Last weekend, my dad invited some of his college buddies over for dinner followed by their annual penny poker night. When he asked if I’d make my ultimate healthy cornbread to go along with their grilled sausages, garlic mashed potatoes, and sautéed veggies, I immediately agreed.
My mom and I sat with the guys for over an hour while everyone ate, traded stories, and got caught up on each other’s lives, and when they headed out to Dad’s workshop in the backyard to start dealing cards, we volunteered to wash dishes. (They cooked the entire meal, after all!)
As I wrapped up leftovers, I glanced down at the last few slices of cornbread in my hands and smiled as the little voice in my heart whispered, “Dad asked you to make this not only because he loves it… But because he’s really proud of you.”
I feel incredibly blessed that my parents, my brother, my grandparents, and nearly all of my extended family are so supportive of what I do for a living. When I first contemplated walking away from a career in organic chemistry to pursue blogging, my parents cheered me on every step of the way, which is a huge reason why Amy’s Healthy Baking is now my full-time job and full income source.
And another big reason? You!
Your interest in my recipes, whether you try a few of them or read every blog post, whether you share them on Facebook or save them to Pinterest, whether you tell your friends about my blog or buy my Healthier Chocolate Treats cookbook… All of those little things add up and have enabled me to work full-time on Amy’s Healthy Baking. I’m so grateful for what you’ve done for me!
So to say thank you, I’m putting the spotlight back on you today! Here are some of the recipes that you’ve tried and pictures that you’ve shared on Instagram. I truly appreciate each and every time you do that; it really means the world to me! ♥
If you’re interested in starting a blog too, I have a super easy step-by-step guide on how you can start your own blog here. It takes less than 30 minutes!
P.S. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I thought it’d be perfect to make this the “mostly pumpkin edition” of Sunday Spotlight! (You can see all of my pumpkin recipes here!) Happy early Thanksgiving! ?
I can’t wait to see what you try next! ♥
Would you like to see your picture in my next Sunday Spotlight? Then share it with me on Instagram using #amyshealthybaking and tag @amyshealthybaking IN the photo itself. (That guarantees I’ll see your picture! ?) I can’t wait to see what recipes you make!
Kelly @ Kelly Lynn's Sweets and Treats says...
Hi Amy!! Love your Sunday Spotlight and totally digging all the pumpkin recipes!! Thanks for featuring my picture for the pumpkin monster cookies I made?? xoxo
You’re welcome Kelly, and thank YOU for trying them!! It means a lot to me! ♡
Hi Amy! I loved the terrific photo of you and your Dad. That put a big day o’ baseball smile on my face :)) Wowee…those were some terrific eats for the poker game with the guys. I want to get an invite. :)) Have a great upcoming week!! 🙂