My Perfectly Imperfect Wedding: 5 Things That Went Wrong

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Ever since I was a little girl, I have dreamed about every detail of my wedding day. I think at some point in our lives, we've all thought about that special day, right? Like, who will you marry? What will your first song be? What flowers will you use? What about the colors? Well, I'm here to tell you that the perfect little wedding you always imagined in your head will most likely never play out exactly how you dreamed. And guess what...that's okay. For those of you who don't already ... [ Read More ]

Mango Brie Panini (an homage to Hamilton College)

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Tucked away on top of a hill in Clinton, NY, sits one of my favorite places on earth. This picturesque oasis is called Hamilton College. For those of you who aren't familiar with Hamilton, it's a tiny (but mighty) liberal arts school with some of the best academic programs the entire country. From 2008-2011, I had the pleasure of working there, getting to know the students, the campus culture and most importantly, their life-changing Mango Brie Panini sandwich. Hands down, this is one of the ... [ Read More ]

5 Days Until My Wedding: What I’m doing to Prepare!

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I can't believe it, but in just 5 days, I'm going to be a married woman! Am I stressed... yes. Am I a little nervous...yes. Despite all that, given the fact that I am planning a wedding in a city other than the one I am living AND that I was sick leading up to this week, I think I'm handling it all pretty well. In response to my last post on my bachelorette party, a lot of you have been asking me what I'm doing to prepare for this big weekend. To be honest, given that my job is to ... [ Read More ]

Everything Erica’s Bachelorette Weekend in MEXICO!

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Hola! If you couldn't tell from all my Instagram and Facebook posts, I just spent the most incredible weekend in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico! Between the food, friends and sun...this weekend couldn't have been more special. I had friends fly in from Chicago, Florida, Sweden, Canada, NYC, Philly and Boston. It made me feel so amazing to see such a wonderful mix of my friends come together and celebrate me. We did everything you could want to do during a bachelorette party. While some of what ... [ Read More ]

Caramelized Garlic, Spinach & Cheddar Tart

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As most of you know, 99.9% of the time, I create my own dishes. It's very rare that I even see a recipe and decide to follow it step by step without changing something along the way. While most people find it comforting to follow a recipe, I just seem to find it stifling and frustrating. However, this weekend, I stepped outside of my comfort zone when I saw this incredible recipe for a caramelized garlic, spinach and cheddar tart in Bon Appétit magazine. Instead of just sending you to the ... [ Read More ]