Recipes from the Mauger Estate

What’s Hot In ABQ?

What’s Hot in ABQ?

Most definitely, the weather!  We bring you this light and delicious recipe to help bring a smile to your face and love to your belly!


Lemon Lavender Scones

3 C flour

¾ C sugar

3 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

½ C butter

¾ C milk

Zest of 1 lemon

Juice of 1 lemon

2 tblsp lavender seeds

Egg white


Mix all dry ingredients together in large mixing bowl.  Add butter, microwave for 30 seconds to soften butter.  Use pastry cutter to cut butter into pea sized pieces, mixing into the dry ingredients.  Add lemon zest, lemon juice, and milk, mix 4-5 times with fork.  Rub lavender between palms to release aroma and flavor, mix into dough.  Make dough into ball and pat out on a floured surface.  Fold over, pat out 4 times, then shape into 4 inch wide rectangle.  Beat egg white with whisk until frothy, brush on top of the dough.  Cut dough into triangles, bake at 370 degrees for approximately 20 minutes (until firm and lightly golden on top).  Enjoy!


Serve with butter and homemade blueberry spice jelly.

Wake up and Smell the Banana Nut Bread, and Roses!


banana nut bread blog

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and roses are blooming, bringing you a great special at the Mauger!  Book a room for Mom, (or YOU), or purchase a gift certificate now through May 8th, and receive 15% off standard rates (not valid during holidays or special events, only one discount per reservation).

When you stay at the Mauger, you’ll wake to the smell of banana nut bread, and roses!

We’re sharing our favorite recipe with you.

Banana Nut Bread

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Yield: 1 large loaf or 3 mini loafs


  • ½ C butter
  • 1 C sugar
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 3 medium bananas mashed
  • 2 C flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 C chopped nuts if desired
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix butter, sugar, eggs and banana together. Then add remaining ingredients. Pour into greased loaf pan and bake for approximately 1 hour.


If using mini loafs, bake only 30 minutes.

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Mediterranean Frittata

Travel. Eat Well. Feel Good.

The new year brings resolutions to lose weight, eat healthier, exercise, etc.

We know traveling makes it difficult to eat healthy. We are bringing some news and one of our favorite recipes to help you with those resolutions! We want you to feel good in 2016. With this blog, we are offering you a 10% discount, just mention the “eat well” blog when booking! (excludes Balloon Fiesta and holidays)

Read what Medical News Today says about Healthy Food News

You will find most of these ingredients on the menu at The Mauger!

Mediterranean Frittata

Mediterranean Frittata


  • 2 C diced potato or sweet potato or frozen hash browns
  • 9 eggs
  • 1 1/2 C milk or ½ and ½
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • 2 Tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 Tbsp fresh basil, chopped
  • 5 green onions, chopped
  • ½ C sun dried or fresh tomatoes
  • 1 C fresh grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 C fresh spinach, chopped
  • 1 C goat cheese (for garnishing)


  1. Place potatoes in greased 9" x 12" baking dish or quiche dish, pour 2 Tbsp olive oil over the potatoes.
  2. Sprinkle the Parmesan cheese over potatoes.
  3. Place green onions on top of Parmesan cheese, then tomatoes, basil and spinach.
  4. Add other vegetables as desired.
  5. Mix eggs, milk or ½ and ½ and spices with whisk, add seasoning.
  6. Bake in oven at 370 degrees for 30 minutes.
  7. Alternatives:
  8. You may refrigerate overnight (cover quiche dish and egg mixture separately) and pour egg mixture into quiche dish in the morning and bake at 370 degrees for approximately one hour or until eggs are set. Add crumbled goat cheese on top after baking as a garnish. You may bake immediately after mixing as well. Serves 12. Enjoy!
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Thanksgiving in Albuquerque

Fall is a beautiful and delicious time to visit our culture rich city!  Come see for yourself, and stay at our charming bed and breakfast where we  tempt your taste buds, and put you in a perfect location to appreciate all of the fun festivities in downtown Albuquerque.  Yelp has a great list of places to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner.

Our pumpkin apple scones are a favorite and we want to share them with you!

 Pumpkin Apple Scones

2 ½ C flour

½ C butter

1 C canned pumpkin

¾ C chopped apples (we like Granny Smith) 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) or maple glaze

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

Maple Glaze:

1 C powdered sugar

2 tblsp butter

3 tblsp 1/2 and 1/2 or milk

1 tsp maple flavoring

Melt butter in microwave, add all ingredients, stir, microwave in 30 second increments until smooth and drizzle over top of warm scones.


zesty summer muffins!

Summer is sizzling, start your morning with a Mauger delight!
These muffins are a sensational summer hit! So light, fluffy and zesty, they’ll melt in your mouth.

Lemon Cream Cheese Muffins

Lemon Cream Cheese Muffins


  • 2 ½ C flour
  • 1 C sugar
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Grated lemon zest of one lemon and juice from lemon
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 C milk
  • 1/3 C canola oil
  • 1/3 C melted butter
  • 4 oz. cubed cream cheese (1/2 inch cubes)


  1. Sift flour into large bowl, add all other dry ingredients.
  2. Mix all wet ingredients in separate bowl, then add to dry ingredients.
  3. Add lemon zest and juice, and cream cheese. Mix together, do not overmix.
  4. Fill baking cups, and sprinkle tops with raw sugar.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees for approximately 20 - 25 minutes until firm and slightly golden on top.
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Tammy’s Scones

Blueberry Scones with Lemon Lavender Icing


  • 2 ½ C flour
  • ¾ C sugar
  • ½ C butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ C milk or ½ and ½


  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 and any extra ingredients such as cranberries and orange zest, raisins, blueberries, etc.
  4. Mix with fork until dough is formed, turn out onto floured surface and pat with hands into a circle shape about 1 inch thick, cut into triangles.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees until slightly brown on top and firm.
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Sweet Potato Spice Cake

Sweet Potato Spice Cake


  • 2 C flour
  • 1 C sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cloves
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ C canola oil
  • 2 C cooked, mashed sweet potato
  • 3 eggs


  1. Sift dry ingredients into large mixing bowl.
  2. Mix wet ingredients together in separate bowl, then combine with dry ingredients, mixing with a large fork or flat spatula just until ingredients are combined.
  3. Bake in a loaf pan or Bundt pan at 375 degrees until toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean, about 50 minutes.
  4. * Optional topping:
  5. 1 C brown sugar
  6. ¼ C butter
  7. Mix until crumbly, and sprinkle on top of loaf before baking.
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Scrumptious, Healthy Breakfast … It’s Real!!

We hope that everyone enjoyed the holidays, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!! We wish all of you your best year yet. And we look forward to ours!

As we quickly approach February and say goodbye to January, it seems a good time to do a (quick) pulse check on our New Year resolutions. Ugh, I had to say it didn’t I? The dreaded “r” word! If you’re giving me five seconds to magically change the subject before you shut me down then I’m guessing one of your resolutions centers around eating healthy/weight loss … somewhere in that distressing realm of topics that we hate to talk about. No need to fret though!

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