Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Just Plain Fun

Practice for the cupcakes I had to make for my cousins graduation party. Yum

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Pasta Carbonara

Pasta Carbonara


1 pound spaghetti
1 tablespoon olive oil
8 slices bacon, diced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup dry white wine (optional)
4 eggs
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 pinch salt and black pepper to taste
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook spaghetti pasta until al dente. Drain well. Toss with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and set aside.
Meanwhile in a large skillet, cook chopped bacon until slightly crisp; remove and drain onto paper towels. Reserve 2 tablespoons of bacon fat; add remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil, and heat in reused large skillet. Add chopped onion, and cook over medium heat until onion is translucent. Add minced garlic, and cook 1 minute more. Add wine if desired; cook one more minute.
Return cooked bacon to pan; add cooked and drained spaghetti. Toss to coat and heat through, adding more olive oil if it seems dry or is sticking together. Add beaten eggs and cook, tossing constantly with tongs or large fork until eggs are barely set. Quickly add 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, and toss again. Add salt and pepper to taste (remember that bacon and Parmesan are very salty).
Serve immediately with chopped parsley sprinkled on top, and extra Parmesan cheese at table. happy in this moment, for this moment is your life....

Friday, January 21, 2011


Learning something new can sometimes be a little tiring. For instance I love socks, I love buying them, wearing them, looking at others and yes making them. Until now I have dabbled with trying to learn 2 at a Time Toe Up Socks and always managed to quit in the middle because the instructions ar always such that you have to read them a thousand times just to move to the next step. But I am determined this time to commit at least the cast on to memory God help us all. This is pair number two, it may only take , 10 or 12 more to get it down. I hope.

"be happy in this moment for this moment is your life"

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Cause making purses is fun.

And sometimes you inspire people without even knowing it. Heather liked the purses I made and decided to give it a shot and ta da this is the SUPER CUTE result! Yay Heather!!

"be happy in this moment for this moment is your life"

Tuesday, December 28, 2010


The next scarf in my nature collection. This may take a while.

"be happy in this moment for this moment is your life"