Indiana Artisan Marketplace–Put this on your Calendar!

WHAT: Indiana Artisan Marketplace
WHEN: Saturday, April 16, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.Sunday, April 17, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
WHERE: Indiana State Fairgrounds, Expo Hall, Indianapolis
COST: $8 admission (free for children 15 and under) and $3 parking


The Indiana Artisan Marketplace is a chance to buy one-of-a-kind artwork and artisan food directly from the Hoosiers who make it, to meet the artisans and to share their stories. Visitors will be able to watch artisans create their food products and artwork, cultivate relationships with their favorite artisans and celebrate Indiana talent and creativity

Indiana Artisans include painters, beekeepers, woodworkers, winemakers, jewelry designers, weavers, makers of specialty cheeses and more. An Indiana Artisan is a Hoosier recognized for careful attention to detail, knowledge of a craft and an entrepreneurial spirit. His or her talent contributes to Indiana’s reputation for quality work.

Coupon here:

I am really hoping to fit this into my schedule!



I Felt Like Deviled Eggs

Yesterday I felt like making deviled eggs.  So, I did.  With all the effort and brain-power I’ve put into school in the last few years, I feel like I have forgotten a lot of things–like how to properly boil an egg.  So, I turned to Martha:

Despite its name, a boiled egg shouldn’t be boiled (which will yield rubbery results) but rather immediately removed from the heat once the cooking

water comes to a boil. Place eggs in a saucepan large enough to accommodate them in a single layer. Fill pan with cold water, covering eggs by 1 inch. Bring water to a boil over medium-high heat. Turn off heat, cover, and let stand 90 seconds to 2 minutes for soft-boiled eggs, 1 minute 45 seconds to 2 minutes 15 seconds for medium-boiled, and 11 to 12 minutes for hard-boiled. Once the hard-boiled egg is cooked, transfer it to a bowl of ice water (this will prevent discoloration and facilitate peeling); let stand 2

minutes, then crack by gently pressing egg against a hard surface. Peel under cold, running water.

Read more at Boiled Egg 101 – Martha Stewart Recipes


It was too late to call my mom.  So, sorry to mom and all (only a few in the pic) my aunts, cause I know this isn’t the proper recipe…..




6 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and sliced in half
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
salt and pepper to taste.

1. In a small bowl, combine the yolks, mayonnaise, and pickle relish.
2. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
3. Fill the egg white halves with the filling.

Yep, that’s it.

So, just to prove that you can find anything on the internet, here’s a blog dedicated to finding the perfect deviled egg recipe: What fun 🙂

Sunday Afternoon Apple Crisp

Our uneaten apples were in danger of rotting away to nothing…eek!  Apple crisp to the rescue!

Here’s the recipe I followed:

  • 3 c. sliced apples
  • 3 tbsp. flour
  • 1/4 c. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. water
  • 1/2 c. rolled oats
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 c. butter
  • 1/3 c. brown sugar

Combine apples, flour, 1/4 cup sugar, cinnamon, 1/8 teaspoon salt and water. Place in a greased casserole dish.  Cut together with pastry blender the remaining ingredients and sprinkle on top of the casserole mixture. Bake 35 minutes in 375 degree oven.


The result:

A lovely addition to Sunday afternoon…