Sunday, August 16, 2015

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Better Than BYU Cake

So we love this cake.  Have loved it for years.  Always felt funny about the name (you know what I mean).  One day we invited our good friends (Nick & Nicole Stern) over for dinner and Nick made this very same cake - - the one we have loved for years!   However he showed up with his "Better Than Baseball" cake and I liked that name so much better - - especially around my children!

Fast forward a few years and my daughter had to take a homemade treat to a youth fundraiser dessert auction. She knew she wanted to make Better Than Baseball Cake but we decided to add a cute little twist!  Enjoy!


1 box (13 x 9-inch pan size) German chocolate cake mix, and ingredients to bake the cake
1 can (14-ounce) sweetened condensed milk
1 jar (approximately 17 ounces or so) caramel ice cream topping
1 tub (8-ounce) whipped topping, thawed
1 package (8-ounce) chocolate toffee pieces (I use Hershey’s Heath Milk Chocolate Toffee Bits)

Bake the cake according to package directions.

As soon as the cake is done, pull it out of the oven and poke holes in the cake with the handle of a mixing spoon. Immediately pour the sweetened condensed milk evenly over the cake and repeat with the caramel topping.

Let the cake cool in the refrigerator until completely cool. Top with whipped topping and put back in the fridge. Immediately before serving, generously sprinkle the toffee bits on each slice. Store in the refrigerator.

Plan to share this cake because it’s best within 24 hours.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Swan Falls Wrestling Run

Even though we don't have a "High School" wrestler this year . . . M'Kay joined the team for the Swan Falls run.  This is his 6th year running it.  He didn't have an older brother this time so he ran with Austin most of the time . . . well, at least until the final stretch!


Thanksgiving was spent in Parma at the Barn.  Great time!

Boise Temple

After a LONG closure, the Boise Temple is finally open again!  Marc & I got to be tour guides during the open house and it was awesome!  It is so beautiful inside and we have loved every minute of being inside.  We also took our own family, plus grandma, plus our good friend Pauline.  What a neat experience to share with everyone!

Our youth also got to be a part of the Cultural Celebration which was presented to the Prophet at Taco Bell Arena on BSU Campus.  We spent hours and hours and hours preparing for 1:30 of performing, but it was so worth it!!!  What a great experience for the 9,200 youth who were able to be a part of this.

All of the youth were given cinch bags to keep their things in that day.  Of course Grant and his buddies saw it as a way to advertise themselves to the ladies!  All of the guys wrote "Future Elder ___________"

President Thomas S. Monson addressing the youth

President Monson and Elder Bednar enjoying the performance

Sunday Morning we attended the first dedication as a family at our Stake Center.  It was so nice to be there with my children and experience that with them.  Marc & I had tickets to attend the dedication inside the temple at 12:00pm, so we hurried over to Boise as soon as we dropped our kids off at home.  What a neat feeling to be in the temple, with the Prophet.  Such a GREAT weekend!