Patty Brower

Patty Brower


Hi there! I’m Patty. I’m a writer, innkeeper and maker. Read the blog for tutorials, tricks and inspiration. Visit the online shop and check out our handcrafted soaps, candles, cool finds and more. Or plan a visit to Northern Comfort, the bed and breakfast and antique shop in northern Minnesota that I run with my husband, Jeff, and our basset hound, Peppermint.

Are you a business owner? I also work with indie retail and creative business owners to build beautiful social media platforms, websites and email marketing programs.




Pecan Baked French Toast

We love this baked french toast because the bread is toasted before mixing up with the egg mixture, which creates a dense, not mushy texture. Since the french toast is sweet on its own, we serve with a dollop of whipped cream and berries rather than maple syrup.

[recipe] Honey Balsamic Cantaloupe

Another of our favorite starters here at Northern Comfort! This is super simple, but a great way to dress up cantaloupe -- whether you're looking for something special or have a not-quite-sweet enough melon on your hands.    Ready for a stay at...

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[recipe] Quiche Lorraine

This is hands down, my personal favorite breakfast that Jeff makes! And it has a funny, first-time-innkeeper history... We serve our quiche without a traditional crust. In all honesty, that's because we couldn't make the crust! Last summer, when we arrived at Northern...

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[recipe] Northern Comfort Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes

Jeff's buttermilk pancakes are one of our most popular breakfasts here at Northern Comfort B&B. I have to admit... I'm not super fond of sweet breakfasts, and hardly ever willingly eat pancakes or waffles, but I really love Jeff's recipe. They are light and fluffy...

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