Vanilla Cherry and Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream Floats

Vanilla Cherry and Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream Floats

When I was young and we would go out to dinner one of my favorite things was when my parents allowed us to order a Shirley Temple.  For those of you who may never have even heard of Shirley Temple (a child actress from a really long time ago!) it is a drink named in her honor and is a combination of grenadine (cherry syrup) and 7-up.  I always felt so grown up when I was able to order one and they were so yummy. It has become a Christmas [Continue Reading...]

Italian Soda Bar

Italian Soda Bar

We are on a little bit of party overload at our house but I couldn’t wait to share some of the fun photos from our Sail Away Graduation Party Saturday night.  But first I have to say a great big thank you to my dear friend Marsha who showed up at my door about an hour before the party started and just stepped right in and helped out.  She saved the day and thanks to her everything was ready to go when the kids got here!! The party was a [Continue Reading...]

Good Water/Lemon Water

good water

Good Water also known as lemon water is the beverage we served at the wedding reception I recently helped with.  I have no idea why it is called Good Water other than the fact that it is good! I am guessing it earned that name when people started asking,  “Is that the good water?” We served regular water and Good Water at the reception.  The Good Water has a wonderful, light lemon flavor. It is made using lemon extract and citric acid. According to Wikipedia, citric acid is a weak [Continue Reading...]

Spiced Apple Cider

spiced apple cider

Well I guess I didn’t have any tricks for you this week – only treats.   Hope you don’t mind! We have enjoyed a gorgeous fall here in the Northwest – the leaves are beautiful and we have been able to enjoy it extra long this year because we haven’t had any rain yet!  But that is about to change – the rains are headed in today,  just in time for Halloween. I grew up in Wisconsin and often went trick or treating in the snow – it would make me [Continue Reading...]