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Christmas in Savannah: Our Favorite Holiday Recipes

December 21, 2014 by Teresa Jacobson

Christmas in Savannah

Enjoy delicious holiday recipes when you stay at Azalea Inn in Savannah

Christmas in Savannah

Christmas in Savannah is a special time. The historic downtown area is decorated in red bows, wreaths, and white lights, creating a sense of nostalgia and excitement for the holiday season. Food can also create a sense of nostalgia during the holidays, whether it’s your mother’s famous Christmas Day roast, the chocolate cake your grandmother always made, or the cookies you would make every year for Santa Claus and his reindeer. This season, at Azalea Inn, we pulled out a few of our favorite holiday recipes, perfect for Christmas day! Today, we will share with you our favorite Christmas breakfast and our favorite Santa Claus cookies!




Caramelized French Toast

Our Caramelized French Toast is one of our favorite breakfast recipes here at Azalea Inn. It is also the perfect decadent treat for Christmas morning! Don’t want to make it yourself? Then let us do the hard work! We’ll be serving this scrumptious dish on Christmas morning!



½ Cup Corn Syrup

2 Cups Brown Sugar

2 Sticks Butter

1 Loaf French Bread, cubed

12 Eggs

2 Cups Half & Half

2 Tsp Vanilla

½ Cup Sour Cream

1 Pint Strawberries, sliced


8 greased Ramekins



Combine Corn Syrup, Brown Sugar and Butter in a heavy sauce pan and heat, stirring until bubbly. Pour mixture into greased ramekins. Fill ramekins with bread cubes. Mix Eggs, Half & Half and vanilla and pour over bread, making sure all cubes are soaked. Cover ramekins and refrigerate over-night.


Pre-heat oven to 350. Bake for 45 minutes. To serve, loosen edges of bread from ramekin with a knife and invert onto plate so that caramelized part is on top. Spoon TBSP of Sour Cream on top and top with Sliced Strawberries.



Christmas in Savannah

How about some oh-so-gooey Giant Chocolate Toffee Cookies for Santa?

Giant Chocolate Toffee Cookies

Another one of our favorite holiday treats at Azalea Inn is our Giant Chocolate Toffee Cookies. Rich, sweet, and oh-so-gooey, these are the best cookies to leave for Santa Claus (or to have a few for yourself!).







1/2 cup all purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

12 ounces bittersweet (not unsweetened) chocolate, chopped

4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped

1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter

1-3/4 cups (packed) brown sugar

4 large eggs

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

5 1.4-ounce chocolate-covered English toffee bars (such as Heath), coarsely chopped

1 cup walnuts, toasted, chopped



Combine flour, baking powder and salt in small bowl; whisk to blend. Stir chocolate and butter in top of double boiler set over simmering water until melted and smooth. Remove from over water. Cool mixture to lukewarm.

Using electric mixer, beat sugar and eggs in bowl until thick, about 5 minutes.

Beat in chocolate mixture and vanilla. Stir in flour mixture, then toffee and nuts. Chill batter overnight.

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment or waxed paper. Drop batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto sheets, spacing 2 1/2 inches apart. Bake just until tops are dry and cracked but cookies are still soft to touch, about 15 minutes. Cool on sheets. (Can be made 2 days ahead. Store airtight at room temperature.)


Christmas in Savannah

Make plans to visit Azalea Inn and Savannah today!

Enjoy these Recipes & More at Azalea Inn

Christmas in Savannah is such a special time, and the delicious treats we create and enjoy together make the holidays even more memorable. Book your rooms today and enjoy a wonderful Christmas in Savannah at Azalea Inn. We look forward to sharing some yummy treats with you!






Azalea Inn and Gardens, a Savannah GA bed and breakfast inn, invites you to reserve a room today to begin enjoying the best experiences in our city, which Travel + Leisure Magazine acclaimed as a “World’s Best City.”

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Spend Christmas with the Innkeepers: A Savannah Christmas

December 9, 2014 by Teresa Jacobson

Savannah Christmas

Enjoy a wonderful Christmas dinner with the Innkeepers at Azalea Inn

Enjoy Christmas Dinner at Azalea Inn

Each year, we love to put on a lavish and, of course, delicious Christmas dinner for our guests. We work hard to create a scrumptious menu, with each course carefully decided and paired with a special wine. Enjoy a Savannah Christmas with us at Azalea Inn!

