Friday, March 27, 2015

Western Nut Factory Store

Did you know that Western Nut has a local factory store in Salt Lake?
Western Nut has been around for almost fifty years, using only the finest ingredients and roasting the old fashioned way- one batch at a time.

Western Nut prides themselves on their freshness and tasty flavor. During the holidays you can find their holiday gift centers in local malls and of course you can purchase online anytime or visit the factory store in downtown Salt Lake.  The factory store has shelves and shelves lined with yummy nuts, candies, gifts and more!

Western Nut is more than just nuts, did you know they have a wide variety of gift baskets? They also sell chocolate fudge, a few different kinds of brittle, a variety of fruits,  candies and more.

 What is your favorite thing from Western Nut?

434 South 300 West
Salt Lake City, Utah 
Monday 8:00-6:30pm
Saturday 10:00-4:00

We are giving away a Western Nut gift basket on our Instagram right now. 
Go there to enter! 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Sky Bake Delivery Cakes

We recently had a chance to try out some of the yummy cupcakes from Sky Bake Deliveries.
Sky Bake Deliveries is a Utah based company that specializes in mail order cakes. They bake, package and deliver tasty cakes from Utah Valley.

Utah residents will receive their cake the day after they are shipped. And better yet, when you send something to the MTC in Provo they guarantee same day delivery if ordered before noon.

The cakes come in a few different sizes so you can choose the one that fits your needs best. Sky Bake offers seven flavors of cake and five different kinds of frosting. Of course they also offer custom cakes as well as pie.

We taste tested the Cocoa Fo Sho, Killa Vanilla, Yellow Yum Yum and Lemon Squeezy. We enjoyed them all but our very favorite was the Lemon Squeezy! If you like lemon, this is the cake for you! It is even made with real lemons, no artificial flavoring here.

All of the frosting flavors and cakes we delicious! We can't to get some more Sky Bake Deliveries!

Have you tried Sky Bake? What did you think?

Monday, March 23, 2015

The Baking Hive

We recently stopped into the new bakery The Baking Hive in East Millcreek. We had such a great time that we had to share The Baking Hive with you.

Owner Elisa went to culinary school in England but started baking as a child with her grandma. Elisa's love for baking shows in everything at The Baking Hive. Elisa is such a delight to chat with and makes you feel as if you have been friends for years.

 The Baking Hive serves whole pies, cakes and pavlova or you can buy them by the slice. Make sure to check out their monthly specials too. We also love their short-bread sugar cookies, Dirty Jonnys and my personal favorite, the Caramel Jaguar Bars! Even my toddlers gobbled them up.

One of our favorite things about The Baking Hive (besides the delicious goodies of course) is the Kids Decoration Hive where kids receive their own bakers hat and they get to frost and decorate their own cookie or cupcake.

Elisa is so great with kids and has dedicated this special spot in her shop for kids. It is so fun, your kids are sure to have a great time while you sit and enjoy a tasty treat.

The Baking Hive also offers adults and children's cooking classes. All recipes are made from scratch. And I can't forget to mention that they also host birthday parties!
See store for details.  

Don't take our word for it, head to The Baking Hive and check it out for yourself.

3362 South 2300 East 
Salt Lake City, Utah 

Monday, Wednesday- Friday 10am-6pm
Saturdays 9am-6 pm
Closed Tuesdays and Sundays

Friday, March 20, 2015

Baby Animal Days and a Giveaway!

Baby Animal Days at This Is The Place Heritage Park 
April 2nd- 4th
$11 Adults Adults 12-54 $8 children (3-11) Seniors $8 
Children 2 and under are free

I Heart Salt Lake readers get $2 off! Use the code I Heart Salt Lake Blog
It's baby animal season at This Is The Place Heritage Park! 
Baby animals to snuggle and pet, pony rides, train rides, and new this year, miniature donkeys! 
Entertainment,  take home crafts, fun games and activities.
While you are there make sure to stop by their amazing gift shop, pick up some tasty donuts from Brigham Donut Shop or grab some grub at Huntsman Hotel.

We are giving away a family day pass (up to 6 people) to This Is The Place Heritage Park for Baby Animal Days. Head over to our Instagram to enter to win!


Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Avenues Yoga

Are you looking for a place to recharge and practice yoga with a knowledgeable yoga instructor? Than look no further than Avenues Yoga. You will love the beautiful space, the staff and of course the wide variety of classes.

Open seven days a week, Avenues Yoga has something for everyone. No matter your skill level you will enjoy your time there. Avenues Yoga also hosts special events like the prenatal series, or practical anatomy and yoga, teacher training and more.

