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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.

E-mail me:  ekirk713@gmail.com

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  1. Thanks for checking out my blog and my Red Velvet Oreo Truffle Bars! I hope you get a chance to stop by again and make a recipe or two for yourself. I look forward to following your posts in the future! Love your apron photo by the way haha!


    1. Thank you so much for posting such wonderful recipes! I look forward to making more. 😉 Lol! Thank you, I came across it online and had to buy it! I also have some other funny ones as well. 😀

  2. I love the name of your blog! I knew as soon as I saw it that I would like your blog as I have a super sweet tooth also. That is so neat that you are going to culinary school. I would love to do that. I enjoyed looking at some of your recipes tonight and will be back to look at some more.

    1. Thank you so much! I’m really enjoying it so far, even though the first two courses are lectures. We start Stocks, Sauces, and Soups one week from today…so the cooking begins soon! So happy you like the blog…I’ll be posting recipes regularly, and since it’s officially October, watch out for lots of Fall recipes! 🙂

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