About Me

Welcome to hOhm Cooking!

Hello! My name is Erica, and this is hOhm Cooking. I created this blog as a way to record and share my kitchen adventures, including recipes new and old. I hope you join me on my journey to cook and bake my way through life!

When I started college at Virginia Tech (Go Hokies!) in the fall of 2011, I started to develop a strong love for food and cooking. Since then, I’ve been honing my skills in my free time, in between homework assignments and engineering projects. I graduated in May of 2015 with a degree in Electrical Engineering, and am now working in my hometown of Richmond, Virginia. When I’m not at work, I’m usually found in the kitchen, trying new recipes.

This blog is my way of sharing those kitchen trials with you. I hope to use this site as a venue to share and review recipes I find online, in books, and in the family repertoire (and maybe share a few funny stories along the way!)

Why “hOhm”?

My background as an electrical engineer has made me undoubtedly and unabashedly nerdy. And though I don’t intend this blog to have much engineering-specific content, I still wanted a perfectly nerdy name. In electrical engineering, an Ohm (represented by the Greek letter Omega, Ω) is the standard measure of electrical resistance. It is a foundation of many core equations and circuitry models. And if you want to be philosophical about it, it’s also a metaphor for how my cooking adventures are sure to encounter some resistance along the way! So, after much brainstorming and deliberation, hOhm (Home) Cooking was born!

hOhm Cooking is a project which has been long in the making, and I’m so happy to finally be able to share it with you. However, the blog is still largely a work-in-progress, so please leave me feedback in the comments of my posts, through social media, or by sending me an email at Erica[at]hohmcooking[dot]com