Puff Pastry, Four Ways: The Perfect Time for Convenience

A snapshot of a typical conversation Erin has with herself on any given day during the months of October through December: Erin 1: “MAN, I can’t WAIT to make that pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving! I’ve been waiting all year!” Erin 2: “Woohoo! But, don’t forget about the apple pie bars you need to make for Friendsgiving …

Cinnamon Apple Zucchini Bread: Attention Bake Sale Bakers Everywhere!

  Folks, if you’ve been keeping up (or, if you’ve been within a three foot radius of me in the past few weeks) you will know that I am a lover of all things Fall. Well, here’s another (not so secret) confession. Not only does Fall bring out the plaid-wearing, 20-something-year-old in me, but it …

NYC Crawl: Refueling in Style

Here’s a shocker: I watch a lot of Food Network. Another shocker: I watch ALOT of Cooking Channel. Like, an embarrassing kind of a lot. Like, an “Erin, how do you have time to work” kind of a lot. Because of the amount of food-themed TV I’ve watched, I’ve seen Duff, Bobby, Rachael, Alton, and …

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Donuts: It’s Only Right

This week’s post is pretty time appropriate folks. Why? Well, let me humbly brag for a quick second….I just successfully completed my second half marathon! And, I say “successfully”, because I had two goals in training for and competing in this event: show up and cross the finish line in any form possible (running, walking, crawling, rolling, …

Local Legends: Redneck Gourmet Donuts

To be upfront, this blog post is a completely biased one. By the end, you will have no question about my feelings toward where I visited this weekend. In fact, out of every one of the blogs I’ve ever posted, this is probably the one I’ve been the most excited about speeding home (I mean… driving …

Award Winning Salted Caramel Apple Pie: Let Fall Officially Begin!

This week comes as a huge sigh of relief. Why? Because it’s the first full week that one can officially embrace all things Fall and not have to suffer from the burns of judge-y stares from others. Yes, that’s right. Despite feeling the itch to do so since the beginning of August, I can now say …

Japanese Kit Kats: Science Class Continues

A few days ago, we had a little science lesson. Remember way back when, when we learned about why cookies do what they do? Today, science class continues, with the experiment to end all experiments. Let me back up. Every morning, with my eggs and peanut butter toast, I do what every responsible adult does: watch the …

Cherry Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies: Perfection, According to Science

I, like many other young females, spend entirely too much time browsing on Pinterest. Need a dinner idea? Pinterest. Need a lesson idea? Pinterest. Need to waste a few…hours…relaxing on a weekday evening when you should be sleeping? Pinterest. To be honest, I’m kind of in a love-hate relationship with the site. On one hand, …

Local Legends: Grass Roots Creamery

Depending on how you look at it, you may be elated or miserable to hear that tomorrow is the last day of summer. On one hand, foliage and fluffy scarves can officially come out in full force. On the other hand, it means that the opportunities for trips to the beach, and other summery past times, are dwindling. …

A Special Announcement: Introducing…

Friends, I have some amazing news!! I am SO excited to announce…drum (breadstick) roll please….I’ve taken yet another jump and created two things: an Etsy shop and a new domain name to match. Let me explain. As time has gone on, I feel like I’ve made a bit of a transition. To sum it up in …