Enjoy a campfire favorite at any time with these cupcakes. Super simple to make and sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.
1 box chocolate cake mix
1 can of chocolate frosting
1 bag mini marshmallows
graham cracker, broken into crumbs
Bake the cupcakes according to the cake mix package directions. Cool completely. Frost with chocolate frosting. Top with a few mini marshmallows and graham cracker crumbs. Toast marshmallow on top if desired. Enjoy!
We know few things can top enjoying a perfectly ripe cherry in its peak season, but how about enjoying that same cherry while impressing your friends and family with your extensive knowledge of cherries? Read on to discover five interesting facts about cherries.
Cherries are a good source of potassium, vitamin C, and fiber, but their real nutritional benefit of cherries are the many polyphenol antioxidants, like anthocyanin, quercetin, and hydroxycinnamates (write them on your hand for reference while sharing) they contain. These polyphenols have been linked to cardiovascular health specifically and may provide other benefits through their antioxidant effects. Tart cherry concentrates (like juices or supplements) have also been linked to improved recovery following strenuous exercise and improve sleep.
Cherry pits were excavated from prehistoric caves, evidence that cherries have been a dietary staple for thousands of years. That makes cherries one of the sweetest paleo-friendly foods, perfect for replenishing muscle glycogen after the day’s CrossFit workout. (Insert inside joke about your most stereotypical paleo friend here).
Almonds are more closely related to cherries than cashews and other nuts. Both almond and cherry trees are members of the Prunus genus which includes other popular stone fruit trees like the plum, peach, apricot and nectarine. While almonds are also a stone fruit (or drupe if you want to really show off that science vernacular) it’s the rebel of the group, with a tough mesocarp (instead of the sweet flesh of a cherry) and an edible endocarp (compared with the inedible cherry pit).
While we’re talking pits (no, not the double-T Brad type, but yes we loved Mr. and Mrs. Smith too) as with the stone in most stone fruits, contains amygdalin, a compound that is converted into toxic cyanide in the body. Don’t panic! Swallowing a few pits won’t harm you. The pit is actually composed of two parts, an outer protective shell designed to pass through your digestive system intact and the inner seed where the amygdalin is found. But do avoid cracking open the shell of cherry pits and eating their seeds.
Utah is the second largest producer of tart cherries and fifth largest producer of sweet cherries. While this was a primary contributor to Utah officially naming the cherry as the state fruit in 1997, another was the cherry trees surrounding the state capitol. A gift from the Japanese following World War II, the trees not only honor reconciliation and friendship following the war but are a symbol of the cycle of life, of death and the beautiful blossoming rebirth we enjoy each spring.
Everyone loves cherry juice, cherry ice cream, and best of all, cherry pie; however, it is an additional step to remove the pits of cherries so that you can enjoy your cherry favorites. Check out our tips and tricks below to more easily pit cherries.
Use a frosting tip: If you don’t have a traditional cherry pitter, use the small end of a frosting tip to gently push the pit out of the cherry.
Use a chop stick: Using the thin end of a chopstick is the easiest way to push a pit through a cherry with ease.
Use a straw: Use a standard straw to push a cherry pit through the cherry.
1 pineapple, peeled, cored and cut into 8 (1 x 1 x 6-inch) strips
2 teaspoons chopped fresh mint
1/2 cup vanilla ice cream, melted
1. Prepare outdoor grill for direct grilling over medium-high heat; soak skewers in water 30 minutes.
2. In small bowl, whisk butter, sugar and cinnamon. Thread pineapple onto skewers; brush with butter mixture. Place skewers on hot grill rack; cover and cook 6 minutes or until grill marks appear, turning once.
3. Serve skewers sprinkled with mint along with ice cream for dipping. Approximate nutritional values per serving (1 skewer, 2 tablespoons sauce): 106 Calories, 4g Fat, 2g Saturated Fat, 11mg Cholesterol, 9mg Sodium, 19g Carbohydrates, 2g Fiber, 15g Sugars, 4g Added Sugars, 1g Protein
Artichoke Pesto Pasta Salad is an easy healthy recipe that is perfect for dinner or lunch! Creamy pesto with basil and artichokes served with pasta, grape tomatoes and parmesan cheese. Ready in just over 20 minutes!
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There is never an ideal time to juggle a women’s health issue such as a UTI. Trying to find an appointment, taking time off work or finding someone to watch your kids.
Our pharmacies are proud to offer a more convenient solution for common health issues that affect women, no appointment or insurance needed. Our pharmacists are trained to diagnose and treat common women’s health issues such as urinary Tract Infections (UTI) and yeast infections. They are also authorized to write and dispense birth control prescriptions to female patients 18 years and older with the passing of the Utah Hormonal Contraceptive Law, Family Planning Access Act Utah Code 26-64-104. Learn more about our women’s health services here.
Urinary Tract Infections – Although not usually serious, UTIs should be treated quickly. If you think you might have a UTI, visit any of our convenient locations for a low-cost consultation. If positive, a prescription will be dispensed in the same visit.
Yeast Infections – Yeast infections in women are common, 3 out of 4 women will experience one in their lifetime. Our pharmacies offer a single-dose yeast infection treatment that will be dispensed in the same consultation visit, if positive.
Birth Control Prescriptions – If you are 18 or older, visit any of our pharmacies for a birth control consultation. Once qualified, prescriptions for birth control issued by the pharmacy can be filled for up to a total of 2 years (One 12-month supply prescription with up to one renewal based upon a follow-up pharmacist consultation).
Introducing our new refill experience, making it easier than ever to get your prescriptions. To take advantage of this new experience, you will need to re-register and create a new account. You will only need to do this once.