About Me

Erin holding bottle of wine

Meet Erin

I’m Erin – a self-taught cook with a thing for wine.  I occasionally like to delve into the more complicated recipes, like homemade gnocchi, stuffed pork tenderloin, and cornish game hens. But for the most part, I like to keep my recipes quick and easy. That means that most of the recipes you’ll find on my site will be on your dinner table in under 30 minutes.

Erin holding bottle of wine

I do get to share dinners most nights with my husband Rick who is such a good sport and happy to try anything that I feel like whipping up. Although, I have to say that documenting everything I cook tends to put the food on the table at a lukewarm temperature at best. You really get used to eating cold food as a food blogger.

When It All Began

Founded in October, 2014, Platings and Pairings grew out of my love for all things yummy – especially food and wine. I love to cook and I love to go wine tasting. This blog merges both of those favorites into one. Living in the Willamette Valley of Oregon, I’ve got access to amazing wines and I love to showcase those on my blog. However, I also love wines from all over the world and from all price points. Food favorites are all over the charts as well – From my Nana’s homemade Sunday Gravy to Korean Kimchi Tacos, I’ll feature foods that run the gamut, as long as the recipes are tried and tested by me and proven to be delicious! – Erin.

Erin pouring wine

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30 comments

  1. Carol

    I’m excited to try the bone broth recipe, using 3.5 pounds of bones. What crock pot size (as in quart capacity) do you use for this? My current crock pot holds only 4 quarts.

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    1. Erin

      Hi Carol – I use an 8-quart crock pot for my bone broth.

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      1. Ken

        Erin,
        I grew up in Sinclairville NY and now live in Tampa Florida. The cherry lounge did indeed have great wings!!! I’m hoping you’ve solved my wing cravings because no one around here knows how to make good wings!

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        1. Erin

          I hope I did too!!!

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          1. KC

            I grew up in Jamestown! We loved the Cherry Lounge.

          2. Erin

            So cool to hear that!!!

  2. Chris Langevin

    Thanks for the great ideas, I’m making the enchilada meatballs tonight! wish me luck…

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    1. Erin

      Good luck Chris – I hope you enjoy!

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      1. Jay

        Erin you are as sexy as your food is ! 😏

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  3. Ty-Ranne Grimstad

    Hello Erin,
    My partner make your bone broth almost every week. You are fabulous. We also have done the chicken broth.
    Your website is my favorite. I do not get to cook all the time, but I sure do enjoy your receipes.
    Ty and Abram

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  4. Terre

    I forgot to put the vinegar in my bone broth. It has been cooking for about 20 hrs is it too late to add it now?

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  5. vickee

    I feel great using your suggestion to keep vegetable/herb trimmings and bones in the freezer! I have a chicken bones sack and beef/pork bones sack and add veggie trimmings to both. I also toss in the better-use-before-it-goes-dodgy purchased herbs — they are so spendy that using them this way after the special recipe really stretches the food dollar as well as making the bone broth tasty. I also use a serrano or jalapeno pepper most times, too. Just for some Zing

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    1. Erin

      Love that you chose to spice it up a bit Vickee!

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  6. Shale

    Haha, just read your pork taco/ pickled onion recipe. Followed immediately. Gonna go make it now. Be back to check out your other recipes after lunch. But what a perfect recipe! Thanks.

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    1. Erin

      Of course – I hope you liked it Shale!

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  7. Farah

    Hi!
    Would it be ok to sub in some chicken broth/stock in place of the beer or water for the Instant Pot chicken and gravy recipe?

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    1. Erin

      Hi Farah – Definitely!

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  8. Pete

    Hello Erin. I read you are from the Buffalo area. I am from South Buffalo and also grew up on Sunday Gravy.

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  9. Angelo

    Found a fellow Jamestowner when looking for how long to air fry wings.

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  10. Alyssa

    Erin, thank you very much! I really liked the recipe, I took it to my recipe book)

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  11. Arlyn

    I love the dishes and will surely try these at home. Please keep sharing your recipes. Thank you.

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  12. Ryan

    Thanks for all your recipes very very good!!!

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  13. John McAward

    Such a beautiful table presentation but was your iron broken?

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  14. Annebakerim

    You have many recipes that I take for myself, especially often I make desserts according to your recipes, thanks)

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  15. Sergio Fishreeler

    Thanks for the wonderful recipes, I always go to your site and find something interesting to please my loved ones. I love to look at their enthusiastic faces!

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  16. Sportegan

    Your recipes always inspire me, I like to cook for my family. With your recipes it is very easy to do!

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  17. Cheyenne

    loved seeing you are from seattle area, we are in woodinville!! your arugula salad hit the spot, with the red wine vinigarette!! lets cook sometime! Cheers!
    ~Cheyenne

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  18. Marie Annette Johnson

    Is anyone else having trouble posting? When I try to post a comment I get a message saying that I have already posted same…but I didn’t.
    Trying again.

    Reply

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