Friday, February 23, 2024

Friday Night Cocktail and The Weekly Menu

This cocktail is the official drink of Catalina Island according to their website.  I learned of it when making a cake named after the cocktail.  I shared the recipe for Buffalo Milk Swiss Roll on Tuesday.  When reading about this cocktail, I noted that we had all the ingredients needed and asked Frank to make us one to try.

Buffalo Milk Cocktail

They were delicious so I decided to make the cake for our daughter's birthday and to start the celebration with these drinks.

Thursday, February 22, 2024

Chinese 5 Spice Scones and a Book Review

These flaky and savory scones are flavored with toasted sesame seeds and Chinese 5 Spice Powder, fusing the cultures of England and China. 

Chinese 5 Spice Scones

I was inspired to meld these flavors while reading Babel, a mystical, alternate-reality novel with some speculative historical fiction......

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Buffalo Milk Swiss Roll #CakeSliceBakers

There is a popular drink from Santa Catalina Island called Buffalo Milk.  I had never heard of it until I read about it in The Cake Book while reading this recipe.  This cake has all the same flavors of banana, chocolate, and cream.  

Buffalo Milk Swiss Roll

I added a scoop of Chunky Monkey Ice Cream.....Perfection!!!!

Sunday, February 18, 2024

Crepes Sushi #SundayFunday

These fun little appetizers are fun to make, serve, and eat.  Tender crepes spread with Boursin Garlic Chive cheese and stuffed with Savory Fillings cut into bite-size pieces to look like a Sushi Roll.

Crepes Sushi

The Sunday Funday Bloggers are sharing Savory Pancakes today......

Friday, February 16, 2024

Remembering Egypt with a Casual Gathering and the Weekly Menu

 It has been 4 months since our trip to Egypt and Scuba Diving in the Red Sea.  Sunday afternoon the gang is coming over to share memories and have some laughs.  It is always a good time when we are together with our "Dive Family".

Scuba Divers

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

D is for Dark Chocolate Mousse on Valentine's Day

Light and Fluffy.  Rich and Decadent.  This delicious dessert goes together quickly but needs to be refrigerated before being served. It would be perfect for Valentine's Day or any day that you want to spread a little love and happiness.

Dark Chocolate Mousse

D is for Dark Chocolate.  It is also for Decadent and Delightful.  We are working our way through the Alphabet this year and this week we are sharing recipes and/or foods that start with the letter D.  Thanks for stopping by......

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Chocolate Crepes #BreadBakers

These delicious, tender chocolate crepes topped with Strawberry Cheesecake Whipped Cream and Raspberries are a wonderful choice to serve to your Valentine tomorrow morning for breakfast or tomorrow evening for dessert.

Chocolate Crepes

It's time for Bread Bakers......