Do you find yourself in charge of making something in particular for the holidays? I’m usually in charge of desserts. No complaints here. Since none of these calories count, here was the opportunity to really go overboard. My mother-in-law asked if I could make something for their annual Christmas lunch where all of us getRead More
Author: Erin Courtney
All I want for Christmas…
…is a Gift Certificate to Target. Like, a $10,000 Gift Certificate. And a full 8 hour day to shop by myself and spend every single penny. If you’re wondering why Target, I’ll tell you… BECAUSE THEY HAVE EVERYTHING. Clothes, shoes, accessories, make-up, toys, games, electronics, decorations, bedding, furniture, KITCHEN STUFF, even food. And that’s whyRead More
Christmas calories don't count.
It must be true, because it’s written on my Christmas apron. Thanksgiving through New Year’s is the time of year a lot of people gain anywhere from 5-10 pounds before determining their New Year’s Resolution is to lose that 10 pounds they gained; plus some if they’re feeling motivated. Let’s be honest here… It’s worthRead More
The Cleaning Fairy leaves Crème Brulee when she visits.
Imagine going to bed at night, sleeping 8 hours straight, and waking up to a clean house. All the clutter is gone. The counters are wiped down. The living room is straightened and vacuumed. The trash cans have been emptied. The bathrooms don’t have pee everywhere. You go to open the door to the refrigerator,Read More
Restaurant dining with a toddler.
I’ve heard there’s a wonderfully magical solution to fix all the problems of dining out with a toddler. Don’t do it. Wait until they’re in middle school before going out to a restaurant again. That’s what I hear, but we’re stubborn and like to go out to eat. Maybe even enjoy a little bit ofRead More
The movie "Chef" and grilled cheese sandwiches.
“Chef” is one of those movies I can watch over and over again. Jon Favreau is on my top 10 list of favorite actors, the movie is full of humor and good-hearted fun, and OH MY GOSH THE FOOD. The friggin’ food. Even though I literally want to eat EVERYTHING he makes in the movieRead More
If I never see another skewer again, it'll be too soon.
A friend from culinary school asked me to help her cater an event for her company Christmas party. Well duh! Happy to help, especially when a chunk of money is involved and it has anything to do with food. We went over the details, and I agreed to do the desserts for the event. HowRead More
SECOND COOKBOOK AVAILABLE!!!
My second cookbook in the Moms on the Go cookbook series is now available! Are you tired of making the same things for dinner over and over again? Are you looking for easy recipes using every day ingredients? Look no further! The Moms on the Go cookbook series is aimed at busy moms (and dads!)Read More
Banana Blueberry Muffins
Nothing screams breakfast like a fluffy muffin with a hot cup of coffee. Make your coworkers jealous when they see you bite into this pure deliciousness. The way to win someone’s heart is through muffins…at least at the office. 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2Read More
Tiramisu Pancake Stack
It’s amazing how a simple combination of several different ingredients can make your mouth water just by thinking about them. My mother-in-law is a HUGE fan of tiramisu, and while I was making pancakes for the family one morning, her mere presence had me brainstorming about tiramisu recipes. The thoughts came swirling into my headRead More