Erin Cooks began out of sheer boredom stemming from a short stretch of unemployment in the summer of 2006. After relocating from Boston to "The Burbs" I suddenly found myself with absolutely nothing to do but scour job sites and go to the gym. Soon the highlight of my day became cooking dinner for my boyfriend. Surprisingly, I quickly morphed into a regular "Donna Reed." This was accomplished mostly via an immense amount of Food Network viewing so a hearty thank you to TiVo would be appropriate for making all of this possible. My friends were highly amused by this new turn of events. In order to prove that I actually was cooking I began to share my meal images with them via flickr. Now, almost a year later, and safely back in civilization (aka Cambridge) I'm still cooking, baking, and entertaining constantly. Simply put, I love to cook. It relaxes me. Well, except for the time when the Pyrex dish exploded in my oven - I think I still have Post Traumatic Stress from that incident.