Named "Diamond Collection" B&BVoted's 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 Award WinnerVoted "2012 Best Spa Services" & "2012 Most Affordable Luxury" by LanierBB.comVoted "Most Romantic B&B" Winner!

3180 Washington Ave. SW

Grandville, Michigan 49418

(616) 538-9442

{Just 6 minutes from Grand Rapids}

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Ooey Gooey Brownies

We're excited to share that our hot cocoa recipe was featured in Lainer's Travel Newsletter AND on the Diamond Collection's Blog [you can click on either link to view and print the recipe]!  We know that our guests love this hot cocoa and return guests look forward to it! This also prompted us to share another recipe with you- one that is equally delightful!  Ladies remember that the way to you man's heart if through his stomach…start baking these brownies so you can butter him up.  Then talk him into bringing you to Prairieside Suites Luxury Bed and Breakfast for a romantic get away.

Ooey Gooey Brownies (Made in a Muffin Tin)

20 oz package fudge brownie mix

cooking spray

12 Nilla wafer cookies

12 caramels

1. Preheat oven to 350'.  Prepare brownies according to box instructions.  Coat muffin tin with cooking spray or use cupcake liners and place one cookie each in bottom of tin.

2. Spoon 3 tablespoons of batter over each wafer.  Unwrap caramels and place one in the center of each brownie, topping with small spoonful of batter.  Bake brownies 22 minutes.  Cool for about 10 minutes, remove from tin, and serve warm.

Note: It’s normal for them to rise as they bake and fall as they cool, leaving a perfect pocket for icing, ice cream or whip cream.  Serve warm so the caramel is gooey!  If you serve the cooled then microwave for 10 seconds and the caramel becomes soft again.

Come experience my world.  Cheri Antozak is the designer and Innkeeper of Prairieside Suites Luxury B&B, Grandville, MI

Prairieside Suites’ Homemade Hot Cocoa

Prairieside Suites Luxury Bed and Breakfast may be known for our fantastically romantic guest suites and our gourmet candle light breakfasts, but the great tasting food doesn't stop there!  Often in the afternoon, we bake cookies or you can find Cindy in the kitchen mixing up a huge bowl of our homemade Hot Cocoa [recipe below]. At Prairieside Suites we believe that our relaxed elegant atmosphere along with our bottomless cookie jar make for a perfectly enchanting stay.  Of course, we have coffee, tea & hot cocoa available at any time day or night…  In fact we have it in every guest room along with your own coffee pot!  Imagine soaking in one of our over-sized jacuzzi tubs while sipping our hot cocoa.  Now that’s a “Home Away from Home!” Our weather has been perfect for your “Michigan get away."  Guests are often seen chilling out on the chaises around the pool area but if you’re up for going out, remember we’re only 6 minutes from downtown Grand Rapids. As a matter of fact, “American Idol Live” will be at Van Andel Arena this Saturday, July 3rd giving fans a chance to watch their favorite “Idols” performing live @ 7:30pm. We have luxury “Spa Rooms” available for this weekend and we’re looking forward to spoiling you at Prairieside Suites, your Grand Rapids, Michigan Get Away!

Hot Chocolate- Prairieside Suites B&B

8 Cups Dried Milk

1 lb. Can Chocolate Nestlé Quick

1 lb [equal to 3 1/2Cups] Powdered Sugar or 3 ½ Cups Splenda

11 oz. Jar Non-Dairy Creamer

1/3 C. Folgers Decaf or Regular Instant Coffee

Mix above ingredients

Directions: Fill your cup 1/3 full of our hot cocoa mix. Add hot water, and maybe even a little whipped cream or chocolate shavings…? Or during the holidays, stir with a peppermint stick. For those hot summer days, how about a new twist on an old favorite? To make Iced Mocha, you again fill your cup 1/3 full of our hot cocoa mix.  Next add instant freeze-dried coffee to taste (I prefer about one heaping tablespoon of decaf.) Cover the mixture by filling about 1/3 of your cup with hot water.  Then fill your cup with crushed ice and enough cold water to achieve the desired consistency.  A little whipped topping and a sprinkle of cinnamon and you have a treat fit for a queen–and still have your $5 in your pocket. Come, experience my world! Cheri