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Prancing Pony Rustic Walnut Bread

Prancing Pony Rustic Walnut Bread

The Prancing Pony Rustic Walnut Bread is inspired by The Hobbit Desolation of Smaug. At the beginning of the movie we see Gandalf join Thorin Oakenshield at the Prancing Pony in Bree to discuss Thorin’s mission to reclaim the dwarf’s homeland. Both men order a […]

Klondike Doughboy Inspired Fry Bread

Klondike Doughboy Inspired Fry Bread

When we visited Skagway Alaska we stopped in to Klondike Doughboy for a delicious snack, Fry Bread. We’ve had something similar in Montana and loved it there as well. Fry bread is a lot like a fresh powdered sugar doughnut. It is light and has […]

Butchart Gardens Devon Style Cream

Butchart Gardens Devon Style Cream

Devonshire cream or clotted cream is made from cream from the county of Devon in England. Like Champagne, until you are using real cream from Devon, you are not really having Devonshire cream. When we attended the Butchart Gardens tea, the menu stated our scones […]

Butchart Gardens Sausage Wraps

Butchart Gardens Sausage Wraps

The Butchart Gardens Tea had a number of yummy tea sandwiches including Sausage Wraps. I had not seen pastry wrapped around larger sausages and thought this would make a nice addition to our tea menu at home. These are so easy that we’ve made them […]

Butchart Gardens Cucumber Tea Sandwich

Butchart Gardens Cucumber Tea Sandwich

A very traditional sandwich to have at tea is a Cucumber Tea Sandwich. Typically cucumber sandwiches are fairly plain. At Butchart Gardens, they served a Cucumber and Dill Tea Sandwich. My recreation combines these flavors and has an onion marinade that makes these sandwiches delicious […]

Butchart Gardens Spinach Swiss Quiche

Butchart Gardens Spinach Swiss Quiche

The tea tray included quiche so I modified the menu a bit and created this Spinach Swiss Quiche. The quiche at Butchart Gardens was quite small and served in a tart shell. I decided to make my version a little larger and used a muffin […]

Butchart Gardens Lemon Tart

Butchart Gardens Lemon Tart

The Lemon Tart at the Butchart Garden tea was my favorite dessert. Our family has a serious love for lemon. We grow fresh lemons in our yard and make lemon curd every year. We freeze it so we can enjoy it anytime. When making this […]

Candied Ginger Scones Butchart Gardens

Candied Ginger Scones Butchart Gardens

Our scone dish at the Butchart Gardens Tea was Candied Ginger Scones. These were a nice start to the tea menu and had a very mild ginger taste. The scones we had at the tea had powdered sugar sprinkled on top.  I chose the raw sugar […]

Trip Report Butchart Gardens

Trip Report Butchart Gardens

Our day at Butchart Gardens in Victoria British Columbia was sunny and beautiful. We selected the English Tea at Butchart Gardens excursion. We were not disappointed, this is a must do experience. Butchart Gardens The gardens are absolutely amazing. I still cannot believe this property […]

Cinnamon-Apple Twist Bread

Cinnamon-Apple Twist Bread

When I saw this month’s King Arthur Flour Bakealong challenge for Cinnamon-Apple Twist Bread, I was really excited to try it. I love cinnamon and apple and the recipe looked both a little challenging and delicious. Turns out, it is actually quite simple to make, […]

Trip Report Glacier Bay & Ketchikan

Trip Report Glacier Bay & Ketchikan

Our next two days were spent in Glacier Bay and Ketchikan Alaska.  These were our last two days in Alaska as we then started sailing toward Canada as we were on the second half of our amazing ten day cruise to Alaska with Princess Cruises. […]

Trip Report Skagway Alaska

Trip Report Skagway Alaska

Our second port day of the trip was in Skagway Alaska. This was a nice full day on land as we arrived at 7 AM and had to be back on board by 8:15 PM. The town of Skagway Alaska was quaint and felt like […]

Magic Buttermilk Biscuits

Magic Buttermilk Biscuits

My Magic Buttermilk Biscuits are inspired by this month’s film for the Food ‘n Flix Club, To Kill A Mockingbird. I found this club and decided it would be fun to join in. To Kill A Mockingbird Movie I have never seen this month’s movie, […]

Princess Fettuccine Alfredo

Princess Fettuccine Alfredo

The Princess Fettuccine Alfredo we had on the ship was amazing. My niece is a selective eater and at first didn’t want to try it but after I offered her a taste of my dish, this became her go to menu option for the rest […]