Bay View at Mackinac Island
 (906) 847~3295  Issue 7 | Fall 2011
In This Issue
The Best of Bay View Cookbook
Mackinac Coffee Corner
Couple returns to Bay View for 50th
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B&B of the Month Honors 
Bay View B & B

Bedandbreakfast.com has positioned Bay View as Bed & Breakfast of the Month on Mackinac Island! We are very proud to have won this honor, and will strive to always be worthy of it. We owe our success to you, our guests. Thank you.

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Brigadoon Bed & Breakfast
Mackinaw City, MI

Double your pleasure by visiting this sprawling magnificent Victorian home. Brigadoon has breathtaking gardens, period-perfect furnishings, private baths with heated marble floors, whirlpool baths, individual fireplaces, wet bars, and more.


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Occasionally a guest has a last minute snag in their plans that requires an early departure or a delayed arrival. Their change of plans can be your benefit - up to 50% off the room rate for today's date! 


Call us for same day details or ask about the possibility of extending your stay when you check in. 


If your schedule has room for a little flexibility, you could reap some sweet rewards. Perhaps it's just the excuse you were looking for to stay a little longer!


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The cast of Golden Girls

From 1985 to 1992 millions of Americans tuned in weekly to watch the NBC smash comedy "The Golden Girls." It still airs weekly on cable networks and features the character Sophia Petrillo - a brutally forthright and no-holds-barred, petite Sicilian. On the series, Sophia began many of her childhood stories with: "Picture this. Sicily. 1932..." Using a palette of colorful words, she would "paint her picture" of the occasion so vividly that we could see every person, every setting, and every action.


 In the spirit of Sophia, we'd like you to picture this: Bay View & Mackinac Island. The year you most recently visited. Now, "load your palette" and tell us, as a consumer, about your trip and your experience at Bay View. We have a simple 10 question online survey that we would love to have all of our previous guests fill out. Your responses help us ensure that each of our future guests receives the utmost in hospitality when visiting our bed and breakfast.  


We understand that you have many options of where to stay on Mackinac Island, and we truly appreciate your choice to stay at Bay View and refer your friends and others. Remember, as a valued guest, you have the power to influence change. Use this opportunity and let us hear from you.    

All the best,

 Doug & Lydia Yoder   
Doug and Lydia Yoder

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The Best of Bay View Cookbook is Here 
Parsley, Sage, Rose Grant and some time...

The Best of Bay View Cookbook 

Spice up the common and the mundane - even if the kitchen isn't your favorite room. All it takes is a little imagination - like that found in the pages of The Best of Bay View cookbook. This collection of culinary concoctions features tantalizing recipes from the kitchen of Chef Rose, our guests, and other special friends scattered across the states. Enjoy recipes such as Cappuccino Chocolate Muffins, Chicken Italiano Skillet, Carmel Apple Salad, and Chili Cornbread Pie. Mmmmmm. Packed between the recipes are helpful hints from Chef Rose for baking, prep, storage and more. Just released this season, we've already received great reviews!  Many of the recipes are easy for the novice or the lukewarm cook. Scroll down for a taste of what The Best of Bay View has to offer!


Why not have a copy of The Best of Bay View autographed by our Rose, then present to your favorite gourmand just in time for holiday cooking? Think they'll get the hint? (You may want to order a copy for yourself...just in case they don't.) 


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call (906) 847-3295 

Dear Bay View:


I am not much of a baker, that may be changing. From the Best of Bay View cookbook I tried your mango bread recipe this morning and was amazed at how easy it was...plus the bread came out so moist and tasty. I am always looking for ways to use fruit and veggies in recipes I can put in my childrens' lunch boxes and this bread is it. Not too sweet, just the outstanding taste of mango. Next time I will try it with nuts. I am looking forward to making other dishes from the Best of Bay View Cookbook such as the your Beef Tenderloin w/ Red Wine Sauce and Rosie's Fried Green Tomatoes or Fried Eggplant...yum ! 


Thanks for a great collection of soon to be favorites.


Sincerely, Chris Laird Tequesta FL


Mackinac Coffee Corner
What is it about coffee that makes it so great?


Bay View Blend Coffee

Kahveh, Caffe, Java,  or Bay View Blend- call it what you will. Coffee is an integral part of American social and office life. 


The beverage was first cultivated in Ethiopia and became wildly popular in the Arab world in the early 15th Century.  The majority of coffee is now exported from South America with Arabica beans garnering 80% of the market share compared to caffeine-packed Robusta beans' relatively small 20% market share.


