Growing up, I never learned how to cook. Once, I was making mac and cheese from the box and asked my sister how do you know when it’s done – meaning how do you know when the pasta is done. My sister saw only a pot of water and thought I was asking how you know when the water is done. So the running joke for years was “Erica can boil water, but that’s it”. And that was kinda true. But once I finished school, I learned to cook. And I mean really learned – because I obsess. Twenty years later, and after ridiculous trial and error, I can seriously cook and it consumes me. I love it – it’s fun, challenging, and I live for that feeling of satisfaction that comes from making something really good.
I grew up north of Boston, spent years in San Antonio, and I now live in Florida with my husband, two children, and our cat, Spiderman. So my food is very reflective of having grown up in the northeast but with definite southern and southwest influences. I started EricasRecipes.com for sharing recipes with family and friends. At my site, you will find tips and recipes – some super healthy, others for splurging, but everything very approachable and family-pleasing! Because I am a working mom, I also have plenty of recipes that are all about being quick and easy. Nothing overly deep or emotional here – just really good food!
About my logo! Because you care about such things right? …I am blessed with a lime tree. A huge beautiful tree that makes the sweetest, most gorgeous limes you ever saw. I adore this tree, right in my backyard. One day a few years ago, I went out back and saw my tree absolutely filled with white blossoms and teeny baby limes. And all the blossoms were filled with bees. So I took a picture. This photo was my cover photo on this site and all my social media for my first year at this. I couldn’t image this site without some representation of my beloved tree.
All photos posted on EricasRecipes.com were taken by me! Ask before you share!
BTW, I’m also a triathlete. Here’s how I replenish after a race 🙂