April Meservy – Artist of the Week Interview

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  Five time Pearl Award Winning Singer/songwriter, April Meservy (pronounced: muh-SIR-vee), has been featured on over 100 albums and compilations released all over the world, in addition to film and commercial spots. Touring nearly 50 cities throughout the Western and Midwestern United States, after the release of her debut album, Somewhere Between Sunsets, Meservy has had the opportunity to perform [Read More...]

Mormon Johnnycakes – Pioneer Week Recipe


MORMON JOHNNYCAKE The first company of Mormon pioneers, consisting of 163 men, 3 women, and 2 children, arrived in Salt Lake Valley on July 24, 1847. They brought with them only supplies enough to sustain them along the way. Other companies were to follow with animals and supplies for taking care of needs through the [Read More...]

Brigham’s Doughnuts – Pioneer Week Recipe

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In the Lion House Cook Book we find the recipe for Brigham’s buttermilk doughnuts, attributed to Emily Dow Partridge Young. The same recipe is also found in Winifred Jardine’s Famous Mormon Recipes: 5 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon grated nutmeg 2 cups buttermilk 2 eggs 1 cup sugar [Read More...]

101 Year Old Latter-day Saint Pioneer Pastry Recipe


Many pioneer immigrants, far from their native lands, carried pleasant memories of delicious pastries, and it wasn’t long here before they tried to duplicate them as nearly as possible. Pigs were brought with some of the earliest companies, so the “Saints” had lard, and Brigham Young sent wagons back to Winter Quarters, Nebraska, for new [Read More...]