About Me

Beth2015

What can I say?

I’m not a professional chef (although I’ve worked in several commercial kitchens).

I’m not a super-mommy homemaker (mad props to all of you out there, it’s hard enough just taking care of myself).

I’m not a financial expert (I just happen to be obsessed with numbers).

I like to cook because it’s the perfect combination of my two favorite subjects: art and science. (I’m a former microbiologist and have degrees in both Clinical Laboratory Science and Nutritional Science from Louisiana State University.)

I’ve created this blog to document my attempts to cook delicious and (mostly) nutritious food on a small budget. I hope to give confidence to new cooks and help inspire people to learn how to cook and reduce their dependence on the prepared food industry.

Contributing Writer

Huffington Post (October 2016)
Food.com (2014-2015)
Parade.com (2014)
Tame Your Grocery Bill: 6 Tips for Cooking on a Budget (HRBlock.com, October 2012)
Spice up Dessert with Sriracha Peach Crisp (Blogher.com, June 2012)

Press/Features

Food Network Snapchat Channel (2015-2016)
POPSUGAR.com (October 2015)
Food Blogger Pro Podcast (September 2015)
Relish Magazine (print) (January 2015)
#OWNshow (2014 – here, here, here, and here)
Huffington Post (November 2014)
Huffington Post (June 2014)
Oprah.com (June 2014)
RetailMeNot.com (April 2014)
Canada.com (April 2014)
Epicurious.com (February 2014)
Metro.us (February 2014)
The Times-Picayune / Nola.com (February 2014)
GoodHousekeeping.com (January 2014)
CBSNews.com (January 2014)
Moneyliving.com (January 2014)
TheKitchn.com (January 2014)
Lifestylemirror.com (August 2013)
Blogher.com (May 2013)
Blogher.com (December 2012)
Huffingtonpost.com – #5, #10 (October 2012)
Buzzfeed.com – #9 (July 2012)
Food52.com (June 2012)
Blogher.com (June 2012)
Huffingtonpost.com (October 2011)
Glamour.com (February 2010)
Lifehacker.com (October 2009)
Consumerist.com (October 2009)