Sunday, August 15, 2010

Rolls travel to my parents house

Isn't there something magical about fresh homemade rolls? I just love them.

I was lucky enough to marry into a family of food lovers and great bakers. My mother in law can bake!! The whole Maughan family can cook and have made a family cookbook. It contains some of my favorite recipes. And did I mention that my talented husband drew the picture on the cover and it looks just like his grandparents!!

I like to make these rolls but sometimes do not have is tricky for me. Rolls...

These rolls are traveling to my parents house in Virginia. And I have just discovered after having moved to Arizona that my parents are moving to MINNESOTA!!!

Will people still let us call Virginia home and come visit? I hope so.

Must make rolls soon!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Peace, Love, and Carrot Cake

One of the very first things I do when entering a restaurant is check out the desserts. Instantly, I saw this mammoth piece of carrot cake. I adore carrot cake but find I can be picky about finding pineapple in my cake. I do not like that.
I feel that pineapple has other places to shine.

It is hard to tell just how huge this piece is. The frosting is made with cream cheese and walnuts.

The most wonderful thing about this dessert is the shirt that came with it! My brother has for years said, "Peace, Love, Happiness" when leaving our house. My husband sometimes chimes in at the end and completes the phrase. It is something I REALLY miss about brother coming over to visit and leaving us with warm fuzzy happy feelings.
How could I walk away from the shirt that states, "Piece, Love and Carrot Cake" not only does it remind me of my brother but it is so TRUE.


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Seligman Diner Challenge

In Seligman Arizona there are two diners right across the street from one another. I was told by a KOA guest that one was the "best breakfast" she had ever had. Wanting to find out for myself which diner was best we traveled through Seligman to and from Jerome. Providing us with the dinner opportunity of trying them both out.

On Friday night we stopped at the Road Kill Cafe. This was a riot of a place. The menu was the most entertaining thing possible.

How can you pass up something called "The Chicken that Almost Crossed the Road"?

The food was okay: not great but edible and with laughter making names. The onion towers were amazing to look at and fun to dunk in BBQ sauce and ranch.

On Saturday night we ate at Westside Lilo's. The place of breakfast fame...

So 1 of us had to get breakfast. My disappointment was that "breakfast served all day" on the menu...had a small excluding note: Excluding pancakes, waffles, french toast, heavos rancheros, and oatmeal. Well....those are all my breakfast items that I wanted to try. So we had the beef tips over noodles.

Flavorful. Joel and I split a meal so that we could have dessert! (Worthy of its very own post)

The girls wanted me to take a picture of the amazing butter shapes. And the challenge
When you are in Seligman you simply must eat at Lilo's! (After reading the menu across the street.)

Sunday, August 1, 2010

The Haunted Hamburger

As we left Kingman we saw the most breathtaking rainbow. The entire rainbow!! from end to end and then it was a double rainbow. The amazing thing was how it was light in the middle and then dark on the outside. We had to stop and just take it all in.

This was the sunset after the storm. Isn't it amazing?

The road into Jerome was very curvy!! But beautiful all along the way.

Here is the hotel we stayed at. Supposedly it is haunted. Do you think we saw a ghost?

Having lunch at the Haunted Hamburger.

Haunted tasty!! Guacamole, green chilies, sauteed onions and mushrooms, lots of bacon.

The tower cake was well a "tower". It was wonderful, even better at room temp later.

We didn't plan on seeing any ghosts so we brought our own!!

This is our return home into Kingman!! This desert living is mind blowing.