Mauger News + Events

You’ll Never Buy a Coffee Cake Again!

This recipe for coffee cake is sure to make you a rock star in the office, or at home.  Spice it up, and get your creative juices flowing by adding your favorite fruit, nuts or both!

Mauger Estate B&B Coffee Cake

Mauger Estate B&B Coffee Cake

Ingredients

  • ½ C melted butter
  • ½ C granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ C milk
  • 2 C all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½  tsp salt
  • 1 C sour cream
  • 1 C fruit (berries, diced pear, diced peaches, etc.)

Directions

  1. Lemon zest to taste and compliment, for example, with blueberries or pears, lemon zest is a nice complimentary flavor.
  2. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. 
  3. Beat in milk, vanilla, then eggs, beating until smooth. 
  4. Mix flour, soda, baking powder and salt.  Add to butter mixture alternately with sour cream, mixing just to blend after each addition.  Fold in fruit. 
  5. Bake in greased 6 - 8 cup Bundt pan at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes.
  6. Let cool 5 minutes and turn out onto plate.
  7. Melt 3 tablespoons butter and pour over top, sprinkle with powdered sugar.  
  8. Cut, serve and enjoy the praise!
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A Night Out on the Town!

Many local ABQ residents tell us that they never knew we existed. The Mauger has been here operating as a B&B for over 30 years! But, we believe that the reason people don’t know about us, is because they don’t know about all of the amazing fun there is to be had right here in downtown Albuquerque.  So, we’ve listed a few fun spots, and some delicious dining venues.  No more excuses, make your reservation (we have fantastic specials and winter rates), pack your overnight bag, and treat yourselves to a night out on the town!

To Do:

Tricklock Theatre Company  http://tricklock.com/general/contact-us.php

Kimo Theater http://www.kimotickets.com/

The Art Bar  https://www.facebook.com/ArtBarByCatalystClub

The Albuquerque Little Theater  http://albuquerquelittletheatre.org/

To Dine:

Slate Street Cafe http://www.slatestreetcafe.com/

Artichoke Cafe  http://www.artichokecafe.com/

Season’s  http://seasonsabq.com/

Farina Pizzeria  http://www.farinapizzeria.com/

Vinaigrette  http://www.vinaigretteonline.com/

To Hang:

Marble Brewery  http://www.marblebrewery.com/

The Anodyne  http://theanodyne.com/

 

Happy New Year! Ringing in with Raspberry Cream Cheese Scones

Raspberry Cream Cheese Scones

Raspberry Cream Cheese Scones

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ C flour
  • ¾ C sugar
  • ½ C butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 C milk or ½ and ½
  • 1 C fresh raspberries
  • 4 oz. (1/2 package) cream cheese, cubed into ½” squares

Directions

  1. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in large mixing bowl.
  2. Cut in butter with pastry cutter or fork until crumbly mixture is formed.
  3. Add vanilla and milk or ½ and ½.
  4. Mix with fork until dough is formed, texture should be similar to biscuits, turn out onto floured surface and pat with hands into a 12” long rectangle, 6” wide and about 1” thick.
  5. Add flour if dough is sticky and work in with hands by folding over and patting down.  
  6. Place fresh raspberries on dough, place cubed cream cheese on dough, fold outside edges toward center, pressing edges together, and pat down to about 1” thick again.
  7. Cut into triangles and bake at 375 degrees until slightly brown on top and firm.
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Winter Wonderland!

This Thursday has brought some lovely snow to Albuquerque, making everything beautiful!

snow‘Tis the season for bundling up, going shopping and treating yourself to a night at the Mauger!  We have great winter rates with a queen bedroom starting at $89 for our Last Minute rate (within 5 days of arrival).  As far as gift giving, why not give a gift certificate to a very deserving person to enjoy a night at the Mauger, or stuff a stocking with one of our cookbooks!  http://www.maugerbb.com/

Downtown is the perfect place to be this time of year, with lights, luminarias, and holiday festivities galore!  This weekend visit the Downtown Arts Crawl on Friday http://www.itsatrip.org/events/details/downtown-artscrawl-22529/, and  the Twinkle Light Parade and Nob Hill Shop & Stroll on Saturday, December 7th.  http://www.itsatrip.org/events/details/twinkle-light-parade-22344/

Don’t miss the River of Lights, one of the most beautiful scenes of the season!  http://www.cabq.gov/culturalservices/biopark

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Happy holidays…happy holidays… to YOU!

Warming up and getting out!

Greetings!  Fall is such a gratifying time of year.  We begin to celebrate holidays, reflect on the year that is whirring past, and bundle up with chunky scarves and hand knitted socks.  We are thankful for the family, friends and time that we have relished.  We begin to think about resolutions for the coming year, and get excited for change.

As we approach the year’s end, we search for the perfect recipes to please palates throughout the season.  I’d like to share a Mauger Estate B&B recipe that is a warm and satisfying treat, our Berry crisp topped with yogurt is sure to win you over this winter.

