Sunday, October 24, 2010

Sister getting married, design time!

My little sister is engaged.  AH!.  She has been dating one of my best friends for awhile now and they decided they're getting married in December of January, soon!  They've got nothing decided yet except for the colors:  Chartreuse, teal/aqua, cream, and slate gray.  Lucky me (seriously, I love this stuff), they asked me to design their invites.  This is what I've come up with SO far.


Both are on a matte, linen paper.  6'x9'.
I likkkeeeee......

Friday, October 22, 2010

Personalized fingerprint cut out.

Hmm.  Since my sister is getting married maybe I should think about getting her this.  Via LoriDanelle's Etsy shop.

OMG Food Gawker. Why am I just finding this NOW???

Food Gawker dot com may become my favorite new little website to check on daily.  Ntm  All I can say is maybe you should look at this site.

Just one beautiful spread from

Chiffon Pumpkin Pie

So, thanks to StumbleUpon I stumbled upon this seemingly perfect recipe.

Chiffon Pumpkin Pie via

Pumpkin Chiffon Pie

Yield: One 9″ round pie
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cooking Time:  20 minutes
For the Crust:
2 cups digestive biscuit crumbs (about 14 cookies)
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 tsp each ground ginger and nutmeg
1/3 cup butter, melted
1. Grease a 9″ springform pan and preheat oven to 350°F.
2. Create crumbs from digestive biscuits by placing in a zip top plastic bag and crushing with a rolling pin, or in a food processor.
3. Mix the crumbs with the remaining crust ingredients and press evenly into greased springform pan.
4.  Bake for 12-15 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely.
For the Filling:
1 package gelatin (such as Knox brand), or 1 tbsp gelatin powder
1/2 cup heavy cream, divided into 1/4 cups
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp each ground ginger, nutmeg, cardamom and cinnamon
3 eggs, separated and at room temperature
1/4 cup spiced rum
1/4 cup sugar
2 cups pumpkin purée
1 whole vanilla bean or 1 tbsp vanilla extract
zest of one navel orange
1.  Sprinkle gelatin over 1/4 cup of cream and let stand for 5-10 minutes.
2. In a medium metal bowl, beat brown sugar, salt, spices, 1/4 cup cream, egg yolks and vanilla bean.
3. Set the bowl over a pot of lightly simmering water (or use a double boiler) and whisk until sugar is dissolved.
4. Remove from heat and whisk in the cream/gelatin mixture.
5. Stir in the rum and pumpkin and refrigerate for one hour.
6. In bowl of stand mixer, whip the egg whites and 1/4 cup of sugar until stiff peaks form. Gently fold into pumpkin mixture.
7. Pour over cooled crust and refrigerate for 3-4 hours.
8. Top with whipped cream if desired.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Restaurant Review: Yah Poh!

In light of my little brother's jetting off to Chile today, my mom and I went to lunch with one of her girlfriends to Yah Poh!  A Chilean Restaurant.  I've been to Yah Poh! before and I really like it!  They may not have the fastest service and it may not be the perfect picture of a restaurant.... I mean there's room for improvement, but the food is GOOD and definitely unique.  There's nothing like it in Logan - that's for sure.

So far I've tried the empanadas (delicious), churrascos and sandwiches, loaded fries, and the salads.  I haven't tried the hot dogs yet - but I want to.  Everything on the menu has been super filling and has had a unique twist to it (eggs and fries on sandwich?  yes, please) and I expect the hot dogs to follow that pattern.

What you can expect at your n ext visit:  Filling food, medium wait, affordable, unique flavors.

PS.  Urbanspoon Rocks.  Check out other reviews here.

Yah Poh Chilean Restaurant on Urbanspoon

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Restaurant Review: Jack's Wood Fired Oven

I don't know if anyone else has noticed, but pizza places have been popping up all over Logan lately.  New, delicious pizza places - with the exception of one (in my opinion).  At the top of my list for pizza in the valley is Jack's Wood Fired Oven.

It's located where Henrique's used to be (around 300 N. Main).  Seriously, I have not had pizza this good in Logan ever.  It's super thin crust and no matter how much you eat it's really light on the stomach.  I don't feel like I've even eaten pizza after I finish an entire regular size by myself - that's how light this stuff is.  My favorite is their version of the margarita pizza - I think they call it 'That One Pizza'.  So delicious.  Ntm it's a family-run joint - it's really easy to walk in and feel right at home and connect with Jack's family.  OH!  And it's pretty affordable.  Split a pizza for 2 for around $14.  Worth it.  Do it.  Go there.  Click here to see the menu.

For other reviews see:  The Latest  and UrbanSpoon

Jack's Wood Fired Oven on Urbanspoon

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Latest Project

So, being home recovering from my Tonsillectomy, I've had some time to work on some projects.  I sing in a choir at the LDS Institute and we have a fireside coming up.  I've been put in charge of publicity for the events for the year.  Today I worked on the tickets for the upcoming show.

I think it turned out ok.  The colors are sort of Autumn themed.  The right side is to be torn off and kept by the member of the choir so they can keep track of how many people each choir member invited.

Saturday, October 2, 2010


Cebu Pacific has always been known as a fun airline, we wanted to get the message across to our customers that flight safety doesn’t have to be boring. This was an experiment that we hope to repeat and also a chance to showcase the talent of some of our cabin crew staff.