Oreo Peppermint Crunch Cookies

Oreo Peppermint Crunch Cookies. Yeah, now that I have your attention, I wanted to pass along this glorious and almost unnaturally delicious cookie recipe.  Knowing me for the perfectionist that I am (snort, giggle) you do know I made these like, 3 times to make sure they were just right for you. Because I care. […]

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Five New Holiday Traditions To Try

Five new holiday traditions to try. I’d forgotten the excitement the twins used to show when we’d open the boxes filled with Christmas decorations.  Now they’re 15 and too cool (I think they still dig it) to show it.  But 3 year old Zoe is all about asking “where did we get those stars?”  And “is […]

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Turkey 2.0: Tackling The Turducken

Turkey 2.0: Tackling The Turducken. I still remember our first Thanksgiving, when I was attempting to fool The Todd into thinking I knew my way around the kitchen. “Okay, next I’m going to place my hand here, in order to remove–” “What ARE you doing?” I looked up to see The Todd in the doorway, looking […]

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Five Fresh Veggie Sides For The Turkey

Five fresh veggie sides for the turkey. While I know Thanksgiving is meant to be a frenzy of high-fat fabulousness–and I would fight for that right to my death–it is nice to throw in a couple of sides that don’t completely turn your blood into liquid butter.  Here’s five fresh sides for the turkey you may […]

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Five Delicious Dishes To Cook In November

Five Delicious Dishes To Cook In November. Sigh…November.  A month when even the least enthusiastic cook (yes, my hand is up) tries desperately to prove they have Mad Skills In The Kitchen.  Take a look at the five delicious dishes here–all foods at their peak this month!     Five Delicious Dishes To Cook In November […]

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10 Creepy, Disgusting Halloween Recipes

10 Creepy, Disgusting Halloween Recipes. When it comes to Halloween treats, the more disgusting the better. At least, according to my twins.  If it makes your stomach churn just looking at it, they’ll eat it.  Here’s 10 delightfully disgusting Halloween recipes. 1.  (pictured above) Bloody Bandaids, graham crackers, marzipan and cherry jelly. 2.  Jello Worms: […]

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5 Utah Ghost Towns To Explore: Scary New Updates!

(Photo credit: Bill Gracey) 5 Utah Ghost Towns To Explore: Scary New Updates! There’s no better time than summer to fill the gas tank and head out on an impromptu road trip, armed with nothing but a case of diet Pepsi and a box of Capt. Crunch. But where to go? With all this hot weather, it’s […]

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Four offbeat Halloween adventures you may not have tried yet…

Four offbeat Halloween adventures you may not have tried yet… Utah takes Halloween seriously- as we should. From costumes to candy to the wildest home decor- we rock this holiday. But here’s four Halloween adventures you may not know about. Have a look! 1. Halloween Cruise On The Provo River Take a boat ride along […]

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5 Deliciously Creepy Halloween Recipes

5 Deliciously Creepy Halloween Recipes. “Moooom,” whined my Zachie yesterday, “can we plllleeeease make the Bloody Hand Meatloaf again?” I wouldn’t have minded the question so much but we were in the meat aisle at our local grocery store and the lady next to me carefully moved her cart far, far away. But 16 year […]

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Ice Block Awesomeness

Ice Block Awesomeness. I’m mildly ashamed that I picked this  up from Ice Block Day at our local zoo–they freeze toys and food into ice blocks for the animals to play with during the hottest days of summer.  Look–if it works for an otter, it works for my kids, okay?                                  Photo credit: Crumb Bums             Use […]

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