September Fan Spotlight: Erin

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As we enter into our next peak cough / cold season, we would like to take the time to profile a few of our favorite Cold-EEZE cold remedy users with ongoing posts introducing our fans along with their common cold stories and how Cold-EEZE helps to shorten their cold so they can do what they do best. September’s Fan Spotlight belongs to Erin, a Tennessee-based wife, mother of two and cooking blogger. We first met Erin when she was coming down with cold symptoms and Tweeted how she was in need of Cold-EEZE. Just a few days later, we checked in to find that she was back to feeling 100%, which is a good thing because we need Erin to get back to giving us delicious recipe ideas on her wonderful blog “One Particular Kitchen” which covers everything from baking basics to the tools needed to do so. Here’s what Erin has to say about hunger, health and happiness!

Erin of “One Particular Kitchen”

Website / Twitter handle: / @opkitchen

When did you start your website?
January of 2009

What was your motivation?
Honestly, I was just trying to be more organized about keeping all my favorite recipes in one place, and an easy way to share them when friends asked for a particular recipe. I was so pleasantly surprised when it grew from that!

How old were you when you started cooking?
Younger than I can even remember. My parents had us all in the kitchen as soon as possible, even if it was just for something as simple as stirring muffin batter.

Are you a believer in the philosophy that the “key to a man’s heart is through his stomach?”
I don’t know if it gets you to his heart, but it sure doesn’t hurt for keeping you there! I married a Detroit Yankee who would now be hard pressed to go without chicken and dumplings, biscuits and gravy, and cornbread. That’s no accident. 😉

Chicken Pot Pie

What would you say your family’s favorite dish of yours is and why?
Probably chicken pot pie. It’s something everyone likes, and it’s just such comfort food! I also love it because it’s an easy freezer meal; I can always make a few at a time and stash them in the freezer for busy nights later on.

What is your stay-healthy philosophy?
Eat real food! Don’t eat anything you can’t pronounce.

What is most comforting for you when you’re suffering from the common cold?
Blankets and sweatshirts. I’m always freezing when I’m sick!

What do you hate most about being sick?
I hate that I don’t have time to be sick. Ha! I homeschool my five year old while also entertaining my 9 month old, so, like a lot of folks, I have no such thing as a sick day.

How did you discover Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy?
When I was a nanny for twin girls and their older brother I got really sick and went to the doctor to make sure it wasn’t something terrible I was going to pass along to the kids. The doctor said it was a virus, so no need for antibiotics, but to “eat Cold-EEZE like it’s candy.” I did, it worked, and I’ve been a believer ever since!

What is your advice to other families for staying healthy this cough / cold season?
Eat good food, get good rest if you can, and wash your hands with plain old soap and water early and often. And, along with Cold-EEZE, don’t underestimate the magical power of hot sauce for stuffiness.

Log on to the Cold-EEZE Facebook page or the Get Well Sooner Blog to let us know what recipes help you and your family to stay healthy or feel better when you’re under the weather and remember to take Cold-EEZE at the first sign, or anytime, to shorten your cold.