Erin

fourth of july

fourth of july

This is what my Fourth of July looked like.  My dad spent hours smoking chicken and ribs in a process that involved dry rub (which included, of all things, powdered lemonade), apple juice, and some kind of raspberry-honey glaze that resulted in meat so tender and sweet that it hardly resembled its bland counterparts that are … more

roasted eggplant

roasted eggplant

For some reason a few nights ago, when we decided what vegetable we were going to have with dinner, I decided I needed to have some eggplant.  I have no idea where this came from.  I have had eggplant maybe once in my life when it was included in some kind of casserole that I … more

no-bake cookies

no-bake cookies

My husband, Gerrit, and I met working together as counselors at a summer camp.  Our days were filled with wrangling kids and leading crazy games and making sure no one’s canoe tipped over in the lake (which unfortunately did happen once and resulted in the death of one of Gerrit’s cell phones).  It was a … more