Blog Feature, whats cooking, and more….

This morning when I woke, I saw that my Autumn Leaves blouse had been featured on the Sew Can Do blog! Thank you Cheryl!

Thanks Cheryl!

Click here to visit her blog!

Today is a school day for me, so it is back to the grind with regular work and schedules. I am still working on the various projects that I mentioned in an earlier blog post. I need to run out and get some thread and some buttons. Oh how I wish I lived closer to Mood! I would practically live in that store!! LOL! I also like Manhattan Wardrobe Supply, and MJ trim! I think I just need an apartment in New York City! 😉 You know…one I could go stay at for a couple weeks here and there, just to work and shop. That would be fantastic!

We are starting a new workout program in this house, and with it comes lighter meals. One of the things my kids request A LOT from me is my soups. I have two bags right now of Alphabet pasta’s in my pantry, and they have been asking for an Alphabet soup. I am finally going to be making it tonight for dinner. Along with the soup, we will have a green salad, with homemade light dressing (I always make my own. On a rare occasion I will buy Annie’s Goddess dressing YUM) and 100 calorie sandwich rounds with Sargento Ultra thin cheese slices to make grilled cheese. One day a while back we ran out of regular bread to make grilled cheese, and used the sandwich rounds. We LOVED it with the rounds! It came out great, and crispy! So yummy. Here is the recipe I will be basing my soup on. When I find recipes I like, I often add things to make them my own. I will be adding kale, green beans, peas and some corn possibly to this mix. My kids like lots of veggies 🙂


I found this recipe on

“A delicious real alphabet soup which is much more nutritionally sound, as well as tastier, than the canned stuff. Recipe from “Stealth Health” Mar/99. In the ingredients, “Dried Italian herb seasoning is just regular dried Italian herb.”


    • 1 cup onion, chopped
    • 1 cup carrot, finely chopped
    • 4 garlic cloves, minced
    • 3 1/2 cups vegetarian chicken broth or 3 1/2 cups chicken broth
    • 3 cups water
    • 1 cup dried white bean, rinsed
    • 1 (398 ml) cans Tomatoes, cut up
    • 1 teaspoon dried Italian herb seasoning or 1 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne
    • 1 cup dry alphabet pasta


  1. Combine first five ingredients; boil.
  2. Add next four ingredients; boil; reduce heat, cover and simmer stirring occasionally for 1 1/2 hours until beans are tender.
  3. Using a slotted spoon, remove most of the beans and transfer remaining liquid to a blender; process till smooth.
  4. Return mixture and beans back to the pot; Stir in alphabet pasta.
  5. Boil then reduce hear; cover and simmer 8 minutes until pasta is tender but firm.
  6. Yield: 6 1 1/2 cup servings.


I posted up my two sweatshirts up at a couple link parties today (including Sew Can Do!) Here is where I posted…

I hope everyone has a wonderful start to the week.
Enjoy the autumn air!
Until next post,

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