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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!

Issa’s Sweetish Pancakes

This weekend Little Miss I came to me and said she had a recipe of her own, and she wanted to make it for me (and publish it in this blog, of course). When I asked what her dish was called, I heard “Swedish pancakes.” However, when I inquired about … Continue reading

Russian Spice Cookies and the Magic Nesting Doll Story

Earlier this week my daughter pulled out of her bookcase one of her favorite stories, “The Magic Nesting Doll,” by Jacqueline K. Ogburn and illustrated by Laurel Long. Little Miss I first saw this book at our local library, but we both liked it so much that I bought it … Continue reading

Arroz con Leche and The Girl who Walked among Scents book

Today our cooking journey finally brought us to Mexico, where I was born and raised. I decided to share one of the easiest and most satisfying recipes with the girls: Arroz con leche, or Rice Pudding in English.  For this version I used two ingredients that might not be that … Continue reading

Indian Coconut Ladoo and the story of Ganesh

Last Sunday we had a friend from India hosting cooking class. She taught the girls (her daughter and mine) how to make Ladoo’s or sweet coconut balls. She said these were Ganesh’s favorite dessert, and so she also read a book about who Ganesh was and how he got his … Continue reading

Greek Honey Pie and fabulous Greek Myths

This week our cooking around the world class took us all the way to ancient Greece and their myths, by the girls request. Ever since I was a little girl I’ve always been drawn to the Greek and Roman myths, so this one was easy for me to do, book-wise… … Continue reading