November/December 2011 Issue

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Feature Stories: 

"To Mormons, With Love" (Pg. 38)

By Chrisy Ross

To Mormons, With Love

Choosing to live in Utah as a non-Mormon is a decision I don't regret. I experienced deep cultural shock moving to a place with such an all-consuming church lifestyle, but following years of adaptation, I have come to accept and embrace the unique and sometimes quirky culture of our Mormon community. 


"Staying in Tune" (Pg. 48)

By Jamie Lawson

Staying in Tune

Twenty-year-old singing sensation David Archuleta has touched countless hearts through the power of music. And by staying spiritually in tune, he hopes to continue to inspire others not only with his voice but with his personal example.


Other Stories:

"The Forgotten Carols: 20 Years of Holiday Magic" (Pg. 29)

By Kaela Worthen

The Forgotten Carols: 20 Years of Holiday Magic

Michael McLean was seated at his piano and had a thought: "What if I met the innkeeper who turned away Joseph and Mary?" Soon, a new Christmas tradition was born.


"What (and What Not) to Say to the Recently Divorced" (Pg. 33) 

By Jessica Carter

What (and What Not) to Say to the Recently Divorced

What should you say to someone who is recently divorced? Here are a few do's and don'ts to help you navigate some emotional landmines while still offering your heartfelt support.


"Creative Neighbor Gift Ideas" (Pg. 61)

By Alysha Cauffman

Creative Neighbor Gift Ideas

Make gift giving simple and affordable this season with these clever Christmas neighbor gift ideas.


Home Cooking

"Candy Making" (Pg. 85)  

By Heather Smith from Gygi

Candy making was once the elusive talent of those select few who were lucky enough to have had a great recipe passed on from past generations. Lucky for us, we have all become less afraid of cooking sugar and melting chocolate, and candy making seems to be making a comeback in most kitchens today. With some updated recipes and time-tested tricks, we will have you and your family creating those most treasured memories that can only be made in the kitchen.


Just Asking

Ken Jennings  (Pg. 91) 

Just Asking: Ken Jennings

The biggest Jeopardy! winner of all time talks trivia, family, and playing against a computer.