Recipe Development. Meal Planning. Food Photography.
Thanks for stopping by! I’m Rebecca Blackwell, a recipe developer and food photographer based in Denver, Colorado. This is my second food blog. My first food blog, launched in November of 2013, is focused entirely on baking. You’ll find it at ofbatteranddough.com.
I am a self taught baker and cook, having fallen in love with cooking and baking as a young wife and mother. At that time, from-scratch cooking was a necessity. We were young and broke, and our grocery budget showed it.
I learned how to make at least two meals for our young family of 5 from just one roast chicken. I learned how to bake bread. I learned how to grow a garden.
I also came to value real food.
The fact that you’ll rarely find processed food in our house began from necessity, but has continued because I believe that eating real food makes our life better. The last few summers, my husband and I have taken off on a long motorcycle trip. While we’re away, our kids have the freedom to eat what they want and it’s usually all the processed junk that I never buy for them.
And you know what? The first meal I cook when we get back home is met with the enthusiasm of someone in the desert who’s been deprived of water. They are hungry for real food.
I think this contrast has been good for them. A few nights ago, my 17 year old told me that she’s going to cook real food for herself during this year’s trip instead of buying all the junk she has in the past. After moving into his own place, my son requested a standing mixer for his birthday so that he could make his own bread.
My hope has always been that as adults, they’ll want to cook real food. It’s encouraging to see that happening.
Whether you currently cook a little or a lot, I hope this blog is useful to you.
Yes, it contains delicious recipes. But, ultimately, it’s utilitarian in nature – the goal being to make cooking real food most nights of the week easier for more people. If you have thoughts or suggestions about how to do that better, please drop me a line.
Me, in a nutshell.
Still in love with my high school sweetheart. Mother of 3. Baker. Blogger. Questioner. Freedom seeker. Bookworm. Audiobook addict. Advocate of a simple moral code: Don’t be a dick. Wine lover. Perfectionist. Obsessively creative. Easily bored and frequently restless. Bullshit resistant. Most often found in the kitchen or on the back of a motorcycle.
Work with me.
Over the years, I’ve partnered with a variety of brands that I know and love to create recipes, content, and photographs that showcase their products.
My portfolio site is located at rebeccablackwell.com.
Click here to find out more about the services I offer. Or, contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.