About Me

“to love oneself is a life long romance.”
-oscar wilde

For a long time, the thought of even liking myself was a struggle. Learning to overcome my insecurities has been one of the most difficult obstacles I have yet to face. Over these past two years while writing this little blog I have gained some clarity and have come to a startling realization: I matter.

Baking and cooking are my two of my greatest passions in life.  While I would one day love to make a career out these things, for the time being, I’m floundering around in my early 20s trying to not take life too seriously.

In January 2011, I began my weight loss journey.  It was the final part of my life that I needed to take control of in order to be completely happy. As of 2012, I’ve lost about 35 pounds and I still have another 35 or 40 to go!

I hope you enjoying reading all my musings and recipes that I cook! Please let me know if you have any questions 🙂


Disclaimer: I do not have a professional degree in nutrition, all opinions are solely my own. 

I do not mind if you use my recipes on your own website or blog, but please give me the proper credit by linking back to the recipe page.


17 Responses to About Me

  1. Amanda says:

    Good luck in your senior year! My undergrad and grad degrees are from U-Albany 🙂

  2. Nina says:

    I just stumbled across your blog and absolutely LOVE it. I too have struggled with weight and a love for food all my life, unfortunately, I’ve never been very good at controlling what I put into my body, which resulted (and still sometimes does) in a full on binge.

    Good luck on your life change and weight loss journey, and I look forward to seeing your progress forward and succeeding 🙂

  3. Ilene says:

    I just stumbled across your blog and absolutely LOVE it. I too have struggled with weight and a love for food all my life, unfortunately, I’ve never been very good at controlling what I put into my body, which resulted (and still sometimes does) in a full on binge.

    • Emily says:

      I’m so glad you like my blog! Its been a crazy few weeks, but hopefully within the next two weeks I’ll be back to a more regular blogging schedule so there will be more posts for you to read 🙂

  4. Kelly says:

    I’m not sure why I haven’t read your blog before…..because I just drooled at every single cupcake that you have made. Or at least the 10 or so that I scrolled through. And also that tortellini. YUM! 🙂

  5. Jessica says:

    I’ve always had problems with my weight as well. It’s very refreshing to hear you be so open and honest and be ok with it. Quite inspiring

  6. Trina says:

    Making your buffalo chicken garbage bread! It’s in the oven! Smells phenomenal!

  7. Dear Emily, I am old enough to be your Gram but absolutely love your blog. I will always be a follower. Also I can’t wait to make your chicken garbage bread .

  8. maymegirl says:

    I just discovered your blog and i’m excited about your journey! I’m a culinary student and love to cook too! I’m actually in much the same place you are: 24 and trying to make sure i take this life in the direction i want to go, loose weight, and loving cooking! Congrats on your weight loss! I hope i can do that well!

  9. Nathan says:

    I woiuld love to feature you and your site in RecipeLion newsletters. Please contact me to let me know if you are interested. Thanks for all of the great recipes.

  10. pam elliott says:

    I just stumbled onto your site via pinterest and I love it and I think you are adorable!

  11. angela menard says:

    Hi I was just reading about how you said that you didn’t really like your self. I feel exactly the same way. I am 25 and I have 3 kids. I weighted 140 before mu kids and now I am 222. I am so upset and I really hate being this big. Is there any advice you could give me to help. I am Constantly trying to lose the weight and nothing is helping. Thanks.

    • Emily says:

      I am convinced that much of losing weight is a mental fight. I think a major start is keeping food out of the house that you know will trigger you to binge or eat too much. Try some new recipes with fresh vegetables and grains. I also don’t eat a lot of meat contrary to what I may post sometimes, I mostly eat vegetables and grains, and some poultry. Recording what you eat is also helpful, because you can’t know how many calories you’re eating otherwise. Websites like livestrong and calorie king are helpful. Exercise will help, but I think changing your diet is what really affects your weight loss. Good luck!

  12. Shawna R. says:

    Not sure if you work, Emma, but I am an Independent Pampered Chef Consultant and I LOVE it! I also have a passion to cook and bake, and now I get paid for it! Not sure how it would work with the weight loss program, however, as long as you work out after taste testing recipes you should be okay! I first got notice of your blog through another consultant who posted the chicken wing garbage bread! That bread would cook to perfection on the Pampered Chef Pizza Stone! I also make chicken wing grilled cheese and that is awesome! Good luck on your endeavors and if you find yourself bored and want to get free cooking products and make good money, contact me at http://www.pamperedchef.biz/shawna !! Happy Cooking!

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