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n September 2016, Mimi Darley Dutton wrote an essay for Draper Lifestyle about back-to-school being the "most wonderful time of the year." And though I am more of a summer-time free spirit and don't love the structure of school as much as the next mom, I do agree that the back-to-school busy reminds me greatly of the original "most wonderful time of the year" busy. 

Which means I'm awash in lists! To-do lists, to-buy lists, goal lists-for my kids, and for me, as I find myself the sudden recipient of seven free hours each day. If there's any silver-lining in summer's abrupt end, this is it. Because the free time is pretty wonderful after a few months of feeling like a personal chef and camp counselor.  The funny thing is, I always plan to be ambitious in what I'll do with the free time--and most of what I'll do still revolves around the four children I've recently been freed from. Running errands for them, getting dinner simmering on the stove for them, making a more concerted effort to work while they're in class so I don't have to work after school. And these things are great--I love being their mom and I love taking care of them--and indeed attention to these particular to-do's makes our lives run much more smoothly. But I wonder why, as parents, we rarely view our own needs with the dedicated to-do list completion that we accomplish for our children. Self-care simply isn't a priority. We feel guilty for it, and for thinking of ourselves. To be clear, I do think selflessness is a love of the most noble and beautiful kind, but I hope we can all agree that sometimes it's ok to do what we want to do, when we want to do it, and that we can call ourselves better parents because of it. For, to misquote Jane Austen, "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that"... if mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy. Here's where Draper Lifestyle comes in. Let us help with everything that fills your backto-school lists, including something for you. Just for fun. In this issue, we feature back to school looks for our little ones... We also feature a few new looks for us grown ups to try out. We showcase the Mayor's Youth Council, who take care of many of the events and people in our community... Then likewise showcase a way to take care of (and pamper!) yourself, in a day trip to local spa, Spavia. Finally, and maybe best of all, our last page features a family recipe for banana bread. Really, honestly, it's the perfect after school snack. So go ahead, I give you permission: make it for your kids... But then you be sure to enjoy a big, huge slice for yourself. 

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THIS LOCAL FORECAST IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY... YOUR NEIGHBORS DRAPER’S AMATEUR METEOROLOGISTS GIVE CUSTOMIZED WEATHER REPORTS

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he weather has been so weird lately. Heard that before?

Hawley comes from a family of educators and grew up

People are obsessed with weather these days. Not satisfied

constantly tinkering with things, so much so that he was

with the limits of general and often-inaccurate area forecasts,

often late for dates with his future wife. She quickly learned

many of us want to know what is happening in our own back-

that technology would be a part of their lives together, as

yard. Draper’s amateur meteorologists deliver the goods. Here are

well as weather watching. That’s because ever since Hawley

three locals who broadcast the data from their weather stations

was a kid growing up in Richfield, he was curious about the

on WeatherUnderground.com

temperature outside and in awe of the power of spring rains,

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which came down in giant swaths. Weather, he says, is an intriguing subject because “it is always

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the topic of conversation. I mean, you need to know the weather

South Mountain’s Ryan Hawley thinks of himself as a geek.

in order to know what to wear, right?”

He plays virtual video games, installs cameras everywhere and

His weather station, nicknamed “The Yacht” by his wife

dissects computers. He’s also a self-described weather geek who

because it looks like a mini version of one, is anchored onto his

constantly monitors the weather thanks to his weather station.

roof. Hawley checks out his WeatherUnderground.com app

“He’s actually kind of a dork,” says his wife, Erin. “He wanted

and notes how his neighbor’s weather station a few blocks north-

to know how often to water the grass, so he bought a weather

east registers the temperature as five degrees cooler than his

station...” For clarification purposes, Hawley defines a geek as

station. Temperatures as well as wind speed can vary slightly with

someone who wants to “know things, who really gets into things,

Draper’s WeatherUnderground.com site locations, he says, but

but is social.” A dork is what a wife lovingly calls a geek, he adds.

only a few are really off the mark.

