Amanda Taylor shipwrecked!
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Amanda Taylor arrived in Sitka from Minnesota as an AmeriCorps volunteer about three years ago. She immediately felt a connection with the community the fit right in working at Braveheart…so she stayed! We’re lucky to have Amanda in the community and we all got to know her a little better when she agreed to share her wishlist if she was shipwrecked on a “dessert-ed” island and had only ten songs and one dessert to fill her days.
1. Achy Breaky Heart, Billy Ray Cyrus
2. The Way You Make Me Feel, Michael Jackson
3. The Girl, City and Colour
4. Lover, Lover, Jerrod Nieman
5. Ignition Remix, R. Kelly
6. Fantasy, Mariah Carey (Feat. O.D.B.)
7. Ecstasy, ATB
8. XXX’s and OOO’s (An American Girl), Trisha Yearwood
9. Do You Love Me, The Contours
10. New Shoes, Paolo Nutini
You can download the recipe for chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting and cream filling here:
Grandma Taylor Cupcakes
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