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“The world is a great mirror. It reflects back to you what you are. If you are loving, if you are friendly, if you are helpful, the world will prove loving and friendly and helpful to you. The world is what you are.” Thomas Dreier Author Advertisements

Pesto with Pasta and Chicken

My original pesto recipe calls for all basil. Well I didn’t have enough basil so I used mostly spinach. This is 2 cups (loosely packed) spinach with about 3-4 tbsp basil, 1 tbsp parlsey and about 1/2 tbsp thyme. The herbs came from my garden. Woohoo. This is what it looks like after you blend it. … Continue reading

Peanut Butter Bars

This is how they all started. Way back when I was in the 4th grade! They used to serve these with school lunch sometimes. I remember Steph C. and I loved them, so we found the recipe in the library at school. Who wants to lick the beaters??? Almost done! Right out of the oven, … Continue reading

Baked Doughnuts!! Oh Ya!!

I got this recipe some time ago, and recently tried it out. Just so you know these can’t really compete with traditional fried doughnuts, but they make a good second place. You could top them with chocolate frosting instead of the cinnamon (rapadura) sugar, or you could even make icing. Icing sortof goes against my … Continue reading

Not so much food, just fun

We have been doing a lot of hiking this summer.  Waterfalls have been the recent attraction/obsession. This is about 15 minutes from our home, we didn’t know it was there.               This waterfall is about 30 minutes from our home.                   … Continue reading


So………last year a good friend of mine gave me some sweet onions to plant in my garden. I planted them, watered them and waited, and waited and waited and waited and waited. They never grew. This year it has rained A LOT and these little sweet onions loved it I guess. They grew all by … Continue reading

Fruit Pizza

The is the flour mixture for the pie crust before adding the raw milk. Make sure you add enough milk to bring the dough together, but not so much the dough is sloppy. **Make sure you bake the crust long enough. It should be crispy, crumbly and melt in your mouth when eaten. After the crust … Continue reading

Baked Fish

When I went shopping the other day, they had just received fresh fish (salmon) from Alaska that morning. So I got some.     I also purchased some Mahi-mahi. I like this fish because of the meaty texture. I seasoned the salmon and the mahi-mahi, poured a little olive oil over them, and put a dab … Continue reading

What I’ve Been Doing

Miguel had some time off work, so we did A LOT of hiking. It was great. On this hike they allow dogs so we got to take our dog with us. She thought she died and went to heaven     Tanner took the picture, that is why he is not in it. He also … Continue reading

Chilean Scones (Sopaipillas)

In Chile it is tradition to make sopaipillas when it rains.  It has rained here in Utah more than ever this year, so we kept with tradition. Topped with honey butter and eggs on the side.   My husband likes eggs sunnyside up, then he dips the scone into the egg yolk. Another traditional Chilean … Continue reading