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What do these things have in common?

They're all homemade at the Blue Belle Inn and they can all be ordered for your next party, birthday celebration, work gathering, or special event.

Jam Jar Jumbles, Comfort Cookie Creations, Shabby Chic Cakes, Sweet Cakes, and Sensational Soups, Salads and Suppers.

Try our tasty new desserts and dinners at the Blue Belle Inn or take some home for a special treat for friends or family. Take home a hot dish that's ready to pop in the oven or let us prepare you a fresh, seasonal salad next time you visit the Blue Belle or pass through town.

Call 641-713-3113 for flavors and pricing. Discounts for large quantities.

Cooking Seminars

    Our cooking seminars are a wonderful way to meet Kindred Spirits in the kitchen. It's great fun to make, sample, and taste your favorite Blue Belle Inn recipes so you can make them for friends and family at home. Please call or email with your name and phone number if you're interested in attending our next event. If there are at least two of you who would like to do a cooking seminar, please contact me with a date that works well for you and to choose a theme, and I'll contact others who have expressed interest. 

    Here's a sample of what we do at a typical seminar: Entertaining with Ease Cooking Seminar  Apps in a Snap, Main Courses in Minutes, and Done-in-a-Flash Desserts will all be on the menu as we make Steak and Boursin Belles, Buffalo Chicken Cheese Dip, Pork Chops with Creamy Marsala Sauce, French Onion Beef Steak,  Sausage Lasagna with Parmesan, Mozzarella and Fontina, Chocolate Fondue and Tipsy Trifles.

    Whether you're entertaining the boss or your new mother-in-law, hosting girls night out, or having friends over for a football game, we'll focus on foods that are do-ahead or easy to prepare at the last minute so you can relax and enjoy your company

Sherrie Hansen's Books

    Innkeeper Sherrie Hansen is a published author and available to speak at club meetings, special events, and women's and business groups.

      “Love Notes kept me glued to the page, never knowing how I wanted the tale to end, but always sure the author would end it well.  After all, she’s very clearly listening to the author of our lives as she writes these lives—Christian fiction indeed, where honest humanity meets heavenly hope.”

      - From a review by Sheila Deeth on “Love Notes”


  • Thistle Down (a prequel novella), is still free at Sherrie's other novels - Wild Rose, Love Notes, Night and Day, and the Maple Valley Trilogy:  Stormy Weather, Water Lily, and Merry Go Round - are available in paperback or electronic formats from the Blue Belle Inn, Indigo Sea Press, or online at Amazon or Barnes and Noble.  
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Parties with a Festive Flair!

    Remember the Blue Belle Inn when planning your Holiday parties, weddings, anniversary and birthday parties, and business appreciation events. Our first floor seats 60 people. From elegant hors d'oeuvres to luncheons and dinners, we're happy to tailor our menus and prices to meet your needs.


All it takes is:

  • A slightly zany group of 6 to 10 people.
  • A little help from the Blue Belle.
  • Call now to arrange your own who-dun-it murder mystery.  We have dozens of games to choose from, and can provide you with scripts, sound tracks, props, a private room or area, and a delicious meal while you attempt to solve the mystery.

    There is a $25.00 charge to facilitate your mystery plus the cost of whatever meal you choose.

May we e-mail you?

    Please e-mail Sherrie at if you are willing to receive your quarterly menus/schedule of events/specials by e-mail rather than through the post office.  Thank you!



The Blue Belle Inn
Bed & Breakfast and Tea House
513 West 4th Street - P.O. Box 205
St. Ansgar, Iowa 50472