December 9, 2021

Alexander Homestead Bed & Breakfast Sumptuous Recipes

Alexander Homestead Bed & Breakfast Sumptuous Recipes

Baked French Toast w/ Almond Syrup

  • 3 cups of milk
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 tsp. of vanilla
  • 2 tsp. of nutmeg
    2 tsp. of cinnamon
  • 1 loaf French style bread (This will be cut diagonal)
    Corn flake crumbs
  • 1 cup of melted butter

Prepare the night before by mixing all wet ingredients and soaking bread overnight. The next morning, preheat oven to 450 degrees and spray large jelly roll pan with Pam. Sprinkle cornflake crumbs on both sides of bread and drizzle melted butter over top. Bake for 15 minutes each side. Serve with homemade Almond syrup.

Almond Syrup

orgeat recipe

1 cup of water to 2 cups of sugar; bring to a boil for approximately 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add one stick of butter and 1 teaspoon of almond extract. You can also add a small pinch of cinnamon. This
syrup is very thin but delicious.

Granola

Dry Mixture

  • 6 cups of rolled oats
  • 1 cup of wheat germ
  • 1 cup of salted and roasted sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup of walnuts or pecans
  • cinnamon

Moist Mixture

  • 1/2 cup of Canola oil or other vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup of honey
  • 1/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. of vanilla

Mix the dry mixture together in large baking pan and sprinkle heavily with the cinnamon.

Mix the moist mixture together in measuring cup and heat in microwave for approximately one minute.

Stir vanilla into oil/honey mixture and pour over dry ingredients. Mix thoroughly and bake in 325 degree oven for 50 to 60 minutes. After removing from oven be sure and stir to keep the flakes from sticking together. After your granola has cooled keep in an airtight container or freeze in portion size bags. Serve with fresh fruit and vanilla yogurt.

Vegetable Quiche

Mix for two minutes:

  • 1 1/2 cups of Bisquick mix
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 tsp. of white pepper
  • 3 cups of milk
  • 1 tsp. of salt
  • 1tbsp. of dry mustard
  • 1 bag frozen oriental vegetables, defrosted and drained
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Spray two quiche baking dishes with Pam. Place vegetables at the bottom and pour your egg mixture over the top. Cover and put in the refrigerator overnight. Before baking put cheese on top. Bake at 350 degrees fro 50 to 60 minutes. Remove from oven and let rest 10 minutes. Serves 10.

Egg Cups Piquant

  • 2/3 cups of mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp. of Worchestershire sauce
  • dash of salt and pepper
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 8 eggs

In small saucepan combine mayonnaise, Worchestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Add milk gradually, stirring till smooth. Add cheese and cook over low heat, stirring constantly until cheese has melted and mixture is thick and smooth, about 5 minutes. Put two heaping tablespoons in the bottom of 4 baking (oval) cups. Break two eggs into each cup. Place in shallow pan; pour hot water into the pan to a depth of 1 inch. Bake in slow oven 325 degrees about 25 minutes.

Eggs Florentine Frittata – 8 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 9 eggs
  • 2 cups low-fat cottage cheese
  • 1/4 pound (1 cup) shredded cheddar
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and water squeezed out
  • 1 sweet red pepper, seeded and thinly sliced

Bake: 375 degrees for 45 minutes. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly coat either 2 pie pans or 1 13x9x2-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

Whisk together eggs, cottage cheese, cheddar cheese, feta cheese, nutmeg, white pepper and salt. Stir in spinach. Pour egg mixture into prepared baking dish. Arrange red pepper strips on top.

Bake in 375 degree oven for 45 minutes or until mixture is set. Cool slightly on wire rack

OVEN BAKED OMELET – 6 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 6 eggs
  • ½ cup low-fat cottage cheese
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey jack cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp. dried mustard
  • 1 tablespoon each of green pepper, red pepper and onion.

