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Dessert First – Triple Layer Star Spangled Cake

Each Tuesday during the month of August, our very own Coast Guard food service specialists will share some of their favorite dessert recipes so you can have dessert first! This patriotic cake is a perfect recipe for Labor Day weekend!


Extraordinary Polar Ice Lemonade by FS2 Ethan Sanders. Photo credit ENS Brian Hagerty.

Dessert First – Extraordinary Polar Ice Lemonade

Each Tuesday during the month of August, our very own Coast Guard food service specialists will share some of their favorite dessert recipes so you can have dessert first! This recipe comes to us from the Arctic where Coast Guard Cutter Healy has been conducting icebreaking operations to advance scientific research. Enjoy!


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Dessert First – Brownie Toffee Bars

Each Tuesday during the month of August, our very own Coast Guard food service specialists will share some of their favorite dessert recipes so you can have dessert first! These brownie toffee bars have risen to fame with not only the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast, but also made it into “Taste of Home” magazine!


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Past to Present: Protecting our shores from undocumented migrants, drugs, and terrorism

This blog continues our Coast Guard History Month theme “A unique instrument of National Security” by discussing the Coast Guard’s law enforcement responsibilities of alien migrant interdiction operations, counter-drug operations, and counter-terrorism operations. The United States Coast Guard is the nation’s leading maritime law enforcement agency and has broad, multi-faceted jurisdictional authority. Read the full post to learn more about the long history of the Coast Guard’s law enforcement role to include enforcing tariffs, suppressing piracy, freeing slaves, intercepting contraband and enforcing immigration laws.


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Dessert First – Salted Chocolate Chip Cookie S’mores

Each Tuesday during the month of August, our very own Coast Guard food service specialists will share some of their favorite dessert recipes so you can have dessert first! Regular s’mores are always delicious, but using chocolate chip cookies to hold the melted marshmallow and chocolate in place takes the gold!


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Dessert First – Coconut Crème Brulee

Each Tuesday during the month of August, our very own Coast Guard food service specialists will share some of their favorite dessert recipes so you can have dessert first! The first up this Tuesday is coconut crème brulee…Enjoy!


Dessert First – Sticky Toffee Pudding

Some calendars declare August as “Eat Dessert First Month.” Well since it is also the Coast Guard’s Birthday Month, we can’t let this opportunity pass us by! Each Tuesday during the month of August, our very own Coast Guard food service specialists will share some of their favorite dessert recipes so you can have dessert first!


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Dessert First – Glacial Ice Core Chocolate Mousse Cake

Some calendars declare August as “Eat Dessert First Month.” Well since it is also the Coast Guard’s Birthday Month, we can’t let this opportunity pass us by! Each Tuesday during the month of August, our very own Coast Guard food service specialists will share some of their favorite dessert recipes so you can have dessert first!