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Posted by on Aug 4, 2014 in eat/make/do | 2 comments

eat/make/do [4]: Kinda Random (like it’s supposed to be)


I lol’ed.


  • You may or may not have noticed, but I’m obsessed with Pentatonix. My guilty pleasure every week is watching members Scott and Mitch on their web show Superfruit. It’s probably not for everyone, but I LOVE it.
  • I can’t describe how happy I am when I flip through Smitten Kitchen’s Flickr stream. I’ve read her blog for years, and I have her first cookbook. I can’t get enough.
  • I’m a card carrying member of the Mom’s Wine Club. This post is just too funny and should pair nicely with the aforementioned cheese platter.
  • Since I work on the recipe development/food photo shoot team at my job, I loved this post from Bon Appetit about how their recipes are brought to life.
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Posted by on Jul 27, 2014 in eat/make/do | 2 comments

eat/make/do [3]: Summer in Nashville Edition

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While we’re talking about things to do in Nashville, I recently came across a few good posts with great Nashville eat/make/do round ups…well, mostly eat (this is a food blog, after all). If you’re looking to plan an adventure in Nashville this summer…check ’em out:

Planning a Bachelorette Weekend in Nashville and The Ultimate Nashville Vacation by Kristin / Camels & Chocolate

It doesn’t matter if you’re not actually a bachelorette or traveling to Nashville. Maybe it’s your birthday, and you live here. Kristin’s got you covered with all of the best places to go.

Best Breakfast In Nashville by Nashville Guru

And where to find Brunch on Saturday by Jessyly

12 Dishes That Define the New Nashville by Steve Cavendish / The Nashville Scene

Must Try Cooking Classes by Nashville Lifestyles

I was super bummed when I learned that Viking had closed. I have taken several classes there (even more than I’ve written about because hello, I had a baby), and I always enjoyed it. These look like great recommendations, and I hope I can check them out soon.

If you find yourself in need of some men’s fashion in Nashville. You have to check out Haymakers & Co. My friend Miranda has been busier than usual (she always goes at mach speed) working with a great team to make this new concept come to life. I’m so proud of her!


Have a great week!

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Posted by on Apr 6, 2014 in eat/make/do | 1 comment

eat/make/do [2]


I love this beautiful photo of blood orange peels from Teresa at

Check out the rest of the post. 

Much like winter won’t let go of spring, the past few weeks have been full of bad news and sickness …and very much lacking in bright spots. Today, I’m focusing on happy things, movement, sunshine, and simple reminders that we’re all human and need a little grace every now and then.

During this time, I’ve been doing a study on Asian cuisine …I’ve been making veggie rolls at home and tried lumpia (what’s that?) and bibimbap (what’s that?) for the first time. So of course, I’m obsessed with this Quinoa Avocado, Cucumer, and Spinach Sushi from I’ll have to try that recipe soon.

Sun Salutation for Kids (So catchy…and even adults can get in a good stretch once in a while)

I admire Dooce’s advocacy for mental illness, and I’m always thankful for this annual reminder from her that asks for a little extra leeway for yourself and/or friends, family, coworkers, etc. that might be having a harder time at this point in the year.  

I’ve been working out using Keaira’s channel (cookin’ in the kitchen is one of my favorite moves). I’m really enjoying it, and it’s giving me lots of energy. I was pumped to find the 30 Day Challenge to follow. Go #TeamLashae!

If you’re a Pandora user, do yourself a favor and type in Happy by Pharrell. Such a great station to brighten your day.

Have a great week!


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Posted by on Mar 17, 2014 in eat/make/do | 0 comments

eat/make/do [1]

Toddler version #keepinitreal

This is the BettyBecca version of the link round-ups you’re seeing everywhere these days. These are things caught my eye or new things I’m trying out.

I can’t stop thinking about this epic snack (hello, meat chips).

This is a lot like my life in the kitchen especially the poltergeist cabinets (except when I get REAL in the kitchen, I clean as I go.).

I need a ticket to Hoboken. 

I’ll be keeping track of this frosting guide for handy reference. 

Homemade tortillas need to happen asap.

Aarti (Food Network Star Winner, Season 6) is back on the scene, and it’s been great hearing from her. Show her some love! (I freaking love this: What the buck?)

Mr. J’s epic birthday cake got featured on The Red Headed Stepchild. Check out Sarah’s awesome version of this cake for her husband’s birthday.

I’ve been sharing the toddler’s version of meals on Instagram (pictured above), and I’ve been getting great feedback. I hope to keep it up so follow me @Betty_Becca for more!

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