Thanks for visiting eyummy kitchen which I hope will give you some ideas and inspirations for cooking and entertaining. I’m Erin Weinberg and for as long as I can remember, being in the kitchen is my happy place. It’s where I am at ease, where I feel most creative and where I enjoy friends and family. I truly believe that food brings people together and a kitchen full of family and friends with lots of activity and preparation makes me happy. I’m desperately looking forward to being with family and friends in the kitchen again soon.
Beyond cooking, I am the person who loves to grocery shop and happily takes my cart down every aisle (you never know when there is a new product or inspiration!). I usually have a stack of cookbooks next to my bed – some people read mysteries, I read cookbooks. I’m constantly looking for new ideas, techniques, recipes and love sharing my creations.
When the pandemic started in March, 2020 (as if anyone could forget), cooking gave me something I could control and focus on so I committed to making dinner ever single night and posting. Each day I would post a Day # and a dish – some family favorites and plenty of new recipes to challenge myself and keep it interesting. As the days, weeks and months rolled by, I set a goal of reaching 100 consecutive days and I did, but decided to keep going even though I no longer counted the days (at some point the number of days in quarentine just got depressing).
I’m also a working mom to Grace (18) and Jake (14). Between my kids and my husband, Mark, I have the ultimate in-house taste testers who are very willing to share their feedback. I was thrilled that so many friends and family members came along on my journey, asking questions about what I was making, looking for recipes and some even suggesting I do a Covid Cookbook. With every dish or post, I started using the hashtag #eyummy (full credit to my pal Barry Z who affectionately has called me e-money – #E$ – for years.) All the feedback is where the idea for a blog was born.
My philosophy is simple: great ingredients, nothing fussy, comforting and accessible food. And most importantly, it has to taste delish. I love a recipe that you can customize and make your own (you will never see a recipe here with cilantro as an example). And, if recipes are too complicated, with ingredients you have to search for beyond your grocery store, they become too stressful and that’s not the way I like to cook. At eyummykitchen.com you will get recipes for my most requested dishes and new ones too, along with my thoughts on products I love, entertaining and food in general. I hope you learn something new here, have some laughs along the way and share things you’re interested in, too. If you like what you see, please feel free to share with others. The more the merrier!
Hopefully we’ll all have some fun becuase at the end of the day, good food means good fun in my book!
Thanks for visiting eyummykitchen.com!
“To be a good cook you have to have a love of the good, a love of hard work, and a love of creating.”Julia Child