So, are you on the fence about keeping chickens?
Here is an overview of starting a backyard homestead.
Looking for the very best ways to create a paperless home? I strive to rid our home of so much throwaway paper, with the exception that I do use bamboo paper towels, paper tissue, and toilet paper alternatives to a minimum. You ask, “How can you run a kitchen with no paper napkins or paper towels?” Click here to find out!
It’s that time of year again — 🎄 Holiday Gift-Giving 🎄
Here are gifts I LOVE to give as tokens of appreciation, hostess gifts, and stocking stuffers! This is my 2020 Holiday Gift Guide that warms hearts and stomachs. There is a little bit of something for everyone!
Chef Emily Ellyn's can't-miss guide to all things holiday entertaining. A comprehensive check list featuring tips, tricks, suggestions and of course, recipes!Read More
Shop the Look! - Emily Ellyn's weekly Tablescape "Look Book" featuring the items she uses and absolutely adores for her Pumpkin Bread Pudding recipe.Read More
Chef Emily Ellyn's Holiday Gift Guide perfect for the foodie in your life! From cookbooks to luxury items, this list should help you out if you’re still racking your brain for last minutes gifts ideas.
Shop the Look! Emily Ellyn's weekly Tablescape "Look Book" featuring the items she uses and absolutely adores for her #TastyTuesday Thanksgiving Morning or Weekend Brunching Ricotta Coffee Cake recipe.Read More
Entertaining season is in full swing, so let’s elevate your festive fête and RAISE THE BAR by throwing a retro rad inspired cocktail party. Chef Emily Ellyn is here to give you the guide to the basic barware you will need, the essential liquors and mixers to stock, and inspire a vintage-modern spin on your holiday appetizer spread!
Cheers to delicious season eatings and the happiest of holidays!
Cyber Monday Cookie Exchange Cookie Supply Must-Haves!
I’ve done the digging, listed my must-have "Cyber Monday" cooking supplies, shared recipes that inspire your sweetest sweet tooth that you can whip up to WOW your loved ones with.
High in protein and low in fat, turkey makes a healthy meal year round. It's so versatile, you can use it to replace chicken in roasted recipes and as a healthier alternative to ground beef in meatloaf and burger recipes!Read More
Grilling Inspired Gifts.
What do you get the man who's happiest cooking over an open flame while living the best Dad's Life? Flip through these 2020 grilling gift inspirations.
There is still time to WOW MOM for Mother's Day!
Gifts to make the skilled (or aspiring)baker & chefs happy. Whipping up her signature recipes has never been
so easy and satisfying!
Here’s a list of my Valentine’s Day Round-Up that will make to your sweetheart swoon!Read More
Shop the Look! Emily Ellyn's weekly Tablescape "Look Book" featuring the items she uses and absolutely adores for her #TastyTuesday Thanksgiving Leftovers Turkey and Sweet Potato Slow Cooker Chili recipe.Read More
Cooking with Soy is a Joy: As a chef and culinary educator, I get a lot of questions about cooking oils, especially when it comes to baking, frying, and finding a neutral oil for blending. I would love to say the answers come from years of studying culinary arts at university and in kitchens across the globe, but in reality, the answers were found on the tattered cards of my family’s recipe boxes.
Chef Emily Ellyn compiles her go-to gifts for a luxurious Mother's Day.Read More
Soy 101: Farm to Fork. Home on the farm for #NationalSoyFoodsMonth, see why cooking with soy is a joy and how chef and culinary educator is celebrating this sustainably grown U.S. crop.Read More
I was raised on a small family farm in Mantua, Ohio so I’m well acquainted with chickens. One of my parent’s favorite stories is about the first time they sent my little sister and me up to “get a chicken for dinner.”Read More
From modernism through the bold, to the elegant with metallic appointments, to au natural here are five of the biggest trends in table setting seen coming out of 2019.Read More
Shop some of Emily's favorite childhood Retro Halloween Tricks and Treats!Read More
Shop the Look! Emily Ellyn's weekly Tablescape "Look Book" featuring the items she uses and absolutely adores for her #TastyTuesday Pumpkin Spice Cheese Danish recipe.Read More
Shop the Look! Emily Ellyn's weekly Tablescape "Look Book" featuring the items she uses and absolutely adores for her #TastyTuesday Ricotta Pumpkin Roll recipe.Read More
Emily explains what actually happens while food is being cooked and the “magic” that occurs when we brown our food and sear it to perfection!View Article
Emily answers your questions in her all new baking advice column for Cake Central Magazine. Here she talks green carrot cake, bubbly buttercream, and sliding rosettes!
