While Wearing Pearls

Monday, July 23, 2012

While in Denver

While in Denver this past week I kept looking at the mountains to north wanting to be in Estes Park.
It will not be long until we are there!!  We are looking forward to resting, enjoying the beauty of Rocky Mountain National Park and having a great time.

Since this was a business trip we stayed in Denver and enjoyed two great restaurants that I recommend.  We went to Lola's on Boulder Street for a business dinner.  It is always good and I recommend the ceviche platter!  Also if you are ever there on a weekend they have a great brunch( I remember some really good shrimp and grits, and chicken and waffles), just saying!

Something new for us but not for my daughters was Deluxe on Broadway.  It was fabulous and we will go again.  The dessert made up for not going to the mountains but a 10 mile hike would have helped with the calorie count.

This was a flourless ice cream sandwich note the word deluxe on the plate!

Now if I could figure out how to make this recipe I will.  It was a chocolate coffee type pudding with whipped cream and a chocolate disk.  
I needed to hike 10 miles.

All while wearing pearls....

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Banana Foster Pancakes

Bananas Foster Pancakes

Seven Eleven is a fun day in our home.  Its a birthday night!!  I wanted fix my husband something that he would enjoy, so I prepared a salad with grilled shrimp.  I then thought all day what would he really like.  He loves pancakes, did I say he loves that is an understatement!  He also likes bananas foster for fun occasions.  So why not the two together.  I usually like to cook from scratch but I read that jiffy mix is good so I thought why not. 
So here is what I came up with for dessert.  It is a winner and the family has asked me to make it for them when we are together.

Bananas Foster Pancakes
1 box jiffy baking mix (make according to the package)
3 tablespoons of sugar 
1 teaspoon of vanilla

Make the pancakes with these ingredients added to the mix ( I learned this trick of sugar and vanilla from a minister that was in charge of pancake dinners).   Cook according to the directions.

Bananas Foster
( similar to Commander's  Palace in New Orleans)
1/2 stick butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons Creme de Banana
1 1/2 tablespoon rum

In a non-stick or iron skillet melt the butter very slowly medium heat.   Slowly add the brown sugar and whisk together not letting the sugar burn.  Add the Creme de Banana to the sugar and butter and whisk gently making sure that the liquid doesn't make the sugar and butter separate.  Then in the center of the mixture slowly pour the rum in the middle and light it with a match or lighter.  Whisk the mixture until the flames go out.  

Top a stack of pancakes with the mixture and enjoy!!!

They were a hit.  I text the pictures to my best critics and now they all want me to make it for them. 
It was a super big hit and is so much fun to make.  Also it is always good on vanilla ice cream.

Have a flaming good time with this......
While Wearing Pearls

Sunday, July 1, 2012

A Recipe Surprise

Better than Anything Cake

A few weeks ago I pinned a recipe for this cake onto a board.  I didn't think that much about it and thought if I need a quick and easy recipe I might fix it.  It certainly looked super easy.  After about 2 weeks I noticed that people were pinning it after the first round.  When I looked at the board 345 people  had pinned it.  I thought about it for awhile and thought if that many people pinned it maybe I should make it.
So I made it!!!!!  It is absolutely delicious.  I looked back at the original blog that I got it from and she stated that she is not for sure where the original recipe came from.  Her pictures are really good and the directions for the recipe is on her blog.  Here is the link to the blog
After making the cake I noticed that 460 something people had repinned the recipe.  I will have to say that I finally had to put the cake down the disposal so that I would not eat the whole thing.  
If you try it, you will not be disappointed!  

Have a wonderful and safe July 4th.
While Wearing Pearls