The Big Apple & a Cherry Square #EarthBalance

Luke and I just got back from a fabulous weekend in New York.  This was the prize trip for my win in the Earth Balance Holiday Baking Championship.  I consider this one of my finest wins so far because I don’t bake a ton and I’m not a vegan, so to come in ahead out Continue Reading…

Spiral Waldorf Salad with Walnut Palmiers

I spent the day today doing something I love to do…creating a new recipe from an old classic.  I will say it a hundred times over that classics are classics for a reason.  When a dish is not only remembered, but made, ordered, and enjoyed for decades, it’s because it has a tendency to not just Continue Reading…

Manhattan Meatball Sliders

You all have heard me talk about the dinner Chad and I had at Joey Campanaro’s restaurant The Little Owl in Manhattan last November.   If not, be sure to check it out here.  It was a night just filled with delicious food that truly inspired me. One of the dishes that Chef Campanaro is famous 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…

Fisher Nuts, Hummingbirds, and Alex

Who would have thought a little circular dessert could change my life?  I certainly didn’t expect that a little pastry concocted in my tiny kitchen would turn out to be the most memorable thing I’ve ever made, but it did. My Hummingbird Cake Doughnuts recipe was the winner of the Fisher Nuts My Fresh Twist Recipe Contest for 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…

The Little Owl NYC

I’m lucky because I have been fortunate enough to have some “pinchable” moments in my life.  The ones that you live in, but can’t believe they are happening, so you think they must be a dream.  It was such a moment for me at The Little Owl  restaurant in New York City this last Saturday 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…

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…