Erin Nichols


Want to know a “secret?” I’ve been blogging online in various forms since 1998. I did the whole journal based domain thing, the Live Journal thing, the Vox thing, and I had become very very jaded with it all. “Erin Cooks” actually began out of sheer boredom stemming from a short stretch of unemployment in the summer of 2006. After relocating from Boston to “The Burbs” I suddenly found myself with absolutely nothing to do but scour job sites and go to the gym. Soon the highlight of my day became cooking dinner for my boyfriend.

Surprisingly, I quickly morphed into a regular “Donna Reed.” This was accomplished mostly via an immense amount of Food Network viewing so a hearty thank you to TiVo would be appropriate for making all of this possible.

My friends were highly amused by this new turn of events. In order to prove that I actually was cooking I began to share my meal images with them via flickr and Vox. Now, almost five year later, and 3000 miles away (aka San Francisco) I’m still cooking, baking, and entertaining constantly. Simply put, I love to cook. It relaxes me. Well… except for the time when the Pyrex dish exploded in my oven — I think I still have Post Traumatic Stress from that incident.