Fresh Raspberry and Meyer Lemon Macarons

On Friday while Peanut was at school I took the boys raspberry picking. We went to the McBride’s Briar Patch which is the same place we went last year. Since we live in Salt Lake and McBride’s is in Mapleton it’s quite a drive but it’s so much fun and the McBride’s are so nice […]

3 Secrets to Fantastic Hot Chocolate

Years ago, when we first moved back to Utah from California, our friends, Mark and Jane, lived in Salt Lake for the winter while Mark did his 4th year core rotations at the VA hospital. Sometime during the Christmas season we went to see the lights at Temple Square and afterward went back to their […]

Homemade Vanilla Extract

A couple of years ago I saw someone online post about making vanilla extract. I’ve seen it a few more times since and have wanted to try it but just haven’t managed to make it happen. Then sometime during the fall another friend posted on Facebook about making a double strength batch. It got me […]

Biscuit Donuts

A few years ago I saw an idea for donuts in Real Simple magazine that sounded right up my alley. I like donuts but never bother making them at home because I don’t want to do all the work involved; letting them raise, and cutting them out, and raising (again?). This recipe suggested using canned […]

Orange Junk

For Christmas every year since I can remember we have Orange Junk as part of our Christmas Eve dinner. My grandma L used to make it, my mom makes it, and now, when I make Christmas Eve dinner, it’s always included. It’s kind of a Christmas staple at our house but with citrus available for […]