Emily is a native of the Springfield-Branson area and has been cooking and baking her entire life. Emily is the creator of Sugar Plum, an award-winning baking website, where she creates and posts original recipes. Emily was chosen twice as a finalist in Food Network's Ultimate Recipe Showdown. Her recipes have won multiple cash prizes and have been featured in major publications. Emily aspires to attend pastry school in the future, as well as work in the test kitchens of a food magazine or company.