Easy Easter Sunday Cakes

Believe it or not, these cute as a button cakes are made from Little Debbie’s Cocoa Creme Snack Cakes! They took home a runner up prize this month in the Little Debbie “Dessert for the Kid in All of Us” contest sponsored by Food Network!   This contest had a ton of good entries, so it Continue Reading…

Goodbye Summer, Hello Soup!

I set out to have a great summer with my little family.  One full of memories, all spun on a tight budget and woven in between busy work schedules and summer camps.  I have to say, think we did a really great job of relishing plenty of sun-soaked mornings and balmy late nights this season.   Continue Reading…

Olive Oil and Orange Marinated Olives

I love an event that involves a picnic.  There is just nothing that says summer to me more than spreading out a big blanket and opening up a straw basket filled with delicious, pretty food. The fam and I recently indulged in an outdoor concert at Red Butte Gardens Amphitheatre at the University of Utah Continue Reading…

A Dessert Journey

I’ve committed a grave sin.  I know this surprises none of you…you know, the fact that I sinned and all.  You’re like, “What else is new?” But, alas, I had to confess.  I have not posted a blog for 13 days.  That is the longest stretch I’ve ever gone without posting and I am here to Continue Reading…

Badass Mushroom Burger

Sometimes you just have to tell it like it is, so excuse the robust language in the title of this post, as it happens to be completely on point. This mushroom burger was rouge, it was hardcore, it was as meaty as any slab of beef I’ve had the pleasure of consuming.  I talk about Continue Reading…

Great Greenwich Grub by Sidewalks of NY

Is anybody else out there just feeling as frazzled as all heck from the holiday season?  I have never cut it so close when it comes to getting ready for Christmas as I did this year.  I decided to forgo my good sense and ignore the disaster that constitutes my house right now and sit down Continue Reading…

Dante Takes on the Lower East Side

You all know my friend Dante, AKA  Dante The Actor, Dante from Yonkers, or Dante the awesome food tour guy. Dante is officially the only person I know from New York and I actually think I’m a tiny bit cooler because someone there actually knows I exist, so thanks for that buddy! In all seriousness, Continue Reading…

A Week in the Media

Thank you Good Things Utah and the Today Show for the amazing opportunities! Thank you Phyllo.com and Athens Foods for your products that inspired my Itty Bitty Brown Betty! What a week it has been. My friend Dawn said something to me today that I don’t think I’ll ever forget. She said, “Shauna, I wish Continue Reading…

Havey Family Reunion 2014

So, the Havey’s, we are such a big family that when we get together it constitutes a reunion.  I guess you could say that about a lot of families in Utah.  I come from a smaller tribe, so it’s different for me, but after being in the family for over two decades, it feels like Continue Reading…

Sunny, Sidewalks, and The Big Apple

Here it is, my first blog post on my BIG trip to New York as a finalist in the Extended Stay America Away From Home Cooking Contest with Sunny Anderson. I’ve been promised a bunch of professional pics of the experience, so I plan on doing a post about the deets of the contest when Continue Reading…