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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 […]

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 […]