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Holiday Tablescape Look Book - Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Shop the Look! - Emily Ellyn's weekly Tablescape "Look Book" featuring the items she uses and absolutely adores for her Pumpkin Bread Pudding recipe.

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#TastyTuesday Tablescape Look Book - Turkey and Sweet Potato Chili

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.

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Thanksgiving Morning Tablescape - Ricotta Coffee Cake

Shop the Look! Emily Ellyn's weekly Tablescape "Look Book" featuring the items she uses and absolutely adores for her #TastyTuesday Thanksgiving Morning Ricotta Coffee Cake recipe.

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The Ultimate Holiday Entertaining Checklist

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!

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Emily Ellyn's Halloween Tricks & Treats

Shop some of Emily's favorite childhood Retro Halloween Tricks and Treats!

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#TastyTuesday Tablescape Look Book - Pumpkin Spice Cheese Danish

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.

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#TastyTuesday Tablescape Look Book - Ricotta Pumpkin Roll

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.

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The Who, What, and Where of Prepping a Turkey

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!

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Edible Cleveland - The Dish on the Maillard Reaction

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!

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Dear Cake Genius – Cake Central Magazine Vol. 8 Issue 2

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!

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Dear Cake Genius - Cake Central Magazine Vol. 8 Issue 1

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!

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Edible Cleveland - "In The Mood" Foods

Feeling naughty?
In Emily's latest article for edible Cleveland, she explores the history and science behind exotic and erotic aphrodisiacs.

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Edible Cleveland - PROST! Crafting Cocktails with Beer

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.

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B&R Magazine - The Emily Post - How to Dine Out

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.

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Dear Cake Genius - Cake Central Magazine Vol. 7 Issue 1

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!

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Edible Cleveland - Spice Rack Redo!

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.

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Dear Cake Genius - Cake Central Magazine Vol. 7 Issue 2

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!

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Dear Cake Genius - Cake Central Magazine Vol. 7 Issue 3

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.

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Emily's Catersource Presentations

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!

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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? 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.

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We Can Can – Complete Home Canning Instructions

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!

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Got Milk?

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.

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Gardening On The Farm

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.

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Organic Vs. Non-Organic - Which to buy?

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.

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Shellfish

Shellfish can be meaty, sweet, and succulent. For the highest quality, choose wild-caught shellfish, which are high in protein, vitamins and omega 3s.

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Piggies And Pork

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.

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What's Your Beef About?!

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.

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Chickens, Chickens Chickens

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.” 

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Becoming an "Egg"-celleng Cook: All About Eggs

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.

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Flour Power!

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.

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Sweeteners: Sugar and its Alternatives

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.

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Dried Herbs Vs. Fresh Herbs

Picking fresh herbs is the best, but when you do not have access to a garden, buying fresh herbs is the next best thing. It allows you to gain the maximum amount of flavor and nutrition!

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Making Your Own Buttermilk

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.

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Common Cooking Equivalents

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!

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Sanitation

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!

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