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Donna Erickson
TCL Contributor: Family Cooking & Craft Expert
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Donna Erickson is the executive producer and host of the award-winning family cooking and craft series Donna's Day on PBS and abroad. For more than 20 years, Donna has been nationally recognized for inspiring adults to connect with kids through her budget-minded recipes and activities, designed to develop lasting memories, strengthen family relationships and make the time spent with kids count.

Donna writes a weekly nationally syndicated column distributed by King Features Syndicate (it appears locally in the St. Paul Pioneer Press). She is author of 9 books, including Prime Time Together with Kids, which sold 500,000 copies, and her most recent, Donna Erickson's Fabulous Funstuff for Families. She plays the live-action role of "Captain Wentworth" on the award-winning PBS Kids series Jay Jay the Jetplane and has been a contributing editor for Parents magazine.

Donna has appeared frequently on The TODAY Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, FOX News, HGTV and Discovery Channel. Her awards include Gold Parents' Choice Awards for her books and television series Donna's Day. The show was also chosen by the Associated Press as one of the "Top Ten Television Shows" in the U.S.

She is a speaker at local and national conferences on "Creative Cooking and Crafting".

Her new website donnaerickson.com focuses on creative recipes, crafts and current lifestyle topics.

 
 

Vikings Game Day Crafts  

There's plenty of excitement surrounding play-off season but along with watching the game... the fun also includes dressing the part to cheer on the home team. Pioneer Press Lifestyle Columnist, Donna Erickson shared some of her Vikings DIY craft ideas.

Decorative Mini Pumpkins  

Halloween has come and gone but don't put away your pumpkins just yet.  Pioneer Press Lifestyle Columnist, Donna Erickson shared how to make DIY centerpieces that are perfect for Thanksgiving Day.

Catch and Save Summer Memories  

Chances are you've taken part in countless fun activities over the summer! It’s a time of year that always flies by. Donna Erickson stopped by with D-I-Y ideas that will keep your kids busy before the school year and help your family treasure the summer memories for years to come.

Summertime Activities for You and the Kids  

Here’s a list of fun projects and activities for you can do with your kids or grandkids this summer, rain or shine with the help of Pioneer Press Lifestyle Columnist, Donna Erickson.