My name is Erin K. Courtney, and I have a confession to make…
Until 5 years ago, I didn’t know squat about cooking. I remember reading the back of a cake mix box, saw where it said, “Grease and flour pan” and I yelled, “What??” and threw it back in the pantry. Most of the meals I made were the frozen meals you cook in a skillet, Hamburger Helper, and Kraft Mac ‘n Cheese. Great variety of foods, right? I thought so. I could make some killer PBJ sandwiches, though.
In 2011, I decided to take a cake decorating class with my sister-in-law. It got me out of the house one night a week for adult time, my husband taking over baby duty. Taking this class opened the flood gates.
The interest in baking also sparked an interest in cooking, and I decided to attend the Culinary Institute at the University of South Carolina in 2013. This was a big jump, and I was beyond clueless going there, but felt like a little kid at Christmas catching Santa Claus in the act of delivering presents. I was the annoying student that asked 5 million questions and emailed the chef instructors on a regular basis.
After graduating from the culinary program, working as a prep cook and cake decorator, making endless meals and desserts for family and friends, and obsessively experimenting with and creating new recipes, it hit me that I was beyond being the boss of a microwave…and let’s face it, I wasn’t getting any medals for popping a Hot Pocket in there and hitting the start button. That does take skill, though…like knowing how to push buttons and count.
I have written two cookbooks in the Moms On The Go series (easy recipes for busy moms), “Party Time!” and “What’s for Dinner?” that are available at amazon!
I was born in Lexington, SC but moved to Myrtle Beach in 1990. I moved back to Lexington in 2003, it is where I currently reside with my husband and two children. I am a pastry chef in a restaurant.
I’m just here trying to make it through this crazy whirlwind of a freakshow called life.
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