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About Erika

Worked in film and TV for several years before having my two wonderful children. Now I try to bring that creative input into my home to raise my kids. Hope you enjoy following this journey!

Protein packed, diabetic friendly Chile con Carne

Here’s a recipe that’s been around in the family for a while with a little twist. It was also a great recipe for me during my time with the gestational diabetes, because it is packed with protein (meat), simple carbs (onion and tomato), complex carbs and fiber (beans). If you’re … Continue reading

French Lemon Cake and a Perrault Fairy tale

This week we’re back in France, traveling through children’s literature and cooking. When I was preparing my “cooking class” last weekend, I decided I wanted to read to the girls one of my favorite fairytale books from when I was growing up: Fairytales from around the world, illustrated by Adrienne … Continue reading