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Move Over Real Housewives, Television's "Hopeless Housewife" Erika Monroe-Williams Is Cookin' Things Up in the Kitchen

(June 15, 2012)

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/15/12 -- Erika Monroe-Williams, otherwise known as "The Hopeless Housewife" (, has inspired women across America to trash the take-out, and get back to cooking! Former television news anchor and wife of Arizona Diamondbacks and San Francisco Giants All-Star third baseman, Matt Williams, Erika Monroe-Williams had a passion for food since she was young. As broths bubbled, meats glazed, and cakes were frosted, Erika fostered the cooking skills bestowed from her mother, and built her own recipe repertoire.

"The Hopeless Housewife" website features creative party ideas, tips, and techniques to crank out delicious and delectable meals. From cooking housewife, to household name, Erika Monroe-Williams has been helping wives and mothers conjure up magic in the kitchen with simple recipes, designed for the woman with minimal time. "My husband jokes that I create fabulous dinners, but not before a pot has over-boiled or something has burned along the way. It's important to know that it's normal to make mistakes, and not be deterred by it! I try not to take myself too seriously in the kitchen -- I make it fun."

Along with mouthwatering recipes, Erika provides step-by-step videos that teach "hopeless housewives" how to make her seasonal dishes and signature meals. With her Spicy Grilled Watermelon and Cucumber Salad, "Gina's Homemade" Grilled Tuscan Ribs, Pan-Roasted Swordfish, and Seared Vanilla-Orange Challah French Toast, Erika proves cooking isn't just for professional chefs.

Before becoming "The Hopeless Housewife," Erika was the weekend anchor at KTVK in Phoenix, for "Good Evening Arizona," "The News Show," and hosted cooking segments on "Good Day Arizona." She came to Phoenix from KJTV in Lubbock, Texas as the main anchor of "Fox34 News at 9." She also worked in entertainment PR with publicists Stephen Huvane, Robin Baum and Simon Halls at HBH PR in LA for five years before launching her business.

Erika will be cooking live on Fox 5 San Diego at 9am today, and San Diego Living 6 on Monday showcasing her sizzling summer recipes!

For creative party ideas, time crunching tricks in the kitchen, and delicious recipes, visit

To interview Erika Monroe-Williams, contact Eileen Koch of Eileen Koch & Company INC., a PR firm at 310-441-1000, or email Visit

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