The perfect pumpkin pie.


  • can 15 oz pumpkin
  • 1 can 12 oz evaporated milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 c. firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp group allspice
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • In a large bowl beat pumpkin, evaporated milk, eggs, brown sugar, white sugar, cinnamon, salt, ginger nutmeg, allspice, and cloves with an electric mixer until well mixed.
  • Pour into an unbaked pie shell.
  • Bake for 15 minutes.
  • Reduce the heat to 350 degrees and bake 35 minutes more .
  • A knife inserted in the center will come out clean.
  • Cool.
  • Serve with whipped cream.

Thanksgiving table decorating ideas

  1. Add pumpkins & a horn of plenty or cornucopia
  2.  skip going to the flower shop! Use your food as your centerpiece and go on a walk around your neighborhood to find dried leaves and twigs to sprinkle across your table.
  3. Don’t Be Afraid to Play with Color.
  4. Use Autumnal Dinnerware.
  5. Use Patterned Napkins

Halloween sugar cookie recipe

These are great for Halloween parties!!

Sugar Cookie Recipe:

Ingredients List for Dough::

2 cups *softened butter (I use unsalted but you can use either)

6 eggs

2 cups sugar *(heaping)

2 teaspoon vanilla *(I add a little extra)

2 teaspoon almond extract *(I add a little extra)

6 teaspoon baking powder

7 cups flour *(I don’t like mine too dry, I usually end up only using 5-6 cups of flour, your dough should still be a little sticky)


1.  Mix wet ingredients with sugar then slowly add baking powder and slowly add flour.

2. Mix well (I love to use this Bosch mixer)

3. Refrigerate dough for 30 minutes

4. Bake for *6-7 minutes at 375 on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.  (In my oven I only cook them for 5-6 minutes. *I like them to be extra soft and they will continue to cook a bit after you pull them out, DON’T let them get golden brown).

Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe::

via Barefoot Contessa 

1 pound cream cheese *(2 sticks)

3/4 pound unsalted butter at room temperature *(3 sticks of 1/2 cubes softened butter)

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 teaspoon almond extract

1 1/2 pounds powdered sugar

*Mix together in mixer.

Top 10 things to do in Utah for Fall

1. Fall & hikes drives up the canyon
2.Witches at Gardner Village
3.Cornbellys at Thanksgiving point
4.Jackers jack O Lanterns in Springville
5.Wilkerson Farm Fall Fair in Orem
6. Halloween Lights in Lehi
7. Scary Hill at Cherry Hill
8. Provo River Halloween Cruise
9. Pumpkin Train Heber Valley railroad
10. Scarecrow Festival at Thanksgiving point


Fall time is here! Here are 5 easy tips for your home this fall.

  1. Decorate your porch with pumpkins, lanterns, hay and corn husks.
  2. put a leaf garland on your mantel with cute pumpkins on top of your mantel.
  3. Brighten your front door with a pretty fall wreath
  4. Display a pumpkin center piece on your counter top or dinning table.
  5. Make the outdoors cozier with throw pillows, blankets and a string of lights 

Backyard designs on a budget.

  1. Invest in a Fountain. …
  2. Create a Stone Path. …
  3. Build a DIY Deck or Patio. …
  4. add a fire pit
  5. add lighting
  6. include outdoor furniture 

5 Decor ideas for your home.

1.White kitchens & White rooms are classic and will never go out of style. It brightens up the rooms.

2. Make ceilings look higher with tall furniture and add mirrors to make the rooms look bigger.

3. Mix your metals. Silver and gold look great together and it makes it look more expensive,

4.Add wallpaper to a wall or a bathroom. It makes the room look brighter.

5.Make the most with natural light. Get rid of your blinds… Use curtains instead. The more natural light the better.


organizing your garage in 3 steps

1.Categorize the items in your garage.

2.Trash or donate items that don’t fit the categories

3.Install built-in cabinets or modular storage if needed

Top 8 lighting fixtures for your house.

1.Architectural Floor Lamps

2.Natural Materials

3.Geometric Designs

4.Clear Glass Pendants

5.Refined Industrial.

6.Matte Black

7.Wall Sconces

8.Wood Bead Fixtures


Differences between Quartz VS Granite counter tops


Quartz are a big trend in today’s market. Brands such as Caesarstone, Silestone and Zodiaq are readily available in a large variety of colors. Prices will range, but in general are towards the higher end when compared to most granites. They are made with a mix of natural quartz and polyester resin. There are a few things, such as permanent markers, that can stain quartz surfaces but not true granite. Overall, in regards to performance in a kitchen setting, they stand up well to heat and scratches and have very low maintenance


Granite: Granite counter tops are some of the most elegant, richest kitchen counter tops available.  They are among the most expensive, too.  Granite is a natural stone with outstanding strength and they seem to be a little more high maintenance then Quartz.