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About Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

I'm Erin, the write and cook behind Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

Hi!  I’m Erin.  I am a self taught cook from Fort Collins Colorado.  I grew up helping my mom to cook and learning my way around the kitchen.  I always loved food and feeding people.  Having someone ask for a recipe was and still is the biggest compliment! 

My goal is to get people back in the kitchen.  I want to show you that cooking doesn’t have to be hard.  You can get a meal on the table your whole family will enjoy, in just minutes any night of the week.

I went to school for finance and worked in the accounting department of a research hospital before I had my son.  I knew I didn’t want to go back to that when he started school.  When my son started kindergarten every career I thought of doing revolved around food.  In 2011 Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts was born.  I immediately dove head on into perfecting my skills and sharing tasty recipes with you! 


Self taught cook Erin from Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

I am a wine lover and complete chocoholic.  Dessert isn’t dessert if it doesn’t involve chocolate! 

My Favorite Desserts

  • Peanut Butter Stuffed Brownies– brownies just might be my favorite thing ever!  You add peanut butter cups and even more chocolate and I am in heaven
  • Flourless Chocolate Cake – I first had this dessert on my honey moon and immediately fell in love
  • Reese’s Fudge – chocolate and peanut butter just might be my favorite food combination

Life is busy, so easy dinners are a must! 

My Favorite Dinner Recipes

Erin from Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts is a self taught cook who has been cooking her entire life!

Our Life

I am the mom to one son.  He is a cross country and track runner who loves anything to do with sports. 

I am married to my husband who I started dating when I was 15.  We grew up in Wisconsin and still enjoy going back to see family.

We have always loved the mountains so we moved to Colorado to be close to them.  We all love hiking in the summer and snow shoeing in the winter. 

I grew up having dinner around the table as a family most nights of the week.  This is something I still find important and try to make happen with my family.  Life is crazy, but dinner doesn’t have to be!


Let’s Connect!

You can connect with me via email, Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook.
Be sure to follow along on Pinterest where I am always pinning tons of new recipes.
Check out my Amazon Shop where you can see lots of my favorite kitchen tools and gadgets!
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Tuesday 12th of March 2013

Oh I see you live in CO i do too...did you find that somewhere here I love that beer and thought you could only get it in the midwest.


Tuesday 12th of March 2013

I love Spotted Cow too!! You can only get it in WI they do not export to any other state. I am originally from WI, and my parents and in-laws both still live there. When they visit, they always bring some for me :)

Kathy Steger

Tuesday 24th of July 2012

Erin, just like you I am new to blogging and love your blog. It is easy to relate to. Congratulations on a great blog

Tiffany aka Streusel

Monday 9th of July 2012

Kudos to you for putting on the Wildfire Bake Sale and Welcome to Colorado! If you need a fellow Colorado blogger to talk local food with, let me know!

Alice Osborne

Tuesday 17th of April 2012

Erin, I am one of the editors of the Cook'n Magazine and I've enjoyed exploring your blog. For someone "completely new" to blogging, you sure have it nailed. We've been doing our Family Dinner Hour blog for almost 2 years now and struggle to gather a readership. So bravo to you--this is so pretty and so user-friendly. Anyway, we'll get back to you today re: submission to the magazine. We're so glad you're interested! Your new fans, Alice and Jeanne

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