By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Restaurants | Issue: December 2014
Margo Stewart, left, and her daughter, Shari Beguin, love making their customers happy.
With our busy lives, it’s often difficult to find time to do everything we’d like for the holidays. Baking might be at the top of your list, but with gift shopping, decorating, parties and other activities, finding time to get in the kitchen to prepare your favorite desserts from scratch isn’t easy. Margo Stewart, owner of The Pink House, and her daughter, Shari Beguin, have the answer to make your holiday season less stressful.
“We’re offering a variety of baked goodies and desserts for the Christmas season,” says Margo. Pumpkin, pecan and coconut cream pies as well as layered desserts, banana bread and The Pink House’s famous baked fudge are just a few of the goodies available.
“If we can provide pies and other baked goods to help free up busy people who don’t have time to prepare homemade desserts, we are always happy to help,” says Margo. “I love Christmas and I love to serve others.”
Many other items will be available, and Margo invites you to give them a call to find out what goodies are baking in their kitchen. However, if you want to make sure you get your order placed on time, you need to call (918) 342-2544 by December 22. “The earlier you place your order, the better. We will be open for lunch on Christmas Eve day, but all baked goods orders must be placed two days prior,” she adds. “We’ll be closed December 25th through the 28th and reopen on the 29th.”
Christmas shopping at The Pink House might not cross your mind, but Margo is excited about the teas from the Metropolitan Tea Company available to purchase for yourself or for a friend who is a connoisseur of teas. For a chocolate lover friend, consider purchasing a baked fudge kit. Who doesn’t love The Pink House’s baked fudge?
Another gift idea is a cookbook titled “Tea & Sweets: Fabulous Desserts for Afternoon Tea.” What makes this cookbook special? It includes The Pink House recipe for Butterscotch-Praline Layer Dessert and includes a brief history of the restaurant.
Margo and her staff love offering new menu items throughout the year. Wintertime means seasonal desserts and hot chocolate as well as hearty soups.
While the restaurant will be closed on New Year’s Day, they’re looking forward to new things in the New Year. “We’re planning a Murder Mystery, hopefully in January,” Margo adds. The New Year will also see the return of Shari’s pie crust baking classes and possibly a scone making class. The Pink House will also continue to offer dinner on Friday nights from 5 to 8 p.m., with three specials, including rib-eye steaks and the regular menu.
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After 30 years in public school education, Carol Round retired and moved from Grand Lake to Claremore, Oklahoma in 2005, where she writes a weekly faith-based column which runs in 14 Oklahoma newspapers as well as several national and international publications. Three volumes of her columns have been compiled into collections: A Matter of Faith, Faith Matters and by FAITH alone. She has also written Journaling with Jesus: How to Draw Closer to God and a companion workbook, The 40-Day Challenge. This past year she has written three children’s books, a series called Nana’s 3 Jars, to teach children about the value of giving, saving and spending money. All of Carol’s books are available through Amazon. In addition to writing her weekly column, authoring books and speaking to women’s groups, she writes for Value News. She also blogs regularly at www.carolaround.com. When she is not writing or speaking, she loves spending time with her three grandchildren, working in her flowerbeds, shooting photos, volunteering at her church or going on mission trips overseas, and hiking. She is also an avid reader and loves working crosswords and trying to solve Sudoku puzzles.