A Year of Erin Cooks

As 2007 quickly ticks down to 2008, I sit in my pajamas at 4 o’clock on a Sunday afternoon listening to football commentators babbling on the TV and preparing for more holiday snow to cover the ground. It seemed like an appropriate time to take a look back at what I’ve cooked this year. Outlined below are some of my favorites.

During my nostalgic trip down memory lane I noticed that the images of these dishes actually illustrate our move back to Cambridge in June. The black granite countertops of our old kitchen are replaced by the light stone countertops and our infamous free Red Sox World Series table from Jordan’s Furniture.

In addition, I remember bringing my silly Butterfly Cake to Easter Dinner with Chris’s family and the rave reviews that accompanied the consumption of the Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake I made for his grandmother’s birthday. We moved into our new apartment and celebrated by scouring our brand new oven when a glass dish full of homemade macaroni and cheese exploded. I baked scones, attempting to recreate the amazing breakfast treats Chris and I ate at an inn in Vermont, and I tried to give everyone in his office sugar shock with weekly deliveries of whoopie pies and cookies. We redesigned Erin Cooks and I finally let my guard down and shared with you all of my favorite party recipes including the top secret artichoke dip. Frankly I’m not sure how or if my hips and thighs will survive 2008, but rest assured I’m not intending to stop cooking anytime soon.

Wishing you all a Happy and Healthy New Year!
<3 Erin

The Best of Erin Cooks

JanuarySweet Potato Biscuit Makeover
Soup Not a “Stoup”
Nutella Knows Best
Butterfly in the Sky
Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake
When Recipes Attack
Erin and the Secret of the Scones
My Big Fat Fluffy Brownies
Edible Bribes
Haunted House in a Box
Toll House Pie Redux
Super Top Secret Artichoke Dip (Begrudgingly) Revealed