I Botched a Recipe, But I Have a Song!


What was supposed to be creamy and luscious, turned out oily and separated.

What was supposed to take one hour in the oven, took 2 hours and 45 minutes.

What was supposed to be seductively tangy and delicately acidic, turned out borderline bitter and pucker face inducing, even producing several under-the-breath grumbles at the dinner table. Great.

So! Let me put my thing down, flip it and reverse it. I’ll re-work the recipe a bit more, and bring ya something extra pimp in a week or two.

Until then – A SONG.

Bev and Aaron - 2004

Actually, a Christmas song by Aaron and myself.

Wait, don’t throw your computer out a window!

This photo was taken in 2004 by my father-in-law, back when Aaron and I were little puppies (with a tight neck! ugh), freshly engaged and deeply in love. Three years into our marriage, Aaron wrote theeee most beautiful, haunting version of Let It Snow that I have ever heard. Actually, it’s not a version of the original at all. It’s more like, his personal take on a Christmas song.

I remember the very first time he played it for me, at Christmastime maaaaany moons ago. I fell in love with it and begged to play it constantly all year long. I’m not annoying at all.

Then, in 2010 we finally recorded a demo of it in a studio. And this is it! At last, I’m remembering to share it. I suck.

It’s simple, sweet, and rough around the edges. But that’s exactly what I like about it. If you have headphones, throw ’em on.

I give you . . . our version of “Let It Snow.”

(p.s. that’s me singing.)

(oh, you knew that.)

(okay bye.)




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43 Responses to I Botched a Recipe, But I Have a Song!

  1. Trish December 14, 2016 at 10:45 pm #
    Bev!! Aaron!! That's so good!! You guys should put a little clip together and put it on YouTube :-) I love it!
    • Anonymous December 15, 2016 at 1:30 pm #
  2. Amy|The Cook Report December 15, 2016 at 3:55 am #
    It's beautiful! You guys are so talented :)
  3. Stefanie - Sarcastic Cooking December 15, 2016 at 8:15 am #
    This song belongs in Stars Hollow!!! ??????
    • Bev Weidner December 15, 2016 at 8:25 am #
      That's the nicest thing anyone has ever said to me. :)
    • AuntSarie December 15, 2016 at 12:00 pm #
    • Abby Reisner December 15, 2016 at 12:06 pm #
  4. Caitlin December 15, 2016 at 8:41 am #
    Gorgeous song!!
  5. Jo December 15, 2016 at 9:08 am #
  6. Dustin December 15, 2016 at 9:35 am #
    Nice work, buddies.
  7. Emily December 15, 2016 at 9:41 am #
    You need to make a bazillion copies of that recording so it can never ever get lost. What a beautiful thing for Nat and Will to have of their parents.
  8. Mary December 15, 2016 at 10:15 am #
    Wow! That's Beautiful!
  9. Monique @ Ambitious Kitchen December 15, 2016 at 10:58 am #
    Awww love this so much!!!
  10. Ginger December 15, 2016 at 11:00 am #
  11. Brandy December 15, 2016 at 11:22 am #
    Absolutely beautiful! Thank you :-) and can this be part of my holiday mix forever?
  12. Kathi @ LaughingSpatula December 15, 2016 at 11:34 am #
    AND you sing! Stop already! Beautiful rendition....
  13. Meg December 15, 2016 at 11:50 am #
    Y'all have incredible voices, this is beautiful! PS: I totally agree with the Stars Hollow comment. (:
  14. Becca December 15, 2016 at 12:00 pm #
    Ummm...can you be my town troubadour(s)?
  15. AuntSarie December 15, 2016 at 12:01 pm #
    Gah!! Enchanting. As is that picture! You look like a model in the 60s.
  16. Cindy Rahe December 15, 2016 at 12:46 pm #
    I love this! Even though I'm obviously hearing it for the first time it reminds me of circa 2005, falling in love and all that mushy business!
  17. Erin Austen Abbott December 15, 2016 at 12:49 pm #
    This song is so great!! I've always loved both of your voices so much! XO!!
  18. Lynne from Design The Life You Want To Live December 15, 2016 at 1:07 pm #
    Dang. I need that on my spotify playlist and put it on permanent repeat. Sooooooo good. Sofa-king good!!!!! LOVE IT !!
  19. Jennifer December 15, 2016 at 2:26 pm #
    Beautiful!! You guys made me ?.
  20. Kristen December 15, 2016 at 2:44 pm #
    I smell snow! Seriously if I didn't love you so much I'd maybe hate you guys a tad for being so perfect. This song! ❤️❤️❤️
  21. Edlyn December 15, 2016 at 3:08 pm #
    You need to start a band!
    • Bev Weidner December 15, 2016 at 3:12 pm #
      We had a band for years! You can find us on Spotify - The New Tragedies. :) (I played a bass guitar bigger than my body.) Here's our full story! http://bevcooks.com/2014/07/how-i-met-your-father/
  22. Anonymous December 15, 2016 at 4:18 pm #
    Millionth time listening. I want so many more songs from you guys!
    • Bev Weidner December 15, 2016 at 4:31 pm #
      I can help with that! Look up The New Tragedies on Spotify. That's our band. :)
  23. Tanah December 15, 2016 at 4:22 pm #
    That song gave me goosebumps!! Gorgeous!
  24. Anitra December 15, 2016 at 4:44 pm #
    Oh this is an absolutely GORGEOUS song!! Can a song be gorgeous? Oh well it is!!! Ugh love this so much!!!
  25. Dianne briggs December 15, 2016 at 5:36 pm #
    You and Aaron are wonderful. Thank you for sharing this. Merry Christmas to you and your precious family ?❤️?
  26. Summer Limoges December 15, 2016 at 6:22 pm #
    ❤️❤️❤️ You never cease to amaze my daughter and I... #speechless
  27. Carol Borchardt December 15, 2016 at 8:23 pm #
    That's beautiful and could even be happily stuck in my head for a few days.
  28. Molly December 15, 2016 at 8:27 pm #
    I love it!!!! It is simple and sweet.
  29. Gail December 15, 2016 at 10:35 pm #
    You should be Stars Hollow troubadours! It would be perfect for the first snow each season.
  30. Joni December 16, 2016 at 3:25 pm #
    Perfect! I love your voices together!
  31. Jill Farmer December 17, 2016 at 2:57 pm #
    Bev, you are perfection. Honestly, discovering you was a major highlight of 2016. Signed, Fellow mom of 2 year old and Gilmore addict
  32. Beth S December 19, 2016 at 10:35 am #
    Absolutely gorgeous song and singing voices. You are both so talented!
  33. Kiley December 19, 2016 at 12:21 pm #
    Umm.. you guys should record a lullaby cd! I would be first in line to buy.
  34. Lindsay December 27, 2016 at 4:58 am #
    Not teary eyed at all. Nope. This is exquisite perfection. You guys are awesome ❤
  35. Kate January 5, 2017 at 6:27 am #
    I love it! Sounds a touch like the Civil Wars, and they are my fave! ❤️
  36. Hallie Sawyer October 5, 2017 at 10:56 am #
    Ummm, this is all the things. You are a breath of fresh air AND a beautiful song bird. Your Cool Meter is at max levels, my dear. And we haven't even begun talking about Aaron...;)


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