Author Archives: Emily Wasserman

About Emily Wasserman

Bonjour! My name is Emily and I'm a writer based in St. Louis. I'm also a home baker with a small business, Amélie Bakery. I'm a self-proclaimed francophile and love French pastries and baking.

Pumpkin Dark Chocolate Chip Bread

There comes a time every year when I start wanting to bake with pumpkin. It usually happens once there’s a chill in the air and the leaves start changing, but this year, it happened early. I’m not the only one … Continue reading

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Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Picture an overcast, rainy fall day when you sleep late, stumble into the kitchen, make some coffee, and then set up your computer to watch the entire Season Four of Real Housewives of Potomac. Okay, maybe the last part isn’t … Continue reading

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Last week, Jim and I drove down to Tennessee for a friend’s wedding. We decided to make it a long trip and stop in Nashville on the way there, and then in Chattanooga on the way home. I’ve been to … Continue reading

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Sprinkle Chocolate Chip Cookies

I don’t know how it took me 30 plus years to come up with this concept, but sprinkles + chocolate chip cookies = sprinkle cookies! Sprinkles make everything better, in my opinion. Maybe not onion dip or steak, but anything … Continue reading

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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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