Welcome to my food blog, The Spiffy Cookie!
My name is Erin. I’m a 28-year-old graduate student, working towards my PhD in Microbiology and I love everything about food. I cook/bake almost every day as an outlet from everyday life. My labmates also complain that I am making them fat with leftover baked goods which I bring in to share! I do try to put a slightly healthier edge to everything I make when possible. But sometimes I just have to listen to my inner fat-kid and stuff delicious things into cookies, cupcakes, burgers, pizza crusts, etc.
In November 2010, I created this blog in order to better share my food-life with friends and family.
My favorite food group is dessert. Even after a extremely filling dinner I will suddenly have room for dessert once it appears. Although sometimes I purposely plan what I eat for dinner around what I want for dessert.
Peanut Butter + Chocolate = one of the best combinations ever.
I was born in Plano, TX. Moved to Rochester, NY when I was 3 and lived there until 18 when I went to The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH for my B.S. in Molecular Genetics. Since I apparently felt as though I hadn’t had enough education, I went straight to graduate school at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, TN. Five years into my program and I’m still coffee-free and cooking/baking-obsessed!
I also love to work out, shop and do crafty things. Spin, Core Blast and Pi-Yo (Pilates-Yoga fusion) are my favorite classes provided at my gym. I do a lot of online shopping (the UPS/FedEx people know me by name). And I love to paint pretty things to hang on my walls, or paint ceramic plates/bowls/mugs/etc (hello food props).
Feel free to contact me at email@example.com. I’d love to hear your comments and questions!
- Peanut Butter
- Cream Cheese
- Cake Batter (especially Funfetti)
- Cookie Dough
- Root beer
- Big chunks of slimy onions
Meringue(I have recently come to enjoy this)
- Mint that is not in gum, toothpaste of mouthwash
- Coffee anything