Emily answers your questions in her all new baking advice column for Cake Central Magazine. Learn the secrets to a nice round dome on your cupcakes and how to make a key lime cake!View Article
In Emily's latest article for edible Cleveland, she explores the history and science behind exotic and erotic aphrodisiacs.
Whether you’re looking for a classic cocktail, a punch for a party, or an original concoction, there’s a beer-crafted cocktail recipe that’s perfect for every occasion.View Article
A new era of dining has dawned. Diners are demanding more involvement in their gastronomic experiences. From full-service to fast-food, menus and methods of preparation and presentation, diners are now key players in the direction the foodservice industry is going.View Article
Emily answers your questions in her all new baking advice column for Cake Central Magazine. Learn about boxed mixes, properly storing fudge, troubleshooting ovens, and more!View Article
Emily's latest article for edible Cleveland gives you tips on buying and storing your spices, how to take inventory and organize, and then offers up some creative uses for those extra spices; including the ones that have lost some of their potency.View Article
Emily answers your questions in her all new baking advice column for Cake Central Magazine. Cracking cake tops, clumpy modeling chocolate, and alternative flours can't stump the cake genius!View Article
Emily answers your questions in her all new baking advice column for Cake Central Magazine. Read the latest edition here, or submit your own questions and Ask the Cake Genius for a chance to have them featured in the magazine.View Article
Does the idea of hitting the road in search of the best hamburgers in Georgia sound like an adventure? Well, that's just what I did recently when I teamed up with The Georgia Beef Board to celebrate National Beef month on the Retro Rad Tour de Beef.View Article
Here are my helpful instructions and tips for anyone interested in canning.
Make an event out of it! When you bring family and friends together you can make it a learning experience - while creating some retro memories!
So many types of MILK! Buying milk does not have to be difficult. Here, I'll simplify the choices by covering the different terms applied to dairy, and the health benefits of each.Read More
I have three nephews and as they started moving from breast milk to solid foods, the exploration of organic versus non-organic foods started. Now, we try to grow and buy from local farmers as much as possible so we know what is in our food. But for those times when it's just not possible, like for tropical fruits and fresh vegetables in the winter, we rely on a chart we got from the Today Show.Read More
Shellfish can be meaty, sweet, and succulent. For the highest quality, choose wild-caught shellfish, which are high in protein, vitamins and omega 3s.Read More
Did you miss Emily's presentation at Catersource this year, or want to revisit what you learned? View all of her presentations in PDF or PowerPoint (with notes) here!Read More
Picking fresh herbs is the best! But if you don't have access to a garden, buying fresh or dried herbs is the next best thing and will still give you the maximum amount of flavor and nutrition!Read More
Beef normally has a purple-red color, but when exposed to oxygen it takes on a cherry-red hue known as the “bloom.” While the exterior is bright red, the interior of the meat retains the darker color. Look for steak that is firm and has a clear, red color.Read More
The epitome of safety is maintaining personal hygiene -- exercising great skill in personal cleanliness and preparation before starting a cooking project, clean as you go workstation, quality control in preparation technique and service to avoid direct contamination or cross contamination of food!Read More
The process of making processed, or cultured, buttermilk is similar to that of yogurt. Lactobacillus is added to whole milk and allowed to ferment for 12 to 14 hours at low temperature. Salt and butter flecks may be added to the final product for flavor and texture.Read More
Flour creates the structure for baked goods, so it is important to know how the flour you use will affect the texture of the your food.Read More
Chef Emily Ellyn's take on canning and cooking with cast iron. She shares recipes and stories about her coveted cast iron pan.Read More
Growing up on a farm, we raised all of our food and livestock and, therefore, it was an absolute delight to me when my father gave me three little piggies for Christmas. In honor of the Three Little Piggies children's song, I named my pigs Sticks, Bricks and Straw. They were good pets until they grew to be about 500 pounds each. In true farm fashion, my family re-named the pigs Easter, Graduation Dinner, and Freezer.Read More
Sometimes in recipes, we'll see arbitrary terms without any explanation as to exactly how much is needed! Here I've included some common equivalents that you can keep in mind when cookin' up your favorite recipes!Read More
Growing up on a farm, the only thing we needed to decide was if we were going to buy Americana chickens (that made blue eggs) or a particular breed of chicken layer hens. Occasionally we would change it up for a larger egg with Muscovy ducks.Read More
Three generations of women in my family live on an 80-acre farm in northeastern Ohio. Here, my sister Molly Wolfe and her husband raise their two sons Colton Lane and Luke Browning, in addition to horses, mules, pigs, hundreds of chickens, and lush gardens.Read More
Sugar – sucrose – is a carbohydrate that is present naturally in fruits and vegetables. All plants use a natural process called photosynthesis to turn sunlight into the nourishment they need for growth.Read More