Carrot Souffle

Recipes from Erich’s Kitchen Carrot Souffle

From Chef Erich – I got this recipe from my Brother-in-Law, Ben Cork. It is supposed to be a dinner side item, but to me it is almost dessert. The beauty of this recipe is that it can be doubled or tripled very easily to suit the size of your crowd. I found that my […]

Sauteed Scallops with Saffron Corn Sauce

From Chef Erich – You all know that Emeril Lagasse is one of my favorite chefs. I have been to many of his restaurants and truly enjoy his recipes. This scallop recipe was very simple to make and the saffron corn sauce can be made ahead of time. I hope you enjoy this recipe as […]

Pasta, Peas, and Bacon

From Chef Erich – This is a recipe my wife found from Emeril Lagasse. I was intrigued because it was quite simple to prepare and turned out to be quite tasty. I substituted bow tie pasta for the angel hair. If you want to be adventurous, substitute Prosciutto di Parma for the bacon. It is […]

Big E’s Mac & Cheese

From Chef Erich – I found this recipe for mac and cheese from Southern Living.  It sounded like it would be really good but it needed a little more kick.  So I added bacon and a smokey cheese to push it over the top.  This recipe is great with barbeque.  If you bring it to […]

Holy Trinity of Cooking – Holiday Entertaining

holy trinity

In the second video of our Holiday Entertaining Series, Erich focuses on utilizing The Holy Trinity.  The holy trinity is a combination of bell pepper, onion and celery that is the base for most cajun/creole recipes.  Famous dishes that start from this famous base includes crawfish étouffée, jambalaya, gumbo and many more. The holy trinity […]

Erich’s 25 Tips for Cooking Fun #21-25

Cooking troubleshooting

Erich is back with the conclusion of his top 25 tips for cooking fun.  Read up, experiment, and most of all, make sure you have fun when cooking! Tip #21 Control your gadgets There’s a ton of kitchen gadgets and tools on the market. Some of them just take up space! I prefer to do […]


The holidays may be over but the 2016 New Year is upon us and a chance for you to become a new and better cook!  Erich is back to help you along the way with his tips for cooking fun #16-20. Tip #16 Play with spices Cumin, nutmeg, smoked salts, Chinese allspice, fresh spices – […]

Erich’s 25 Tips for Cooking Fun #11-15

Ready for the holiday cooking season? Erich is getting really excited and has more of his famous 25 Tips for Cooking Fun!  Find tips #1-5 here.  Enjoy #6-10 here.  Keep coming back for more!   Tip #11 Cook in quantity When you make your base or vegetables ahead of time, do a large quantity. That […]

Erich’s 25 Tips for Cooking Fun #6-10

Erich is back with more essential tips for cooking fun to continue our 25th anniversary!  Find Tips #1-5 here. Enjoy #6-10 below!  Keep coming back for more! Cooking Tip #6 Know what your guests like Serve a dish that you know your family and friends will enjoy. Then add some others that perhaps they have […]

Erich’s 25 Tips for Cooking Fun #1-5

Remodeling Designs Thanksgiving

To help celebrate our 25th anniversary at Remodeling Designs, Erich has put together a list of 25 Tips for Cooking Fun, 25 Tips for a Successful Remodeling Project, and 25 Tips for Owning a Business.  We will be postings five tips at a time periodically through the year for you to enjoy!  Check back for […]