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With her infectious personality and unique style, it’s no wonder Emily Ellyn has captured the hearts of viewers on Food Network.  Today, she continues to use her platform as a way to share her love for taking traditional dishes and remixing them — Retro Rad Style!

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Triple Shot of MU Cupcakes!

MU is a creamy coffee cordial that is beyond delicious. In fact it is so divine, I was inspired to make it into a cupcake!   Here’s a recipe with three of…

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Pumpkin Pie a la Mode Martini

It’s my favorite time of year!   Autumn is the season of harvests, festivals, and winter preparations. Across the north, people are beginning to feel a crisp chill in the…

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Pumpkin Everything !

It’s the time of year that pumpkin flavored foods are more popular than ever.  Food vendors are jumping on the bandwagon with pumpkin-flavored coffee, beer and even beef jerkey!  Here…

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Butternut Squash Soup with Shiitake Walnut Compote

Happy Fall!  Looking to change it up a little this year?  Get cooking with Emily’s Butternut Squash Soup.  It’s a delicious, feel-good dish that’s guaranteed to warm your heart.  …

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Retro Rad Pickled Jalapenos and Banana Peppers

Have a prolific pepper crop this year?   Whip up a batch of home-grown specialties with Emily’s simple recipes.   Pickled Jalapeno Peppers Ingredients: 3 pounds fresh, firm, jalapeno peppers,…

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Retro Rad Day at the Oregon State Fair!

Spend a Retro Rad Day in the fun with Emily Ellyn at the Oregon State Fair.   This is going to be something special.   It’s 150th edition of the…

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The Fig Newtini – Emily’s Late Summer Sipper.

As a child, it was a treat to discover the last few figs in my mother’s small greenhouse – long after they were gone from the market.   I always…

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Banishing Brown Bag Boredom!

10 Not-so-Nutty ideas to help Moms packing back-to-school lunches.   #1 Cooky Carrot Salad Sandwich Every-bunny will love this unexpected sandwich filling and it’s great for incorporating leftovers. The crunch…

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Funnel Cake Cupcakes

Funnel Cake Cupcakes!

Chef Emily Ellyn is putting the FUN back into funnel cakes as she creates a Funnel Cake Cupcake.   It’s like being a kid again at the state fair in…

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Coconut Mint Mojitos and Homemade Spa Treatments!

Treat yourself and your friends to a relaxing day of home spa treatments while sipping Emily’s delightful twist on a mojito.   Coconut Mint Mojitos: Yield: 1 cocktail; Collins glass…

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Strawberry Rhubarb Meringue Tartlets

Here’s a delicious twist on classic strawberry rhubarb pie I recently featured at the Epicurean Theatre.   Special thanks to Chef Max Sherard for his brilliant execution and tart photo!  …

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In search for the best burger on the Retro Rad Tour de Beef!

Does the idea of hitting the road in search of the best hamburgers in Georgia sound like an adventure?   We’ll that’s just what I did recently when I teamed up…

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Carrot Ginger Soup with Spiced Tofu Croutons – Gourmet Soiree.

With the help of 70 chefs, generous sponsors, and countless volunteers, chairperson Emily Ellyn and host Robert Irvine, worked to make this years Gourmet Soiree the best yet!   See…

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Emily’s Chocolate Covered Cherry Jam

OH YUM!  Here’s the recipe for Emily’s coveted Chocolate Covered Cherry Jam – as seen at The Oregon State Fair.   Chocolate Covered Cherry Jam Prep Time: 30 minutes Cooking Time: …

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Emily Wins Cutthroat Kitchen!

    “After surviving four rounds of culinary sabotage and proving her cooking prowess to chef judge Anne Burrell, Emily Ellyn added Cutthroat Kitchen to her list of Food Network…

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Emily Ellyn’s Wrinkle Free Grilled Cheese!

In her “Swell Eats,” video series, Emily features several recipes perfect for your dorm room leftovers.  Each healthy recipe is so easy, you’ll be cooking and eating in no time….

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Emily’s Cornbread Waffles

Do you like cornbread?   Waffles?   Ever thought of mixing the two?   Even if you’re not a cornbread person (or a waffle person), I recommend giving this recipe…

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Emily’s Peanut Butter and Wine Jelly “Snow Cones”

When things get hot this summer, be a Vixen of Vintage and cool down with a Peanut Butter and Wine Jelly Snow Cone for a fun, delicious throw back to your…

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