Sunday, October 25, 2009



Making a Halloween Gingerbread House Kaycie and Riley!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

I have been collecting vintage sewing patterns for awhile know with my love of sewing and all....ha.
I think they would be so cute framed and hung in group on a wall in my house somewhere. So last night I was a a thrift shop and found this one.

Check out the line at the very bottom of the pattern.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Dear Utah State Fair-

These are the reasons I love you........

Brick of Fries

Funnel Cake with Banana Pudding, Vanilla Wafers and Whipped Cream

Corn on the Cob DRIPPING, DRIPPING with butter and lemon pepper.


Thursday, October 15, 2009

Honey Harvest Festival

The time had come to steal the honey from the bees.

The night before the harvesting Kaycie and I made pasta noodles for the red sauce we were going to make with the heirloom tomatoes from the garden.

We also planned to make chicken breasts wrapped in prosciutto and thyme (thyme from the garden) recipe here. This would have been great except it took a lot longer to get the honey and we baked the chicken way too long.

We also made a fantastic bruschetta using cherry and yellow grape tomatoes from the garden and ricotta good recipe here.

Jake and I worked on separating the bees from their honey. I was so lucky to have Jake there to help me. I could not have done it without him. We had good luck that day and were not stung once.....the next day I was not so lucky when I was stung right next to my eye...good times.

This is the bee suit Jake created......bee keeper or bank robber?

Monday, October 12, 2009

Birthday Goals 2009

I have made a few goals that I hope to accomplish before my next birthday.  Here are a few- 
1-Learn to make french macaroons.
2-Learn to use photoshop
3-Buy a new Mac and take some classes at the Apple store.
4-Keep Working on Cookbook Goal.
5-Eat at a Thomas Keller Restaurant.
6-Attend an all American festival.....Memphis in May, Slowfood Fesitval, etc.
7-Visit a "new to me" State.
8-Visit a "new to me" Country
9-Host a cupcake exchange in the spring.
10-Walk across the Brooklyn bridge and eat at Grimaldi's Pizza.
11- Buy a LV bag.
12-Watch all Ken Burns movies.
13-Attend a performance of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir where they preform the Battle Hymn of the Republic.
14-Don't worry about things I can not control.