I’m Shannon Lyon, recipe creator and mom of 4 in Portland, Oregon. I’m usually just here for the food. My problem is there’s almost no food I don’t like.
I’ve been creating recipes pretty much since I was in elementary school. I remember trying to perfect microwave cakes when I was 8 and learning how to make stir-fry when I was 10. When I got married in 2005 I had someone to cook for and found myself cooking and baking a lot more. Now with 4 kids ages 3-10 we are basically in the kitchen all the time. Thankfully my kids got a gene that allows them to stop eating when they are full. Even with treats. Please explain how one gets this gene! They for sure got that from my husband Mitch 😉
I grew up in Seattle and attended BYU. I double-majored in Advertising & English. During college I spent a semester abroad in London, studying English literature & art. After college I worked in Advertising as a brand planner while also earning a master’s degree in Humanities.
Plum Street originally was an online shop for phone cases and stationery goods, but as more and more opportunities and requests came for my recipes I’ve transitioned to sharing my food and recipes almost exclusively now.
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.
Thanks for being here,