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.

Updates from the Windy City and Illinois

A couple weeks ago, Jim and I went up to Chicago for a long weekend. A lot of people don’t realize this, but Chicago is one of the best places you can visit during the summer. Why? Basically, it’s a … Continue reading

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New Mexico

To be honest with you, I didn’t think I was going to like New Mexico. I am a person who actively seeks out water. The closer I am to a beach, the happier I am. I couldn’t imagine liking a … Continue reading

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Lemon Lavender Scones

Last weekend, Jim and I went to Long Row Lavender in Wright City, MO. It’s a cute little farm halfway between St. Louis and Columbia where you can pick your own lavender, take a stroll around the farm, and even … Continue reading

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Cauliflower Frittata

I’m not going to lie to you; I was a little apprehensive while creating this cauliflower frittata. I’ve only grown to love cauliflower over the past few years, when I learned that adding spice and heat can turn a very … Continue reading

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Shrimp and Orzo

This post goes out to my friend Julicia, who asked me to share the recipe for shrimp and orzo a few weeks ago and had to suffer from my procrastination. This one-pot shrimp and orzo is one of the best … Continue reading

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How to Use Puff Pastry

When I post pictures on Instagram of puff pastry tarts I make, I always get a friend or two who texts me and says, “I can’t believe you made that.” I also talk to friends who are scared of puff … Continue reading

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Fresh Strawberry Buttermilk Scones

Well…hi! I bet you’ve been wondering where I’ve been for the past few months. The answer is, I’ve been here, but unfortunately, my kitchen has not. Or maybe fortunately because now, it’s brand new and better than ever. My boyfriend … Continue reading

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Vegan Lemon Poppyseed Doughnuts

I’ve been on a roll with baked doughnuts lately. I think they’re my new creative medium for 2021. The thing that I love about doughnuts is, they’re basically a blank canvas and you can do whatever you want to them. … Continue reading

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Gluten-Free Banana Nut Muffins

There were three very sad, brown-spotted bananas on my counter this morning. So I decided to make these gluten-free banana nut muffins for breakfast. Plus, I’m a firm believer that when the temperature dips below freezing (say, one degree F) … Continue reading

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Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been trying to eat a little healthier in the new year. I still have double chocolate chunk cookies every other day and make my weekly bakery trips, but at least once a week, … Continue reading

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