Mix the first three ingredients with a whip. Spray 9 pie pan with no-stick cooking spray. Spread cheeses in pan . Pour egg mixture over cheese. Bake @ 350 degrees for 35 to 45 minutes.

SAUSAGE PIE – 12 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cup salsa
  • 2 cups grated cheddar cheese or Monterey jack cheese or a mixture
  • 1 tbsp. oil
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 lb. bulk sausage (can be Turkey sausage
  • 1 pk. Taco or Burrito seasoning
  • ½ cup water
  • 12 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 ½ cups sour cream

Saute onion and green pepper in oil in large frying pan until transparent. Remove from pan. Saute sausage in same pan until lightly browned and drain well. Add seasoning, stir and add water and blend well over medium heat. Cook together 3 to 4 minutes. Add onion and peppers and cook together to blend flavors. Remove from heat. This mixture can be prepared the day before and stored in refrigerator.

Spray quiche pans with cooking spray. Spread half of salsa in each pan. Divide sausage mixture and spread over salsa. Top each with 1 cup of cheese. Beat eggs and sour cream, pour over sausage mixture. Bake at 375 degrees 45 to 50 minutes until puffy and knife inserted in center comes out clean.

You might want to freeze one of the pans for later use as this will make 8 servings from one pan.

BACON CHEESE FRITTATA – 6 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (4 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 egga
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tbls butter melted
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped green nions
  • 5 bacon strips cooked crisp and crumbled

Beat eggs, milk, butter, salt and pepper together and pour into a greased 8″ pie pan or baking dish. Sprinkle with onions, bacon and cheese. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean.

BAKED FRENCH TOAST WEDGES

Ingredients:

  • 4 whole English muffins cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 2/3 cups half and half or whipping cream
  • 2 tbls. butter melted
  • 1/8 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg

Spray 10 ” or deep dish pie plate with non-stick cooking spray. Arrange muffins in a single layer in dish. Beat together eggs with sugar and cinnamon and stir in vanilla and salt. Mix well. Add half and half and melted butter mixing all ingredients. Pour over muffins and press down to moisten with liquid. Sprinkle nutmeg evenly over mixture. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Bake in 350 degree oven for 40 to 45 minutes or until puffed and golden rown. Cool at least 10 min. before serving. Serve warm with maple syrup or Strawberry Topping.

Strawberry Topping

Combine 1 1/4 cups thinly sliced strawberries w/strawberry jam or current jelly and either an almond flavored liqueur or orange juice. Cover and cook for 1 minute in microwave or until warm.

Special Packages

Picnic in the Park, 3 Days and 2 Nights;

$429.00 + tax Your choice of bed chambers, Offer valid only Wednesday and Thursday, June 2 & 3, 2010 through Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 1 & 2, 2010.

Includes two folding chairs or blanket. Picnic with Roasted Chicken, cheese and crackers, fresh vegetables, pastry and water.

(If you would like to add a third night, the rate on Tuesday would be $169. Regular weekend rates would apply for Friday.)

Gatsby Getaway

3 Days and 2 Nights – $289 plus room charges.

3 Sweetheart Roses: To say “I Love You” Champagne: Served in elegant silver ice bucket Candlelight Dinner for Two at one of St. Augustine’s finest restaurants: ($100 value) Narrated sightseeing train tour of our Ancient City: Tickets are good for three days

Tickets to “A Ghostly Experience”: Walking tour of the Ancient City

Honeymoon Memories

3 Days and 2 Nights – $239 plus room charges.

Welcome Basket Narrated sightseeing train tour of our Ancient City: Tickets are good for three days
Gourmet picnic prepared by one of St. Augustine’s premier caterers: Enjoy on the grounds of the Castillo de San Marco, Anastasia State Park or other place of choice

Romance Among the Flowers

This is spectacular and says “I Love You” without words.

