Home chef & mom of three! I love delicious food, the outdoors, and great coffee.
Welcome to my kitchen!
I am Emily Spell, food blogger and cookbook author of The Jubilee Café Cookbook. My virtual café and food blog launched in 2021 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love creating new recipes and sharing them with my family and friends.
If I owned a restaurant, I would name it “The Jubilee Café”. The word “jubilee” means a celebration bringing an overabundance of joy and happiness. To me, it’s a fun word to read, say and hear and makes me smile. It’s also a name given to me by an elderly family friend I used to visit often and take care of before she passed. She would tell me I brought her joy and happiness every time I came over to visit which led her to call me her “Jubilee”. She was a true blessing to me by sharing her wisdom and knowledge about life and the things she’d learned and recipes she shared. I treasured her friendship and the time we had together.
The Jubilee Café would sit next to the ocean where you could go for a nice walk in the sand and feel, taste, smell and hear the peaceful sound of the ocean waves and salty breeze. The walls would be white with artistic rustic décor and hardwood floors, much like a hometown country store. There would be games on the patio for friends, families and kids to play. Just across the street would be a variety of unique boutique shops.
As you enter the Jubilee Café, the atmosphere and music would be upbeat, light-hearted and happy. You’d hear laughter, singing and welcoming conversations. It would be a joyful place to celebrate and bring family and friends together or even make new ones. You’d feel like part of the family coming over for a delicious meal made with fresh, top quality ingredients created with thoughtful depths of flavor in each bite leaving you feeling completely happy, satisfied and full.
Thank you for reading
I have started this blog and written a cookbook as my virtual café for you to enjoy. I hope it introduces you to something new, brings your family and friends closer together with an overabundance of joy and happiness.
“I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13