EMILY

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20 QUESTIONS...

  • Celebrity crush? Mc'Dreamy all the way.
  • Khloe, Kim or Kortney Kardashian?  *crickets chirping*
  • Favorite TV show? Eat The World by Chef Emeril Lagasse or any food related show.
  • Coffee order? Not a coffee drinker but I love gourmet hazelnut hot chocolate, don't forget the cream!
  • Superhero power? To put a room back together with my wand like Dumbledore.
  • Current song on repeat? Frank Sinatra "The way you look tonight"
  • Woman you most admire? My mother and grandmother. They have both given their lives to their families. Worked hard to make sure everyone was always taken care of before themselves. Instilled in me a love and passion for food and how it brings us together.
  • If you weren’t cooking, you’d be…Netflix bing and watching Grey's Anatomy
  • Go to recipe? Crockpot teriyaki chicken over rice.
  • Morning or night? Night owl for life!
  • If you could live anywhere else, where would it be? A quiet small town near water.
  • Favorite color? White and neutrals are my go to, but I love muted blues.
  • Newest hobby? oil painting.
  • Hobby you’ve given up but miss? Taking candid pictures of my kids. I've got to get back at it!
  • Scariest moment of your life? When my water broke at home and I barely made it to the hospital in time for an unplanned natural delivery with my third baby.
  • Favorite city? Any place I'm traveling with my husband is my favorite city. Good food, good company... It's about the escape, right?
  • Summer or winter? Summer
  • Favorite instagram account you follow? I have so many favoites! But loving @thefauxmartha
  • Nsync or Backstreet boys? Nsync
  • Words to live by? Fuh-get about it.

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Hi! I'm Emily!

I am passionate about art in all forms! I have discovered a deep love for cooking and baking for my husband, three young children, friends and family. Bright colors, wonderful scents,  fresh flavors and the ability to add creativity to my dishes, fills my soul with goodness. I believe that food connects people, and no matter our differences we can all find joy in sharing a good meal at the table together. 

 I am an introvert by nature and would choose to be home over anywhere else in the world. Give me all the cancelled plans, no school, Netflix and laundry, or grilling in the back yard with my man kind of days.

I love to surround myself with simple beauty, most commonly in the form of anything handmade! We recently moved into our home that my husband built by hand on nights and weekend for the last (almost) 2 years. Its been a huge sacrifice for our family, but we have learned to appreciate our time together more than anything. We love filling our home with vintage treasures, watercolor paintings from our children, second-hand furniture, and décor that has special meaning.

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I like to have fun in the kitchen. You can't take cooking to seriously or you'll never enjoy it!

My resolution this year is to find joy in simplicity.  As I practice this goal, the noise and distraction in the world around me becomes quiet and I am able to focus more on what is most important. I look forward to teaching my children hard work in our new home. Together we want to plant a garden, harvest and store it, and learn to be more self reliant. If you'd like to follow along in our journey as we finish our home, create handmade beauty, plant a garden, and fill our kitchen with tasty dishes, please join us over on instragram @handmade.farmhouse

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PAULA DEAN'S CARAMEL CORN

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PAULA DEAN'S CARAMEL CORN

Ingredients:

  • 6-8 quarts of air popped pop corn (2 batches)
  • 1 c. butter
  • 2 c. brown sugar
  • 1/2 c. light karo syrup
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda

Directions:

Over medium heat, combine first 4 ingredients and boil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in baking soda. Stir well. Pour over 8 quarts popped corn. Stir to coat well. 


 
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CROCKPOT BEEF OR CHICKEN STROGANOFF

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Ingrediants 

  • 2-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed OR 1 pound of boneless beef sirloin steak cubed
  • 8 ounce sliced mushrooms (I buy the already sliced pack of mushrooms)
  • 1 8 ounce cream cheese, softened (I use 1/3 less fat cream cheese)
  • 2 (10½) ounce cream of mushroom soup (I use 98% fat free)
  • 1 envelope (1¼ ounce) dry onion soup mix
  • 3/4 cup of milk
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • dried parsley
  • 1 pound large egg noodles for serving

Instructions 

  1. Place the chicken (or steak) in the bottom of a lightly greased slow cooker. Add the mushrooms. In a medium sized bowl add cream cheese, cream of chicken soup, and dry onion soup mix. Mix until incorporated and spread on top of chicken (or steak) and mushrooms.
  2. Cook on low for 3-4 hours or high for 1-2. Serve over noodles and top with fresh parsley and salt and pepper.

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