About Me

I enjoy making things from scratch. "It tastes better when it's made with love", my husband always says. My all time favorite recipes that I use over and over, have come from Brandon's side of the family. They are country rooted and have a down-home cooking style that is to die for! Now I live in a rural area myself... these country folks really are the best cooks. I have collected many tasty recipes from them as well.
I also love healthy recipes. My husband and I are trying to eat more "clean & natural" foods as of late. These recipes I'm experimenting with and I'm so excited to share them!

I hope you find a wide variety of delicious recipes to enjoy with your family and friends! In my opinion, food makes every occasion better.


A little more about me and my brady bunch ----> I lived in California during my grade school years then moved to Utah when I was 11 years old. After living in Utah for 20+ years, I consider myself full blown Utahn. I grew up in urban areas of Utah until I met my country boy, Brandon. He is anything BUT urban and I love LoVe LOVE it! He took me for a ride in a big green tractor our first date, and I knew then, I would never want to leave his side.

We are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. After dating for 3 months, we were married in the Salt Lake City Temple on September 26, 2008.

We started off with 3 kids, then had 3 more together... we have a Yours (Baylee & Abbee), Mine (Kalyssa), & Ours (William, Paisley, and Emmy) kind of family. Having a family of eight is a lot of work and a lot of blessings.   

Brandon works for Bear River Valley Co-Op and gets to sit in a tractor all day, and he loves it. I stay home with our kids, and do nails part-time out of our home {visit Polished by Jen on facebook}. But first and foremost, I cherish being a mother above all else. I look forward to everyday I get to be home with them. I am so blessed!

Brandon is my best friend, and I'm cRaZy in love with him! He's everything I could ask for.

Thanks for stopping by.


Fun Facts About Me (not in any order):

- I'm addicted to the treadmill and I love to run in races. I've participated in over 25 races (5Ks, 10Ks, a 15K, and a 10-miler). I just ran my first half marathon in Aug 2013.

- I can touch my nose with my tongue.

- I am the most gullible person alive. If you tell me something with a straight face I'll believe you.

- My favorite sport to play is soccer. I played it for 8 years as a kid. Now I look forward to every April when Futsal season starts at my church - this is how I get my soccer fix nowadays.

- If I could go back and live in the 1800's for one day, I would. I love the fashion from that era and the simple way of life...

Me & My Outlaw

- I'm getting involved in family history work so temple ordinances can be performed for my deceased ancestors.

- Brandon and I met on a blind date.

- The one food I can't live without is dark chocolate.

- I serve (with Brandon) as State Committee members for the Utah Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers.

- I am left-handed. We lefties have a special holiday just for us... August 13th is International Left-Handers Day.

- I gave birth to fraternal twin girls in 2011. They are my perfectly healthy little miracles...

Paisley Ann & Emmy Lou

- I have a spider phobia. Even typing the word gives me the heebee geebees.

- My 30's are better than my 20's in every aspect.

- I am super jumpy and scare easily. Brandon takes advantage of it. :)

- I bought my first dirt bike and am learning how to ride...

- I have a deep love and appreciation for the Savior of the World. I recognize His blessings and the strength He gives me everyday. 


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