Cook more, save more, and be healthier. We are passionate about cooking and know for a fact that feeding oneself in college should never be scary. That is why we created this blog – to help people develop healthier eating habits as well as saving them time and money.
Declan and Erica’s Story
Declan and Erica met the first day of college in 2008 at the University of Pittsburgh. They quickly became best friends and began dating a few months later. They are now married as of September 2012, live together with their two cats, Rory and Cici, and their son, Henry (born June 3, 2015).
As they finished out their last semester in dorms, D&E watched Alton Brown’s Good Eats together almost every night. They started to amass a knowledge and curiosity of cooking, getting excited for when they actually had their own kitchen!
During the summer of 2010, D&E honed and developed their cooking skills in Erica’s new apartment (Declan’s didn’t have a functioning kitchen). Over the course of a year, D&E became well-known for their fancy (yet inexpensive) meals they whip up together as well as their grocery shopping savvy that allows them to live off of $10 a day of food.
Declan always grew up on home cooked meals thanks to his mother, whose ingredients “never came from a box.” His passion for cooking derived after two years of eating campus cafeteria food in which he vowed never to eat again. Declan is also an avid film lover who enjoys watching old films (hence all of the film references).
Declan graduated from Pitt in December of 2012 with a major in industrial engineering and a minor in film studies. He currently works full time as a Supply Chain Analyst for Bayer in Pittsburgh.
As a kid, Erica was a picky eater. But when her older sister became a vegetarian, Erica had to start eating more of things she hated- vegetables! As the years went on, Erica grew to accept and finally appreciate and like new foods, including all types of vegetables. Trained as a dancer from age three, Erica has maintained a healthy lifestyle, even through college, partly due to being an active member of Pitt Ballet Club (the best organization on campus!).
Erica graduated in April 2013 and majored in bioengineering with a minor in chemistry. She interned at a small medical device company and she is attending pharmacy school as of fall 2013.
Declan and Erica currently blog at A Millennial Type where they help young adults to live, create, persevere, and dream.