Stay-at-home mother discovers career in her basement


OGDEN -- There is much said about the value of staying home with your children. But for Amber Crowell, 39, the reward was an exciting and successful career. When Crowell quit her job


Have holes in your kebab strategy?

If early summer is asparagus season and midsummer is peak for tomatoes, then late summer is prime time for food-on-a-stick. State fairs are in full bloom, and that


Love and marriage and bad studies that say nothing

Gosh, am I tired of the pop-sociology and pop-psychology studies popping up in my news feed. Almost every one of these has severe limitations that get ignored in


Slow-roasting makes rich tomoto sauce

Garden-fresh tomatoes are a summer wonder, offering endless possibilities. One possibility is slow-roasted tomato sauce — rich, flavorful, and hassle-free.


Lux hotel manager: Not much difference between people, pets

Hotel manager Dixie Eng stops by a room to check on an overnight guest. Classical music plays while guests sleep. Some have brought blankets and toys, reminders of


Simple family meals provide a healthy scoop

CLEARFIELD — Pass the potatoes and gravy, along with a healthy scoop of family bonding time, which benefits children in a multitude of ways, according to


Advice for preventing, addressing domestic violence

OGDEN -- A woman who wants to be identified only as Corri is celebrating a new lease she now has on life. Corri, who as been at Your Community Connection since


Pacific Northwest dancer goes out on a limb

Growing up in Everett, Wash., Andrew Bartee had a love-hate relationship with the camping trips his family took to Olympic National Park. Oh sure, the forested

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Local cuisine stacks up against traditional favorites

If you're thinking "culinary destination," you might think of San Francisco's sourdough and seafood, or New Orleans with its shrimp and gumbo. The Top of Utah


Utah despair: Jell-O can't stop slippery sales slide

NEW YORK — Jell-O has lost its jiggle and nobody knows how to fix it. The dessert was invented more than a century ago and helped popularize a delicacy


Mudroom makeover goes bold and 'wild'

PLEASANT VIEW — Not all home improvement projects turn out the way you expect. Just ask Amy Baesler about her first mudroom paint job, a bold exercise in

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