Tuesday, May 26, 2009

It's All About FOOD! Check out my new blog!


My sister has talked me into starting another little mini business out of my home. She and some other friends and family members started asking me to cook and bake meals for them, not for any special occasion or anything but just because.
My sister really pushed for this because she loves everything I make and she really wanted me to cook for her, and she said it's like having a personal chef without the high price. So here I am trying to put my love for cooking and baking to the test...Trying to make the world a better place one cookie at a time..lol.
I know, I know. I just want to do so many things and still be with my family, it's a crazy life!!! For those of you who live in Utah and would be interested in my services please let me know and please pass the word.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day Thanks!!

Thank you to all the men and women who have served our country with such honor, you are a beacon of light!!!

Thanks baby for serving our country and for all your dedication in and out side the service. Thank you for being a HERO to me and our boys everyday. We love you!!!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Pee Pee In The Potty!!!

I can't even express how excited I am!!! It looks like Ethan is almost fully potty trained, this is an exciting time for mommy. He's only had two accidents in four days and I sent him to school yesterday in big boy undies and NO accidents! I've been working on potty training Ethan since he was 18 months old and I was wondering if he was ever going to get it. lol! We are all so proud of him way to go little chief, you're so awesome.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


There is an article about me in the Daily herald news paper (I added it below), how exciting is that. I sent in a salad recipe that I came up with and its in the article. I also came up with a cream pesto sauce for the salad that's not in the recipe below. They are both really good but I think I like the cream pesto more let me know if you want the dressing recipe. It was really exciting to see my name in the paper!!!
Tuesday, 12 May 2009
Always try new things

Daily Herald
Annette Wassom, of Provo, feels cooking and baking are a "labor of love." "I truly believe there is no greater way to show your love than by making yummy food for those you care about," said the 27-year-old homemaker, hairstylist and mother of two young sons.
To her credit, Annette cooks healthy food. "I'm a big believer that you are what you eat, and at the end of the day I think we can feel the power in healthy food and what we put in our bodies," she says. "I love coming up with healthy recipes."
She says nutritious food can still be satisfying and great tasting.
Her husband, Jason, is her best critic and loves everything she makes. Ethan, age 3, follows Mom around the kitchen hoping to get a chance to taste test or lick the bowl.
Annette is so comfortable in the kitchen that she loves to compete in cooking and baking contests. She's entered five dessert recipes recently and hopes to hear by September if any of them win her cash, appliances or a paid vacation. Annette finds various contests on the Internet or in food magazines.
"Try new things," is her advice to keep meals interesting. "Add one new thing at a time to a recipe you like. Make a list of foods you enjoy together, like peanut butter and chocolate or herbs and veggies such as mint leaves and peas." When experimenting, Annette is not above shopping at the dollar store for her ingredients to save on the grocery bill.
"I love to entertain, spend time with my kids and work on my health," says Annette. She is training for several 5K, 10K and half-marathon events.
Annette put the following pasta salad together for her son's birthday party last year. It can be served hot or cold and leftovers are wonderful, she says. To save time, Annette buys pre-made pesto sauce and cooks the chicken the night before. "You can make it in minutes that way," she says.
"It's so easy, but it looks really fancy. I always get a lot of compliments on this salad."
Pesto Tortellini Salad (cold)
Serves 6-8
• 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
• 2 tablespoons lemon pepper
• 2 packages fresh or frozen cheese tortellini (colored)
• 1 package fresh pesto sauce
• 11/2 cups Kraft Zesty Italian Salad Dressing
• 2 cups fresh spinach leaves
• 1 cup cherry tomatoes, optional
• 1 cup black olives
• 1 cup pine nuts
• juice of 1 lemon
Cut chicken into strips and season with lemon pepper and cook thoroughly in skillet. Cool. Cook tortellini, rinse in cold water. Drain well. Combine pesto, dressing and lemon juice. Whisk to blend. Add other ingredients and mix well. Chill to taste.
Spring has finally arrived; have a favorite fresh salad to complement your meal or makes a meal all by itself? Share it with us by calling Karen Hoag at 344-2540.


I had some friends and family come over for a taste testing party to try out some recipes I had come up with, it was a lot of fun and I plan on having another one in the future and could use all the advice I can get. Let me know if any of you would like to come to the next one!!!

My good friend Annie and my baby sister Brittney!!!

"Annie" of course she is always adorable in any picture she's in!!!

Me and Jason!
Jason stuffing his face with my food!!
Everyone rated the food!

LOL!!! She's the best!

My mommy and some friends!!! I didn't get pictures of everyone else that came but thank you all so much for the support!!!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Mother's Day!!!

Oh how grateful I am for mothers! I am so grateful for my mother, she is such an inspiration to me.
As a young girl I would watch my mother take care of us kids and see the dedication and love behind her work and all her daily sacrifices she made, but its only now that I'm older and a mother my self that I can truly appreciated my mother and her daily struggles she had with her kids. She has been a wonderful example to me and always pointing me in the ways of righteousness.

We had a Mother's Day dinner at our house and it was good to get the family together and celebrate our mother!

To be a mother has been such a wonderful privilege, I thank God for entrusting me with my two sweet spirited boys. I am thankful for my mother and all that she has inspired me to be!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Family Pictures!!!

We took family pictures on Thursday, Noah just turned 10 months old and he hasn't had pictures taken since he was three months old so I have been feeling like a bad mommy. We spent 3 1/2 hours taking pictures so I hope that makes up for it. I thought it was tough trying to get one child to sit and smile for the camera but two kids is definitely an experience. I wouldn't be surprised if we weren't hilarious to watch..lol.

This is a quick picture Jason was able to snap with his phone, I'll get they real pictures up once we get them. It was a beautiful day and I love seeing my boys in action in front of the camera they are so much fun...I'm a really lucky mom!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Chocolate Heaven!!!

Just some brownie fun!!! Ethan loves helping me bake in the kitchen especially when he gets to lick the bowl...
He's in heaven