I’m Emily, I’m twenty-three years old and I operate this blog. I bake too much, try to be funny, and love Jesus. I also love Mexican food, traveling, playing my guitar, and pretending that I like to exercise.
During the week, I teach elementary school, but on weekends I am in the kitchen cooking and baking yummy dishes and desserts. I began this blog in May of 2011, as a way to chronicle my culinary journey and expand my photography skills. I would describe my blog as honest and elegant, and there’s something here to make everyone’s taste buds happy. I hope you find my blog inviting, fun and full of addictive recipes and photography!
What You Will Find
Easy-to-make recipes made with easy-to-find ingredients that will inspire you to cook at home, entertain guests, and enjoy spending time in your kitchen. You will also find the occasional DYI project, entertaining inspiration, and update on my travels.
If you’re unfamiliar with Dish & Tell, there is a category drop list on the right for convenience, monthly archives, a search bar, and the option to have posts emailed to you.
About the Writer, Photographer, and Chef
You’ll soon learn that I love avocado and a good margarita. But other than being totally obsessed with Mexican food, I am a 23-year-old elementary school teacher; amateur photographer; and self-taught “chef” [though I’m not sure we should take it that far].
Born and raised in a large suburb of southeast Michigan, I learned to walk, talk, cook, bake, and rearrange every single room in my parents’ house.Friends have referred to me as the Martha Stewart, Betty Crocker, or even Susie-Homemaker of the group. And rather than to reject those claims, I have learned to proudly embrace them by feeding friends, family, neighbors, and on occasion, my labradoodle, Rusty [Rusty Doodle, if you wanna get crazy].
My childhood was full of experiences in the kitchen. And although I played kick-the-can with the rest of the neighborhood kids, I was always a bit different than the others. Like watching way more Food Network than I care to admit. I now enjoy spending time in the kitchen more than ever and can say with confidence that I was born to cook, bake and entertain, and document it all on whatever camera I haven’t yet broken.
Do you have specific questions or want to get in touch? Email me at dishntell [@] gmail [dot] com