My family moved to the desert of Moab, Utah a year ago and I’m happy to say we are thriving here. It was a little rough at first, but now it’s home. It’s such a unique place, just a small rural town out in the middle of nowhere that overflows with tourists coming to enjoy red rock country.
From time to time I’ve been asked for recommendations for both things to do and restaurants to visit, so I’ve created a space— a work in progress— for all of that information. Planning a vacation to Moab? Here’s what you need to know! >> More
You’ll go nuts for these outrageous fudge brownies loaded with walnuts, almonds, and hazelnuts.
This recipe was developed in partnership with Diamond of California.
Like most kids, I used to be firmly anti-nut when it came to brownies and most desserts. Then I got older and wised up. Nuts are where it’s at! And now I actually prefer my brownies have nuts— I love the crunch and flavor.
These bars are pretty much my brownie heaven. Super dense, rich and fudgy, and packed with nuts. >> More
A breakfast bake filled with roasted broccoli, bacon, Gruyere cheese, eggs and chives. It’s a quiche minus the fussy pie crust!
I had been craving quiche for months already. And then I remembered this amazing slice of quiche I had a while ago at one of our favorite salt lake city restaurants, back when we still lived there.
(Wow, has it really been over a year since we moved?)
The quiche was filled with lots of broccoli and salty bacon and I could not get enough of it. The memory of it was enough motivation for me to finally bake that quiche and satisfy the craving. Only, I didn’t feel like fussing over and waiting on a homemade pie crust, and store-bought crusts are always so disappointing. So, I baked a quiche without the crust and didn’t even miss it. >> More
Rich and creamy homemade ice cream with the flavor of sweetened iced coffee. It’s a refreshing spring and summer treat!
Has it started heating up where you are yet? Today was whopping 90 degree day here in Southern Utah and it caught me of guard, but also got me a little giddy.
It’s time to break out the shorts and tank tops, lather on the sunscreen, and stuff my freezer full of ice cream. I plan to live on the stuff till September. >> More
Soft and chewy drop cookies packed full of chocolate chunks, toffee bits, rolled oats and dried cherries.
I need to share something with you, and I really hope you don’t mind.
Life is pretty difficult right now. My Mom passed away almost 3 months ago and I’m still taking it one day at a time. Some days are almost normal with brief moments of grief, but on other days the grief is all-consuming, and then there are days when I just feel numb.
I put on a brave face and try to be strong. Life goes on, after all. When people ask me how I’m doing, I keep it simple with “I’m okay” because the whole story is so much more complicated than that. >> More