Pink Peppercorn Blondies

It was an eventful Friday for the Havey’s today.  Luke had a field trip to the ice rink and ended up breaking his ankle 45 minutes in.  In retrospect, I probably should have known not to send him…I mean an entire 4th grade class on an ice rink?  Not sure what the school was thinking Continue Reading…

I’m a Cookbook Author!

Well, I did it.  My cookbook, Have Yourself A Time in the Kitchen is born! It is pretty cool when a big box of your own books shows up on your doorstep! There are about 100 recipes, almost 400 photographs,  and a smattering of my blood, sweat, and tears, all lined up on 220 pages of Continue Reading…

My Audition for All Star Academy

Don’t be getting too excited…I didn’t make the cut for the show, but like my other adventures in life, I learned a little and laughed a little too. This year they offered an on-line option to try out for the second season of Food Network’s All Star Academy.  They scout all over the country, but Continue Reading…

Irish Coffee

So, I’ve mentioned a few times that I’ve been working on a cookbook of my own.  I started it in January knowing it was going to take me just about the whole year to finish it.  The only problem with taking a year to write a cookbook, especially when you are a new food photographer, Continue Reading…

Grandma’s Cookbooks

I lost my Grandmother last month.   She was 82 years old and the last grandparent I had in this mortal world.  The loss is vast and deep, heavily laden with the memories of a lifetime. Deonn Nelly Thornock was so many things, it is hard to put into words to do her any bit of Continue Reading…

DIY Food Photo Backgrounds

I got a little bit of my DIY on this weekend and made up some pretty food backgrounds for my photography. Well,  I should say I got a little DIYH on because my “H” (husband), had to help me glue the wood together.   But still…I did a lot of it myself and it was pretty 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…

Everybody has an Off Day

I tell myself that every creative being has an off day.  I have to believe that looking down at the slice I made in my left thumb with the exquisitely sharp tip of  my brand new chef’s knife.  That wasn’t the end of it either. I forgot to separate the eggs for my pastry cream and 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…