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This year I am part of a photography challenge group where we endeavor to shoot at least one photo a week. February was challenging for me and I ended up using one photo from last month…though I did edit it this month! That counts, right?! We were able to do some outdoor activities thanks to warmer weather early in the month. Unfortunately, we got a couple of snow showers later into February and started feeling a little cooped up. I did manage to get a few nice portraits of my daughter using one of my new backdrops. Take a gander and then be sure to click the link at the end to Susan’s post!

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I’ll see you back here next month, but for now, hop over to see what Susan was up to last month!

 

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I have made this recipe countless times over the past 10 years. Since it uses canned tomatoes, it is great any time of year. I vary the flavor of this by using different herbs. My favorite flavor is Italian herb. If I’m feeling especially lazy, I will buy canned tomatoes that already have herbs added in. Dill is my other favorite flavor for this. Enjoy!

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Herb Tomato Bisque

1 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 T. olive oil
14.5 oz. can stewed or diced tomatoes (undrained)
8 oz. can tomato sauce
1.5 cups chicken broth
1 t. dried herbs of choice (I prefer dill or Italian herbs)
4 oz. cream cheese
salt & pepper to taste

Add olive oil to a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook onion and garlic for 5 minutes, or until starting to soften.

Stir in canned tomatoes, tomato sauce, chicken broth and herbs. Cover and simmer on low heat for 30 minutes.

Remove pan from heat and add cream cheese. Using an immersion blender (or traditional blender), puree until smooth.

Serves 4

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Don’t forget to click through to Seija’s post here!

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  • Jana - March 4, 2015 - 8:17 pm

    Beautiful job Emily! I have to admit, I don’t like tomato based soups but I am really tempted to try yours – it looks delicious <3ReplyCancel

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    […] up in this month’s circle is Emily’s Herb Tomato Bisque. Yum! That sounds perfect for this gloomy weather. Go see what she’s been cooking up & […]ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - March 4, 2015 - 9:51 pm

    This looks delicious, Emily. Perfect for the cold winter weather we can’t seem to shake!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Carr - March 5, 2015 - 7:09 am

    This is beautiful, Emily! I LOVE tomato soup! I’ve never made it with dill, I’ll have to give that a try!ReplyCancel

  • Pam Douglas - March 5, 2015 - 7:41 am

    Delicious! Your shots are wonderful and I think I’m gonna have to try this recipe. Love soups.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy - March 5, 2015 - 11:37 am

    My all time favorite soup! And I’ve never made it myself, but this looks too good not to give it a try!ReplyCancel

  • Alicia - March 5, 2015 - 12:29 pm

    Gorgeous pictures, and yummy looking soup! Thank you for sharing this, I’m going to try this before the end of winter, this is perfect snow food! :)ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn Haines - March 5, 2015 - 5:02 pm

    Looks delicious! I love the detail shot with the croutons. I can almost taste it through the screen!ReplyCancel

  • Seija - March 5, 2015 - 8:32 pm

    Wow Emily, this looks amazing! Both the actual meal and your images! Simply beautiful!ReplyCancel

Pink is the color we chose to focus on for February. Naturally. I figured this would be no problem, what with all the pink clothes, shoes, toys, hair things, etc. that one tends to accumulate when two little girls are around. The trouble is, since I finished my 365 project last month, I have been so unmotivated to pick up my camera! The freedom I’ve gained from not having to shoot daily is taking a toll on my personal pictures. It could be the bitterly cold weather we’re having, too. Hopefully when the warm weather returns I’ll get more motivated to pick up the camera. For now, here’s a peek into my month of *PINK*!
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And here’s our group collage, featuring our favorite photos this month!

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Click here to view Dinah’s post and find out what she’s been up to. She’s awesome so you should probably “Like” her Facebook page as well!

