Everyone knows there’s nothing a pirate loves more than gold, so I knew these Key Lime Coins from BHG were the perfect dessert for our Treasure Island menu—crisp and light with just a hint of lime and sweet powdered sugar. They’re just the thing to cheer you up when you and your pirate buddies have lost your treasure to that meddling cabin boy!
Category: Book of the Month Recipes
If I was marooned on a deserted island for three years, I’d crave cheese too! Ben Gunn flat-out waxes lyrical about it when telling Jim what he misses most about home. If I could dive into the book (a superpower for which I’ve often wished), I’d bake Ben a batch of these heart-meltingly homey cheese buns, developed by Laura at PheNOMenal!
In Treasure Island, the ship’s crew doesn’t call Long John Silver “Barbecue” for nothing. As the ship’s cook, he’s a wizard in the galley, transforming rations of dried pork and salted beef into delicious fare. This sweet ‘n spicy rack of Caribbean ribs is just the sort of entree Long John would make for the crew of the Hispaniola…and what’s dinner without a little rum? 😉
August is here, and with it, our new Book of the Month: Treasure Island! A story about ships on the high sea and tropical locales seemed like the perfect way to end the summer.
This month’s dessert is actually two Anne of Green Gables recipes rolled into one! I wanted to create a tribute to Anne’s “genius for getting into trouble,” and two of her greatest scrapes revolve around ice cream and raspberry cordial.
You knew I had to do it. No Anne of Green Gables menu is complete without carrots! Who can forget Anne’s sensitivity to having her bright red hair compared to a popular root vegetable? It drives her to fly into a fury at Mrs. Rachel Lind and break a slate over Gilbert Blythe’s head in school…little did she know, Gilbert was only drawing attention to her hair because he thought it was pretty!
Leave it to Anne Shirley to turn an egg salad sandwich into a feast for the imagination. As I recreated the sandwiches she served to her friends during their “golden picnic,” I resolved to make them as Anne would: with as much extra flair as possible. I started with my own personal egg salad recipe (a close cousin to my deviled egg recipe) and spiced it up from there. After whipping up some croissants (no boring bread here!), I cut the croissants in half, added a layer of watercress for an elegant touch, and sneaked a special surprise into the egg salad. The result: a feast for kings, no imagination necessary! 🙂
Once in a rare while, you come across a book with so much vibrance and life, you read the last few chapters as slowly as possible, just because you don’t want it to end. For me, Anne of Green Gables was one of those books. SO AWESOME. That’s why I chose it for our July Book of the Month!
Eeyore might complain about coming last in the recipe lineup, but we saved him for last because this dessert is extra special: we’re creating his dream birthday cake! Complete with candles, pink sugar, and icing, this cake is everything Eeyore envisions when describing the perfect birthday cake. The blueberry curd filling was my way of adding a little Wonderland uniqueness. And what better way to take advantage of blueberry season than giving our Winnie the Pooh dessert a little blueberry punch?
Tigger presented me with quite a challenge when it came time to include him in the Winnie the Pooh menu. He is a notoriously picky eater, turning up his nose at every food but one (extract of malt). So for this recipe, I drew my inspiration from Tigger as a character, rather than his taste in snacks. The result was a delightful batch of honeyed sweet potato fries with just a little whiskey kick, modeled after Tigger’s iconic stripes. Perfect for a day of bouncing!