Category: Culture

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I'm Stuck in the 1990's

When I was growing up, I couldn’t figure out why my parents only listened to music that was produced short of the disco era. I thought they had pretty good taste in music up...

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Aritchoke Pesto

I was thrilled to be watching Everyday Italian and see a virtually dairy-free pesto. Giada adds Parmesan and uses walnuts. I don’t think it needs cheese (and trust me, I like cheese on everything),...

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The Best Hymns to Sing on Mothers' Day

This last Sunday for Mothers’ Day, my ward sang one fantastic hymn (“O My Father”) and one hymn I didn’t particularly care for (“Home Can Be a Heaven on Earth”). So, in my mind,...

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Flan for Cinco de Mayo

In honor of Cinco de Mayo tomorrow, here’s a friend of mine’s flan recipe that is quite easy. The caramel method is mine. I’ve never been able to get it golden any other way....

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Novel Excerpt: Entertaining Angels Unaware

My very talented writer friend, Laura McCune-Poplin, has graciously let us post an excerpt from her yet-unpublished novel, Entertaining Angels Unaware. Laura has written this novel about a LDS woman on her mission in...

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Barriers

today i bought myself lunch. two pieces of pepperoni pizza and a drink from ray’s for five bucks. i love ray’s pizza. and i didn’t feel much like making myself lunch. so i bought...

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On Finding Myself Culinarily Disinclined

For Valentine’s this year, instead of a wrapped gift, per se, I was thinking of alternatives for my sweetheart. Something into which I would put more time and thought—more of myself. One thought I...

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Clean?

In the past few weeks I’ve learned that almost everyone I know that’s not a full-time SAHM (and even a few of those, too) have a weekly cleaning lady. I was pretty surprised to...