Although I am a proud native of the Seattle area, there was a time, nearly a hundred years ago, that I considered myself a successful, dedicated career woman living in New York City working for a little magazine you may have heard of called Martha Stewart Living. It was a very exciting, fast-paced lifestyle that I enjoyed immensely and learned so much from. I have always been a passionate home cook, but it was during my time at the magazine where I found my love of creating meals and recipes that I wanted to share with everyone. It wasn’t until after I got married and started a family and my job description changed so dramatically, that it afforded me the time and flexibility to cultivate this love. For the past six years I’ve been a full time mom, home chef, and food blogess – and it’s right where I need to be.
About My Blog:
Soups and stews have become a staple in our weekly menu; be it a Hearty Lentil Soup in the winter, a light and spicy Chicken Orzo in the spring, or a creamy Pumpkin Puree in the fall; our family thrives on these soul-warming, one-pot meals.
All of my soups start with a homemade stock, but for those of you who don’t have the want or means to create a four-hour mélange, I provide shortcuts at the end of every recipe to save you time, energy, and money — without compromising the delicious flavor. Whenever possible, I try to include recipes for complimentary sides (salads, breads, etc.) and beverage pairings.
I’ve created all of my soup recipes by hand, and have put a lot of time and effort (sometimes years) into testing and fine tuning each one to ensure the best possible results. With that being said, personal taste is a huge part of cooking, so if there’s a particular ingredient you don’t like, leave it out! But don’t forget to share your changes with the rest of us so that we can all benefit from your tweaking. Also, if you’re new to soup making, check out my tips under Soup Basics. My goal is to post a soup a week, and in the meantime, I’ll be blogging about other things that strike my fancy: cookbooks, entertaining, home decor, travel, restaurants, culinary treats, helpful kitchen tools, and the dramas of raising a future foodie… or whatever else I’m obsessing about at the moment.
Please feel free to leave comments, suggestions, and questions, and I’ll try my best to respond to each one in a timely manner.
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Emily! You have a gorgeous blog!
Wow, thanks, that made my day!
Very cool! I look forward to following you 🙂 beautiful pictures by the way
Thanks, April! I just check out your blog – looks delish! (And I live the photos, too!)
Hi Emily! I love your blog! Such neat ideas! I really like the ice cream muffin recipie. Can’t get easier than that!
Nice to meet you this evening on our scooter ride around the block! Welcome to Texas ya’ll!
-Janet, Joe and Tyler
Thanks, for the nice comments Janet! The muffins are a favorite breakfast treat in our house – in fact, I made them last weekend with rum raisin ice cream and they were great!
Hi Emily, OMG!.. I was googling around for recipes of soup (since i have a craving lately for them) and your website came across. Obviously, I didn’t know it was yours till I went and read your story!… I had no clue at all the you are a food lover. That is so great! I see you haven’t blog anything lately, probably not currently working on the blog. the stuff that Kids eat is so ME!.. LOL! Thank you for sharing all these delights and super easy!