Betty Becca: the Betty Crocker-Inspired Blogger Who Didn’t Know How to Cook

Meet Becca Ary, the food blogger who isn’t too big on cooking. That’s right, when she began her blog, it was actually to help get over the fear of the kitchen. Over the past four years, her blog has been her outlet for venting her kitchen frustrations as she learns to put a hearty meal on the table for her family. Follow along with Becca’s culinary journey at

Becca’s Blogging Story:

Years of Experience: Going on four years – My first post was in January 2011.

Becca Ary of Betty BeccaNormal hours worked weekly: I work full time and blog on the weekends. My best workflow is writing out drafts on a Sunday afternoon. Then, I go back and add details, edit, add photos, and publish later on.

Best part of your job: Meeting other bloggers!

Worst part of your job: Photography…it’s definitely something I’m working on.

Inspiration behind starting your blog: When I stepped out into “the real world,” I didn’t know how to cook at all. The premise of my blog is to showcase how I got over my fear and lack of skill to feed my family…and even be known around my office and circle of friends as Betty Crocker (where my blog got its name).

What readers should know about your blog: My goal with my blog is to write like I’m talking to a friend and helping them learn more about being in the kitchen or entertaining in a non-intimidating way.

How you feel you fit into the food community: I take everything much less seriously than others seem to. I’m just here to have fun, share a meal with friends, and maybe learn something new that I can pass on.

Most fun thing about food blogging: Meeting other food-crazy people like me!

Chelsea B. Sanz
Chelsea B. Sanz

Chelsea Sanz has lived in East Tennessee since her family moved here from South Florida just before she started high school. While she initially begrudged her new home state, she eventually realized she had come to not only love it, but to “bleed orange” as University of Tennessee Volunteers fans here like to say. She and her boyfriend Hunter, a trail worker for Great Smoky Mountains National Park, enjoy exploring the nation’s most visited national park and coming up with their own farm-to-table recipes.