This weekend the girls and I met up with some friends at Nunn’s Park to walk the Bridal Veil Falls trail. Unfortunately, it was WAY colder than we expected. So, our group only made it to the base of the falls before heading back to our warm cars.
When RB and I were first married, we lived in a small townhouse in Provo, Utah. Looking back, the place was a dream come true. It had a pretty blue door with a brass handle and matching kick plate. White popcorn trees bloomed every Spring in a line down our street. We had a great covered parking spot. And best of all we had a great church ward.
Although we frequently attended church, during our college years we didn’t participate much in extra ward activities. It wasn’t until much later that I got my calling as a primary teacher. So between, full-time school, work, and sitting in the back of the cultural hall during sacrament meeting, we didn’t know a lot of people in our great ward. And that is why I never met the Youngs or their daughter Holland in person.
I do, however, remember vividly the day when I found out she had passed away.
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup is classic American fare found on any soup and sandwich shop menu. However, much of the time the rich natural squash flavor can be masked by an overabundance of spices and extra sweetness. This recipe produces a result that is both hearty, comforting, with a great depth of flavor while remaining relatively un-fussy and simple.
M&M Cookies are so colorful and fun. They’re perfect for birthday parties, giving as gifts, or just making for the heck of it. These particular M&M cookies are soft and chewy. They can stand on their own, but are perfect for dunking in a tall glass of milk or hugging either side of a big scoop of vanilla ice cream. The best part of these cookies is that they can be done in one bowl and mixed by hand.
When many think of Easter, they think of bunnies, baby chicks, candy, and chocolate. I am no different. Every year I make this carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. (And when I say every year, I mean starting from last year). It’s three layers of soft, decadent cake separated by luscious cream cheese frosting. It’s gently spiced, with some lemon in the frosting to cut the sweetness. It’s received rave reviews from everyone I’ve ever served it to. However, little ducks, rabbits, and eggs are definitely not all I think about at Easter…