rosemary (my favorite herb) was a "must do" for me.  This recipe is served with a ricotta cream topping that adds a little sweetness and texture to the dish.  ... view full recipe

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Lemon Blueberry Baked French Toast

There are people who love French Toast, and those who prefer pancakes. Everyone loves blueberries in both of them! If you are looking for a recipe that will make an easy morning, this Lemon Blueberry Baked French Toast is the perfect fit, especially if you are serving a crowd. All of the preparation is completed the night before, so that the egg-filled custard can soak into the bread. In the morning, you just pop it…... view full recipe

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Lemon Crumble

I just love lemon curd. I spread it on toast, coat it on top of my pancakes, and make cakes and cookies with it. I also eat it by the spoonful. Hey, don't judge! You know you do it! There are also spoonfulls of cookie dough, Nutella, and icing, too! One of the many perks of being the baker, eh? Out of all the many delicious and creative ways I utilize the culinary demi-god that…... view full recipe

Glass of Dark and Stormy drink on ice with lime wedge on a bamboo mat, dish of limes.

Dark and Stormy Cocktail and Mocktail

A trend that has gained substantial ground in recent years is the unexpected surge in non-alcoholic drinks, especially concoctions that mimic the real thing: a “mocktail”. Restaurants and bars including various Asheville hangouts have discovered that a menu dedicated to mocktails is one way to add more revenue. In addition, a whole cottage industry has arisen of distillers who make craft alcohol as well as their alcohol-free (AF) cousins. For those interested in experimenting with…... view full recipe

Glasses of clear liquid with sparkling blue and pink colored lights around them.

Winter Kiss Cocktail and Mocktail

A trend that has gained substantial ground in recent years is the unexpected surge in non-alcoholic drinks, especially concoctions that mimic the real thing: a “mocktail”. Restaurants and bars including various Asheville hangouts have discovered that a menu dedicated to mocktails is one way to add more revenue. In addition, a whole cottage industry has arisen of distillers who make craft alcohol as well as their alcohol-free (AF) cousins. Here is one of our favorite…... view full recipe

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Pear Gingerbread Cobbler

When pears are in season, this pear gingerbread cobbler will make your house smell like the North Pole! The gingerbread topping has pumpkin-pie spice and molasses, which blends perfectly with the juicy pears underneath. We serve it for breakfast, but it is perfect just warm from the oven with whipped cream or ice cream for dessert. Don't worry if your pears aren't entirely ripe, they will soften as they cook. If they aren't ripe, adjust…... view full recipe

Slices of ham and cheese.

Ham & Cheese Biscuits

Ham and cheese are always a great combination. Mix them into a biscuit dough and you have magic!  ... view full recipe

Stack of freshly made golden brown pancakes

Pumpkin Pecan Pancakes with Apple Cranberry Compote

My best friend Debra often comes to Wildberry Lodge and we make a big mess in the kitchen testing new recipes. We have a lot of fun, and many times we can come up with several new recipes. This one is one of my favorites for fall.  ... view full recipe

Plates of fresh strawberry crepes

Strawberry Crepes with Greek Yogurt Filling

Glenda’s Strawberry Crepes with Greek Yogurt Filling It’s April in Asheville, and spring is literally bursting out every which way you look: look up and you’ll see flowering dogwood trees, which happen to be the state flower in North Carolina. Look down and you’ll see a colorful palette of flora including daffodils, painted trillium, pink and yellow lady's slipper, among others. And if you walk into any farmer’s market right now and you’ll find fresh…... view full recipe

Fresh baked apple pie

Favorite Apple Pie Recipe

This favorite apple pie recipe is a must-bake. I use Granny Smith Apples, but you can use your favorite cooking apple. I also mix the apples sometimes to change up the flavor. Enjoy this sweet taste of Wildberry Lodge at home, and let us know what you think!... view full recipe

Wire basket lined with white cotton filled with apple fritters dusted with confectioners sugar.

Family Apple Fritters

With apple season upon us, apple recipes are being sought by amateur and pro cooks alike. We bet you’ll soon see variations of apple dumplings, pies,  and preserves; apple butter, applesauce, apple crisp, and apple cider as well soon will grace menus and tables. Here’s one of our apple recipes: Family Apple Fritters! If it doesn’t make it to our breakfast table or become a surprise afternoon or evening snack at the lodge, treat yourself…... view full recipe

beer muffins in muffin tin

Melinda’s 3-Ingredient Beer Muffins

If you ever wake up late but need to cook breakfast for a houseful of people, here’s a quick and yummy recipe for bread to fill your baskets and fill the house with the smell of fresh baked goods. Here are Wildberry Lodge, we love Melinda's 3-ingredient beer muffins! The basic recipe is only three ingredients; thus the name. That also makes it a good recipe for helpers with limited skills to make or to…... view full recipe

Plateful of small pecan tarts.

Pecan Tart Recipe

Transient Weatherly Clan Pecan Tassies - Are pecans a favorite everywhere or are they just a special delicacy in North Carolina? We love them and people know it. We just received this recipe from a friend saying, "You must make this." It could have something to do with a pecan pie craving. We're willing to try it. But if you have time to make this must-try pecan tart recipe before we do, let us know…... view full recipe

Stack of pecan pancakes with syrup, pecans on top with glass of juice behind

Guest Favorite Lemon Pecan Pancakes

Our guests love these pancakes, and so do we! These guest favorite lemon pecan pancakes happen to satisfy even our vegan guests' taste buds, and no one feels they are missing a thing. Note: We will make the effort to meet your dietary needs—vegetarian, gluten-free, and low-carb, etc.— without sacrificing flavor or quality. Let us know of any special food requirements or restrictions when you book your stay.... view full recipe

Fluffy yellow and white cooked egg souffle

Egg and Cheese Souffle

This Egg and Cheese Souffle recipe is one of my favorite breakfast dishes for a large number of guests. Plus, it is great for holidays! There are many varieties of this recipe out there, so don’t be afraid to substitute your favorite cheese.... view full recipe

Glass parfaith dish full of creamy bread pudding

Wildberry Lodge’s Cinnamon Bread Pudding with Creme Anglaise

According to Wildberry Innkeeper Glenda Cahill, "I always hated bread pudding--at least I thought I did. Then I began to experiment..and found a recipe that I loved. The verdict from my guests is, well, an empty dish! Note that you can add 1 Tablespoon of cinnamon to regular bread cubes if you do not have cinnamon bread. The smell of this dish baking will bring everyone early for breakfast--so be ready! Wildberry Lodge's Bread Pudding…... view full recipe

Flourless chocolate cake with one piece missing

Kate’s Flourless Chocolate Torte

Master Montezuma Recipe If you don't like the spice in this, you can cut back on the cayenne pepper, but we love how it accents the dark chocolate. It is hard to believe that there is no flour in this recipe! Tip: Store in the fridge but remove 1 hour before serving to soften.... view full recipe

Liquid Truffle Recipe from FBCL

If you love chocolate, this dessert will knock you off your feet. It's a cross between a super-rich hot chocolate and a truffle..what can be bad about that?  ... view full recipe

Wine Poached Plum Recipe

This wine-poached plum recipe is perfect for a light dessert or breakfast starter. It is also great on the side for a lunch salad. Make sure you use a nice wine for this recipe as the plums will only enhance the depth of flavor (they cannot improve a bad wine). You can use any type of plum, they should not be overly ripe or they will fall apart.... view full recipe

Sweet Mango Salsa Recipe

Our Sweet Mango Salsa recipe is a light summer dish that is sweet but with some heat. It is great with tortilla chips and also with Fresh fish and chicken.... view full recipe

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