Erin Merhar Erin Merhar is a chef, food stylist and recipe developer with over a decade of experience in the culinary field. Highlights: * Director of food styling at Southern Living * Portfolio manager and food stylist at Time Inc, where she collaborated with food editors at Real Simple, Coastal Living, Southern Living, and Cooking Light. * Work has appeared in Real Simple, Southern Living, and Cooking Light, among other publications About Real Simple Real Simple, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning, trusted online resource for for smart, authentic solutions to simplify your life. We reach 11 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists and fact-checked for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.