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Foods for the Soul
Pecan Pie Thumbprint Cookies

Pecan Pie Thumbprint Cookies

Buttery thumbprint cookies with a sweet filling that tastes exactly like pecan pie! Perfect for Thanksgiving & secretly guilt-free with just 50 calories!     During the four weeks leading up to Thanksgiving last year, I tested my recipe for the ultimate healthy pumpkin pie countless times, tweaking ingredients and instructions and baking times until...

The Blue Muse
The Cubs won! And other things on my mind.

Nov 3, 2016
The Cubs won! And other things on my mind.

“How many innings are in baseball?” “Why does baseball take so long?” “A RAIN DELAY?” “Will this thing ever end?” Mr. T: “You don’t even care.” Me: “I know. But it’s cool to see everyone so excited online!” Like many non-sports fans, I sometimes have trouble distinguishing what teams play …

Foods for the Soul
Clean Cranberry Orange Scones

Oct 30, 2016
Clean Cranberry Orange Scones

An easy 30-minute recipe for tender orange scones full of tangy cranberries. It can be our little secret that they’re healthy & have nearly 5g of protein!     During the spring of my freshman year of high school, my dad and I flew to Seattle for a special weekend trip. We arrived late...

Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Emily’s Catering & Cakes: A “pop-up” bakery

Emily’s Catering & Cakes: A “pop-up” bakery

LIKE FOOD TRUCKS OR FARMERS MARKETS, one of the fastest-growing trends in the restaurant business is “pop-up” dining. The temporary restaurants, whether at a private home or stylish loft space, are creating a new wave of entrepreneurs. Talented chefs can highlight their creativity without being tied “24/7″ to a brick-and-mortar restaurant. Customers appreciate the spontaneity....

Foods for the Soul
Chocolate Chip Gingerbread Mini Muffins

Oct 25, 2016
Chocolate Chip Gingerbread Mini Muffins

An easy recipe for healthy gingerbread muffins full of chocolate chips. Just 51 calories & perfect for cozy breakfasts or snacks!     During my senior year of high school, my mom gave me a monthly subscription to Cooking Light Magazine, and I pored over each issue when it arrived in the mail. After...

The Blue Muse
A Goliath-sized hole in my heart

Oct 25, 2016
A Goliath-sized hole in my heart

As it turns out, I’m an excellent dog trainer*. When Mr. T and I first started dating, I was charmed at how his white fluff ball dog, Goliath, would jump to greet me at the door. I delighted in fluttering my hands in encouragement, noticing that if I did so, …

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Sac Foodies
Sweet Pumpkins for a Sweet Pumpkin

Oct 14, 2016
Sweet Pumpkins for a Sweet Pumpkin

Remember the days of bringing in birthday treats for class? Cupcakes, cookies, brownies – or in the case of a certain little guy with an October birthday – crispy rice pumpkins with eyes and Tootsie Roll tops. He inherited the “theme gene” from his mom, so of course, I was happy to deliver birthday...

The Blue Muse
The Great Halloween Tree, a recipe

Oct 9, 2016
The Great Halloween Tree, a recipe

Behold: Nine feet of fabulous Halloween glory. Now you might be saying to yourself, “Wow that Shawna has really gone off the deep end with holidays.” Or “Hmm, that looks suspiciously like a Christmas tree underneath those spooky cute decorations.” But really, you’re probably thinking, “HOW DO I GET ONE?!?” Well, …

Crazy for Crust
Fudgy Pumpkin Brookies

Aug 28, 2016
Fudgy Pumpkin Brookies

Pumpkin Nutella Cookie Bars Pumpkin Gooey Bars Coconut Brookies Sweets from friends: Brookies Cookies by Life in the Lofthouse Brookies by Buns In My Oven Red Velvet Brookies by Something Swanky

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Momservations
Holiday Swap Out Gifts for Teens

Mar 29, 2016

What to give when a Target bathing suit, $5 flip flops, and Peeps just doesn't do it anymore.

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