Saturday, April 23, 2011

New cooking package and fishing package

Check out our new packages on our rates page.  There is one for cooking with Denny and one for guided fishing with Denny.

Mission Oak Inn Central Illinois Bed and Breakfast

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Easy Chocolate Cookie Recipe

Our guests love these cookies

Chocolate Truffle Cookies

4 squares (1 oz each) unsweetened chocolate
2 cups (12 oz each) semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
1/3 cup butter or margarine
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 T baking cocoa
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
Confectioners' sugar


In a microwave or double boiler, melt unsweetened chocolate, 1 cup of chocolate chips, and butter; cool for 10 minutes. In a mixing bowl, beat sugar and eggs for 2 minutes. Beat in vanilla and the chocolate mixture. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt; beat into chocolate mixture. Stir in remaining chocolate chips, cover, and chill for at least 3 hours. Remove about 1 cup of dough. With lightly floured hands, roll into 1 inch balls. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until lightly puffed and set. Cool on pan 3-4 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Repeat with remaining dough. Dust with confectioners' sugar.




Mission Oak Inn Central Illinois Bed and Breakfast

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Outdoor firepit

Our outdoor firepit is a favorite place for our guests to gather around a fire and see many, many stars and maybe even some shooting stars. 

Mission Oak Inn Central Illinois Bed and Breakfast

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Ruby Throated Hummingbirds

We love hummingbirds and soon they will be back from their winter vacation spot in South America.  We had so much fun last year trying to get them more used to us.  We succeeded in getting one to sit on Jan's finger.

Mission Oak Inn Central Illinois Bed and Breakfast

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Morel Mushrooms

The Morel Mushroom Festival will be held on May 7 in Wyoming, IL.  This is only 30 minutes away from Mission Oak Inn with both rooms currently available for a two night stay. 

Mission Oak Inn Central Illinois Bed and Breakfast