Author Archives: Emily Wasserman

About Emily Wasserman

Hi! My name is Emily and I'm a writer based in St. Louis. If I was stranded on an island and could request three items of food, they would be pain au chocolat, enchiladas, and Neapolitan pizza.

Lasagna Roll-Ups

I love lasagna as much as the next person, but sometimes I get frustrated when it comes apart. I don’t have the patience to let it sit for a while after it comes out of the oven, so I usually … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with Butternut Squash and Swiss Chard

This pasta dish came about because I had a bunch of Swiss chard in my garden that I wanted to use up before the weather turned, and because I wanted to make the most of butternut squash I see at … Continue reading

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Gluten-Free Pumpkin Muffins

For the past few months, I’ve started to bake a lot of gluten-free food. I love gluten as much as the next person, maybe even more, but I’ve noticed that when I cut down on wheat, I feel better. That … Continue reading

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Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos

Last fall when I visited my friend Lyz out in California, she made nachos for dinner. When I asked her to show me how to do it, she was surprised. “You’ve never made nachos before?” she said. I had not. … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with Roasted Tomatoes, Peas, and Crab

I’m usually a purist when it comes to pasta. I’ll put veggies in, and sometimes I’ll do a meat sauce, but I hardly ever go the seafood route. However, pasta is actually the perfect vehicle for any and all seafood. … Continue reading

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Baked Apple Cider Doughnuts with Maple Glaze

I go through stages in cooking and baking where I become obsessed with a particular thing. In 2017 and 2018, it was smoothie bowls. Last year and the beginning of this year, it was laminate, aka buttery French pastries. Now, … Continue reading

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Cherry Coconut Granola with Cacao Nibs

On Labor Day I thought about making pancakes or French toast for breakfast, and then I decided to make granola instead. Pancakes and French toast are all about immediate gratification, which I’m a big fan of, but homemade granola is … Continue reading

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Caramel Apple Galette

When I went to the farmers’ market a couple weekends ago, I couldn’t believe it because I saw the apple stand for the first time. Usually that means it’s fall, and two weeks ago, it felt like anything but fall … Continue reading

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Oeufs en cocotte

Oeufs en cocotte, or eggs in a cocoon, is a quintessential French dish that sounds really intimidating to make, but it’s actually not. For this version, I made a shallot and leek base, sautéd some spinach to put on top, … Continue reading

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Iced Lavender Latte

Lavender lattes are one of my favorite things. I’m not sure when I had one for the first time, but ever since then, I’ve craved them. There are a bunch of places in St. Louis that make a delicious lavender … Continue reading

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