Whole bean coffee retains its freshness longer than ground, but all coffee is affected by light, heat, oxygen and moisture. As soon as the bag is opened or the seal broken on the container, staleness starts creeping in. To reduce this impact, transfer the beans or the grounds to an airtight container and store in a cool, dry, dark place such as a refrigerator. The longer coffee is exposed to oxygen, the more it is robbed of its taste.  For even fresher coffee, grind only what you need for each batch!


The flavor and aroma of coffee are comprised of 400 chemicals. Amazing, huh? The process for removing caffeine from coffee without disturbing the taste is time consuming, complicated, and less than perfect. Even decaffeinated coffee contains a miniscule amount of caffeine remaining.    


Coffee can be enjoyed in many ways, and takes on different personalities by using flavorings--before or after brewing. Add ground cinnamon, cocoa powder, chocolate syrup, bits of vanilla bean, citrus peel, figs, etc. to ground coffee just before brewing for a natural taste. Pre-flavored coffees are created from beans that have been evenly sprayed prior to packaging. Of course, there is always the option of adding flavored creamers and sugar to each cup for that perfect flavor. 


Bay View B & B prides itself with its own private blend of coffee. Meticulously crafted for a rich but smooth taste, we have served thousands of cups to our guests.


Iced or hot, solo or complementing a special dessert, Bay View Blend will please the most discerning coffee gourmet. Pack a bag in your suitcase before leaving Bay View, and order bags throughout the year for yourself and your friends on our website. 


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 of Bay View, or call our hotline 

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Couple Celebrates 50th Anniversary           Bay View guests return to their honeymoon site 



Betty & Gail Peterson Wedding
The Peterson's leaving
for their honeymoon

A half century ago, Doug's grandmother, Sara Bailey Yoder, welcomed to her tourist home on Mackinac Island newlyweds Betty and Gail Peterson of Princeton, IL. Mrs. Yoder's tourist home had seven private bedrooms and two community bathrooms that were shared by all guests.  



Betty & Gail Celebrating their 50th back on the Island.

This past June, Betty and Gail Peterson came back to where it all began and celebrated their 50th anniversary at Bay View! With its 23 true-to-period rooms, modern amenities, and private baths, it is hardly the tourist home from 1961. For this monumental milestone, Chef Rose Grant created a very special cake, and our "tourist home honeymooners" relived the magic found only on Mackinac Island.  

Betty & Gail Peterson


Congratulations Betty and Gail! We are proud to have you as  part of our family of guests.

We would like to add a special thank you to those who help make Bay View your B&B of choice on Mackinac Island. Sheplers Ferry who brings everyone to Mackinac Island, Murdick's fudge on Mackinac Island, and also Island Photography's Jeff & Christie Dupre who are the Island's premiere wedding photographers.
Pumpkin Soup  

An excerpt from the Best of Bay View Cookbook (pg. 183)


Pumpkin SoupIngredients 

  • 4 T Butter
  • 1 Spanish onion (chopped finely)
  • 20 fluid oz. chicken broth
  • 1 Small pumpkin peeled and cubed
  • 20 fl. oz. hot milk
  • pinch of allspice
  • salt and pepper
  • chopped parsley



  1. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a big saucepan and simmer over medium heat.
  2. Add onion to the melting butter to soften.
  3. Add chicken broth and bring it to a gentle boil.
  4. Add the pumpkin and simmer until tender.
  5. Allow to cool and put into a blender or food processor until smooth.
  6. Return to the saucepan and add the hot milk and all of the seasonings.
  7. Serve hot with the remaining butter stirred in at the last minute. Garnish with the sour cream, chopped parsley and croutons. 
  8. Enjoy!

Recipe submitted by Peter, Peter, The Pumpkin Soup Eater...Chicago


German Apple Baked Pancakes  

An excerpt from the Best of Bay View Cookbook (pg. 183)



German Apple Baked PancakesIngredients 

  • 1 Tablespoon Butter or margarine, melted
  • 1/3 chopped pecans
  • 1 Granny Smith apple:  peeled, cored & diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 cups mixed pancake batter



  1. Pour melted butter in a 9-inch pie plate.
  2. Arrange apple spices evenly in bottom of pie plate.
  3. Sprinkle cinnamon and pecans evenly over apples.
  4. Drizzle syrup evenly over apples.
  5. Pour pancake batter evenly over the apples.
  6. Bake in a 350 degrees oven for 30-35 min. or until top springs back when touched.
  7. Slide knife around edges to loosen, then invert onto a serving plate.. 
  8. Re-drizzle with maple syrup

Can serve 2 men, possibly 4 ladies, or 1 teenager 


Recipe submitted by Janet G from Indianapolis, IN


These recipes and more can be yours today when you order your copy of the Best of Bay View Cookbook