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Emily's masterpieces

Mar. 13, 2013 6:24 pm 
Updated: Mar. 14, 2013 4:47 pm
I am all about some good comfort food and yummy desserts but I have been leaning more towards the side of trying to be more healthy. I have stopped drinking pop (or soda as some of you may call it) and been working towards maintaining my weight. I have not had a pop since December 2012.… MORE
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Jan. 1, 2013 7:17 pm 
Updated: Jan. 2, 2013 6:28 am
I have not blogged in awhile. I have been busy with school, the holidays and taking care one sick family member after another lol. 2012 seemed to go by so fast. I don't feel I cooked enough!! I love to experiment and try new things and vow this year to cook at least 1-2 new things a month. I… MORE
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Oct. 28, 2012 8:36 pm 
Some of the greatest conversations my family has ever had was over a meal. When my husband's family gets together we all hear stories of when the kids were young, stories about grandparents or their own food misadventures growing up. I love it! I now know why I always felt so comfortable in… MORE
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Oct. 15, 2012 5:10 pm 
Updated: Oct. 28, 2012 8:25 pm
There are so many possibilities with mac & cheese! You can add as little or as much stuff to it as you want. I like my mac & cheese on the cheesy side! Tonight I made some on the fly for Michael and I. I often use cheddar, cream cheese, velveeta or monterey jack cheese-when you put them all… MORE
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Oct. 10, 2012 5:22 pm 
Updated: Oct. 20, 2012 4:14 am
I have decided that because I have so many cookbooks in my kitchen that it is time to clean them out! I am going to make someone at Goodwill very happy over the next year or so! Ever get in a food rut? Are you making the same dishes all the time? I am in one of those places right now...my… MORE
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About Me
I am a displaced military wife, finally putting down some permanent roots back in my hometown of Cincinnati, OH. In 7 years my family has moved 6 times!! In my years of moving, and all the different duty stations, it has made me a more diverse individual and eager to try new dishes. Finding authentic food items is a bit easier when you have a Jungle Jim's to frequent :) My name is Emily. I have two beautiful children and a wonderful husband. October 11, 2008, my husband was combat injured in Iraq. He was shot in the face by a sniper. We are a blessed family! He is still with us today. Because of the challenges our family has faced it has caused me to find more dishes that fit our new lifestyle and are quick to make. My husband has traveled the world and eaten many different types of food but always comes back to mine!! Nothing like some good home cooking :)
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake!! Some of my favorite things to make are pumpkin bread and pumpkin pie but I also just love to cook period. I love to create my own dishes and try them out on both my husband and my co-workers.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Family traditions are a pretty new thing for my family as we are still in the process of creating our own. One thing I am big on is spending as much time with family as possible!! I think something important when having family get togethers is good food. Food always seems to bring people together. My kids, husband and I always make cookies before the holidays. One of the new traditions I want to start is going down to a local homeless shelter and helping to feed them dinner. I think it is important for my children to see humility and generosity.
My cooking triumphs
I have burnt my share of dishes over the years!! Made the smoke alarms go off and even caused us to go out for dinner when a dish didn't turn out so well.
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