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Capitol Reef National Park

UPDATE: Flash flooding is a possibility during the summer months. Just one week after our visit, thunderstorms in the vicinity resulted in flash flooding that rushed through Grand Wash, totaling vehicles and trapping park visitors and even a few park rangers involved in the rescue. Fortunately, everyone was able to be rescued according to KSL… Continue reading Capitol Reef National Park

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Beyond Breakfast: Fun with Cereal

Growing up, I loved Grape Nuts. I know it's weird, but Grape Nuts cereal reminds me of cold winter days in Indiana. I'd be eating my bowl of Grape Nuts with orange juice from concentrate while wishing I could play in the snow. As I got older, my palette expanded to include classics such as… Continue reading Beyond Breakfast: Fun with Cereal

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Let Them Eat Pi(e)

Hello and happy 3.14. In honor of National Pi Day, here’s a recipe for a Hawaiian-inspired treat, macadamia nut pie. I first tried mac nut pie at the Kahua Ranch on Hawaii's Big Island. It's bake is similar to that of the more familiar pecan pie, but the creaminess of the macadamia nuts adds a… Continue reading Let Them Eat Pi(e)

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Happy Pi(e) Day

As today is 3.14, I would like to wish everyone a happy Pi Day. In honor of this irrational number, the ratio of circumference to diameter of a circle, many pie and pizza places, such as Blaze are offering 3.14- themed discounts. However, the way the Haas family commemorates Pi Day is by, well, baking… Continue reading Happy Pi(e) Day