Hello and welcome! I’m so glad you came to visit!
My name’s Emily, and I am prepared to admit: food is a borderline obsession for me. All aspects of food. I love shopping, preparing, cooking or baking, and most importantly: eating! This blog is my opportunity to celebrate all things food.
For those who know me, this will not be a surprise, but for those of your I am just meeting, prepare yourself: rant time. One of my biggest pet peeves in food blogs is needing to scroll through an ENTIRE blog post just to get to the GD recipe. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I don’t want to read the story or find out more about someone’s beloved or diligently created recipe. In fact, I love learning more about the “why” behind people’s recipe and food. Not to mention the food porn… I mean, photos… that come in the body of the story. BUT. Before I get there, I want to check in on the recipe to see if I have all the ingredients, the perceived difficulty, and equipment needed. And I want that at the top. Otherwise, I end up in the same sordid story of starting with a recipe… and then the page inevitably crashes. This always seems to happen when I’m in the middle of cooking, at a critical moment of preparation, and I need to wait for the ENTIRE story and photos to reload before I get back to the pertinent information. Enter a trash mouth, banging pots and an elevated blood pressure. Why, WHY can’t we put the recipe first?????
My challenge to myself and commitment to you will be leave the story off, and to bring the recipe to the top. I may blather on afterward about the recipe, give some hints, tips or tricks, and add lots of photos; but I will always strive to put the recipe first.