Cookie Jarred

Cookie Jarred 3

Conscientious preparation is just as important as ingredient quality and content in cookie making. You can’t just rush through the process. You must mix and blend properly, then cook them exactly the right length of time to achieve delectable texture and taste. I don’t mean to blow my own horn, but I am an award ...
Totally Tangled

Totally Tangled 7

“This is the story of how I died.” What a killer first line. Author Richard Peck once said, “The first line of a story has to reach out and grab you by the throat,” and that one does. Especially because we’re not expecting to be introduced to the story of a sweet new Disney princess ...
Spring Signs

Spring Signs

There’s a saying around here – “Welcome to Utah! If you don’t like the weather, wait 2o minutes.” I think in Cache Valley it’s more like 5 minutes. It’s been a looooong winter. But if you look hard enough, you will see the signs of spring.                   ...
Connected

Connected 1

My kids love their cousins. They beg and pester me endlessly to plan play dates and sleepovers. My siblings and I go to great lengths to coordinate our busy family schedules to get our kids together despite the long distances between us. It’s a lot of time and effort, but when I see the connection they have with each other, ...
Community Blobber

Community Blobber 2

My son loves science and math. Because of this my husband thinks I cheated on him. But somewhere from the dark depths of our bohemian genetic pool a reasonable, systematic gene fought its way through the stew of gypsies and made its way into my fetal son’s DNA. For this freak of nature I am ...