I Heart Salt Lake is giving away a two week pass to Avenues Yoga on our Instagram
Head over there to enter.

68 K Street
salt Lake City, Utah 
(801) 872-9642

Thursday, March 5, 2015

New York Take and Bake Pizza {Sugar House}

  By Victoria Saley from obSEUSSed 

New York Take and Bake Pizza Co. of Utah opened a new location in Sugar House just before Christmas. 

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You can find them at 675 E 2100 S next to Kid to Kid off of 700 East. They also have a location in Fort Union.

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You can order by phone (801-487-6591), online or by their app (search New York Take and it pulls up). They make it fresh, customized for you, then just stop by to pick it up and bake it at home.

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You’re probably wondering how this place is different than the other take and bake pizza place in the neighborhood.  Well, New York Take & Bake is locally owned and operated. It has some similar items to the chain but there are more unique specialty pizzas and a larger variety of salads, not to mention flavored Italian sodas.

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Their ingredients are all fresh and locally sourced.  They don’t get their food off a truck like other chain restaurants.  They have five different salads to choose from. My family loved the pasta salad.  I normally try to make a salad at home to go along with our pizza when we order it, but at this price ($6-$7/fed 4 of us) it is much cheaper than if I bought all the ingredients myself (and much tastier). I want to try their spinach poppy seed salad next. I would order these just to go with other meals at home or grab one to split for lunch.

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We tried the Margherita and the Chicken BLT pizzas.  Instructions say to cook them until lightly brown on the edges and top of cheese. It turned out just right. The Margherita has huge slices of mozarella and had a sweet, tangy sauce. The Chicken BLT has the alfredo sauce and bacon. You had me at Bacon! The touches of spinach and feta really set this apart.

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All their pizzas have the New York style thin crusts. The owner, John, has owned and cooked at the Italian restaurant, Michelangelo’s for 11 years. He grew up just outside of New York City and has always loved thin crust pizza. He started developing new recipes and tried them out with friends and family and finally decided to create the New York Take & Bake Pizza Co. They opened in Fort Union early last year and have done well so they recently started the Sugar House location.

Reader Discount:
Stop by and tell them I Heart Salt Lake sent you and you’ll get 10% off your order. Say hi to the owners, John & Katie.
Follow NYT&B on Facebook and Instagram for daily or weekly special deals. They also accept EBT.

Sugar House: 675 East 2100 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 
(801) 487-6591

Fort Union: 2416 East Ft. Union Blvd.
Salt Lake City, Utah 
(801) 942-2109

Disclosure: We were given some pizzas, salad and Italian sodas for review purposes only. All opinions are 100% my own. Try it for yourself.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Discovery Gateway’s Service Station and Dr. Seuss Celebration

By Victoria Saley from obSEUSSed 

New Ken Garff Service Station Exhibit
Discovery Gateway: The Children’s Museum of Utah in Salt Lake City will open its newly renovated Service Station Friday, Feb. 27.  Ken Garff sponsored the update to the exhibit by adding a top to the previous Jeep (which came from a kiddie ride at Lagoon originally).

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Now kids can role play being on a Ken Garff mechanic team by pretending to check the engine under the hood, change the oil, and replace the fluids. Additional kid-friendly tools will be available, and children will now be able to roll under the vehicle to make sure it's running in tip top condition. Kids can still play with the fuel and air and now learn how they work as part of the STEM initiative.
I saw this exhibit a few months ago and I’m excited to go back to let my kids try out these new features.  Plus, we have a red Jeep with a top and they are drawn to Jeeps.

Dr. Seuss's Birthday Celebration

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Saturday, Feb. 28 | 10 am - 1 pm
FREE event in the Kem and Carolyn Gardner Theater
Museum admission may be purchased separately.
Discovery Gateway and KUED Kids celebrate Dr. Seuss's Birthday with Read Across America and a visit from the Cat in the Hat! Roll up your sleeves for some hands-on activities with the Salt Lake County Library, Natural History Museum of Utah, Utah Society for Environmental Education and Bad Dog Arts.

I’ve been to this event in past years and it is always a hit with my kids.  There are always fun crafts and activities to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday.

I also blog at sharing children’s books and activities.  If you’re looking for some ways to celebrate at home or in a classroom, stop by for some simple ideas of how to celebrate Dr. Seuss and reading. Dr. Seuss’ actual birthday is March 2.

Dr Seuss Crafts by obSEUSSed

Discovery Gateway: The Children’s Museum of Utah is located in the Gateway shopping plaza downtown Salt Lake City at 444 West 100 South. They often have special discounts that can be found on their website and if you sign up for their emails you can learn when special promotions for discounted membership are available.
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