DIY & TUTORIALS · FOOD & RECIPES · Sewing · Sweets

Sewing Tutorial: Pie Carrier Tote

A couple of months ago my boyfriend and I went out for a gathering with his work. His boss brought an awesome peanut butter pie that was toted in an awesome pie carrier. I decided to make one myself after seeing hers since it’s such a nifty tote to have! It can can be hard…… Continue reading Sewing Tutorial: Pie Carrier Tote

FOOD & RECIPES · How To's & Guides · Kentucky · Sweets · TRAVELS & EVENTS

Peach Bourbon Jam & Water Bath Canning

  Last week I learned how to jam. My county’s extension office held a class on how to make jams, jellies, and preserves. The class gave me confidence that I could make my own jam at home and I didn’t even need a pressure cooker. All of these can be made with a technique called…… Continue reading Peach Bourbon Jam & Water Bath Canning

FOOD & RECIPES · Health & Diet · How To's & Guides · Sweets · Uncategorized

Dark Chocolate Taste Testing

This week I went to an event held by the University of Kentucky Department of Sociology about chocolate. I’ve been to a lot of lectures, but this one was pretty awesome because there was also a chocolate tasting.  The event was called Beyond Fair Trade: The Story of the Kallari Chocolate Cooperative. Judy Logbeck was…… Continue reading Dark Chocolate Taste Testing

FOOD & RECIPES · Sweets · Uncategorized

Apple Cake with Cider Glaze & Apple Twigs

Right now it’s all about apples & pumpkins! I love getting fresh apples from an orchard. They have much more flavor and you can usually find different varieties that you otherwise don’t get in the grocery. From just a pound of apples, you can make this tri-fecta. The yogurt makes this cake moist, and is a healthier…… Continue reading Apple Cake with Cider Glaze & Apple Twigs

Bread · Drinks · FOOD & RECIPES · Health · Health & Diet · How To's & Guides · Kentucky · LIFESTYLE & SELF · Main Dishes · Sides · Soup · Sweets · TRAVELS & EVENTS

Summer Party: Slow Foods Dinner

Over the past few months I’ve become more involved with the Slow Foods group at University of Kentucky. This summer they’re organizing biweekly dinners with a twist. The person hosting the dinner volunteers half a day at one of UK’s research farms, where food for the UK’s CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is grown (check out…… Continue reading Summer Party: Slow Foods Dinner


Sweet Potato Cupcakes with Marshmallow Icing

I was a bit skeptical to make these…but trust me, even if you’re not crazy about sweep potato, these things are goood! I’m thinking some maple syrup could be added to these things and they’d be even more wonderful. These cupcakes are pretty light and won’t leave you with a toothache. And, they’re good for…… Continue reading Sweet Potato Cupcakes with Marshmallow Icing