2014-10-15 08.18.32

Fast Homemade Applesauce by the Pioneer Woman

I received a bushel of apples yesterday from a friend with a nearby orchard, and didn’t have time for my big batch canning of applesauce. So I tried a recipe for some easy Homemade Applesauce by the Pioneer Woman. It was fast, simple, and so delicious. I tripled her recipe, using two pots to cook […]


Go to Meet the Mormons

Tonight we went to see Meet the Mormons.  I knew it would be good, but it was fantastic!  And we found out the Bishop featured is from our old Atlanta Ward. It was so fun to see old friends in the show!  Such good people, and it sure brought back memories of our years stationed […]

oct 30 2011 salem trip (110)

America in Autumn and Our Favorite Fall Recipes

Every autumn we get this longing for New England, the mountains of the west, and the places we have enjoyed living around the country. We are so blessed in America to enjoy beautiful fall seasons in so many regions, and each area has it’s own feeling to it. And if you live in Utah, you […]

2014-10-07 22.05.09

Baked Onion Rings

I love onion rings, but don’t like eating fried food. I came up with this recipe many years ago for baked onion rings, and  we love it!  I was reminded of how delicious they are when I made this with dinner last night. Ingredients: 1 cup flour 2 tsp salt 2 large sweet yellow onions, peeled […]


Staying in the Old Ship Zion

I was particularly struck this weekend by a remembrance of my former self, the one who did not believe. As I listened to the inspired words during General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the truth was so clear. There was no mistaking the feelings of confirmation that witnessed to me […]

The Best Buttermilk wheat pancakes (4)

Favorite Whole Wheat Pancakes

This recipe has been our favorite pancake recipe for years. We usually alternate between these and our Prairie Pancake Mix recipe for waffles too. I always keep a quart of buttermilk ready in our fridge for making these each week. They are delicious and whole grain! Ingredients: 2 cups flour 2 cups whole wheat flour […]


Whole Grain Baked Donuts

We found a recipe for whole grain donuts by Health magazine. I had to try it too while we were making our Fall Donuts and other Baked Donut Recipes. I changed a few things though, and here is our version of the recipe. They were delicious! You can use a donut baker for perfectly shaped […]