It’s A Wrap Cooking Class May 20


It’s A Wrap  May 20 Thai night will explore the unique flavor combinations of this delicious cuisine and teach you to prepare an entire menu that’s fun for a group or the family and gets everyone involved. We’ll prepare all the filling ingredients and sauces, along with minted pork balls, lemongrass marinated flank steak, and [...]

Pizza on the Grill Cooking Class May 6

3 pizzas

Pizza On the Grill May 6 From top to bottom, we’ll prepare the dough, make the sauces, chop and dice, sauté and bake pizza on the grill. From a traditional herbed garlic red sauce to specialty sauces like a white roasted garlic and feta or a Thai peanut sauce, we’ll try a variety of pizza’s and [...]

Spring Tea Offered 3 days: May 10, 11 & 17

Spring Tea 2013

Celebrate Spring Time Tea with artist, Jenni Brant, and innkeeper, Jeanna Stavas, on Saturday, May 10, Sunday, May 11, or Saturday, May 17 at Whispering Pines Bed & Breakfast in historic Nebraska City, Nebraska.  Bring your appetite for an afternoon of tasty cakes, dainty sandwiches, and assorted sweets served with a variety of exquisite teas [...]

Stay in ‘N Snuggle Winter Weeknight Special


Don’t go out in the cold! With any weekday stay (Sunday-Thursday) stay in, snuggle up and we’ll make dinner. For your dinner, choose from: •Pot Pie with Savory Crumbled topping: Chicken or Turkey •Chili or Chicken Noodle Soup in a bread bowl •Calzone: ◦Classic Meat Lover: Ground Beef, Italian Chicken Sausage and Canadian Bacon ◦Healthy [...]

Winter Cooking Classes Available

Pasta Making in progress

It is very exciting to be offering cooking classes for our second year through Southeast Community College. On the docket for this winter: Pasta, pasta and more pasta! February 11 What a versatile food, and so tasty! We’ll review the history of pasta, the three typical types of pasta dishes and prepare fresh pasta (and [...]

Orange Pecan French Toast

Orange Pecan French Toast with Syrup

This French toast recipe is super easy as most of the preparation can be done the night before and you bake it so don’t have to watch it and flip it on a griddle.  It’s also easy to do for a crowd because all the pieces are ready at the same time.  Oh, and the [...]

Christmas Sugar Cookies

Christmas cookies with Steph

I received a call yesterday from someone that had read about the Christmas sugar cookies I made as I child, and have continued to make, in the cookie article published in the Omaha World Herald last year.  She asked for the recipe so I decided to share it with everyone.  I’m certain there are many, many [...]

Holiday Tea at Whispering Pines B&B with Jenni Brant Ceramics

Ladies at the Table 2012

Invoke your holiday spirit with tea at Whispering Pines B&B in the glow of festive decor. Bring your appetite and indulge in tasty cakes, dainty sandwiches, and assorted sweets served with a variety of exquisite teas in one-of-a-kind handmade teacups from local potter, Jenni Brant. Saturday, December 7 11:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.  (Full) Sunday, [...]

Peach Enchiladas

Peach Sunrise Delight

When peach season hits and the orchards are overflowing with this tasty fruit, Peach Enchiladas become a popular breakfast here at Whispering Pines.  It pairs wonderfully with either a salty slice of ham or bacon.   Peach Enchiladas Makes 10 Enchiladas Ingredients: 2 sticks (1 cup) butter, divided 1 cup honey 5 cups sliced fresh [...]

Cooking Demo Recipe: Red Wine, Sage and Garlic Grilled Flank Steak

Grilled Flank Steak Salad with feta cheese

There’s nothing like a grilled steak.  One of my favorite cuts (which surprises my butcher) is the Flank Steak.  It comes from the lower hindquarters for the beef and is boneless, long, thin and fibrous.  It’s usually tenderized by a few hours in a marinade.  Once grilled or broiled, it’s thinly sliced across the grain. [...]