The 10 worst neighborhood gifts to receive 

Opening the door to a plate full of holiday treats in the weeks leading up to Christmas is a highlight of the holiday for our family. Delivering our own homemade treats is a family tradition that we look forward to and that brings us closer [...]

A Christmas Caramel: The Little Red Hen Candy Company shares sweet holiday tradition

If Christmas tradition was a treat that could be wrapped in brown paper packages tied up with string, it would taste like the caramels made by Holly Olson and Ptarmi Kilgore, co-owners of The Little Red Hen Candy Company. The Christmas candy [...]

Recipe: Andrea Clarke’s mixed berry and banana smoothie

James Clarke’s favorite beverage is also from his favorite first investor — his wife, who let him start Clearlink from her basement on a card table. “I promised her that by the time she had our first child, I would be turning a profit,” [...]

10 tips for eating healthier during the holidays

Sponsored Story As the holiday season rolls in, food takes center stage at family and friend gatherings. People salivate over the Thanksgiving dinner and Christmas cookies, but dread the New Years resolutions. But it doesn’t have to be that [...]

Waffle Love at first bite: Local devotion to the first food truck in the valley is waffle-iron-clad

In the second episode of Food Network’s competitive show, “The Great Food Truck Race,” Waffle Love owner Adam Terry and two of his brothers were in the truck, slicing fruit, making dough and serving customers in Arizona. Adam, in an emotional [...]

A trip to Italy in downtown Provo

By Mary Crafts-Homer When I first came to Provo in 1972 to attend BYU, I fell in love with downtown Provo and its quaint hardware store, shoe repair, fabric store, and of course, the night-life hot spot: JIMBA’S! Over the years, downtown [...]

Soup’s on! 8 great bowls to try in Utah Valley

It’s beginning to look a lot like autumn in Utah — the new school year is well underway, temperatures are dropping, and the leaves are turning. And there’s no better way to ring in the season than to sample a bowl of one of the Valley’s [...]

Culinary Crafts ‘pops up’ a 10-course restaurant monthly

Utah Valley’s premier caterer has added an entirely new take on their menu this fall. Culinary Crafts is hosting monthly “pop up” restaurants, with 10-course meals served in unique locations. After their first farm-to-fork [...]

5 September food holidays you don’t want to miss

Because just about every day of the year is a food holiday of one kind or another (National Moldy Cheese Day anyone?) it’s hard to keep track of which food to celebrate. So we’ve compiled a list of some of the upcoming important [...]

Recipe: Scott Mitchell’s Most Important Meal of the Day

When a nutritionist visited the set of “The Biggest Loser,” Scott stayed in the kitchen all day and “messed around” while learning how to make healthy food taste great. “It’s all about texture and flavor,” Scott says. Scott won [...]

Life by Chocolate: Orem bakery dishes dessert and deliciousness in women-owned venture

By Mary Crafts-Homer Most of you know I’m pretty passionate about food. In fact, in some circles, I might even be called a food snob, but in reality, there are just two areas where I am very discriminating: 1) Ice cream vs gelato (that’s [...]

Recipe: Chocolate Truffle Pie

Whip up this chocolate masterpiece for a decadent treat. Or, if your idea of baking is buying, get Melissa’s treats locally at Good Earth, Real Foods Market, Harmon’s, Beehive Health Essentials or Ginger’s Garden Café. Crust ingredients 1/2 [...]

How to eat healthier without guilt

Eleven years ago, Melissa Chappell — known as “Raw Melissa” around town — turned her passion for making healthy food into a business. The mom-of-four grew up at the apron strings of two very talented cooks — her mother and grandmother. [...]

Recipe: Buttermilk pie

Ingredients: 1 ½ cups sugar 1 Tbsp. flour 4 eggs ½ cup butter (1 stick) melted 1 cup buttermilk 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1 unbaked 9-inch piecrust Whipped cream and strawberries for garnish Directions: Preheat oven to 325⁰ F In a mixing bowl, [...]

Best of Classic Mexican: Los Hermanos

Thirty years ago, Los Hermanos spiced up downtown Provo. A few years later, ownership transferred to Craig and Lisa Witham and a few years after that, they expanded with a second location in Lindon. In addition to 18 children of their own, [...]

5 food storage-friendly recipes

Food storage is meant for when times are the worst, but sometimes a busy schedule can prevent you from getting to the store. If you have a collection of dry goods, canned goods, camp stoves and generators stored away on your shelf, you always [...]

8 Utah Valley donut shops you need to indulge in

Lest you think this is just some Google-searched article by an indifferent donut commentator, I should tell you that I consider myself a donut aficionado. I come from a long line of donut lovers, and a delicious donut has long been my weakness [...]

Putting Taste to the test: Entrepreneurs aim to produce the world’s finest chocolate

By Mary Crafts-Homer Downtown Provo is home to Taste, which is unlike any other store in Utah.  Like me, maybe you’ve been driving by the building that used to be Coleman Studios and seeing a lot of activity over the past year. A sign went [...]

Not so Pinterest perfect: Popular Utah Valley mommy bloggers share the truth behind the pretty pictures and success

Utah Valley is home to some of the nation’s most popular bloggers, and most of them are moms. That’s no surprise. Research shows that moms are 20 percent more likely to use social media than the general population, and 1 in 3 bloggers are [...]

Recipe: Agua Fresca

Ingredients: Agua Fresca 4 Pineapples 4 Mangoes or 6 Peaches Fresh Organic Mint Instructions: Slice the skin off of the Pineapple and core. Cube fruit. Peel Mango or peel Peaches & remove seeds. Place fruit into large Blendtec jar up to [...]