His weather station—an AcuRite Pro Weather Center—is

To make sure he’s not missing anything interesting rolling

synced to his “smart” Rachio sprinkler system. It uses the sta-

across the valley, Hawley installed a webcam on his roof so he

tion’s data to compute when and how much to water. “It saves me

can watch from his work in Orem, too. Pictures are broadcast on

money, too,” notes Hawley, since South Mountain is on culinary

WeatherUnderground.com for all to see. He likes that it’s easy to

water unlike other parts of Draper, which use irrigation water.

share weather data with anyone, including his wife.

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“I don’t usually look at my weather app anymore,” his wife says. “I just say, ‘Honey, what’s the weather?’” s as rainbow dD ouble oo G ff om Je . seen fr t home s re c n u in win's S w d o o ff G Photo Je

JEFF GOODWIN WeatherUnderground.com Station ID: KUTDRAPE21 Who says the neighbors aren’t watching? Jeff Goodwin knows his Suncrest neighbors certainly are—they’re watching his weather station’s forecasts. “My weather station typically gets close to 150 or 200 views a month,” he says. “I am not surprised if 30 or more of those are my views, but it does show that people are taking advantage of the weather station’s data.” His weather station—a solar powered, fully automated Davis Vantage Vue—is secured on the roof and when it occasionally stops working, he gets text messages from neighbors letting him know. Goodwin is glad that his neighbors are actively engaged in weather watching, because, as he puts it, “We have our own kind of weather up here in Suncrest”—notably cooler temperatures and stronger winds. From his home overlooking Utah Valley, he has seen all kinds of weather and is fascinated by anomalies such as double rainbows and the 2017 Mother’s Day snowstorm. That garden killer arrived with lightning and caked the north side of his home in snow and ice. His weather

An inversion over Utah Valley. Photo Jeff Goodwin

station recorded 72 mph winds. “Fortunately, the roof survived,” he quips. Goodwin credits his 7th-grade earth science class as the start of his meteorology interest, in particular, his fascination with the classroom’s old-fashioned barometer that was outfitted with a paper spool and ink pen that moved in relation to changes in atmospheric pressure. Around the same time, his parents purchased a weather radio for their Rochester, N.Y. home, and he’d raptly listen to reports of storms over Lake Ontario. After college, he moved to San Diego with its delightfully mild, but boring-to-watch weather. When he relocated to Draper for work, he thought the weather here would be seasonally consistent. But Mother Nature surprised him with summertime thunderstorms that rolled across Utah Valley,

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providing nightly entertainment. At his kitchen table or on his balcony, he’d take in the show. “Up here,” he says, “it’s like watching the weather from a plane.”

SEAN MCCAMAN WeatherUnderground.com Station ID: KUTDRAPE55 While working at his downtown Salt Lake City office, Sean McCaman likes to keep an eye on the weather back at his Suncrest home. “I usually check a couple times a day,” he says of his weather station’s data which is broadcast on the weatherunderground.com site. He also sees what’s happening thanks to the weathercam (SuncrestInfo.com) that he installed in a north-facing window overlooking Salt Lake Valley. It offers minute-by-minute screenshots of the sky for him—and anyone else—to see. Basically, he likes to know what to expect for the commute back home. When it comes to weather watching, McCaman enjoys applying weather data to his daily life, from his commute to home efficiency. He Ice on the trees. Photo Jeff Goodwin

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Water & Woods (CON TI N U ED) Weather watcher Jeff Goodwin at his Suncrest home.

where the insulation works best. And there is personal satisfaction in knowing that when his back begins to ache, there is, as he always suspected, a change-in-weather connection. “I feel the shift in my back and my weather station validates it” with a drop in barometric pressure. As a boy, he started weather-watching for an elective Boy Scouts’ merit badge and got hooked. While growing up in San Bruno, near San Francisco’s airport, a balmy place with lots of “fog and airplanes,” he received his first weather station. After moving to Utah, that station was “eaten alive by the weather.” He upgraded to a more substantial weather station—an Ambient Weather WS-1001-WiFi—with a lot of features to record Suncrest’s different and sometimes wild weather. “Most weather data comes from the airport. It can be raining at the airport, while a foot of snow is getting dumped in Suncrest,” he says.   As a transplant, McCaman enjoys

“WEATHER,” HE SAYS, “IS A COMMUNITY THING. WE ALL EXPERIENCE IT.”

