Inside Everything Erica’s Bridal Shower

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As I sit here and reflect on this last weekend, I can't help but feel overcome with love, a warm heart and amazing memories. As some of you know (if you follow me on social media), this weekend I had my first bridal shower (a champagne brunch) at Mistral restaurant in Boston. I feel so blessed. My shower was thrown by 3 of my fiancé's amazing aunts, Patty, Cathy and Dana and his grandmother, Ellie. Not only did they make it a special event for all the guests, but they took the time to create ... [ Read More ]

Fake Shack — A Shake Shack Burger Copy Cat Recipe

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With all the hype over Shake Shack lately, I thought it was necessary to create an at home version (a fake shack) that you can make any night of the week. While I'll agree that Shake Shack has something special, it is actually really easy to recreate at home (and since you know exactly what's going in it, you're probably saving yourself a few calories). The 3 key components you need to create a copy cat version of this burger are: -The sauce -The size/shape/cooking method of the burger ... [ Read More ]

Buffalo Chicken Pot Pie

Buffalo Chicken Pot Pie

Over the last year, not a day has gone by without someone asking me how I come up with my recipes. Usually, I take inspiration from restaurant menus, farmers markets or food conversations with friends. However, every once in a while, I wake up in the middle of the night and a genius recipe idea just pops into my head. Over the weekend, this exact phenomenon happened. I introduce to you, my latest creation....the buffalo chicken pot pie (insert *gasp* here)! This dish is epic. I thought ... [ Read More ]

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

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With the Super Bowl around the corner, I know you're going to need recipes for lots of delicious finger foods! From experience, I can tell you that showing up with anything "buffalo" is one of the best ways to be the MVP of your party. Over the last year, I've posted my famous buffalo chicken wing dip (always a hit) and my cauliflower buffalo wings. However, if you're looking for something new and exciting, you need to try my buffalo chicken meatballs with my creamy gorgonzola sauce. These ... [ Read More ]

5 Lessons I’ve learned in 2014

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Hands down, this has been the most life-changing year for me. Between quitting my job in May, getting engaged and launching my own brand/business, I feel like I've learned a lot. I thought it would be awesome to finish out 2014 by sharing the 5 most salient lessons I've learned over this year in hopes that they will inspire you to get the most out of 2015. 1) There is always going to be an excuse not to do something: If I've learned anything this year, it's that there is never a good time ... [ Read More ]