A Few Short Cuts started in the Summer of 2009 as a way to share some recipes and tips with friends and has blossomed into this creative website full of things to help you take short cuts on the bumpy road of life. I am Amanda, the woman behind it all. I am a wife, mother of 3 kids & a busy basset hound, coffee lover, homeschooler, kitchen experimenter, not scared of a DIY project, and chocolate lover. Oh, and I like long walks on the beach. Explore around and check out the short cuts.