Stance: Studies on the Family

Brigham Young University Student Journal

Category: Food & Culture (page 5 of 6)

Pumpkin Pie Cake

Spice up your Thanksgiving with a new pumpkin twist. Your family will love this delicious pumpkin recipe, and the best part is—it’s easier than pie.

Continue reading

Butternut Squash Soup

by Lindsay Sandberg

With winter setting in, nothing sounds better than a rich soup. This butternut squash soup recipe is delicious. Using an immersion blender makes the process even simpler. Enjoy!


Continue reading

World’s Easiest Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

by Rebecca Hamson

Sometimes you just need a delicious dessert, and you need it fast. These incredible pumpkin chocolate chip cookies can be made in just 15 minutes (including baking time) and with only three ingredients!

Continue reading

Zucchini Casserole

by Sarah Perkins

This has long been a favorite of mine, and if you happen to have a lot of zucchini that you just don’t know what to do with, it’s a great way to use it up!

Continue reading

Cinnamon Roll Cake in a Mug

It’s hard to find a dessert for just one or two, but this recipe is great for just that! And the cleanup is a snap! Only one mug, the icing bowl and a fork need washing. (This recipe was found on

Continue reading

Early Fall Apple Pie

Fall is my favorite season for baking because everything is so warm, rich, and delicious. One of my absolute favorites is apple pie, but the hardest part about any pis is the crust. I live in a small apartment and don’t always have all the space, or equipment, or ingredients (or really the time) to make crust, so let me tell you a secret: I love to cheat. It turns out that Pillsbury unroll-fill refrigerated pie crust is delicious. I used their crust and recipe to make this pie that is absolutely perfect for a fall treat.



Continue reading

Chippy Blond Brownies: Taste of Home

Tonight we had our last Stance meeting of the semester. We said goodbye to our graduating members, prepared for the summer months, and enjoyed these delicious treats!

Taste of Home’s Chippy Blond Brownies

These butterscotch- and chocolate-infused blondies were a hit. Our managing editor even declared that everyone had to try one of these before the party was over. And we suggest that you try it to.


Walking Apples

by Jenna Hoffman

Photo Credit: kPluto via Compfight cc

Photo Credit: kPluto via Compfight cc


Walking apples are quick, easy, and healthy(ish)! And they are perfect for enjoying on the go. What more can you ask for? I’ve been eating them since I was a child, and no matter who I share them with, they never fail to please.

1 apple (gala and fuji work the best)
peanut butter
chocolate chips

Using a sharp knife, cut out the center of the apple to make a bowl. Make sure to remove all the seeds, but leave at least a centimeter of apple at the bottom. Spread peanut butter inside the apple, then add the other ingredients as desired. Voila! Now you’re free to hurry out the door—this isn’t called a “walking apple” for nothing.



Photo Credit: SaijaLehto via Compfight cc

Photo Credit: SaijaLehto via Compfight cc

by Lauren Atkinson

Recipe by Sterling Gray in the Mecham Family Recipe Book.

If the thought of using real live yeast makes you cringe, overwhelms your meager baking abilities, or fills you with apathy, you’re not alone. And you’re not out of luck! I recently happened upon this recipe for delicious, flaky, white, homemade breadsticks. It requires only the ingredients you’ve already got in stock, and takes minimal food-handling skills. Now there’s no need to fret over yeast rising and growing and molding. Following the instructions below, even amateurs can whip up impressive and irresistible breadsticks. Plus, these breadsticks are conducive to creativity. Add some more flavor by sprinkling toppings like cheese, garlic salt, cinnamon and sugar (think churros!), or chocolate chips. Note that, like most treats, these breadsticks are best made in a double or triple batch and shared with friends, roommates, and potential love interests.

1/2 c. butter
2 1/2 c. flour
4 tsp. sugar
4 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cups milk

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
2. Put butter into a 9×13 pan and melt it in the oven.
3. Mix the dry ingredients first.
4. Add the milk. Mix well.
5. On a floured surface, roll the dough into a 9×13 rectangle. Cut it into strips. Twist the strips if desired.
6. Place the strips of dough in the buttered pan. Once they are all placed, turn them over to get butter on both sides.
7. Bake for about 20 minutes.
8. Get creative with toppings (add them on with 2 minutes to go for maximum melting).

Chocolate Cake

Photo Credit: 427 via Compfight cc

Photo Credit: 427 via Compfight cc

Fife’s Fabulous Fantasy Chocolate Cake

by Alissa Holm

Today, I am opening up the vault of my favorite recipes and sharing my absolute favorite dessert recipe. When I had this chocolate cake for the first time, I didn’t know it was possible to make a cake that was so heavenly, rich, and delicious. When I found out how easy it was to make, still couldn’t believe it. Basically all you need is a chocolate cake mix, chocolate pudding, sour cream (for moistness) and chocolate chips, and you already have the cake of your dreams. Try making this cake for your friend’s birthday, and you’ll be the talk of the party!


1 box milk-chocolate cake mix

1 lg box instant chocolate pudding

1/2 c. oil

1/2 c. warm water

1 c. sour cream

2 c. choc chips

Mix all ingredients (it will be thick). Bake at 350 degrees for 50 min. (bundt pan) or 35 min. (cake pan).


3/4 c. choc chips

3 T. butter

1 T. corn syrup

1/4 tsp. vanilla

Powdered sugar

Melt frosting ingredients together, drizzle on cake while warm. When frosting cools, sprinkle powdered sugar on top.

Older posts Newer posts