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Wife of Mountain Runner Mike,mother of Cotton, Tristan, and Justus. Lover of family and friends. SuperStar Director of an awesome Scentsy team. I can bake a beautiful loaf of bread, and love making my house a home. Come and sit a while.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

It's about time!

Finally, some real Utah snow has fallen and continues to fall.  It is beautiful and peaceful. 

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Half white, half wheat

I baked bread last week.  My boys came home from school and ate a loaf with butter and strawberry freezer jam.  This bread makes a to-die-for grilled cheese sandwich too.

6 cups warm water
14-ish cups of flour (6 white and 8 wheat)
2/3 cup honey
2 T. salt
2 T. SAF yeast
2 T. dough enhancer
6 quarter sized filled in circles of liquid soy lecithin

Start with water in bowl and add 3 cups each of white and wheat flour, yeast and dough enhancer.  Mix til combined, then let sponge for 10-15 minutes.
Add honey salt and lecithin, squirt the lecithin into the bowl in a filled circle the size of a quarter times 6 and mix with kneading paddle for 8-10 minutes. 
Grease pans and form dough into loaves.  I usually get 4 loaves from this recipe.  Cover and let raise until double in size and put into a cold oven.  Bake at 350 degrees for 37 minutes. 

Mary's Heart

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


Looky here.  This was a fun quick project that I found at Just Sew in Highland.  The applique was fun.

As you can see Huck was not impressed in the least.

I fell in love with the red and white baubles.

However, I will tell you that this is my favorite bauble of all.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

No room at the Inn

November 2009 was a year when there was no room at the Inn for the Nativity at the Draper Temple.

Cotton finished his Eagle project and now the Nativity is not homeless.  Monday evening our family went to see the Nativity and I couldn't help but feel so incredibly blessed to have had the opportunity to be Cotton's mom.  Good job Cotton!