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Let’s Make Cooking Enjoyable

I’m Shannon Lyon, recipe creator & mom of 4 in Portland, Oregon. I’m here for the food. My problem is there’s almost no food I don’t like. 

I teach cooking and baking techniques at conferences, on TV programs, and on my Instagram page. Follow along on Instagram to connect, share your kitchen triumphs, and get recipe ideas.

I hope my recipes will help you love enjoying & sharing delicious food.

I love balanced flavor combinations and simple changes to basic recipes that elevate them (and make them seem a little more gourmet than they really are). I love that meals, no matter how simple or complex, bring people together. And I think that delivering a delicious treat is always great way to visit a neighbor or friend.

I’m a self-taught cook and baker and I have been creating recipes since I was in elementary school, trying to teach myself everything I could. When I got married in 2005 I had someone to cook for and found myself dreaming up new recipes every day. Now with 4 kids, we are in the kitchen all the time.

I’m here if you have any questions! You can click contact to get in touch with custom requests, ideas, or just to say hi. – xo, Shannon

when life gives you
lemons, just Add them
in your recipe

Interested in partnerships?

Let’s work Together!

In my years as a food blogger, I’ve worked with many brands developing collaborative recipes and commissioned food photography, I’ve taught at conferences, and taught on television shows in a variety of capacities. My services & skills include:

  • Recipe Development
  • Food Photography
  • Product Collaboration
  • Television Demonstrations
  • Speaking to and Teaching Techniques to Large Groups
  • Television & Podcast Interviews
  • Social Media Posts, including edited photos and videos
  • Recipe creation for Books, Shows, and Brands

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Meet Shannon & Family

Here we are in Portland, Oregon where my husband Mitch and I love living with our 3 sons and 1 daughter.

I grew up in the Seattle area, and then attended BYU, double-majoring in advertising & English. After college I worked in advertising as a brand planner while also earning a Master’s Degree in Environmental Humanities.

I now spend my time testing and developing recipes for my site. My recipes have been featured on ABC, NBC, Fox, and MSN.


@ the oregon coast!

Here we are in Cannon Beach, Oregon.
We love the Oregon Coast.
And if you’re visiting, I have a whole post on the Northern Oregon Coast here for you.

Have you Tried These?

Explore some recipes that I love!

Delicious Meals made with Greek Yogurt

Delicious Meals made with Greek Yogurt

Raspberry Sweet Rolls

Raspberry Sweet Rolls

Steak Sandwich with Opal Apples and Sharp Cheddar with Honey Mustard Sauce

Steak Sandwich with Opal Apples and Sharp Cheddar with Honey Mustard Sauce

Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies