No Fat, Low Sugar, Healthy Persimmon Sweet Potato Muffin Recipe!

Healthy, No Fat, Low Sugar Persimmon Muffins

I know that’s quite a title but it’s TRUE! A photography client of mine gave me 6 persimmons. So we ate 1 and then no one wanted to eat another one, over an apple or pear, so I baked them into something! They are better than I thought they’d be… tasting like a bran muffin [...]

2010 Shine Convention Inspires Entrepreneurs

Debbie Markham and Kim Doyal at Shine in Las Vegas

Sharing custody of my kids has shaped my life. I work harder with more focus when they’re with their dad, so that every second they’re with me I truly savor them. When deciding if I wanted to attend “Shine” entrepreneurial conference in Las Vegas this past week, I would really miss my kids for 4 [...]

Pie Eating Contest!

Debbie Markham in Pie Eating Contest, July 4 in Cambria, CA

I like firsts, they get my adrenaline pumping.  Combine that WITH SWEETS and I am IN!  That’s how I accepted a request to be in our town’s pie eating contest. Locally made yet world renowned Olalaberry Pie from Linn’s on the 4th of July… SURE I’ll do it!   My neighbor had much more info on [...]

Monster Pancakes!

Regular pancakes are getting boring.  So the kids & I got creative this morning! My healthy start was 1 cup “Heart Smart” Bisquick (adorned with a Box Top for my school), 1/2 cup wheat flour, 1/4 ground flax seed, 1 grated apple with skin, 1 egg + 3 egg whites, 1/4 cu 1% milk, 1 [...]

Beets, Soup and Ice cream oh my!

After an hour ‘strength training workout’ in my living room, (while watching my favorite shows “Modern Family” & then “Minute to Win it”) I headed out for some fresh groceries.  As I loaded the conveyor belt to the cashier, I smiled at my selections!  Raw beets, cucumbers, carrots, sweet potatoes, organic mixed greens, peppers, tomatoes, [...]


Dieting was the topic on the Today Show this morning.  The Cookie Diet, currently popular, spurred me to go get an apple fritter at Starbucks.  I liked the diet strategy of “portion size” & Starbucks’ “Nutrition by the Plate” brochure confirmed my doughnut was NOT even the worst food there.   WHO KNEW that a [...]