Want to Share a Meal with Me?

Dine with Everything Erica

Lately, I’ve had an influx of “Ask Erica’s” and private messages asking me if I teach cooking classes or would be willing to share a meal with one of my readers to chat. I’ve also even had someone ask me if I could cook for her family for the week! All of these opportunities sounded like so much fun and I decided I would look into doing them and see what happens! What I found is that starting down that path presents a whole new business venture that involves insurance and more.  It totally ... [ Read More ]

5 Instagrams EVERY Foodie Should Follow

5 Instagram Foodies you should follow

Are you a foodie whose Instagram feed filled with a disgusting amount of boring, shameless selfies, celebrities that make you feel bad about your life and sub par food photos? Well today, I have a remedy for that problem. Today, I am going to share with you my 5 favorite food-related Instagrams. Honestly, I didn't realize you could develop a crush on person based on photos that they post of their food, but it has happened with all of these people.  I honestly don't think you can call yourself ... [ Read More ]

Why it’s Okay to Have Two Dinners

Why it's okay to have two dinners

Happy Monday! I hope you all had an amazing weekend full of lots of food, friends and great memories :)! Today, I'm going to tell you how I ate two (yes two) full dinners yesterday and why it's okay to do that every once in while. Let me start from the beginning. Last week, one of my closest friends from college, Lindsey, said she was going to be in Chicago for a Bachelorette Party. Linds works for Rue La La and is a super successful fashion blogger in Boston (check out her site L's ... [ Read More ]

Everything Erica Date Night at Le Colonial

Banana wonton

      Do you have dinner plans July 23rd (Wednesday Night)? If you do, change them and head over to the first ever, Everything Erica Date Night at Le Colonial on Rush Street in Chicago! This is really exciting for me, because it allows you, my foodie friends, to try all my favorites as I've personally curated the menu for this exciting occasion.  For just $25, you will have your choice of appetizer, entree, dessert and a glass of wine! If you have eaten at Le Colonial ... [ Read More ]

5 MUST HAVE Kitchen Tools

5 Kitchen Must Haves

I honestly believe that anyone can be a good cook as long as they have the right utensils and cooking tools in the kitchen! This kind of stuff can get overwhelming and expensive, but I am here to help! This list I'm about to share is the 5 things I use most in my kitchen and think you should go out and buy right now. For the most part, each one of these serves multiple purposes in the kitchen and will make cooking so much more enjoyable! 1) A Good Knife. I honestly can't stress this ... [ Read More ]