Sunday, November 30, 2008


This recipe is from Market Street Grill.  I haven't made it for several years but since I had it for dessert the other night I decided to share the recipe with everyone.  It is one of my very favorite desserts.


2 cups egg yolks
2 cups Chablis
2 cups Triple Sec
2 cups powered sugar

Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl, over a double boiler. Stir occasionally until thickened.  Refrigerate.  Serve over vanilla ice cream (preferably Haagen Dazs) and top with fresh berries.  Enjoy.


On Friday it was my birthday and I had the PERFECT day.  It all started out with convincing Mark we had to be out of bed by 5:00 a.m. to get the best deals of the day.  Remember-great deals=great day! After 2 hours of shopping and several great deals Jed and Ashlee treated us to breakfast.  We then only went to a couple more stores and ended up leaving Kohl's and going home because the checkout line at Kohl's I swear  was 2 hours.  When I got home I had this beautiful flower arrangement from my sisters.  I then opened my presents from my kids and Mark.  I got darling polka dotted towels, hand soap and lotion, gift certificate from Rod Works (one of my very favorite stores), black scarf and mittens, and a digital picture frame. Mark and I then went to work.....we put up 3 inch bead board in one of our guest bedrooms. We still need to paint it and put the base boards on.  When it is all finished I will be posting pictures but I LOVE it. We then went to Market Street for dinner and for dessert I had sabayon, which is absolutely delicious! (I decided that is going to be my recipe for the week.) Then to top the day off  when we got home Mark gave me a massage which is one of my favorite things!  What a perfect day!!


I have four things to learn in life; To think clearly without hurry or confusion; To love everybody sincerely; To act in everything with the highest motives; To trust in God unhesitatingly.
                                                                                          -Albert Schweitzer

Monday, November 24, 2008


When we were in Omaha Michaels had this great sale on all fall florals so I filled a suitcase with $20.00 worth of picks and this is what I came up with.  It adds alot of color to the dining room.  I change the arrangement several times a year and at Christmas time I use fresh greenery and a few floral picks which ends up being my favorite arrangement.  I will post it when I change it.

Sunday, November 23, 2008


"24" is back in action tonight at 7p.m. on KSTU! I have been waiting almost 2 years for this. If you are a 24 fan this will get you pumped up for the series that starts in January. The show has always been one of my favorite shows on television.

Saturday, November 22, 2008


The haves and the have-nots can often be traced back to the dids and the did-nots.

-D.O. Flynn

Sunday, November 16, 2008


We flew into Omaha on Thursday and when we arrived at Kurtis and Sarah's house we sat down to a delicious home cooked meal.  We were then introduced to guitar hero and  Mark and I looked like we were mentally challenged compared to Sarah and Kurtis.  We may just have to add that to our Christmas list and practice up before we play with them again.  We did a little shopping on Friday and had Sushi for dinner.  On Saturday we went and saw Eagle Eye and we all liked it.  Sarah and I decided to tackle her curtain project on her new sewing machine.  We got as far as we could with the materials we had but then I brought them back to Utah with me so I can finish them after I find more of the ribbon that she needs. We flew out early on Sunday morning because it looked like that was the only way we were going to make it home on our buddy passes.  Thanks to Mitch we had a great weekend!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Nutty Peanut Butter Caramel Bars

8 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 egg
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups pecan halves
14 ounces unwrapped caramels
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
5 ounces milk chocolate chips
5 ounces bittersweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375In a large bowl, cream together butter, sugar, brown sugar, and peanut butter. Beat in egg until well combined.In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Pour into sugar mixture and beat until dough forms.Scoop out dough into a 15x10" baking pan and press it out to fill the pan. Scatter pecans evenly over dough. Bake for 10 to 20 minutes or until lightly browned around edges. Set on a wire rack.In a heavy small saucepan, add caramels and milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until smooth. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.Drizzle caramel mixture over pecans. Sprinkle with chocolate chips. cool completley and cut into bars.

Monday, November 10, 2008


If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought.
-- Peace Pilgrim

Sunday, November 2, 2008


We probably should never have bought this Wii because I am afraid I'll become a little obsessed with it. So between my computer and my Wii I will probably not get anything else done. The one good thing about the Wii is I did do 65 minutes of exercising and yoga today with the Wii fit program. Mark and I also played a few games of bowling and then he did a little boxing. (He kicked everybody's butt in boxing!)


Why pay money to have your family tree traced; go into politics and your opponents will do it for you.  ~Author Unknown