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Posted by on Jan 29, 2011 in Around Chez Ary | 0 comments


That’s Me! Photo credit: Laura Moseley

Who is Betty Becca?

My name is Becca, but I’ve been called Betty Crocker more than once.

You may be surprised to learn that before I got married, my boyfriend (now husband) of seven years did all the cooking. I’d never done even the basics like making spaghetti and browning ground beef. I knew enough to feed myself: boxed pasta and rice meals and cookies. However, when it came to putting a meal together (and multi-tasking…gasp), I had no idea what I was doing. I’ll admit; I was scared.

Well, flashback to that fateful time as a newly married woman with no domestic skills, I had to conquer my fear and get going. You should know that I had recently graduated from college and moved to a new city. My freshly minted degree was in marketing, and it was the beginning of the lovely recession. Naturally, that meant I didn’t have a job. I knew that I had to bite the bullet and take care of our household, and that meant learning to prepare meals. I think a lot of folks in my generation are in my situation. We rely on restaurants and processed food because of our lack of skills and experience (and bravery) in the kitchen.

My mantra became “no excuses.” If I come across a recipe that interests me, I give it a try. I’ve learned a lot through trial, and I really haven’t had that many nightmare experiences. I’m here to give you my notes from the lessons I’ve picked up along the way, in the kitchen and around the house. I hope you learn something new and gain a little confidence along the way.

In the years I’ve been blogging, some things have changed. It’s kinda neat how your ways in the kitchen evolve as you grow from a single person just out on your own to a newlywed to a family. Now that I have a toddler running around, I have a whole new frontier to cover. There’s a little more planning involved, and I’m still loving finding our way in the world of food. Here’s my taste profile and my inspiration (a blogroll).


Work with me:

Let’s talk: BettyBecca [at] Gmail [dot] com

  • Recipe development
  • Prop sourcing and styling
  • Food styling
  • Events (planning, floral, decorating, etc.)
  • Brand collaboration
  • Blog collaboration

Disclaimer: From time to time, I will mention products specifically in a post to serve as a reference for the products we have chosen to use in our household. If a relationship exists with a brand, I will expressly note it within the post. Views and opinions expressed here are mine alone and do not imply the same of my family, friends, or employer.



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