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  • Jana - February 27, 2015 - 8:39 am

    Emily, you rocked ‘pink’ this month <3 I love the shots of the girls sledding! And your food shots are perfection!ReplyCancel

  • Angel Jepsen - February 27, 2015 - 9:19 am

    It looks like the girls had a great time sledding! I love the pink marshmallows, so fun!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa - February 27, 2015 - 8:14 pm

    Love your photos, Emily!!! your precious girls are too cute all bundled up in their pink snowsuits! <3 and those food shots should be ads in magazines! lovely work, lady!!ReplyCancel

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This year I am participating in a food photography blog circle.  I’ve loved cooking as long as I can remember and I’m excited to get better at food photography.  My goal is to eventually put together a family favorites recipe book with beautiful photos and sentiments.

I used to subscribe to Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food magazine. Sadly, it’s not in publication anymore, but I dearly love this recipe from an old issue I kept. I’ve made this many times and it always turns out. The original recipe is for a loaf of bread, but I prefer to make mine into muffins. I also like to add dark chocolate chips for a little extra flavor. The recipe can be found at the bottom of the post.Emily Poston Photography Jefferson City MO Newborn & Family Photography_1131.jpgEmily Poston Photography Jefferson City MO Newborn & Family Photography_1132.jpgEmily Poston Photography Jefferson City MO Newborn & Family Photography_1133.jpgEmily Poston Photography Jefferson City MO Newborn & Family Photography_1134.jpgEmily Poston Photography Jefferson City MO Newborn & Family Photography_1135.jpgEmily Poston Photography Jefferson City MO Newborn & Family Photography_1136.jpgEmily Poston Photography Jefferson City MO Newborn & Family Photography_1138.jpgEmily Poston Photography Jefferson City MO Newborn & Family Photography_1137.jpg

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup sugar

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

2 large eggs

1 cup mashed bananas (about 3 medium)

2/3 cup dark chocolate chips (I like Hershey’s Special Dark)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray.

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt. Mix in oil, eggs, and bananas. Stir in chocolate chips.  Spoon batter into muffin tin.

Bake 20-25 minutes.

Thank you for checking in this month!  Click here to see what yummy things the lovely Jennifer Carr Photography had in front of her lens this month!

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  • Carolyn Haines - February 4, 2015 - 9:22 pm

    Yum! Those looks amazing! Have you tried with overripe bananas? I always seem to have one or two from every bunch that get a little too brown and I’ve heard you can stash them in the freezer for banana bread. These muffins look was more fun than ordinary banana bread!ReplyCancel

    • Emily Poston - February 7, 2015 - 6:07 pm

      Carolyn, thank you! I actually used overripe bananas for the recipe because they’re so sweet…I just didn’t have any more to photograph! :)ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Carr - February 5, 2015 - 7:55 am

    Wow, the photographs of the preparation of this recipe is just a beautiful as muffins! Were they as good as they look?!ReplyCancel

    • Emily Poston - February 7, 2015 - 6:07 pm

      Jennifer, thank you! Yes, they’re very yummy and they freeze great.ReplyCancel

  • Jana - February 5, 2015 - 8:16 am

    Emily!!!! I want that first shot on my wall! Fabulous job <3ReplyCancel

    • Emily Poston - February 7, 2015 - 6:08 pm

      Jana, that is so sweet. Thank you!!ReplyCancel

  • Pam - February 5, 2015 - 10:12 am

    WOW…these look really yummy. and i LOVE your photos of them….that first one is awesome!ReplyCancel

    • Emily Poston - February 7, 2015 - 6:08 pm

      Thank you Pam!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - February 5, 2015 - 11:32 am

    Gorgeous shots! I love them all, but that first one (I mean, does it get any better than piles of chocolate?) & the third from the end are my very favorites.ReplyCancel

    • Emily Poston - February 7, 2015 - 6:08 pm

      Thank you Amanda!ReplyCancel

  • Kara - February 5, 2015 - 7:37 pm

    These look so good! Your photos are beautiful – especially love the first shot!ReplyCancel

    • Emily Poston - February 7, 2015 - 6:08 pm

      Thank you Kara!ReplyCancel