Utah’s seasons, but found this year’s winter and spring challenging with the seemingly constant snow. However, a break in the monotony was provided by May’s Mother Day storm that brought 70 miles per hour winds and, as a bonus, a homeless beach ball that blew around his yard for weeks. Before it flew away, he wrote a message on the ball asking whoever finds it to reply on the Facebook Suncrest group page. So far, no one has. Reporting lost beach balls, and more importantly weather data, on WeatherUnderground.com and on the Suncrest info page, he says, is a fun way to connect with the other residents in his area. “Weather,” he says, “is a community thing. We all experience it.”

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ince the dawn of time people have formed communities so they can interact and feel inclusive with others.

Participating and being involved in a community can provide many benefits including inspiration and motivation, lessons learned, contacts, opportunities, and social aspects. The members of the Draper City Mayor’s Youth Council (DCMYC) understand these benefits and are eagerly participating in the Draper community at an early age. The DCMYC provides youth, ages 9th grade through 12th grade an opportunity to increase their knowledge of civic education through practical hands-on experience. During their time with the DCMYC, the youth organize and volunteer at city events including the Easter Egg Scramble, Draper Days Children’s Parade and Parade, Haunted Hallow, and the Christmas in the Heart of Draper Tree Lighting Celebration. “The DCMYC are a REALLY big help to the large events that we have for the community because the city now has a base of volunteers to help run the events. They also get to greet the members of the public at these events and see what an awesome city we have,” says Caroline Sagae, DCMYC Advisor. They also participate in an annual Legislative Day and Leadership Conference. During the Legislative Day located at the Utah Capitol, they participate in a mock trial where a

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government bill is debated. In recent years, the youth have debated the pros and cons of body cameras on city police officers, as well as drug testing for high school sport and clubs. “These mock debates and bills allow the youth to gain an understanding of how actual bills are carefully looked over and discussed,” says Amber Rasmussen, Junior Youth Mayor.

“MY FAVORITE THING IS WORKING ON MY LEADERSHIP SKILLS, MEETING NEW PEOPLE AND HELPING IN THE COMMUNITY.” SAYS EMMA SIDEL, DCMYC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE, ACTIVITY PRO TEAM MAYOR

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or most Draper students, going back to school means a return to homework, tests, and long days in the classroom. Some may

be excited to see old friends and classmates, while others dread the end of relaxing summer days. But some students at Corner Canyon High School look forward to something entirely different: the opportunity to get back on stage and perform in the high school musical. True, this high school experience may not be as archetypal as the Homecoming Game or Junior Prom. But for these students, high school would not be the same without theatre classes. They offer a creative outlet, new friends, and, for some, the kindling of a lifelong passion. Over the past three months of summer, Hope Weaver, this year’s President of the drama club, has enjoyed some traditional summer activities: camps, family vacations, and hanging out with friends. But Weaver has also spent her summer preparing for, and anticipating, her last year on the Corner Canyon stage. “I'm really looking forward to our upcoming musical The Little Mermaid,” she stated.

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“It's going to be such a fun show to be a part

performance of the play The Laramie Project.

of and I'm excited to get to know more people.”

The Laramie Project is based on the true story of

And for Phaidra Atkinson, Corner Canyon’s the-

Matthew Shepard, a gay student who was brutally

atre teacher and director, the summer is no time

murdered in a hate crime that received international

to take a break from her ultimate goal of inspiring

attention. The characters in the play are all real peo-

students through the performing arts. “I work all

ple who knew Matthew or were somehow involved

summer for at least 15 hours a week,” she says,

in the event. Sam Schino, a student actor, played

spending time meticulously planning blocking, pre-

a doctor who treated Matthew Shepard. In order

paring for rehearsals, and addressing various logis-

to research his role, Schino contacted the doctor,

tical challenges, ranging from fundraising to travel

named Rulon Stacey, who offered to come see the

preparations. But the workload of the summer

production and to talk to the cast with his family

is nothing compared to the school year, when, in

about his experiences. The cast got the unique

addition to her normal classroom teaching duties,

opportunity to actually see some of the characters

she rehearses with students during “early morn-

they were playing on stage speak to them in real

ings, and late, late nights. The work never stops.”

