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Recipe: Quinoa and Berry Salad with Fresh Pear Dressing

Quinoa and Berry Salad with Lemon Garlic Turkey Jerky

National Jerky Day is June 12th and it got me thinking. How could I make a meal out of jerky and not have it feel like I was eating a football? I know what you’re thinking… JERKY??? Most people think all jerky is going to be as tough to chew as a football and wouldn’t […]

Recipe: Peach and Basil Bliss


    Perfectly refreshing for Mother’s Day and a great alternative to the Peach Bellini, this is herbal mixology at its best! Peach and basil go so well together and this drink goes down a little TOO easily…watch out! I am a vodka drinker so I substitute vodka for the bourbon and it sure does […]

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 *See Erika on “Good Day LA” with her husband (MLB’s Matt Williams) making ballpark food for the 2013 All Star break.

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 *See Erika in the Summer 2013 issue of Celebrity Cooking Magazine!

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Good Day LA” making her fun and whimsical Summer Cookout Table!

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*Erika mentioned on the cover of Summer 2013 Grilling Magazine!








 * See Erika on the cover of  North Valley Magazine !

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* See Erika on the Better Show making her ballpark inspired foods!






*See Erika on “Good Day LA” making her fun and whimsical Easter Sweets Table!





*See Erika featured in People!






See Erika  E! News cooking up her Super Bowl favorites!


* See Erika and husband Matt Williams on Hallmark Channel’s “Home & Family”!

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*See Erika on the cover of So Scottsdale Magazine!


*See Erika on “Good Morning Arizona” January 11th making Chicken Pesto Arancini!

*Erika and family featured in Arizona Foothills Magazine.

*Erika to appear at “Street Eats” (20,000+ visitors expected) doing at cooking demonstration in a line-up that includes Adam Richman (“Man vs. Food”) and Geoffrey Zakarian (“Iron Chef”) on January 13, 2013 from 12-1pm.

*Erika featured in All You for their “Favorite Foodie Blogger” holiday story.

*See Erika on “San Diego Living” Monday, November 19th with daughter Madison cooking up Kids’ Holiday Party Food!

*Here’s Erika on “KTLA Morning News“ in Los Angeles Wednesday, October 24th making amazing World Series party grub!



*Erika featured on Dinnertool.com!

*Erika featured on Momfuse.com!

*See Erika and daughter Madison put together a Hawaiian theme BBQ for “San Diego Living“!

*Erika to host several series of cooking videos for eHow.com Food!

*See Erika on “Sonoran Living

*See Erika on “San Diego Living

*The Hopeless Housewife/ Erika’s recipes featured in TheDailyMeal.com!

*See Erika on San Diego 6′s “San Diego Living“!

*See Erika on San Diego’s Fox5 Morning News!

*See Erika featured in The Paradise Valley Independent


*See Erika on 3TV’s “Good Morning Arizona” with a gorgeous mother/daughter Tea Party

*See Erika on 3TV’s “Good Morning Arizona” making delicious grilled artichokes with remoulade

*See Erika and husband Matt 0n 3TV’s “Good Morning Arizona” making ballpark fare (hot wings!) to kick off spring training

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Party Idea: Summer Cookout!

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  Nothing says summer like a good old fashioned cookout- it’s one of my favorite things to do!  There’s just something about the smell of the grill that can get neighbors you hadn’t heard from in awhile knocking at our door to join in on the fun. Just like Yogi the Bear following his nose […]

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Pear and Brie Bruschetta

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Fried Green Tomato BLT

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Blog: Summer Fun KitchenAid Mixer Giveaway

500 Summer Fun KitchenAid Giveaway

I’m joining in with some great blogs for a Summer Fun KitchenAid Artisan 5 Quart Stand Mixer Giveaway!  Plus you get to choose your color!  Just enter on the widget below. Be sure to visit the participating blogs sponsoring this giveaway for great summer recipes! a Rafflecopter giveaway Miss in the Kitchen Rachel Cooks Nutmeg […]

Blog: 5 Ways to Say Be Mine to Your Valentine

5 Ways to Say Be Mine to Your Valentine

  Chocolate Cupcakes with Red Velvet Frosting from A Spicy Perspective Valentine’s Chocolate Marshmallow Pops from Boulder Locavore Spicy Chocolate Bark with Chipotle and Almonds from Foodie Crush Red Velvet Molten Lava Cakes from Half Baked Harvest Mini Ombre Valentine’s Day Cake for Two from I Wash You Dry

Blog: New Jessie Steele Swag Bag Giveaway! Ends 11/4

Jessie Steele Giveaway Ends 11-4

We are thrilled to bring you this great giveaway from Jessie Steele !  I’m asked who makes the aprons I wear on TV all the time, and Jessie Steele not only makes the aprons, they make the potholders and mitts I use. SUCH adorable stuff- who needs to look drab when you’re in the kitchen?? They […]

Erika's Secret Weapons & Household Tips

A Good Cook Cleans as She Goes!


“A good cook cleans as she goes!” My mother used to say this to me in the kitchen, and I always thought this so funny because she was SO messy when she was cooking, and I ended up walking behind her and cleaning after her! But it got me thinking as an adult, the more […]