Made Not Only in Words: Composition in a New Key
I’m Becca—and I’m blogging from my kitchen. I’m learning as I go. How to cook and bake better products, how to photograph food, and how to blog. I’d like to think that, with a BA in English, I would be amply prepared to write a blog, but I’m not. It’s a whole new world and I am ready to conquer it!

Lately, I have discovered that I actually prefer my own cooking to 90% of what I eat when we eat out. This is definitely a blessing and empowering; but it’s also disappointing and a burden. It makes it tougher to eat out and 1) enjoy myself, and 2) justify paying the bill. Now, this is not to say that I am an amazing cook; I’m not! I just know how to cook in a way that pleases my own tastebuds (and hopefully my husbands!). Due to this newly discovered preference, my primary goal in the kitchen is to make food that is better than what I can buy at a restaurant. Now, of course, I probably won’t hit the mark when it comes to fancy restaurants, but I can’t afford those anyway! I’m talking about the run-of-the-mill restaurants like Olive Garden.

My goal in blogging is to cook and bake foods that have intimidated me for some reason or another, and foods I have always wanted to make, but never have. I started this blog a couple of months after the birth of my daughter. I wasn’t bored or anything, but felt like I needed some type of non-mom activity. This fit the bill; after all, we all have to eat, so this was my way to multi-task. It was a natural choice, given my background in English, my love of food, and my love of photography, which I learned from my dad. He couldn’t teach me anything about photographing food, but he taught me plenty about taking beautiful pictures. I take my pictures with a Canon XSi and a Canon 50 mm f/1.8 lens.

Thanks for stopping by, and thanks for taking an interest in the woman behind the blog.