life. For many students it made the play, which was

There is plenty of evidence that the hard work

already an emotionally powerful piece, feel even

of Atkinson (and her technical director Case

more real. Atkinson now calls this event, and the

Spaulding) has paid off. Since Corner Canyon

directing The Laramie Project in general, one of her

opened four years ago, the drama club has already

favorite memories from teaching at Corner Canyon.

created a legacy, as well as a reputation for excel-

Weaver, meanwhile, emphasizes that her time

lence. It can take years to fully build up and develop

in theatre has given her more than just opportuni-

a theatre department at a large high school, but

ties to perform. She remembers her excitement at

in less than two years the Chargers had already

“doing the fall musicals and [making] good friends

won state championship trophies at the Utah

who love to do the same thing you do.” For many

Shakespeare Festival and the UHSAA Drama

students, the relationships that come from perform-

Competition. These impressive accomplishments,

ing together are uniquely intimate. Members of the

along with many well-received productions of plays

school’s Production Company, a team of 20-30

and musicals, have earned Corner Canyon a repu-

actors and technicians who spend all year working

tation as one of the state’s

on shows and competition pieces, often form close

best theatre programs.

friendships, and it’s not hard to understand why.

CORNER CANYON'S 2017-2018 SEASON The Little Mermaid: November 16-18 and 20 at

It’s worth noting, how-

The team spends extensive time both during and

7:00pm in the CCHS Auditorium

ever, that neither Atkinson

after class rehearsing. They travel together, compete

(Auditions will be held for ages 7 and up on

nor Weaver mentioned

together, and support each other as a choppy table

Aug 29th and CCHS students on Aug 30 with

these accolades as the

read turns into a full-scale production. But the close-

call-backs on Aug 31st. You can get tickets at

most

or

ness of these artists may come from more than the

important aspects of their

hours spent together. This process is unique in that

showtix4u.com starting in November.)

memorable

time in theatre. For both

it requires students to be emotionally honest and

The Taming of The Shrew and Individual

of them, their experi-

vulnerable in order to develop great performances.

Events Showcase: September 27th at 7:00pm in

ences have had rewards

It may not be a coincidence then that these same

the CCHS Auditorium.

that go far beyond tro-

intangible skills are also important in developing

phies or praise.

close, meaningful friendships.

Senior Student Directed Showcase: Jan 5 and 6th at 7:00pm in the CCHS Little Theatre

One

memorable came

Dr. Faustus and Individual Events Showcase:

of from

most

Of course, it does not come easily for teenage

moments

actors to express a wide range of emotions pub-

the a

2016

licly on stage. One of the most challenging and CONTINUED >

March 16 and 17 at 7:00pm in the CCHS Little Theatre Happy Days: The Musical: May 16-19 at 7:00pm in the CCHS Auditorium

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ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGE (CON TI N U ED)

