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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… Read More

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 -… Read More

Vanilla Extract Recipe – How to Make your Own

Want to make a special gift for the cook in your life? And for not much money? Homemade vanilla extract is the perfect gift - everyone cooks. And at Big Mill B&B, vanilla is one of our favorites. But not all vanilla beans are equal. If I can even find vanilla beans in eastern North Carolina… Read More

Cast Beeswax Ornaments

I saw my first Brown Bag Cookie Mold in the early eighties in a tiny shop in Virginia Highlands, a small Yuppie neighborhood in Atlanta, where I was living. This love affair has never ended. I have St. Nicholas from the 1983 collection, which was the first year they were made. The Brown Bag name comes from… Read More