Shannon Philpott-Sanders

Writing, Reflecting, Teaching, Parenting

11 Essential Ice Cream Treats

Screen shot 2012-12-15 at 7.56.54 AMPublished December 2012: eHow Food

11 Essential Ice Cream Treats

Article Excerpt:

Ice cream has been a traditional dessert staple for decades, and why wouldn’t it be? It’s easy to eat, soft and sweet and a popular treat for any age. Over the years, ice cream desserts have evolved to include essentials, such as nutty toppings, yogurt spinoffs and fruity sorbets. With a few creative touches, you can mix and match your ice cream desserts to create the essential sweets to follow the main course. Continue reading


December 15, 2012 Posted by | Feature Stories, Magazine Writing, Sample Work | , , , , | Leave a comment

11 Uplifting Leftover Ideas

Screen shot 2012-12-14 at 7.39.23 AMPublished December 2012: eHow Food

11 Uplifting Leftover Ideas

Article Excerpt:

After fixing a hearty meal to feed your family, it’s likely that you’re too full to think about leftovers. But leftover food can extend the tasty feast throughout the week with yummy, bite-size reminders of your scrumptious cooking. Get creative with what’s left on the stove with leftover dishes and treats that are perfect for healthy breakfasts, lunches and dinners. Continue reading

December 14, 2012 Posted by | Feature Stories, Magazine Writing, Sample Work | , , , , | Leave a comment

The 411 on Festive Holiday Desserts

Published October 2012: eHow Home

The 411 on Festive Holiday Desserts

Article Excerpt:

The joy of the holidays would not be complete without the addition of tasty treats. Instead of whipping up the same old batch of cookies, add some creative elements to your holiday table. Chef and cookbook author Steven Siler shares some ideas on how to spruce up your celebrations with festive desserts that look and taste like the joy of the season. Continue reading

November 7, 2012 Posted by | Magazine Writing, Sample Work | , , , , | 1 Comment

Little Treasures for a Domesticated Moment

dirty-laundryIt is an understatement to say that I am not domesticated. I try – I really do, but the domesticated gene was never passed on, even though my mom tried her best.

She sews; I don’t own a needle or thread. She irons her clothes after each load; I iron my crumpled piles five minutes before I need to wear the clothes. She scrubs her floors on her hands and knees; I cheat with a swiffer and an H20 mop. She cooks for fun; I cook only when I have to. Most of all, she does laundry every day while I do laundry once a week or once every two weeks when we have a panicked “where is my soccer uniform” moment. Continue reading

September 3, 2009 Posted by | Blog, Parenting, Reflecting | , , , , , | 1 Comment