WELCOME TO Cooking for an Army!

Where making delicious food in quantity happens.

Food has a special ability to bring people together be it at home, in your neighborhood, church, and at special gatherings. I hope you will find this community as welcoming as a real kitchen. For me, cooking in quantity and sharing food builds the best communities! Let’s get cooking together.

Cooking in larger quantities does not mean we should sacrifice on the quality of the meal we are preparing. Check out my blog for tips to make quantity cooking faster, easier, and within your budget. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask by sending a message or posting a comment.

My approach to quantity cooking is to know where to cut corners and where not to. To know when I can purchase a prepared sauce or when I need to make it myself from scratch. Striking that balance is key to delivering delicious homecooked flavors in large quantity.

Some of the recipes on this site are scaled more than others. In other words, some recipes (like my coleslaw) give larger ingredient quantities and others (like my tea sandwiches) do not. All my recipes can be scaled up. The servings in the recipe cards are just a matter of what works best for a starting quantity in order to plan that particular recipe and build from there. Rest assured that the only recipes on this site are ones I have made and tested in large quantities.

Another point is that some dishes can be made directly in bulk while others need to be made in batches. This is very recipe dependent – some recipes just don’t amplify well directly. So please read the blog posts with each recipe for tips and details in addition to the recipes cards.


Erica is a scientist by day, food blogger by night. In 2005, she started her first blog Erica’s Recipes to share her love for creating new dishes. An Ironman triathlete and avid backpacker, Erica’s philosophy is to set big scary goals and conquer fears. Erica is a U.S. Army veteran.