Summertime means grilling at our house.  A whole lot of grilling.  This is hands down our favorite steak marinade recipe.  After a lot of trial and error, I came up with this steak marinade recipe and we use it again and again and again.  If you’re Read More

Our favorite steak marinade recipe

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Boy, have we had a lot of snow in Salt Lake City this year.  I’m so very grateful for last year’s mild winter while our roof had gaping holes during the remodel.  This year, we’ve been hit by storm after storm after storm which lends itself, naturally, Read More

Snow Day Brunch

I love this time of year.  Valentine’s has always been so magical to me, even as a child.  I recently hosted a Valentine’s play date for Ruby and some friends and it was so easy and fun!  Here is a sneak peek: photos by yours truly and Elle Read More

Valentine’s Play Date Party

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I don’t know about you, but my body craves a warm drink every. single. day.  Especially this time of year when my neighborhood is covered with oodles of snow, I just want to curl up with a blanket and a cup of hot chocolate.  I’m not a coffee drinker, Read More

Vegan Hot Chocolate

There’s something about a trifle that just feels special.  They look and feel so fancy, yet making a trifle dessert is so easy.  My mother-in-law first got me hooked on trifles because every family gathering, she would show up with this really impressive Read More

Mini Brownie Cookie Trifles

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Thank you for your sweet responses about the kitchen!  I love hearing from all of you:) Today is the Utah state holiday of Pioneer Day where I’m at.  It’s one of my favorite holidays, filled with watching Utah’s biggest parade (which I used to be a Read More

Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies

I love me a good shake.  My favorite is cookie dough with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups mixed in.  Mmmm mmmm mmmm.  Well, the recipe I’m sharing today is a close second.  Seriously.  It’s that good. Today I’m teaming up with Smashburger to bring Read More


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It’s peach season, ya’ll.  For some reason I picture Paula Deen saying that, then handing me a stick of butter.  Poor Paula.  I’m still heartbroken over her whole racism debacle.  But I digress…. back to peach season, ya’ll! Peaches are my favorite Read More


At my house, we are grillers.  We grill.  All summer, almost every night.  It’s one of my favorite things about this time of year.  Nothing quite beats sitting out on the deck, and cooking up a feast of fresh food. Grilling is also pretty easy, Read More


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A summer dessert isn’t complete without some kind of berry.  This is the perfect time of year to whip up this amazing dessert.  It goes great with ice cream and will have everyone asking for seconds!  I hope you love one of my favorite recipes: Berry Read More

BERRY PUDDING CAKE (& giveaway winner announced!)

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