Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!

Wow, It have been a couple of really busy weeks.

This past weekend we went to McCoy Stadium in Rhode Island and saw the Spooktacular Jack-O-Lanterns. They had over 5000 carved pumpkins and some of them were really amazing. Here are a few photos of our favorites.

A cheetah....

Matthew being eaten by a dinosaur....

Scooby Doo was Nicholas' favorite...

I hope all have a safe and spooky Halloween. I am off to Atlanta in the morning to teach. Have a great weekend!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Spaghetti with Eggs and Bacon

So, here is an very quick and easy recipe that I always use whenever we are running late or low on food in the house (I'm not a fan of food shopping). I usually substitute the spaghetti for fettuccine.

2 tbsp olive oil
generous 1/2 cup bacon, cut into matchsticks (we like bacon so I usually use a half to a full package)
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 lb. spaghetti
3 eggs, at room temperature
3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
salt and freshly ground black pepper

Bring a large pan of water to a boil. In a medium frying pan, heat the oil and saute the bacon and the garlic until the bacon renders its fat and starts to brown. Keep the bacon and its fat hot until needed.

Add salt and the spaghetti to the boiling water, and cook until it is al dente.

While the pasta is cooking, beat the eggs and Parmesan cheese with a fork, and season with salt and pepper.

As soon the pasta is done, drain it quickly, and mix it into the egg mixture. Pour on the hot bacon and its fat. Stir well. The heat from the pasta and bacon fat will cook the eggs. Serve immediately.

I serve this with salad and garlic bread. Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


I am teaching this weekend in Pittsburgh and I must say that I can't wait to go. I am just about done cutting all my kits, with is really cool. Maybe I will have a little time to pamper myself while at the hotel.

I am teaching six different classes:
Halloween Mini Book
School Days Mini Book
Christmas 12x12 Layout
Fall Fun 12x12x Layout
Jigsaw Puzzle Frame
Christmas Cards

I will try to post some photos later on. Until till then have a great day!

Monday, October 8, 2007

Happy Fall!

I absolutely love fall it is by far my favorite season. I just come alive when the temperature drops and the leaves change. Every year we take the kids apple and pumpkin picking. So yesterday we spent the day at Smolak Farms in Andover and I must say I was a bit disappointed there was not an apple to be picked and the pumpkins were far and few, but we still had a fantastic day.

This is my little guy Nicholas on a pony for the first time.

This is Nicholas and his pumpkin.

Both boys enjoying the hayride.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Happy Anniversary!

Today is my 10th wedding anniversary. I don't know where the time has gone, it seems just like yesterday that we were walking down the aisle hand in hand.