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I am so happy you found my blog!

My name is Shawn {I know… it’s a boy’s name, but I love the unique-ness of it!} (thanks Mom!).

I am absolutely obsessed with food! Cleaning up? Now that’s a different story… My main objective here is to create delicious recipes that are easily prepared with as few dishes as possible.

I have never had any formal training in the culinary field, just happy accidents in the kitchen. I do my best to create my own dishes, but most are inspired by other great chefs.

I have never had any formal training in the art of photography either. I simply taught myself and feel I have grown exponentially over the past few years. When I first started blogging in May 2010- December 2010 I used a Pentax Optio A10 point and shoot camera. December 2010 – November 2014 I used the Sony NEX-5 DSLR with a 18mm-220mm lens or an f1.8 50mm fixed lens. I am currently using the full frame Sony a7 with the 55mm f1.4 lens or a 90mm micro lens.

A Little Bit About Me

I’ve just breached my 30’s, and am surviving with 4 beautiful children and handsome husband in the desert of Southern Utah. I have a weakness for sweets, but it’s gotta be simple. I love fresh fruits and vegetables and serve them gladly to my family. I am always willing to try something at least once.  I really enjoy sewing and making fun crafty things, and if I can ever find the time I make a few for you in my Crafty Kitchen posts. But seriously, with 4 kids, I am just trying to juggle what life throws at me, and I’ll be lucky to get a shower today.

My first cookbook, Express Lane Cooking, was released on July 21, 2015 and I am super excited about it! You can read more about it HERE.

So that’s me in a nut-shell. Hope you enjoy reading, cooking, and exploring!

Want to Get in Touch?

If you’re interested in working with me, I would love to hear from you! I can come up with new ways to use your products in my recipes, showcase cutting edge kitchen equipment, and help to get your name out there to my readers. Please contact me for rates on recipe development, ad space, and giveaway opportunities. Please use the form below to get in touch with me about your project.

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Shawn Syphus Hi, I'm Shawn and I'm a busy mom of four; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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