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Pink Pancakes and Shrimp

Pink Pancakes and Shrimp

Sunday morning as I walked to the Royal Hawaiian Hotel in Waikiki, I saw this cute couple sitting at the bus stop. I stopped and chatted with them while they were waiting the bus to church. Gary and Taemi live in Honolulu but he was wearing a Raiders face mask. Turns out Gary was raised...
Always Time for Chocolate

Always Time for Chocolate

Andrea’s Fudge Cake is my last bake with the bulk chocolate given to me. This recipe became very popular when it was published in the first issue of Chocolatier Magazine in 1984 and I have made it many times over the years. This shows how much I loved the magazine and baking with chocolate because...
Rice Krispies treats and a Favorite Fudge Sauce

Rice Krispies treats and a Favorite Fudge Sauce

Who doesn’t go back to their childhood when eating rice krispies treats!  I used more of the bulk chocolate to make Scotcheroos and the addition of butterscotch chips made this treat sweetly addictive. The rice krispies bars brought back many memories for people who grew up eating them.  They were quick and easy to make...
Holiday Season with Chocolate Specialty Desserts

Holiday Season with Chocolate Specialty Desserts

Another baking experience with the mounds of chocolate. I was pleased with the Chocolate Swiss Roll Cake and I added Morello cherry spread with the cream cheese filling before rolling up the cake. A slice of the holiday cake with hot tea is an afternoon delight. Recipe Bellyfull.net Ready for New Years but no parties...
Chocolate Dreams Come True!

Chocolate Dreams Come True!

My good friend couldn’t use all this dark chocolate and gave it to me. Geez, what will I make with this motherlode of chocolate! My first bake with the mounds of bulk chocolate was something pushing the envelope. Chocolate-chocolate chip bacon cookies. Bacon was cooked until crispy, a chunk of chocolate chopped into small pieces...
The Local Waters in San Diego with Refreshing Lunch Views

The Local Waters in San Diego with Refreshing Lunch Views

  Visiting beautiful Torrey Pines Gliderport in La Jolla with activities worth watching in a stunning location is a must.  I remember years back when hang gliders soared over the cliffs and now there’s modern powered paragliders. There’s even a falconry experience including parahawking with trained falcons soaring around the paragliders. Talk about a unique...
Inspiration and Memorials in San Diego's Balboa Park

Inspiration and Memorials in San Diego’s Balboa Park

  Inspiration Point in Balboa Park is next to the old Naval Hospital administration building. It’s a place of tranquility with walking paths and benches to reflect at the pond. During WWll, San Diego’s navy hospital had 10,449 beds and now the admin building belongs to the city parks. I found Inspiration Point to be...
Dolls and Desserts

Dolls and Desserts

Strawberries are plentiful this season, sweet and juicy. I made shortcake biscuits for traditional strawberry shortcake. Its an easy recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction and is delicious. Must have whipped cream, of course! Do you remember the Strawberry Shortcake doll? Raggedy Ann is the popular rag doll from the early 1900’s. She was created with...
Bread and Records from the Past

Bread and Records from the Past

The good ole days of department store restaurants is a lost treasure. This old box from May Co reminded me of lunching in The Mission Room in the Mission Valley store. Driving through Mission Valley, you can still see where the restaurant had been with the windows facing the freeway. Their strawberry pie was famous...
Spring and Sweet Baking

Spring and Sweet Baking

My post about breads and cookies for spring is a bit late, but still worth a read.  In fact, the baked goods can be made year round! Challah bread always seemed intimidating to make when I first began baking bread. In 1986, a friend wrote this detailed recipe and reminded me it wasn’t difficult to...
Snoopy, Pillsbury and M&M's

Snoopy, Pillsbury and M&M’s

Going back to the 70’s with Snoopy and Woodstock telephone and carrot cake. I remember the discussions about the original carrot cake recipe and if you added crushed pineapple that was just not right. My hand-me-down recipe is simple with flour, sugar, eggs, oil, grated carrots and cinnamon. And the cream cheese frosting is the...
Barbie and Midge Dolls Eating During Quarantine

Barbie and Midge Dolls Eating During Quarantine

Vintage dolls Midge and Tammy wanted a vacation away from Barbie and Ken so they packed 7 layer cookies (Magic Bars) in their luggage to take as snacks. The flight to Hawaii was canceled and now they will just have to wait like the rest of us! I used to make the recipe often with...