rewarding aspects of Atkinson’s job is guiding students to challenge themselves and work toward a difficult goal. In her teaching, she admits that it is difficult to “get the students to see that there is light at the end of the tunnel if they just hang in there.” But for Atkinson, it is exciting to see students’ work pay off when they present a show they are truly proud of. And, she hopes that the skills she teaches: work ethic, dedication, and goal setting, will have implications that reach far beyond the stage. This year, Corner Canyon is presenting several diverse productions. In September, the Productions Company will showcase many short Shakespeare scenes that will be taken to competition in Cedar City. (They are reining State Champions.) In January, students will perform in one-act plays directed by other students. In March, the students will perform the Elizabethan tragedy Doctor Faustus, and the final show in May will be the musical Happy Days, based on the television series of the same name. But perhaps the most significant production of the season is Corner Canyon’s fall musical. Every year, it is the production that is largest in scale. All Corner Canyon students are eligible to audition, and each year dozens do. The production involves the entire performing arts department. The choir director, Melissa Thorne, leads music rehearsals. Songs are played live by a student orchestra. The Dance Company is featured in many musical numbers. Behind the scenes, student technicians run sound and lighting, build the set, and run the show. And in many productions, including The Little Mermaid, young children are invited to audition. Most years, the show has involved more than 200 students. For many of these students, the fall musical is the first time they actively create art, instead of just witnessing it. For them, the process is thrilling and entirely new. And Corner Canyon Theatre Department makes a point to ensure that their performance involves the larger community. Local businesses donate to the program and advertise in the musical, which is expensive to produce. And the large number of students involved ensures that many Draper residents know at least one person in the show. Many families have made attending the fall musical every year a tradition. Despite the pressure of her work, Atkinson seems unfazed and ready for the challenge. She is excited to start a new season and encourages people who may not be theatre aficionados to give her shows a chance. “If you want to see an amazing group of performers with a lot of heart and passion and amazing, killertalent, come see a show at Corner Canyon High. We have an amazing team and are so lucky to be surrounded by such a strong community of support!” she says. And for Atkinson, the relationship she forms with students is the most important reason to keep coming back to work. Even after her years of teaching, she is still excited “by seeing students get excited filling their passion for the arts, being creative, reaching into their souls and digging out things that they didn’t even know existed. I would never do what I do if it wasn’t for them!”

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I

ARTICLE BROOKE BENTON

am in the throes of back to school chaos and have a migraine by the time my kids and I have crossed the last item off our back to school

shopping list. It’s probably due to the brain energy required to figure out the complicated problem of how to split glue stick packs up in the fairest way for each classroom, and if it’s kosher to send pencils unsharpened on the first day. Or it could be the stress of trying to gauge how much my kids will grow so that I’m not buying new uniform pants within a month’s time, or new shoes to replace ones not worn out but simply outgrown. Regardless, I walk into Spavia two days later with the leftovers of my headache, and more tension in my neck than I know what to do with. I’m stressed. This time of year is getting to me, and I’m mentally cataloging calendar items, due dates, and worries about my children. But that starts to ease the minute I cross the threshold into Spavia. The immediate calm is surprising, given Spavia’s location on State Street in an unassuming corner of a busy strip mall. I’m greeted by fresh-faced girls with big smiles who help me fill out a personal profile and then whisk me away to a beautiful locker room where a soft robe and slippers await. I change, wander into the relaxation room and ease back on to the pillows that line a banquette couch, while wearing a warm lavender neck pillow and balancing a cup of tea in one hand and a little book in


the other. It’s strangely multi-taskish, given the quiet setting and I find I’m still a ball of busy nerves, unable to control my thoughts. I sip the tea and open the book. On the first page I flip to, a hand-lettered quote urges “Let Go.” And I decide to try, grateful suddenly for the dimness of the room, the lack of magazines with alarmist headlines and pop culture references, and the soft music. The space has somehow managed to turn all the outside noise down, and it’s helping me—suggesting I turn down the inside noise too. But it’s a process. Spavia owner Dawn Porter says that the word “spavia” actually means “the path to wellness.” And this rings true in my moment of trying to “Let Go.” Maybe it’s hard for us stressedout types to immediately unplug; maybe it takes a time or two of practicing it. Or maybe it’s just that the extra stressy types need this kind of calm on the regular. And this is what I’m thinking as soon as Oakli starts my Premier Vita-C Radiance Facial (60 minutes, $99)—that I already want to come back. I don’t know if it’s the gentle exfoliating, the painting of something thick and wonderful and cold back on my face after it steams, or the hot stone arm and shoulder massage included with the procedure, but I already want to experience it all again. Thankfully, returning regularly is truly an affordable option, as Spavia offers membership packages that discount each service, allow services to roll over month-to-month, and even lets family members share. Rachel is my massage therapist. She is sweet and professional, asking specifically about where I hurt, if she should watch for anything, if she’s allowed to touch my hair. (Which I appreciate because my hair happens to be clean, and I hate washing it.) What follows is the Essential Signature Massage, aka the best massage I’ve ever had. I’m pretty sure I drooled, fell asleep and didn’t care one bit about what my hair looked like as she teased the dregs of that headache and tension out of my neck. Rachel incorporates the long, fluid movements of Swedish massage into the full body, 60 minutes, $79 treatment, but tells me that there are other options available, including hot stone, deep tissue, couples, maternity and sports massages. On my way out, I run into a membership client who asks how my day went. I gush; she agrees, saying that Spavia is the best place she’s ever been for massages, and that it’s greatly helped her chronic back pain. She emphasizes the concept that, although often associate with luxury, taking care of your body in this way is necessary. Today she is getting a spray tan for fun, and it’s then that I learn that in addition to massages and facials, Spavia also offers natural eyelash extensions, body treatments, skin therapy and waxing. It’s true that I’m charmed by the place, and it feels like a little bit of heaven in my otherwise often-chaotic world. I see my car outside the windows—it represents the millions of places I will have to run my children to all afternoon, but I’m ok with it. I walk out of Spavia happy and relaxed, in a cloud of guava scented lotion with marks on my face from the massage table. I am taking the Zen with me: the sky looks bluer and the world looks gorgeous, even from the car. As I drive away, my phone starts to ping and vibrate—I have four missed calls and 15 texts. And it doesn’t stress me out one bit. September 2017 | Draper Lifestyle

