Wednesday, December 29, 2010

New Camera!!!

My Christmas gift from Dave and Keaton this year was a Canon EOS!  I was completely surprised and it was so unexpected.  I guess they feel my food pic's aren't up to par. lol!  Anyways it was such a wonderful gift from them.  My in-laws got me a long distance lense.  I'm so so happy!  No more blurred photo's unless I want them to be.

Keaton's friend's mother made us some vegan treats this year.  What a pleasant surprise and very thoughtful they were to make these for us. 
Fudge (this was so good I had way to  much)
This will be my go to recipe for fudge.  I'll have to post the recipe later.
Spiced Pecans

This is a butternut squash lasagna that I had been wanting to make.  The recipe is taken from
 Giada De Laurentis but of course made vegan.  It was really good and really easy to make.  There were supposed to be more layers but there wasn't enough sauce or butternut squash.  Next time I will double those two things.  I didn't have enough basil so I added in some sage.  As for the vegan ingredients I used Earth Balance and daiya mozzerella.  I would make this for company in a heart beat.

I hope everyone has a safe and fun New Years Eve.  We are having some friends over for New Years and I hope the appetizers I have planned turn out. 

Until 2011!


  1. Well deserved Jo! And we get to benefit from your photos. I still have some butternut squash from the garden hanging out. And my sage is still plugging along. When are you coming for dinner?

    The fudge looks awesome.

    Enjoy your New Years. Take lots of photos.

  2. All these look so yummy! I would try that squash lasagna! And yay for the new camera!

  3. Hooray for the new camera! A perfect gift for a food blogger :) And fudge- that's what I forgot to make this holiday. I knew I forgot something wonderful and important.

  4. Woohoo! Have fun with your new camera..

    That lasagna looks to die for

  5. To everyone- My camera make me so happy! I still need to read the booklet for it. I'll post some scenery shots too. Happy New Year to all!

  6. What a great gift the camera is. It will be fun for you to take some great food pictures! The fudge looks delicious, and I'll have to try out some Daiya in something really cheesy like that lasagna!

  7. New cameras are always a fun new toy! :0


  9. Oh boy, a new camera! I'm sure you'll have a lot of fun with it. The lasagna looks so yummy! Happy 2011! :-)

  10. Hope you had a very happy New Year, and have a wonderful time of 2011! :)

  11. That cheese looks awesome, so far I've only been able to find vegan cream cheese and it melts, but is really liquid and doesn't brown properly!

  12. Happy New Year!!!
    I'm so excited for you that you got a new camera! That is the best gift for a blogger I think. That fudge looks amazing, what a thoughtful gift. I hope you share that recipe!