Winter at Mackinac Island
 (906) 847~3295 Winter 2012
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Best of Bay View Cookbook
Bay View Blend Coffee
The Brew-ha on Coffee
Music of Bay View
Award-Winning Sugar Cookies
Wendy's Cranberry Apple Pie
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Summer 2011  

Visit Our
Sister Inn
Brigadoon Verandah
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 bath, individual fireplaces, wet bars, and more.

Visit MackinawBrigadoon.com
 or call (231) 436-8882 for more details. Take advantage of discounted rates when you visit both Bed & Breakfast  jewels!
The Best of Bay View Cookbook 


Bay View Cookbook

The Best of Bay View Cookbook (now in its second printing!) offers new twists to old standards contributed by our guests and friends, plus a hand-picked collection from the culinary creations of Bay View's own Chef Rose Grant. It's truly the gift that keeps on giving... every time you open it.  Did we mention its only $13.95?!


Call (906) 847-3295 

to purchase

or order online

Bay View Blend Coffee 
Bay View Blend Coffee

a reflection of your
good taste...


Bay View Blend Coffee - a mélange of gourmet coffee beans (whole or ground) that yield a richer-than-Rockefeller flavor not found in any specialty shop and certainly not on a grocer's shelf.


 Select several individual vacuum bags at $10.95 and give them as stocking stuffers. Keep the heftier five-pound bag at $59.95 on hand to perk a pot for holiday guests to sip with dessert... or savor over breakfast.

Rave reviews are guaranteed with Bay View Blend Coffee. 
Order your Bay View Blend Coffee today!  
Call us !  (906) 847-3295


Cookies and milkGrowing up I eagerly looked forward to spending a few days each summer at my grandmother's Bay View home. Sara Bailey Yoder, (the best baker in the world) always had a plate of warm cookies, a pitcher of cold milk, and a loving smile waiting for us. My brothers - Larry, Mark, and Eric - and I would come into the house from playing outdoors and be greeted by enticing aromas wafting from our grandmother's kitchen. Grandma would set the plate of cookies in front of us, and... well... it's one of my most cherished memories. I am fortunate to have had those idyllic days on Mackinac.    


That same unforgettable aroma lives on to welcome you, our guests, for your idyllic days on Mackinac. Our popular Cookie Concerto (available in the Best of Bay View Cook book) is prepared daily by Chef Rose using Grandma Yoder's recipe, and offered afternoons at Mackinac Island's favorite B & B. My childhood enthusiasm for these cookies is not unique; our own Bay View Cookie Monsters consumed over 25,000 last season! The thought makes us smile.   


We are pleased and proud to have spent time with you this year, have you stay in our Bay View home, munch on the cookies, unwind and relax, and share your special occasions with us. We are blessed to see many of you year after year, and value the friendships we've developed. 


Over the next few weeks, spring will start to bloom, and we look forward to seeing you in 2012.    


You are always welcome!

Doug & Lydia Yoder  

Doug and Lydia Yoder
Your InnKeepers

Coffee Break - The Brew-ha on Coffee

Creating a connoisseur-worthy cup of coffee is almost an art form in itself. It requires consideration of several things, not simply which bag you buy. 


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  1. Whole beans over ground. We always recommend grinding your Bay View Blend beans seconds before brewing. Whole beans maintain their flavor and aroma longer. Coffee grinders are available for less than $20 at stores like Target, and will typically last for years.  Use one teaspoon of freshly roasted beans per cup and adjust according to taste and strength.   
  2. The perfect brewing temp for coffee is between 195 and 205 degrees Fahrenheit. If the water is too cool, the brew will be under-extracted and yield a very flat taste. Many drip coffee makers do not heat the water this hot, so remember this when deciding which type of coffee maker to purchase.  
  3. Time is of the essence. Press pots and percolators have the longest brew time, the highest extraction levels, and, therefore, produce the best flavor that will be worth the wait.    
  4. Use filtered water. Most restaurants and popular, high-end coffee houses ALWAYS filter their water. Chlorine content in non-filtered water will alter the flavor of your coffee dramatically.
  5. To keep your coffee tasting freshly brewed, transfer it to a sealed pump pot or thermos as quickly as possible. Coffee left on the warming plate becomes bitter very quickly and, in our opinion, is best suited for stripping paint. 
**Don't forget to order your winter supply of freshly roasted Bay View Coffee today!
Note-worthy:  The Innkeeper's Winter Music Picks

Music is such an integral part of our lives this time of year. Joyous or melancholy, the melodies are piped into stores, playing on the radio, and providing ambiance at parties and family gatherings. May we suggest these outstanding CDs to add to your collection and keep your holiday spirits bright:


Bay View HeaderMichael Buble' - Christmas

David Foster arrangements and unique production techniques, tried and true seasonal classics, and Michael Buble's rich, mellow vocals ensure this will be a holiday treasure you'll listen to year after year. We recommend starting with our Hit Pick, "It's Beginning to Look a Lot like Christmas".

Click to hear Michael Buble's holiday cd



Chicago: 25

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A reissue of one of the most popular collections from the quintessential band of the 60s and 70s - Chicago. The brass, the vocals, the trademark style that is unmistakably  "Chicago." Re-mastered using the latest techniques for a timeless seasonal treasure.Click to hear Chicago's Christmas Album



Bay View HeaderBeegie Adair - Winter Romance

 A compilation of Christmas favorites arranged by talented Nashville jazz pianist Beegie Adair. The soothing sounds go perfectly with a fireplace and cup of hot cocoa or Bay View Blend Coffee.


 Click to hear Beegie Adair's beautiful music

Award Winning Sugar Cookies 

 Sugar CookiesIngredients 
2 c. sugar
1 c. butter
1-1 1/2 c. flour
3  eggs
1/2 c. milk
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. cream of tartar
A pinch of salt   
Directions Cream together butter and sugar. Add in eggs and milk. Stir remaining ingredients into a cupful of flour and mix in well. Add to creamed butter mixture. Add in suffiencient additional flour to make a dough that can be rolled out. Do not add too much flour, just add enough to prevent the dough from being sticky. Do not overmix. Bake in a preheated 350 degrees oven for 10-12 minutes. Serve to eager recipients. 
Wendy's Cranberry Apple Pie (w/ dried cherries)

 Cranberry Apple Raisin PieIngredients 
2 pie crust
3/4 c. sugar
2. T. cornstarch
1 tsp. cinnamon (can add up to 1 T, if desired)
3 lg. Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced
1 c. fresh cranberries
1/2 c. dried cherries
1/2 c. chopped walnuts or pecans
3 T. butter, cut into pieces
Directions Place 1 pie crust into pie plate. Stir sugar, cornstarch and cinnamon into large bowl. Add apples, cranberries, raisins and nuts, tossing well. Spoon into pie crust. Dot with butter. Top with second pie crust. Cut ventilation slits. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Lower temperature to 350 degrees and bake for approximately 40 minutes. Serve warm. 
To reheat: cover loosely with foil in a 350 degrees oven for about 20 minutes. It's also good at room temperature.
Note: This recipe was submitted by one of our favorite guests, Wendy Leino from the Mackinaw Area. This is a traditional winter favorite at the Yoder household and we think it should be yours too!