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Lifestyle Calendar

September SEPTEMBER 1

pieces that will enliven your space. Workshop participants will mix,

FOOD TRUCKS AT THE FOUNTAIN

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THE GATEWAY The Food Truck League features an ever-changing lineup of lo-

SEPTEMBER 8

cal, gourmet food trucks by the fountain at Legacy Plaza at the

FRENCH MACARONS CLASS

Gateway Mall.

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SEPTEMBER 7-17

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2017 UTAH STATE FAIR

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Events includes Grandstand Shows, Arena Events, Barrel Racing,

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Kids Activities, and much more! Check UtahStateFair.com for daily schedule of events. 

SEPTEMBER 9 TEDXSALTLAKECITY KINGSBURY HALL “Oh, wonder! How many goodly creatures are there here! How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world, That has such people in‘t!” Taking inspiration from these words by Shakespeare, the theme for the fifth annual TEDxSaltLakeCity is “A Brave New World.” Join speakers exploring a future of possibilities and what brave new world might be created in Salt Lake City.

SEPTEMBER 21-23 SALT LAKE COMIC CON 2017 SALT PALACE CONVENTION CENTER Visit SaltLakeComicCon.com for the full lineup, features and events, including the outstanding list of celebrity attendees.

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ROCKY MOUNTAIN RACEWAYS

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Craft Lake City and West Elm present the return of the popular Con-

will offer $3 sample plates among their other flame-grilled favorites,

crete Air Planter Workshop with DIY Festival alum Kirsten Moore

so you can try a little of everything! Kids’ activities and live music all

of Freckle Face Collective. Moore creates fun, upcycled, decorative

day. Admission is FREE!

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Parting Thoughts

Aunt Dru’s

Old Fashioned

Banana Bread with a Twist ARTICLE MISSY WILL

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ne of the smells that remind me of my home is my Aunt Dru's banana

bread. I make this when I want to bring back memories of my childhood, and I am sure it will for you as well.

• 1/2 cup butter or a little more • 1 cup sugar • 2 eggs, beaten • 3 bananas finely crushed (for  a bit more moist and delicious, try 4 bananas) • 1 1⁄2 cups flour (you can use gluten-free; almond and coconut flour work well) • 1 teaspoon baking soda • 1/2 teaspoon salt, kosher  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla (I use the paste) • 2/3 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)

DIRECTIONS

1. Cream together butter and sugar. 2. Add eggs and crushed bananas. 3. Combine well. 4. Sift together flour, baking soda and salt. Add to creamed mixture. Add vanilla and walnuts. 5. Mix until combined. Do not overmix. 6. Pour into greased and floured loaf pan. 7. Bake at 350 degrees for 60 minutes. 8. Keeps well refrigerated, but it will not last long.

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