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 [...]

[VIDEO] Vegas Baby, and a Sweet Lollipop!

Debbie Markham with Couture lollipop from Sugar Factory

During my most recent trip to Vegas I enjoyed the “no-one’s-ever-going-to-see-me again, so-dress-and-act-however-I-desire” festivities.  However, I also walked the strip actively searching for the best candy store, as I always do when on vacation.  I came across the Sugar Factory adjacent Planet Hollywood’s Casino in the Miracle Mile Mall.  With great tunes playing, and cute [...]

What’s harder…carving out time? or cleaning up?

angel food cake eaten

My favorite easy cake mix, Angel Food.  “Simply add water” Seeing how quickly I get side-tracked from… well… everything really, I wanted to create a ritual of love with my kids every day, before time slipped away from us!  So, when my kids get home from school I’ve made a tradition of baking right away.  [...]

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 [...]


The annual trip to Texas to see my brother is only complete with daily visits to Houston’s 2 finest stores (thoughtfully side by side):   The Chocolate Bar & Candylicious. If you want any candy, foreign or domestic, retro or hot off the press, it’s at Candylicious.  A framed newspaper article stated that M & M’s [...]


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 [...]