$339 plus room charges

Bouquets of Flowers: 1 each for night stand, 1 larger bouquet for dresser or desk, 1 showy arrangement, 1 smaller vase for back of water closet Balloons: 1 (Congratulations!, I Love You, etc.), 2 plain to color coordinate with flowers and other balloon Champagne & Strawberries: Upon arrival or whenever you desire Peterbrooke Chocolate

Romantic Interlude

$259 plus room charges

Dinner at one of St. Augustine’s premier Restaurants: The restaurant will pick you up and return you to the Alexander Homestead (Gift Certificate for $100) Champagne or Wine or Meir’s Sparkling Juice in room: Served in an elegant silver champagne bucket. Narrated sightseeing train tour of our Ancient City: Tickets are good for three days Old Tyme Photo: One 8″ x 10″ photo in dress of your choice

Midnight Madness

3 Days and 2 Nights – $349 plus room charges.

Theatrical Cruise on the Bay aboard 72′ Schooner Freedom: Your ghostly host spins tales, sings songs and interacts with the “crew” Horse and Carriage Ride: Romantic ride around the ancient city with pick-up and return to the Inn
One dozen roses: Awaiting your arrival Lunch at Le Pavillion: $35 gift certificate, Please note: This package is subject to weather and availability.

Rendezvous for Lovers

3 Days and 2 Nights – $469 plus room charges

The above prices DO NOT include room charges. The amenities for this Special are as follows:

Candlelight Dinner for two ($100 gift certificate): Romance at a premier St. Augustine restaurant One dozen roses and Peterbrooke Specialty Chocolates: In your room upon arrival Massage for Two: In the privacy of your room/one hour each Horse & Carriage Ride: Romantic Ride around the ancient city with pick-up and return to the Inn

Individual Additional Items

Strawberries & Champagne or Wine or Meir’s Sparkling Juice ( This set-up in your room with Silver Champagne bucket and engraved Champaign glasses on silver tray): $49
Special Occasion Cakes ( Birthday, Anniversary, etc.): $29
Continental Breakfast in Room: $29
Wine and Cheese baskets: $59 to $79
Romantic carriage ride with pick-up and return to Alexander Homestead or with a drop-off to any downtown restaurant: $75
Scenic boat tour on the Victory III: $24 per couple
1 dozen Roses: $75
Box of Chocolates: $35 & up
Ghost Tour Tickets: $12

Sample Picnic Lunches

$35 Picnic Lunch

Turkey, ham, roast beef or other preference on Croissant with lettuce, tomato and sprouts Cheeses
Pickles, olives, chips
Fruit (apple or banana)
Homemade cookies
Beverage (Coke, Diet Coke or Sprite)

$45 Picnic Lunch

Marinated chicken fingers
Potato salad
Baked beans
Pickles, olives, chips
Fruit (apple or banana)
Homemade cookies
Beverage (Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, or Wine Coolers)

Alexander Homestead Bed and Breakfast House Policies

Policies:

  • No smoking is allowed inside of the Alexander Homestead B&B.
  • Parking is available on the premises for mid-size and small vehicles.
  • Minimum stays are required on weekends, holidays and special events.
  • Reservations by deposit or credit card only.
  • Cancellations require a seven day notice prior to scheduled arrival date.
  • Cancellations require a fourteen day notice prior to scheduled arrival on holidays.
  • Check-in time is between 3:00 and 7:00pm unless you make prior arrangements.
  • Check-out time is prior to 11:00am.
  • Please make arrangements for late arrival.
  • Taxes apply: Rates quoted do not include 6% Florida sales tax and 4% county lodging tax.
  • Rates are subject to change without prior notice.

We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, Traveler’s Checks, Personal Checks and cash for deposits and final payments.

As a special thank you, we offer 10% discount on room rates to active military personnel year round. Please present your ID at check in to obtain the discount.

