Welcome! My name is Erica and I’m so grateful you’re here.

Growing up, I never learned how to cook and the joke was “Erica can boil water, but that’s it”. Thirty-something years later, I am a damn good cook and I love the satisfaction that comes from making something really good.

I grew up north of Boston, spent years in Texas, and now live in Florida. My food is reflective of my New England roots with strong southern and southwest influences.

I started this blog way back in 2005 and it has grown along with my ability to cook and create. My abilities are now sought for church functions, weddings, and private parties. I’m very experienced in cooking for crowds up to 100 or more, so questions in that area are welcome too!

My recipes are sometimes healthy, other times for splurging, but all are approachable and delicious. I am a working mom too, so I also have recipes that are quick and easy. Nothing overly deep or emotional here – just really good food.

Some of my favorite things

Feel free to contact me with any questions using the comment form at the bottom of any recipe post or by email at [email protected]. See our Privacy Policy for full disclosures.