Berry Crisp

½ cup rolled oats

1/3 cup chopped toasted pecans (10 mins at 300 degrees if not yet toasted)

½ cup all purpose flour

½ tsp salt

4 tbsp cold butter cut into pieces

¾ cup plain yogurt

¼ cup honey

4 cups mixed berries

¼ cup sugar

1½ tbsp corn starch

1½ tsp water

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In bowl, stir together oats, brown sugar, pecans, flour and salt.  Using fingers or fork cut in butter until no clumps remain.  Set topping aside.  In small bowl, whisk together yogurt and ¼ cup honey.  Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

In a saucepan over medium-low heat, combine berries, sugar, corn starch and water.  Cook, stirring occasionally until berries release juices, 5-10 minutes.  Increase heat to medium; simmer until thickened, 5-10 minutes more.  Transfer to ceramic loaf pan. Sprinkle topping over fruit.  Set dish on baking sheet.  Bake until filling is bubbling and topping is golden brown, about 25 minutes.  Let stand 10 minutes.  Drizzle with yogurt and honey. Add a little lemon zest to give it a kick!

Serves 4.

 

Once you’ve enjoyed breakfast, get out and enjoy the sites and activities around town.  We’ve listed a few fun things, but visit the ABQ site: www.itsatrip.org/events for more.

Nov.9 – Dec. 21 Winter Downtown Growers Market http://www.downtowngrowers.com/

Nov.29 – Dec. 1 Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival http://www.riograndefestivals.com/festivals/holiday-show/

Nov.29 – Dec.29 Cliffs Magical Christmas  http://www.cliffsmagicalchristmas.com/

Nov.30 – Jan.5 River of Lights http://www.cabq.gov/culturalservices/biopark/garden/annual-events/river-of-lights/

Dec.6 – Dec.22 The Vortex Theatre Holiday Festival http://www.vortexabq.org/

Dec. 7 Twinkle Light Parade http://www.cabq.gov/culturalservices/events/twinkle-light-parade-nob-hill-shop-stroll/

Dec. 7 Nob Hill Shop & Stroll http://www.rt66central.com/

Dec. 18-21 Trolley of Lights http://www.abqtrolley.com/

Dec.24 Luminaria Tour http://www.cabq.gov/transit/programs-and-projects/luminaria-tour

Dec.24 Lights & Luminaria Bike Tour http://routesrentals.com/

Pumpkin Apple Scones

Pumpkin Apple Scones

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ C flour
  • ½ C butter
  • 1 C canned pumpkin
  • ¾ C chopped apples or canned apples
  • 1 C sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ c milk
  • 1 whisked egg white (whisk until frothy)

Directions

  1. Add flour and other dry ingredients to large mixing bowl. 
  2. Cut in butter with pastry cutter until mixture is mealy in texture. 
  3. Add pumpkin, apples and milk, mix together until dough is slightly sticky.
  4. Turn out onto floured surface and pat down to rectangle or circle 1 inch thick, and cut into triangle or other shapes. 
  5. Brush tops with egg white, and sprinkle raw sugar on top. 
  6. Bake on greased baking sheet at 375 for approximately 20 minutes, until tops turn golden.
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Looking Fallward…

Greetings!  We are enjoying our mild end of summer and pre-fall weather in Albuquerque.  As our days this week are overcast and rainy, we have the perfect solution for travelers…indoor sites to pique your interest!

How about a museum?  Here are some of our favorites:

Albuquerque Museum of Art and History

http://www.cabq.gov/culturalservices/albuquerque-museum

International Balloon Museum

http://www.balloonmuseum.com/

The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History

http://www.nuclearmuseum.org/

Friday the 13th is coming up, and we want you to spend it with us!  Mention this blog post and receive a 15% discount off of standard rates.  For fun things to do on this coming superstitious date, visit the Alibi: http://alibi.com/events/calendar.html?d=2013-09-13&m=1, or the city’s event calendar: http://www.itsatrip.org/events/default.aspx.

We are gearing up for the International Balloon Fiesta, October 5 – 13, if you haven’t attended, it’s a once in a lifetime, must see event!  http://www.balloonfiesta.com/

In the kitchen, I’ve been waiting for this season, because it boasts my favorite flavors! Pumpkin, sweet potato, home grown tomatoes, eggplant, and lots more, come stay with us and see how delicious breakfast can be!

Thanks for reading… Tammy

Summer Sun Part 2

Summertime is well underway in Albuquerque, and we want you to make the most of it!

Today we’re going to share more things to do if you only have one day in our culture rich city.  After waking to the smell of fresh baked breads, french toast, souffle or quiche, have some of our delicious coffee, indulge in our sumptuous breakfast and be on your way for a day.

Start at the Titanic Artifact Exhibition at the Museum of Natural History & Science where you’ll explore 100 years of one of the world’s greatest maritime tragedies.  www.nmnaturalhistory.org/

Next, put on some sunscreen and pack your water and camera, and head out to the Petroglyph National Monument.  You’ll see over 200 petroglyphs at the Boca Negra Canyon, about a 20 minute drive from the B&B.  www.nps.gov/petr/planyourvisit/bn.htm

Afterward, take a relaxing break and taste some of the award winning wines at Casa Rondena Winery in the north valley.  This winery is an oasis in the city, offering some of the state’s best wines, and a spectacular retreat from a busy day.  www.casarondena.com/

Then, meander across town to the Sandia Peak Tramway to get a ticket to ride to the top of the Sandia Mountains to experience breathtaking views of the city.  www.sandiapeak.com/   Best viewing is sunset, so plan to go up in the daylight, do a short hike or have a cocktail at High Finance Restaurant, and return just after sunset.  Then, head to Nob Hill and stroll until you find just the right bite to eat, and people watch along Central Avenue (Route 66) as the city comes alive in this eclectic and fun neighborhood.

Another wonderfully enjoyable day in lovely Albuquerque!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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