Posts by Jessie Oleson Moore

Jessie Oleson Moore is a writer, illustrator, and professional seeker of sweetness who runs Cakespy (, an award-winning dessert website. Her first book, CakeSpy Presents Sweet Treats for a Sugar-Filled Life came out in October 2011; her second book, The Secret Lives of Baked Goods, will be released in May.

Crispy, Crunchy, Delicious: How to Make Tostada Shells on the Stovetop

Homemade Toastada

A tostada shell is a thing of beauty: crispy, like a chip, but large and flat, and sturdy enough to hold a respectable mélange of toppings. Here, we'll show you a traditional and easy way to make tostada shells on the stovetop, so that you'll be well on your way to a memorable Mexican meal.

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12 Sure-Fire Signs: You Might Be A Foodie If…

You might be a foodie if...

Are you a foodie? Do you have ten types of olives in your pantry (domestic and foreign, thank you very much) at any given time? Are 95% of your Instagram shots food-related? Are you constantly ahead of the curve when it comes to food trends? Chances are, you're a foodie.

Here's a collection of 12 sure-fire signs that you're a bona fide foodie. How many ring true for you? Read more »

Why Wait to Paint? Try These 6 Easy Acrylic Painting Ideas Today

Easy acrylic painting ideas

Choosing a subject matter can be the only hurdle holding up the painting process, especially for new acrylic painters who are looking to build skills. That's why we're delivering subject matters to paint in acrylic that are inspiring but not too challenging or discouraging. Get painting!

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Hostess With the Mostest: A Nostalgic “Fauxstess” Cupcake Recipe


This recipe is bound to fill you with sweet sensory nostalgia. The finished cakes offer the familiar sight of this classic snack food, and all of the right flavors and textures in the right places. But with the pure ingredients and scratch-made taste, this is a sweet treat you can feel good about eating and sharing.

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Fall Into Inspiration: 5 Fall Drawing Ideas

Fall Drawing ideas

The mornings are cool, the nights are crisp. The sky is bright blue, and the trees have begun their annual fiery show. Autumn has officially arrived, and it's time to take some artistic inspiration from the season with some awesome fall drawing ideas.

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