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Archive for April, 2014

Birding Adventures

April 9th, 2014 by Betty Ross

verdinMelody’s Birding Adventure 

So Many Birds, So Little Time

We have great birding here at Desert Dove Bed & Breakfast.  Click on Desert Dove to see just a few of our birds. All the pictures were taken on our property.

If you wish a personal birding guide, Melody is the one to call.

Take a look at her website. You can call Melody or send her an email to set up the day and time. She will pick you up here at Desert Dove and experience a wonderful birding adventure!


Strawberry Muffins

April 5th, 2014 by Betty Ross

Our guests LOVE these muffins!strawberrymuffins

For Cream Cheese Filling
4 ounces – Cream cheese
1/3 cup – Sugar
1/2 – Egg (about 2 Tbsp. beaten)
1/4 Tsp – Vanilla extract
For Streusel Topping
1/4 cup – All purpose flour
1/4 cup – Sugar
1/2 Tsp – Ground cinnamon
2 Tbsp – Firm unsalted butter

For Muffins
1 Cup – Whole milk
1/4 Cup – Oil
1 – Egg
2 cup – All purpose flour
1/2 cup – Sugar
2 Tsp – Baking powder
1/2 Tsp – Salt

2 cups – Strawberries, cut into small pieces


Cream cheese filling
Beat the Cream cheese, sugar, egg and Vanilla in a small bowl and mix until smooth, set aside.
Streusel topping
Combine the flour, sugar and Cinnamon in a small bowl and cut in the butter until the mixture looks like coarse crumbs; set aside
Preheat the oven to 400 F
Whisk together the milk, oil, egg and sugar.
Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt and stir into the milk mixture. Be careful not to over mix (the batter will be slightly lumpy)
Spoon a tablespoon of the muffin batter into each cup
Add a sprinkle of the Strawberry pieces
Add a tablespoon of the Cream cheese filling,
Add another tablespoon of the muffin batter followed by another sprinkle of the Strawberry pieces and on top a final sprinkle of the Streusel topping.
Bake for 23-25 minutes (at 400F), let cool in pan for about 10 minutes and serve slightly warm.

Notes and Tips
Serving them slightly warm is the best

If not all used muffin need refrigeration

Yields 12 muffins

Old Tucson Studios

April 5th, 2014 by Betty Ross

~ Sat. & Sun., Apr. 12th + 13th ~
Cowboy Music Festival & Western Art Show
Old Tucson Studios – Tucson, AZ
“Presented in conjunction with
the AZ Chapter of the Western Music Assn.”
Also featuring:
The Bar-J Wranglers, Barry Ward,
Devon Dawson & The Outlaw,
Call of the West, Jon Messenger
Info at (520) 883-0100

Our guests at Desert Dove can enjoy the old west at Old Tucson Studios ~~~~~~~~~  A fun place!

A step back in time

April 5th, 2014 by Betty Ross

modela Take a step back in time to the Old West with a relaxing stay at the Desert Dove Bed & Breakfast with the innkeepers Harvey and Betty Ross. We dedicate ourselves in the ultimate comfort of our guests. We built our authentic territorial adobe home and our son was the architect. Our inviting bed and breakfast offers a glimpse of the Southwest’s pioneer days while keeping you firmly in the lap of luxury with modern amenities and comforts, such as wireless Internet, a hydrotherapy spa and delicious gourmet breakfasts and treats. The Desert Dove has two spacious guest rooms, each with its own entrance and bathroom. We are avid collectors and have lovingly furnished the inn with antique and period furnishings, along with a wonderful collections of dolls, vintage toys and quilts. Breakfasts savory scents lure guests to the kitchen. Where I,Betty treat our guests a scrumptious breakfast. A 1927 wood-burning cook stove dominates a corner of the inviting country kitchen. I love making homemade muffins or sensational Southwest-style frittatas with fresh salsa. Yum!
Desert Dove is just a short walk from Saguaro National Park East and convenient to numerous Arizona attractions, including Desert Museum and Colossal Cave. Experience serene comfort in the desert with a stay at our Bed and Breakfast.