Thursday, October 28, 2010

Highlights From My Day

J had this waiting for me this morning.

I love this.

To find out what this means go here.

Quite possibly one of the cutest babies in the world!!!

Not mine......but I adore her.

Clifford, Chip & Mrs. Wright rock the house!!!!!

I love the looks on all the kids faces.


Our precious little mountain school.

Clifford vs. Chip

Tether championship.

Clifford having the final revenge!!!!


And last but not least my new pet.......Harry!

I love him, LOVE HIM!!!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Roasted Winter Veggie Soup

All you need to make the soup is last nights leftover roasted veggies, chicken or veg stock, a blender and a pot!

Put the veggies and several cups of stock in the blender and blend until smooth.
Add more stock until the soup is a consistency that you like.

Heat until boiling in pot.
I like to add additional salt and pepper.
I also top mine with croutons and a dollop of sour cream.
This recipe also freezes really well.

I Have Been Waiting For This All Day!

The only other thing I need right now is my big bowl of roasted veggie soup.
It's on the stove.
Recipe is coming later......stay tunned.
Oh and Kendra is working on some new blog stuff for me!
I am sooooo excited.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Roasted Winter Veggies

I chopped and peeled carrots, butternut squash, parsnips, and sweet potato. Drizzled the veggies with olive oil, sprinkled with sea salt and fresh cracked pepper and chopped fresh parsley. Roasted them in a 425 degree oven for 25 - 35 minutes.

This is one of my favorite recipes from Ina Garten. I always make tons because the leftovers make the most delicious roasted veggie soup. I will share that recipe tomorrow!
If you haven't seen her show or her cookbooks you are missing out.
I have 2 of her cookbooks and EVERY recipe is absolutely delicious!!!!!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Homecoming 2010

Strike a pose!?

Baylee the homecoming queen canidate and Dad her escort.

Her fan club!

Love Leesa & Jazzy!

A little nervous.

Bay & Dad
Dad needed a little help.

Uh........I wish.
Close to my dream car.
I am pretty sure that I will be the only 65 year old woman driving a 69 Camaro.
Nervous Mom & Dad

Here she comes!

She didn't win. :o(
But what a honor to be a nominee.
We are sooo proud of our beautiful, amazing, sweet, smart, compassionate, loving daughter!

Harvest Arts Fest 2010

Fall is here!

Ridgetop Farmstand
New Sign & New Look

New Products
Covered Button Earrings

Assortment of Eggs Soap

Yummy sugar scrub made with local honey from Logan's Honey House

Shauna & Emma
Emma's Room
Some of Emma's Room
Bags, Bows & Aprons

Live music by the creek.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

A Better Banana Bread

It's not the "best" because it still contains a cup of sugar but it is a bit better for you!
Banana Bread
1 cup flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tbls. wheat germ
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. nutmeg
2 beaten eggs
1 1/2 cups mashed overipe bananas (about 5 medium)
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup cooking oil or melted butter
1/4 cup chopped nuts (or for a variation I add 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips)
I blend the mashed bananas, oil, eggs, & sugar in my stand mixer.
I stir together the dry ingredients and then add to the wet ingredients.
Stir in nuts or chocolate chips.
Bake in a greased loaf pan at 350 for 55-60 minutes.
Let cool on a wire rack before slicing.

Saturday, October 2, 2010


I am working really hard to prepare for my upcoming shows.
Lots of lotion, lip balm, soap, salts.
I am also working on some fun new items as well.
Here's a sneak peek!
Farm fresh egg soaps.

Some really cute earrings!

Hope to see many of you at the Harvest Arts Fest next weekend!
Email me if you need the details.