Author Archives: ericab93

Cran-Oatmeal White Chocolate Cookies

The last few weeks have been pretty busy around here; last weekend I traveled to St. Louis to watch my high school robotics team compete at the international level. I met some new friends, reconnected with old ones, and was reminded about the inspiring power of engineering all over the world. I…

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Chocolate Chip M+Ms Cookies

  I made a few new friends while I was working nights last week. Speaking of, my night shift duties ended two weeks sooner than I was expecting! I enjoyed working nights; the office was quiet and the workmen were nice, but boy what it exhausting! When you’re working 12 hours a…

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Erica’s Cake Diary

My hOhm Cooking Facebook page reminded me this morning that I hadn’t posted in 15 days! A lot has happened in those short two weeks – I’ve been on a beautiful Caribbean cruise with my parents, the management structure at work was shaken up in my absence, and tomorrow I start my…

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Funfetti Cake Batter Cookies

Last Saturday, I spent all day making a 50 gallon batch of Brunswick stew. For those of you unfamiliar with this southern tradition, a Brunswick stew is a hearty tomato-based stew made with chicken, Lima (butter) beans, corn, and potatoes. It is slow cooked in large batches for up to 8 hours…

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Erica’s Baking Commandments

My baking commandments are the rules that I follow in all of my baking endeavors. I have picked them up over the years from family, friends, textbooks, blogs, and my own personal experience. I hope these will help you hone your baking skills just as they have helped to hone mine.  …

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Easy Chicken Pot Pies

Pot Pies are one of my all-time favorite comfort foods. Is that just a southern thing, I wonder? Well, even if it is, I am a firm believer than anyone can enjoy a delicious pot pie on a chilly winter evening. As I sit writing this, tucked under my heated blanket with…

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One Pan Cheeseburger Mac

Today I have a super easy and super tasty dinner recipe for you to try out! Enter Cheeseburger Mac, a-la homemade Hamburger Helper! I found this recipe on the Spend With Pennies blog while I was searching for a quick dinner to make on a busy Wednesday night. Boxed Cheeseburger Mac was…

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Mini Caramel Apple Cheesecakes

Apple pies are not only the quintessential American dessert, but also a staple of fall time dinner tables. In fact, sometimes it seems like that’s the only time we see apple desserts. Well, I say, no more! Let the apples be free from their 3-month engagement with chilly temperatures and falling leaves!…

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Baked Crab Macaroni and Cheese

Living at home has its perks and drawbacks, for sure. There’s not much privacy or personal space, but it’s a price I’m willing to pay in exchange for not paying rent! Not to mention that my dad is a fantastic cook, which means I never have to worry about cooking for myself…

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