Monthly Archives: December 2013


Day 3: My Grandmother’s Nativity by Elizabeth Lund 7

It was Christmastime.  In a home with my parents, five brothers and me, it was a busy time.  My mother had received a beautiful handmade porcelain nativity from my Grandmother Lloyd.  The pieces were delicate and my mother would place them on her mantle as a reminder of the reason for the season, the Savior’s […]


My Favorite Chili

3 pieces bacon, crumbled 1 Tbsp bacon drippings, reserved from bacon 1/2 cup chopped onion 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 pound ground beef 1 can tomato sauce 1/2-1 tsp cayenne pepper 1 tsp chili powder 1/2 tsp cumin 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 1/2 cups crushed tomatoes (or one small 14 oz […]


Homemade Rolls

This is my go-to recipe for rolls. I got the recipe from my oh-so-sweet-and-talented sis-in-law, who refuses to be named (you know who you are!) I have done them so many times that it doesn’t seem like a lot of work.  They do take time, though.  Be prepared to make time for these!  They are tender and delicious! […]


Flaky Pie Crust

So…I must admit I have had a terrible time making pies.  One year the crust was hard and inedible.  You can always tell when people start scraping out the filling that the crust is gross!  The next year my crusts melted when I baked them.  Yep, it folded in on itself like a melting snowman.  […]