Yearly Archives: 2016

Pasta Alfredo

Have you seen the movie, The Holiday? Not sure where the “Christmas Fettuccine” joke comes from but I thought since Christmas is just around the corner, I’d share my super simple pasta alfredo recipe. This recipe is fantastic especially if you add some fresh arugula or spinach, sautéed mushrooms, and bacon!

Cream of Tomato Soup

It is that time of year that I crave soup for dinner. Here’s a classic we all grew up with, tomato soup with grilled cheese. I love the creamy version of the classic tomato soup.

Kwik Sew 3977 Drape Front Jacket

It is definitely winter in Utah now. Last year I had two goals for sewing: pants and button-down shirts. If you follow this blog any, you know all about my pant adventures and you can read about my favorite button-down shirt pattern here. After last year, I really need to learn how to start styling […]

Pumpkin Pie from Sugar Pumpkins

Another favorite pie of mine is pumpkin pie! I’ve perfected the recipe years ago and would love to share it with you! Earlier this year, we received a bounty of fresh pumpkins from our in-laws. We roasted and pureed the pumpkins, divided the puree into 15 ounces, and froze it in ziplock bags. This has been a […]

Apple Crumble Pie

Thanksgiving means time to bake some pies. I’d like to share some of my pie recipes. First recipe I’d like to share is delicious dutch (or crumb top) apple pie. I’m of the opinion that unless you are making a mile high deep dish apple pie, putting a crust on top really is unforgivable. The […]

Quilted Sham

I found an online a tutorial on how to create a quilted sham, but their sham was for a standard size pillow. I have queen-sized pillows (20″ x 30″) and so I needed to change some things. First of all, this is a SUPER easy project, quick, and only takes 10 fat quarters to make […]

Dried Peaches

One of my goals this year was to dehydrate a box of peaches. Given the size of our food dehydrator, we were able to dehydrate several boxes of peaches. I store my dried fruit in 1/2 gallon mason jars and use the FoodSaver wide-mouth jar sealer to remove all the air from the jars. It’s a […]

Concord Grape Jam

It was one of those last minute things that ended up being both awesome and horrible. I was at work when I saw Petersen Family Farm’s post that they had 25 pound boxes of concord grapes now available in their farm shop. I was distraught, because I was at work late that day and had […]

Sprout Pattern’s Everyday Tote

I recently tried out Sprout Patterns for the first time and was mostly thrilled by the experience. There are still a few things I’d like to see them work out, but it is a lot of fun making customized totes! Here’s a list of the designs shown in this post if you want to sew […]

Plum Jam

I bought a bag of plums this week from Allred Orchards. I wanted to try a small batch recipe of plum jam just to see how it would turn out and taste. It was hard not to just eat all the plums, but I managed to make jam before they were all gone. I’ve been […]

Tomatoes, Canning Whole

For the past several years, I have been canning whole tomatoes for when winter rolls around and I’m craving tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches or stew. Canning tomatoes is easy, super easy and the tomatoes taste way better than anything you get from the store. We get our Roma tomatoes from Chavez Farms and […]

Melon Wrapped in Prosciutto

It is peak melon season now in Utah. Luckily, we’ve been able to grab fresh melons at our local grocery store where the melons are sourced from Hurricane, UT. But there’s also a melon stand at the Downtown Farmer’s Market that we buy from as well. I’ve been eating a melon a day it seems […]