Caramel Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Whenever my extended family got together my Aunt Fran made the most delicious desserts. This was one of my favorites. She would triple this recipe and it was gone in an hour. It’s a must try recipe. Warning… once you take a bite of this delicious cookie you won’t be able to stop! Bake 350, use 9×13 pan Mix: 1 ½ c. flour 1 ½ … Continue reading Caramel Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Jen Thorpe’s Amazing Fettuccini Alfredo

In honor of Jen Thorpe, who passed away two and a half years ago and in whose memory the Just-a-Break foundation is operated we want to share this delicious recipe. Our editor, Heather Godfrey, grew up by the Thorpe family and said that Jen submitted this recipe to a neighborhood cookbook. When invited to parties, Heather is often specifically asked to bring this dish because … Continue reading Jen Thorpe’s Amazing Fettuccini Alfredo

Delicious Recipes

The Best Soft  Chocolate Chip Cookies  By Melissa Spelts  I found this recipe on and it’s become a new favorite in our house. These cookies come out very soft and thick. If this is a combination that you like, try this recipe.  Preheat oven to 350. Bake 9-11 minutes.  8 tbsp. of salted butter (softened) ½ c. white sugar  ¼ c. light brown sugar … Continue reading Delicious Recipes

Ogden Restaurant Week

Ogden Restaurant Week Ogden Restaurant Week is here and I can’t wait to try and eat at all 25 restaurants. I am a regular downtown diner, but the menu options offered up during this event are impossible to resist. If you haven’t been to Ogden Restaurant Week, it works like this: 25 of Ogden’s best independent, locally-owned restaurants will be featuring a fixed two-course lunch … Continue reading Ogden Restaurant Week

April Recipes: fresh tastes

  Homemade Teriyaki Sauce  by Baily Beckstrand (Instagram – Scratchkitchen2) 2 Tbsp. honey  ½ c. low sodium soy sauce  ¾ c. water  4 Tbsp. pack brown sugar  ½ tsp. minced ginger ½ tsp. minced garlic  2 Tbsp. corn starch + ¼ c. cold water 1 Tbsp sesame seeds (optional) In a medium sized sauce pan, whisk together honey, soy sauce, water, brown sugar, minced ginger … Continue reading April Recipes: fresh tastes


Green Jello with Homemade Whipped Cream by Melissa Spelts This is a fun and easy St. Patty’s day dessert, plus it’s green jello and we live in Utah so there’s that… My family especially loves it with my homemade whipped cream. I make Jello Jigglers and cut them into cubes. Follow the Jello instructions using one or two boxes depending on the amount of mouths … Continue reading Recipe

February Recipes: Sweet + Savory

Whip up a batch of these easy Valentine-themed sugar cookies for your loved ones this month! Chicken Salad Stuffed Peppers by Melissa Spelts 2 bell peppers – cut in half Mix 1 can of chicken, 12.5 oz (we buy ours from Costco) 1 avocado (diced) 1 to 2 Tbsp. of Mayo 2 tsp. of mustard Stuff and eat. It’s so yummy! Mayo Substitutes… Greek Yogurt Olive … Continue reading February Recipes: Sweet + Savory