Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Baby Bensen

This adorable little guy is my friend Ashlee's newbie. He is so handsome I can hardly stand it. I hope you enjoy the lovely images we were able to capture of him.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Preview of baby Sarger

Preview of baby Bensen

Tasty Tuesday-Roasted Cauliflower Soup

I have decided to add some fun things to my blog, and Tasty Tuesday is one of them. Every Tuesday I will post a recipe that is tried and true, whether it's one that's been passed down in my family or one I whipped up in my own kitchen. After trying, failing miserably, and occasionally succeeding at cooking for 7 years I finally feel like I can make, not only edible, but plate licking dishes. So check back every Tuesday for a new dish to try that is sure to tickle your taste buds.

Today's dish is my very own concoction. It has minimal ingredients and is the epitome of comfort food.

Serves 4, double for a crowd

1 head cauliflower, chopped into bite size pieces
EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)
S+P (salt and pepper)
1/2 cube butter
1/2 onion, chopped
1 C milk
3/4 C flour
1 can chicken broth (about 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 C)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Coat chopped cauliflower in EVOO and spread out evenly on a large cookie sheet. Add S+P. Bake in oven for 40-45 min. Occasionally shift cauliflower around while baking to prevent sticking and burning. In a large saucepan, sauté onions in melted butter over low-medium heat until tender. Add milk, flour, and chicken broth. Whisk constantly over medium heat until thickened. This may take a few minutes so be patient. Remove cauliflower from oven and add to saucepan with other ingredients. Break cauliflower into smaller pieces with whisk. Add more S+P to taste. Let stand in bowls at least 2-3 minutes before serving as the soup will be very hot.


Adding cheese to this recipe is perfectly acceptable. I would use an aged cheddar.

To make this recipe toddler friendly, puree hot soup in a blender for 10 seconds. Kids love the velvety texture.

This recipe can work exactly the same with broccoli if you're not a cauliflower lover.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Snow Day

Yesterday the temperature went above 30 degrees so we decided to venture out to one of my favorite places in the world, Aspen Grove. Quaking Aspen trees are hands down my favorite trees so I need to visit them often. Elle had a good time walking around with Grandma while I photographed every tree possible. My mom has always been a serious hiker, and that is a trait I am determined to pass onto my children. Next time I will definitely take my snow shoes though as I sank down to my waist (literally) in some areas. This would be a great spot for a secluded snow shoeing date with some soup, a blanket, cocoa, and of course your special sweetie.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Dan & Lezlie Preview

This couple was so adorable and cuddly I couldn't help but feel giddy during their engagement shoot. Stay tuned for the rest!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Beautiful Taylor

This adorable young woman is the giggliest, sweetest, most friendly girl I know, and she just happens to be my neighbor. Enjoy her lovely images!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Weimer Family

Over the holidays I shot my husband's family. Everyone did fantastic despite the fresh snow and 14 degree weather! Enjoy.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Cyndi & Nick

My super gorgeous cousin got married in the Fall, and I was able to get some pretty shots. The Fall foliage was almost as breathtaking as the bride. The ceremony and reception took place at Log Haven in Millcreek Canyon. Love these!