For your convenience, we immediately guarantee your reservation with a nonrefundable $50 deposit if you use a credit card. If you wish to pay by check, we ask for a one night pre-payment within five (5) days of your call. We will mail, e-mail or fax confirmation of your reservation upon receipt of your deposit.

Alexander Homestead Bed & Breakfast is a small property where every guest reservation made is both important and special to us. If your travel plans change and you must cancel your reservation, please call us at least seven (7) days prior to your scheduled arrival.

In the unlikely event that you must cancel within seven (7) days, your reservation will be charged for the full stay unless the room can be rebooked. The full reservation will be charged for no notice of cancellation. Early departures will be charged for the full stay. Please understand that we must ask you to take responsibility for your reservation.

Rates and policies are subject to change. On weekends there is a two (2) night minimum stay in each room. Major holidays may require up to a three (3) night minimum stay in all rooms.

Alexander Homestead Bed and Breakfast is a non-smoking inn. Smoking is permitted outside and on the porches. Children of any age can be accommodated in the Hideaway Suite only. Small dogs also can be accommodated in certain rooms if you have a crate. Under no circumstances can a dog be left alone in your room while you are out. If a dog is left alone you will be subject to a $250 fine for each occurrence..

Christmas at Alexander Homestead Bed and Breakfast

As this season of holiday cheer I would like to invite you to share my home in all its splendor. This lovely 1888 Victorian home truly shines with the trimmings and adornments of a time gone by. As you glance through these pictures perhaps you can smell the wood as it burns gloriously in the Parlor. Take a peek at the lovely creche resting on its antique table. Picture yourself relaxing in the Parlor reading a book, contemplating the fire or simply enjoying the carols as they are softly playing.

Enjoy my collection of Nutcrackers, Angels, Santa Clauses, Snowmen and several Creches, along with handmade ornaments and other personal artifacts. Smell the fresh scent of pine emanating from the magnificent tree nestled next to the fireplace.

Perchance your preference is to sit at the large formal dining table or possibly, one of the smaller intimate tables, as you and your loved one partake of the sumptuous breakfasts that I have lovingly prepared.

May this be your very best holiday season ever and I look forward to meeting you in the new year. May Peace reign on earth and God bless you all and especially our military personnel serving our Country.

With fondest personal regards,

Directions to Alexander Homestead

Coming from the South (Green Path)

Take I-95 to exit #311 and follow State Road 207 to Ponce de Leon Blvd. (U.S. 1) which is approximately 7 miles. Turn left heading north to King Street which will be the first traffic signal you come to. Turn right heading east on King Street and go to second traffic signal. Turn left heading north on Riberia and go to your third stop sign. Turn right onto Saragossa for one block. There is a stop sign at Sevilla Street and you will turn left. The Alexander Homestead is the second house on your left.

Coming from the North (Blue Path)

Take I-95 to exit #318 and follow State Road 16 to Ponce de Leon Blvd. (U.S. 1) which is approximately 7 miles. Turn right heading south to Orange Street which is approximately 3 miles. Orange Street is right past Prosperity Bank. Turn left heading east onto Orange Street, go to your second stop sign which is Sevilla Street and turn right. The Alexander Homestead will be the fourth house on your right.

Wedding

Happily Ever After

“Happily Ever After” begins at Alexander Homestead!

The Alexander Homestead combines the cozy ambiance of a country inn with all the personal service and amenities of a grand hotel. Further enhancing its magical allure, new wedding packages have been artfully created to please even the most discerning couple.

Once you choose your mate, it’s time to choose the Alexander Homestead Bed and Breakfast resort, where “Happily Ever After” begins.

Special wedding packages and additional items are priced based upon two persons and are in addition to your room charge. A minimum of 48 hours notice is required.

“An Amazing Wedding And Experience!”

