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...]

Caramel Pecan Knots – Rhodes Recipe of the Week


Pecans and cinnamon on top of these delicious knots make them irresistably good. Skill: Beginning Prep Time: 15 Bake Time: 30-35 Servings: 8 Ingredients: 8 Rhodes Texas™ Rolls, thawed but still cold 3/4 cup pecan pieces 1/2 cup brown sugar 3/4 cup heavy cream 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 cup sugar Directions: Roll each roll into a 10-inch rope and [Read More...]

Sara Noel Bauman – Artist of the Week Interview

Skydiving in Hawaii last year - funnest and most terrifying thing I've ever done!

Today’s interview is with the lovely and talented Sara Noel Bauman. Sara began studying the violin at the age of three and has studied in lessons and master classes with many of the nation’s top violin pedagogues including Sylvia Rosenberg (Julliard), Alexander Kerr (Indiana University), Robert Lippsett (Colburn School, LA), Hasse Borrup (University of Utah), [Read More...]