Month: September 2017

Käse (Cheese) Spätzle

Käse (Cheese) Spätzle

Recently we had the opportunity to attend a party to celebrate one of my son’s swimmer friends returning home from Germany for a visit. She brought a number of German treats home for us to sample. This included chips and many varieties of gummies. She […]

Pretzel Dogs

Pretzel Dogs

 One of our family’s favorite go to meals is Pretzel Dogs. My sister will even occasionally get upset with us if we make these Pretzel Dogs without her. It is tradition that we invite our extended family over when we make these as they are […]

Haunted Mansion Fruit Salad

Haunted Mansion Fruit Salad

I wanted to come up with a Disneyland Haunted Mansion inspired dinner to celebrate Halloween and decided on a Haunted Mansion Fruit Salad as a side dish. I wanted the fruits to be black and dark, a little creepy and different to give a haunted […]

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 […]