Archive for November, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 26th, 2013

It’s time to pull out your favorite recipe books. If you don’t have one… stop in and pick up a copy of mine! I created this cookbook for my clients, families and friends a couple years ago and have a few copies left.

Kitchen from my last personal residence.

Here is a sample of what you’ll find inside: delicious recipes from clients of mine along with pictures of their kitchens.
1 cup softened butter or margarine
2 cups warm milk
2 Tablespoons yeast
1 Tablespoon sugar
½ cup warm water
¾ cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
8 cups flour
Cream Filling (recipe below)
Almond Filling (recipe below)
Streusel Topping (recipe below)
Almond Icing (recipe below)

Place all ingredients in large mixing bowl. Mix only till well blended. Cover and let rise till double. Punch down and roll out into desired shapes. In the meantime, make cream and almond fillings, streusel topping, and almond icing.

Directions for assembling: Divide dough into 4 equal parts. On lightly floured board roll out each part into a rectangle. Spread ¼ of the cream filling on each; then ¼ almond filling on each. Roll up jelly-roll fashion. Cut about 10 slashes through top with knife. Place each roll on greased cookie sheet; then shape into wreath shape or candy can shape. Sprinkle with streusel topping. Let rise in a warm place till double in bulk. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes. Drizzle with almond icing. Sprinkle sliced almonds if desired.

Cream Filling:
1 cup milk
1 egg yolk
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup sugar
2 Tablespoons flour
Heat milk in saucepan. Mix egg yolk into dry ingredients. Add a little warm milk, then mix with heated milk and stir and cook till thick. Cover with plastic wrap and cool.

Almond Filling:
1 cup butter or margarine
1 ½ cups sugar
1 cup oats
4 teaspoons almond flavoring
Mix all ingredients with fork or wire whip or mixer till well blended.

Streusel Topping:
1 cup flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup butter
Mix all ingredients with fork or wire whip mixer till well blended.

Almond Icing:
1 cup powdered sugar
2-3 Tablespoons milk or cream
1 teaspoon almond flavoring
Combine powdered sugar with enough milk or cream to make slightly runny icing. Add almond flavoring.

Here is a tip from Laura “I make this recipe every year for my friends and neighbors for Christmas. It is also our favorite Christmas morning treat. It can be frozen after assembled. Just take out of the freezer, and allow to thaw and rise until doubled in bulk.”

Welcome Adam

November 21st, 2013

We are so excited to welcome Adam to our group. He has joined our team as financial controller and LDS account project manager. He attended XiBeiDaXue in China, graduated from BYU Hawaii and is currently working towards an MBA with an emphasis in finance. He has previously worked increasing economic relations between China and Hawaii as well as expediting religious art production for LDS temples. Adam enjoys Chinese art and children’s literature, and is working to produce his first Chinese book, created with his children in mind!

Here we all are enjoying Em’s, one of our favorite eateries!

Stock Plan C is the final home in my 2014 collection. This home is approximately 2,410 square feet. You can purchase the plans with the finished square feet I have drawn for only $2000. I can also draw up basement plans or further customize these homes for your lot or needs. If you have a lot and would like to know which stock plan would fit best, come in for a free discovery meeting!

See Stock Plan A and Stock Plan B in this home series.

Continuing on with the semi-custom 2014 house plans, stock plan B is approximately 2,500 square feet. This home will also require a longer lot than the first series of plans. Each of the homes in this second series has a uniquely different style, although I hope if you are familiar with my work you can see the similarity in them as well.

Call us at (801)292-1512 to purchase this 2014 semi-custom house plan for just $2,000!

This week I have three additional semi-custom house plans to introduce. These are part of my 2014 collection, still very versatile and adaptable. However, as you can see from the sketch, these plans will require a larger lot. I give you stock plan A which is approximately 1,960 square feet:

Call us at (801)292-1512 to purchase this 2014 semi-custom house plan for just $2,000!

Lodder Home

November 7th, 2013

I was able to visit my great friends and clients in their home I designed to be built by Lodder Homes. I have created 28 semi-custom home plans for Lodder Homes. Come in for a free discovery meeting and we can select the perfect plan for you!

See in progress pictures of this home here.

Eco House Bathrooms

November 5th, 2013

This home has many bathrooms, each unique in design. Scott Adams did a remarkable job executing the cabinet design. Just below on the right is the master bathroom- Continuing on with my goal to bring the beautiful exterior in you can see how the natural light and beauty filters in through the windows behind suspended mirrors.

See interior and exterior pictures of Eco House.

Eco House Casita

November 1st, 2013

Take a peek inside the casita at Eco House. I designed it to open up to the courtyard and stunning outdoor living spaces to create a similarly serene feeling as the main house.

See interior and exterior pictures of the main house.