Christmas Dinner 2014

A Savannah Christmas is not complete without an outstanding Christmas meal, so we have prepared a menu to “wow” our guests! A four-course meal will be prepared, starting with appetizers, but don’t get too full too quickly! You won’t want to miss out on a single bite!


First Course

Enjoy our first course: Radicchio and Arugula Salad with Dates, Hazelnuts, and Feta. A perfect start to a Savannah Christmas dinner!


Second Course

Save room for this savory second course… We will be serving a White Root Vegetable Soup with Thyme Butter. Yum!


Main Course

Enjoy Pork Roast with Winter Fruits and Port Sauce, Potatoes and Celery Root Mash, Roasted Baby Carrots, and Green Beans with Toasted Walnuts and Dried-Cherry Vinaigrette for the main course of your Savannah Christmas dinner.


End your Savannah Christmas dinner on a sweet note with our delectable desserts. Choose between our Tuxedo Banana Pudding and the Italian Strawberry-Rhubarb Crostata, or just have both!


Savannah Christmas

Make you Christmas Plans with us today!

Enjoy a Savannah Christmas at Azalea Inn

Plan a Savannah Christmas at Azalea Inn and enjoy our luxurious amenities and delightful Christmas dinner. Call today, request Christmas dinner with the Innkeepers, and enjoy a relaxing and memorable Christmas in Savannah. Book your rooms today!




Azalea Inn and Gardens, a Savannah GA bed and breakfast inn, invites you to reserve a room today to begin enjoying the best experiences in our city, which Travel + Leisure Magazine acclaimed as a “World’s Best City.”

Thanks for reading. Don’t forget to follow Azalea Inn & Gardens on Facebook and Twitter, too!

‘Tis the Season to Give a Gift to Remember: Plan a Trip to Savannah!

November 23, 2014 by Teresa Jacobson

Plan a Trip to Savannah

Gift a trip to Savannah and stay at Azalea Inn & Villas

Surprise Your Loved Ones with a Trip to Savannah!


As we enter into the holiday season, the time for gift giving and shopping has begun, leaving a lot of us stumped over what to give our loved ones. There is always that one individual we are continuously stressed over come the holidays. We dread shopping for the individual who is hard to buy for, so we go over the same list of requirements each year:



  • No Repeats! It must be unique.
  • It has to be something they will absolutely LOVE.
  • The element of surprise is always the best…they can’t see it coming!
  • Of course, it has to be memorable.


So, what is the solution? What is the perfect Christmas gift? How about a trip to Savannah and a stay at Azalea Inn & Villas? Read on to find out more about our perfect Christmas gift options.


Plan a Trip to Savannah

Wow your loved ones with the charm and luxury of Azalea Inn.

Give a Trip to Savannah With a Gift Certificate

Get that “wow” factor from your loved ones this Christmas with a Gift Certificate from Azalea Inn & Villas! Give us a call and we’ll set it all up for you. We include a beautiful card of the Inn, as well as a personal message from you to your loved one. We will even send it directly if you cannot deliver the certificate by hand.



Add a Special Package to Your Trip to Savannah

The gift giving does not have to stop at planning the trip! Make your trip to Savannah memorable with one of our packages. Making your way to Savannah with a girlfriend or sister? Choose our Girlfriend Getaway Package! Do you plan on surprising your significant other? Choose from our many romantic packages, featuring wonderful treats that will take your love’s breath away. Check out our packages here, or call us for more information!


Plan a Trip to Savannah

Make your arrangements today and give a gift to remember!

Make Your Trip to Savannah Memorable

Plan your trip to Savannah memorable by staying with us at Azalea Inn & Villas. Enjoy our beautiful city, our luxurious rooms, and delicious breakfast. Upgrade your stay with our special and romantic packages, or add one of our signature mugs, body scrubs or lotions to your stay. The possibilities are endless for your unique and extraordinary Christmas gift. Make your gift plans today!






Christmas on the River and Lighted Parade

August 15, 2014 by Teresa Jacobson

Christmas on the River and Lighted Parade

December 1, 2012  9am-8pm

First Saturday Festivities, regional arts and crafts and live Holiday entertainment highlights this Multicultural Holiday Celebration!

This festival offers unique shopping in an old world setting of charm and history! The official arrival of Ol’ St. Nick and the magic of the Lighted Parade begins Saturday at 5:30pm and courses its way down River, Bay, Abercorn and Broughton Streets!

Free & Open to the Public

Historic River Street & Broughton Street