June 12: Washington Terrace fireworks @ Rohmer Park (5100 S 650 W)10 p.m.  June 19: South Ogden fireworks @ Friendship Park (5500 S 692 E South) 8:30 p.m.  June 26: West Haven fireworks @ Country Park (3300 S 2825 W) at dark  June 26: Syracuse fireworks @ Founders Park (1904 W 1700 S) 10 p.m.  June 26: Pleasant View Founder’s Day fireworks @ Henry Barker Jr. Park (520 W Elberta Dr) 10 p.m.  July 3: Clearfield Fourth of July Fireworks @ Fisher Park (934 S 1000 E)  July 3: Hooper Fourth of July Fireworks @ Civic Center/North Park (4600 S 5500 W)  July 3: NorthRead More →

Easy Baked Flautas (Taquitos) RECIPE FOUND AT ACOUPLECOOKS.COM, PHOTO BY MELISSA SPELTS Our family LOVED these. They were so easy to make. My favorite part was watching my children go back for seconds. The crispy shells with a dash of salt, cheesy refried beans in the middle, and homemade guacamole a la mode made this dish a hit! 2 green onions, sliced thin (optional)1 1⁄2 c. refried beans1⁄4 c. salsa1 tsp chilli powder3⁄4 c. shredded cheddar cheese14, 6-inch flour tortillas2 Tbsp. olive oil, for brushing1⁄4 tsp kosher salt, for sprinklingFor dipping: guacamole, salsa, or sour cream Preheat oven to 425 degrees. I didn’t have greenRead More →

Pizza Quesadillas RECIPE AND PHOTO BY HAILEY MINTON Mozzarella cheeseFlour TortillasPepperoni For one pizza quesadilla, add 8 – 10 pepperoni to a pan. Cook until crispy and then remove them from the pan and onto a plate. Lay a tortilla down in the pan, with low heat, and add 1/2 cup of cheese (more or less) on top of the tortilla. Place the pepperoni on top of the cheese. Add the other tortilla to the top. Once the cheese starts to melt and the bottom tortilla gets crispy, flip it to the other side to crisp up the other tortilla and get the cheese gooey.Read More →

Dark Chocolate Hummus RECIPE FROM ACOUPLECOOKS.COM, PHOTO BY HAILEY MINTON This surprising dip for fruit and pretzels is a hit for children, parties, and showers! Try dipping a pretzel and adding blueberries to the top. Fruit – Strawberries, pineapple, green apple slices, salty pretzels15-oz can chickpeas1/4 cup tahini1/4 cup maple syrup or agave syrup, add more if youlike it sweeter1/2 cup cocoa powder1 teaspoon vanilla extract1/4 teaspoon kosher salt Drain the liquid from the chickpeas into a glass measuring cup and reserve. To the bowl of a food processor, add the chickpeas, tahini, maple or agave syrup, cocoa powder, vanilla, salt, and 2 Tablespoons waterRead More →

Simple Breakfast in Muffin Tins RECIPE AND PHOTO BY MELISSA SPELTS This has been a favorite family recipe for years now. Grey,our youngest, saw that I was making these and askedfor them to be made for his birthday this year (it’s inSeptember, ha ha). He loves this eggy concoction. 7 eggs1⁄4 cup milk1 cup of ham (bacon, sausages, etc) diced1 cup of cheese (cheddar, pepper jack are our favorites)36 Tater Tots • Spray muffin tin with non stick spray• Preheat oven to 375 degrees• Put 3 tater tots in the bottom of each muffin tin.• Pour mixed eggs and milk into each muffin tin.• AddRead More →

Healthy NO Bake Cookies RECIPE FOUND AT ACOUPLECOOKS.COM,PHOTO BY MELISSA SPELTS These are really good if your looking for a chocolate treatwithout all the sugar. 6 Tbs coconut oil (divided)1⁄4 c. plus 2 Tbsp peanut butter (divided)1⁄4 c. plus 1 Tbsp Grade A dark maple syrup (divided)1⁄4 c. dutch process (or dark) cocoa powder1 tsp. vanilla extract1 pinch of kosher salt1 c. rolled oat Place 9 cupcake liners into a muffin tin. In a small saucepan over low heat, melt 5 tablespoons coconut oil and stir together 2 tablespoons peanut butter, 1⁄4 c. maple syrup, 1⁄4 c. cocoa powder, 1 tsp vanilla extract, and 1Read More →

Set aside a specific time to make your recipes, let your kids make choices, and know things are going to get messy! Pancake Mix Muffins RECIPE FROM TWINMOMREFRESHED.COM,PHOTO BY HAILEY MINTON Pancake mix. Follow the directions on the package for making the batter.Toppings – Add in your favorites or whatever you have on hand. This could include chocolate chips, bananas, strawberries, blueberries, cinnamon sugar, cheese, bacon, or turkey. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix batter well. Have the kids help! Pour into a well-greased mini muffin tin. Add in toppings. Use a fork to push toppings in and cover them with the batter. Bake forRead More →

Northern Utah is the birdwatcher’s paradise with millions of birds passing through semiannually. BY HAILEY MINTON I’ll admit it. I originally thought birding was the epitomizing hobby of lameness. However, after several years of disdain and a single day of giving it a chance, my opinion has shifted 180 degrees. In 2017, I was living in Hawaii while my husband finished up school, and we drove past a bird refuge quite frequently. I love exploring, and I had driven past this place countless times. Each time, I wondered what I would find there. Eventually, we visited, and what I found, aside from birds, were enthusedRead More →

Local Easter Egg huntsCANCELED April 4 – Legacy House of Ogden at 10 a.m. Canceled Easter Egg Hunt, April 4th from10 to 12 a.m., IFA Country Store,1069 W. 12th St., Ogden. Plenty of eggs and cool prizes. 801-394-8831. Sixth Annual Early Bird Easter Egg Hunt, April 4th, noon, Eagle Beach at Willard Bay State Park, (CANCELED FOR OGDEN RESIDENTS, the park is only open to residents of Box Elder County)900 W. 650 North, Willard.Special guest appearance by the Easter Bunny at 11 to 12 a.m., $10 park entrance fee applies. 435-734-9494. CANCELED April 11 – Marshall White Centerat 10 a.m. – Hot Dogs and drinksRead More →

Apr 3: First Friday Art Stroll for a list of locations visit http://www.ogdencity.com/artstroll. 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Apr 4: Winter Race Circuit Half Marathon @ Eden Park 8 a.m. visit Ogdenmarathon.com/p/winterracecircut for details | Utah’s Largest RC Swap Meet @ Golden Spike Event Center 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. This annual event features a HUGE variety of remote control parts, supplies, and ideas for the remote control enthusiast. Apr 6: Utah Youth Rodeo @ Golden Spike Event Center 5 p.m.10 p.m. Come support the kids and let them impress you with their skills. Free admission. Apr 8: Birds not Bunnies @ Ogden Nature CenterRead More →