“Bonnie Alexander is the perfect innkeeper and the Alexander Homestead is the perfect place to stay! We were married in the parlor of this exquisite bed and breakfast and I could not ask for anything more….the ceremony was truly sweet and not to mention our wedding cake was absolutely delicious and very pretty. We were quite impressed with the hand made bridal bouquet, groom’s flower and fresh flower cake topper. Bonnie went out of her way to make our family feel as if we were getting married in our own home.

Staying here has truly been an amazing experience. From the richly decorated house, to the antiques in each room, to the pedestal bathtub in our bathroom and the private porch and swing to the complementary wine and cookies….and not to mention the fabulous breakfast that Bonnie prepared for us the morning after was just absolutely delicious. We are planning on returning to Alexander Homestead again and again thanks to our truly awesome experience at Alexander Homestead. Thank you so much, Bonnie!!” – J & S Morgan

Platinum Wedding Package

Includes:

  • Wedding ceremony in our Victorian Parlour suitable for up to 10 guests
  • Notary services
  • Classical music
  • Wedding cake with fresh flowers as topper
  • Colonial bouquet for Bride and boutonniere for Groom
  • Champagne for the bridal couple
  • Romantic Horse and Carriage ride around the “Ancient City”
  • Professional photographer with 20 deluxe prints and approx. 60 previews
  • Rose petal “trail of romance” leading to your bedroom door
  • Champagne breakfast in bed on your honeymoon morning
  • Intimate Dinner for two at an award winning restaurant of your choice ($100 gift certificate)
  • Price: $1,189 plus tax and room charges

Diamond Wedding Package

Includes:

  • Wedding ceremony in our Victorian Parlour suitable for up to 10 guests
  • Classical music
  • Notarial services
  • Champagne for the bridal couple
  • Wedding cake with fresh flowers as topper
  • Colonial bouquet for Bride and boutonniere for Groom
  • Unity Candle for the happy couple to take home
  • Also included are weddings pictures by a professional photographer
  • Price: $829 plus tax and room charges

Gold Wedding Package

Includes:

  • Wedding ceremony in our Victorian Parlour suitable for up to 10 guests
  • Classical music
  • Notarial services
  • Small wedding cake with fresh flowers as topper
  • Colonial bouquet for Bride and boutonniere for Groom
  • Also included is champagne for the bridal couple
  • Price: $429 plus tax and room charges

Romantic Bed and Breakfast Rooms and Rates

Hideaway SuiteLady GraceAlexandriaVictorianaSweet WilliamQueen AnneThe Alexander Homestead bed and breakfast in St. Augustine, FL is truly romantic. Each of the five oversized Victorian bedchambers has a faintly old-fashioned air, hinting of lavender sachets tucked away in every drawer.

The colors and patterns are of serene tones, pale as opposed to rich, creating an effect much like that of a rain-washed spring garden transplanted indoors. A mix of family heirlooms and eclectic finds make each bedchamber an inviting and romantic retreat. Five rooms have their own irresistible private porch that makes your visit that much more memorable.

The Alexander Homestead will make your stay in lovely St. Augustine a most extraordinary one where you can truly feel you have slipped back in time. Browse through the rooms to the right. Room descriptions and enlarged pictures are available by clicking on any of the rooms. Use our convenient reservation form to make inquiries about availability or call us at 888.292.4147. We look forward to seeing you soon.

  • Policies:
  • No smoking is allowed inside of the Alexander Homestead B&B.
  • Parking is available on the premises for mid-size to small vehicles.
  • Minimum stays are required on weekends, holidays and special events.
  • Reservations by deposit or credit card only.
  • Cancellations require a seven day notice prior to scheduled arrival date.
  • Cancellations require a fourteen day notice prior to scheduled arrival on holidays.
  • Check-in time is between 3:00 and 7:00pm unless you make prior arrangements.
  • Check-out time is prior to 11:00am.
  • Please make arrangements for late arrival.
  • Taxes apply: Rates quoted do not include 6% Florida sales tax and 4% county lodging tax.
  • Rates are subject to change without prior notice.

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