Alana Jones-Mann

Alana Jones-Mann

healthy recipes, holidays

Mother’s Day #Whole30 Lunch

Last year marked our first Mother’s Day back in California, so we invited my mom and brother up from San Diego for a Mother’s Day brunch that ended up being so much fun that we decided we need to make it an annual tradition. This year when I asked my mom for any special requests for our brunch she asked for the food to comply with the #Whole30 guidelines, as (unbeknownst to me) she was currently attempting the Whole30 program. I’ve completed Whole30 myself a couple of  ...

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cookies, diy desserts

Flower Cookie Cakes

If you stopped by yesterday, you probably saw my tutorial for these Mini Cookie Cakes. As I mentioned, I made a whole batch of them topped with flowers made from an assortment of piping tips. I thought they were so pretty that they should be posted on their own, so here you have it! Make sure to check out the prior post for the DIY on how to make them!

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cookies, diy desserts

DIY: Mini Cookie Cakes

My boyfriend and I were talking about some DIY dessert ideas the other week when HE brought up the idea of some mini cookie cakes. How cute is that?! I was so into his genius idea that I instantly got to work on them – and I loved how they turned out. These mini cookie cakes are very easy to make, regardless of your skill level. Plus, if you’re an aspiring dessert decorator, piping on these tiny cookie slices is actually a really great way to practice your piping skills.  ...

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cinco de mayo, diy desserts

DIY: Otomi Mother’s Day Treats

With Mother’s Day approaching in less than two weeks, I’ve put together a DIY gift idea for all the pattern-loving mamas (and daughters!) out there. These Otomi cookies were obviously inspired by the Otomi Cake I made two years ago, which my mom was a big fan of. Naturally, I thought of reinventing them for her while I was thinking of mother’s day treat ideas. And look at these guys, what kind of mother wouldn’t be impressed! Now I’m no expert with royal icing, if you read  ...

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