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!

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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 my outfits and getting more variety in my closet. I’ve tried to make several classic cardigans, but they’ve all turned out awful. I hate how cardigans look on me. Some people can pull off the look…I can’t. On a whim, I decided to try something totally new, a blanket style jacket. Because I spend a lot of time commuting with a backpack, I needed actual sleeves on my jacket. I was really inspired by these looks:

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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 fantastic treat to be able to pull out a small bag of pumpkin puree and quickly make pie or muffins or whatever.

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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 crumb topping adds flavor and texture to an otherwise uniform and bland pie.

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