Sunday, May 13, 2012


I graduated on Saturday! We took a quick trip down to Chicago to attend the commencement and celebrate. This was our first trip back to the windy city since we moved and it was exciting to be back.  After the ceremony we went to  Sun-Wah BBQ and enjoyed a duck dinner-yum! 

The weekend flew by and I am sad it's over : ( 


Monday, May 7, 2012

Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

I finally got around to checking something off my bucket list: making strawberry jam ( and since the rhubarb is tasting amazing I decided to use that too). I've wanted to try canning since last summer..and especially after I started following this blog. I enjoyed the process and shout out to Mom for the help!

<3 love these little jars <3

The sous chef

Boiled the pectin, lemon juice, strawberries, rhubarb and {LOTS} of sugar. Then ladled the jam into the jars.

Cans processed for 11 minutes


Tried the new jam on a piece of buttered bread...yum!

Now onto canning tomato sauce, apple sauce, apple butter and maybe a few other recipes :)

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Rhubarb Crisp

I made rhubarb crisp yesterday. We have been using the recipe for years and it never gets old.   I love making this dessert.

Grab enough rhubarb to have about 4 cups once sliced. Cut off each end, wash and dice. 

Mix rhubarb with tapioca, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg

make the "crisp"(butter, flour and brown sugar)

Spinkle the crisp over the rhubarb and let bake for about 30 minutes

And Voila! You get a very yummy dessert.It also goes nice with a scoop of ice cream :) Tastes like summer. 

Have a good weekend