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Homemade Eggnog Recipe – Yes, it is safe!

Eggnog is the perfect holiday toddy Is it safe to drink eggnog made with raw eggs? Eggnog used to be part of every holiday party. Then we heard all the bad stories about raw eggs so we didn't use raw eggs anymore. And eggnog just wasn't the same. Well, cheer up and worry no more! [...]

Holiday Recipe Roundup 2013

Holiday Recipes, old and new, from the innkeeper at Big Mill B&

How to Make a Cork Wreath

What do you do with all those corks you've saved?  Make a Cork Wreath. It isn't difficult if you follow my directions and take it one step at a time. Here is how to make the perfect Cork Wreath. Cork wreaths are pretty any time of year, but folks like them for the holidays. I [...]

Okra Santa Ornaments from the Garden at Big Mill

How to make these cute Christmas Santa Claus ornaments from Okra We're celebrating "Christmas in July" here on the farm. These ornaments are made from the okra seed pods that dried on the okra plants at Big Mill Bed & Breakfast. Most folks just throw them away; when I was growing up we saved them [...]

Christmas Lights in Windsor- It’s Magic

Christmas lights in Windsor - you can see the glow from half a mile away! People come from everywhere to the small eastern North Carolina town of Windsor just to see these lights. Folks turn off their headlighs and drive slowly through the lighted arches, past elves and santas, angels and reindeer, cut-out critters and [...]

Pumpkin Bread for the Holidays

This Pumpkin Bread is quick, EASY and, oh, so tasty. I really like this recipe for pumpkin bread, given to me by our innsitter Jeannie Simmons. I made just a few changes. When we all ate from the land and did not import exotic foods, we ate what was fresh. So in the fall of [...]

Christmas at Romantic Big Mill Country Inn

It's Christmas on the farm at Big Mill Bed & Breakfast and what a pretty time to be in the country (Photo of Emily & Claire Fowler and Viola Music Video by Guy Livesay of Livesay Photography) We have lighted trees, even under the grapevine. Guests can see a tree from every room. This year [...]

Chloe’s Homemade Cranberry Liqueur

'Tis the season to make, give & enjoy homemade spirits with this easy-to-follow recipe for festive Cranberry Liqueur I LOVE cranberries and I try to use them any way I can - I even float them in my kitchen sink on Christmas Day. So I knew that Cranberry Liqueur just had to be wonderful - [...]