INNspiring Breakfasts is a Hit!


Boonville, Missouri B&B owner Kriss Royer has created a very wonderful cookbook – these are all recipes she’s served to her own guests at the High Street Victorian. Based on their reviews, Kriss is certainly doing something right:

“The food was top notch…”

“…incredible homemade brownies, breakfast, and cinnamon rolls…”

“Breakfast was amazing with Kriss’ signature pineapple boat and a delicious Tiramisu French Toast.”

“…the breakfast was to die for…”

“What followed can only be described as an 8th wonder… this breakfast was better than any breakfast I’ve EVER had! My husband and I stayed in a hotel in Paris that had topped my list of amazing presentations of food.”

“All I can say about the breakfast meal is…WOW. Normally, I don’t eat much in the morning, but I couldn’t help myself with this delicious meal.”

These are just some of the reviews out there – I could go on and on, but I also want to tell you that these are NOT difficult recipes. Most of the ingredients you’ll probably already have on hand, and it takes less time than you’d think to prepare them in your own kitchen.

In fact, on Monday I made the Chocolate Pancakes with Strawberry Sauce – after reading this cookbook over and over and seeing Gene Royer’s fantastic photos, I had to take the plunge. It was totally worth it! I should probably add that, since I had no strawberries, I substituted a mixed berry blend for the sauce. Yum!

You can get your own copy of INNspiring Breakfasts at the RHP store, in local bookstores, online via Amazon – there’s even a Kindle version – or you can stop in at Parable Books in Columbia, Missouri on Saturday, June 1, and meet Kriss too!


INNspirational Series

It’s my pleasure to introduce to you all to the first in the planned INNspirational Series of cookbooks from Rocking Horse Publishing!

“INNspiring Breakfasts is the first in the series of scrumptious cookbooks straight from the High Street Victorian Bed and Breakfast in Boonville, Missouri. Ninety-seven recipes, most with full-color photos, grace the pages of this wonderful culinary volume, interspersed with Bible passages and short devotions as well as tips and how-tos.”

Author Kriss Royer, co-owner of the High Street Victorian B&B, includes tricks, tips, and variations of several recipes and yes, she’s created and perfected them all. Gene Royer, Kriss’ husband and co-owner of the High Street Victorian, is a fantastic photographer.

I was going over the final edits yesterday, and it’s a good thing we all use computers now – pretty sure I was drooling over the pictures and I would have hated to smudge the ink on a paper copy. “INNspiring” is a completely apt description, because I wanted to run into the kitchen and start cooking!

You’re going to love this cookbook, and you can pre-order it now via the RHP website. Just $24.95, and the books will be shipped at the end of May. Plus, you can order all kinds of stuff for your home and kitchen through Café Press.

INNspiring Breakfasts will be available on Amazon and in bookstores across the country starting in June, as well as at the High Street Victorian and specialty shops in the mid-MO and St. Louis areas.

Let’s start cooking!