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Dinner at the Burrell house could inspire a television comedy script. Modern mother Holly Brown Burrell spends several hours each week planning, shopping and preparing healthy meals for her family, only to have her two young daughters crinkle their noses …

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  • This artist rendering shows former Michigan Solicitor General John Bursch defending state laws during the Supreme Court hearing on same-sex marriage, Tuesday, April 28, 2015, in Washington.  Justice from left are, Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer, Antonin Scalia,, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Samuel Alito Jr. and Elena Kagan.  (AP Photo/Dana Verkouteren) Commentary: An open letter to the Supreme Court as you consider same-sex marriage
    Mr. Chief Justice and may it please the court: As you and the other justices of the Supreme Court consider whether to strike down marriage-equality ba...
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  • Pope Francis arrives for his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, April 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino) Pope: It’s a ‘scandal’ women don’t get equal pay for equal work
    Vatican City • Pope Francis added his voice Wednesday to the feminist anthem of equal pay for equal work, saying it’s “pure scandal” that women earn l...
    Updated Apr 30 2015 09:56 am   |     |   Share
  • Sustainable food wins big for Dan Barber at Beard awards
    Chicago • An almost obsessive dedication to regional and seasonal foods has netted Dan Barber a first-ever culinary hat trick in the nation’s top rest...
    Updated May 05 2015 01:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • Waffles and fresh fruit will be a popular offering at many Utah restaurants on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 10. Joe Michl | Getty Images A bouquet of Mother’s Day dining options on the Wasatch Front
    Does Mom like an elegant buffet at a hotel or a causal brunch at a local diner? Whatever her preference, there’s a Utah restaurant ready to make her f...
    Updated May 05 2015 02:35 pm   |     |   Share


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  • Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee waves to supporters in Hope, Ark., Tuesday, May 5, 2015, after he announced that he is running for the Republican presidential nomination. Huckabee pitched himself as the best GOP candidate to take on Democratic favorite Hillary Rodham Clinton. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston) 5 faith facts about Mike Huckabee, Southern Baptist pastor-turned-politician
    Washington • Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is no stranger to the pulpit — or politics. The former Fox News Channel host announced Tuesday his bid...
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  • (Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 29, 2015.  Sanders will announce his plans to seek the Democratic nomination for president on Thursday, presenting a liberal challenge to Hillary Rodham Clinton. Sanders, an independent who describes himself as a 5 faith facts about presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders: He’s unabashedly irreligious
    Washington • Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., a self-identified socialist who is perhaps the most left-leaning member of Congress, is expected to announce ...
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George Dvorsky leads the University of Utah Marching Band in Review: ‘The Music Man’ concludes Pioneer Theatre Company’s season on a high note
    Some musicals are like oversized presents. They come wrapped in elegant paper with colorful ribbons and lots of tissue paper, and when you finally get...
    Updated May 05 2015 02:14 pm   |     |   Share
  • Salt Lake City art show to celebrate the universal appeal of ‘Star Wars’
    It may have taken place in a galaxy far, far away, but there’s something universal about “Star Wars.” Joseph Campbell, a scholar who wrote about share...
    Updated May 05 2015 11:28 am   |     |   Share
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A panel from Books: Exploring the universe of graphic novels for young readers
    I’ll never forget a moment I once witnessed at a junior-high book fair. A seventh-grade boy held up a book and pleaded with his mother. “Mom! Can we g...
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  •  Sarah Michelle Gellar in  Scott D. Pierce: ‘Buffy’ fans could see ‘The Avengers’ coming
    A group of friends, faced with a threat that could destroy the world as we know it, summon super-human strength to battle evil and save humanity. Alo...
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  • Books: Real-life horrors inspired buzzed-about YA fantasy by Sabaa Tahir
    Everything about Sabaa Tahir’s “An Ember in the Ashes” is high stakes. A story of freedom, war and sacrifice in a brutal empire, it’s also Penguin’s s...
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  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Mark Schnaible (Nick Shadow, aka Satan), left, Joélle Harvey (Anne Trulove), and Norman Reinhardt (Tom Rakewell), in rehearsal, Wednesday, April 29, 2015. 
Utah Opera is presenting Stravinsky's Utah Opera preview: The cautionary tale of ‘The Rake’s Progress’
    “The Rake’s Progress” — an opera inspired by pictures — makes its Utah Opera debut this week in an iconic storybook setting. The story begins in 1732 ...
    Updated May 02 2015 01:05 am   |     |   Share
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Three Utah non-profits are gearing up for annual plant sales offering gardeners heirloom tomatoes, vegetable starts, herbs, flowers and water-wise plants. Gardening: Nonprofit plant sales blooming this weekend
    Three nonprofit community programs kick off Utah’s gardening season with their annual plant sales this weekend and beyond. The sales — sponsored by R...
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  • FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2014 file photo, Seth Gilliam, a cast member in ’Walking Dead’ actor accused of drunken driving, drug charge
    Atlanta • An actor who plays a priest on the AMC drama “The Walking Dead” is facing drunken driving and drug charges after police say he was clocked g...
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  • Urban Arts Gallery, in partnership with Salt Lake Comic Con, will present a whimsical art exhibition this May that examines the effects of George Luca...
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  • Dish of the Week: Egglplant with garlic sauce from Chef Gao
    $8.95 • Eggplant with garlic sauce You’ll find 78 menu items to choose from at Chef Gao but one of the best is the eggplant with garlic sauce. Thick...
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  • This April 6, 2015 photo shows chocolate raspberry beet cake in Concord, N.H. Not sure about the idea of beets in a cake? Believe it or not, you won’t even know they are there. But you will know this is an incredibly moist and rich chocolate cake, and that’s what matters. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) Recipe: Show Mom some love with a moist chocolate — and beet! — cake
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  • Utah food news: Well-known sushi chef joins Kyoto team
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  • This April 6, 2015 photo shows roasted carrots with port raisins and spicy peanut herb sauce in Concord, N.H. The sauce can be prepped up to a day in advance, but don't add the peanuts until just before serving. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) Recipe: Dill and butter? Dull. Take carrots to a robust new level
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  • This April 13, 2015 photo shows French scrambled eggs with wild mushrooms in Concord, N.H. This recipe also adds freshly grated Parmesan cheese and truffle oil. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) Recipe: This Mother’s Day, let Mom have her scrambled eggs her way
    As a mom, I know there’s no better gift on Mother’s Day than being served breakfast in bed, complete with the Sunday paper. So the menu I propose here...
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  • This April 13, 2015 photo shows lime and avacado streusel mini muffins in Concord, N.H. Avocados are bursting with healthy fats that satisfy, as well as fiber that fills you up. They  also can be used in baked goods in place of other fats. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) Recipe: Sneaking some healthy, green fats into morning muffin treats
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