Goodcookbecky's Blog

Letting the juices of life (or food) drip from my chin!


Becky at Traunsee

Hi, my name is Becky and I am a home cook.  I have been married over 25 years, have three children, two of them now young adults.  I live in Southern California but have lived in various places in my lifetime.  This blog was first created to have an easy way to share some of my favorite recipes with friends and family, but I have enjoyed watching it grow over time.  I am not an expert authority on cooking, but it is one of my passions.

Here you will find a collection of recipes I have tried that are new, or old favorites that I want to share.  Avgolemono Soup is one of my favorite soups and my children request it often too.  Basil Cream Chicken and Warm Italian Style Pasta Salad are also among my top favorites on the blog that I have had in my recipe file for some years now.

My favorite cookbooks or magazines: Cuisine at Home, America’s Test Kitchen Publications, Cook’s Country, Ina Garten’s Cookbooks and program on TV, Good Eats with Alton Brown, Melissa D’Arabian.  Internet sites are also a great source of mine with favorites like Pioneer Woman, allrecipes, For the Love of Cooking, Steamy kitchen

I grew up in Austria, but am American by nationality.  I have added a few Austrian/German recipes over time and have discovered that the internet traffic that finds my blog is because of some of those Austrian dishes. My husband is of German decent and he also has a real love for German foods.  I traditionally make German food on Christmas Eve.  I  took a trip to Austria in 2011 to visit my brother and sister in law, who live there with their 4 children.  My brother from PA and my parents from NJ also made the trip.  The photo above is me at Traunsee in Upper Austria (April 2011).

As a child, I  always enjoyed spending time in the kitchen, either with my mother, or at my Grandma’s house in Western Pennsylvania, who was also a wonderful cook.  She made the most wonderful pies.  I am thankful that the love of cooking gene, if there is such a thing, was passed on to me.

My photography is a work in progress and dreams of publishing a cookbook are still dreams…thank you for stopping by.



7 thoughts on “About

  1. Becky,
    Love, love, love your blog. Some of my families favorite recipes I got from you. Hope Debra made an easy transition to middle school.

    Take Care,
    Dana Kocik

  2. Finally got around to checking this out. Love you and can’t wait to try your recipes. I wish I was bold enought to start a blog. Maybe someday. Robbin

  3. Great blog, Becky!! I’m looking forward to trying some of your recipes soon!

  4. Hi Becky!

    Your son told me about your blog. Look forward to trying some of these recipes and seeing what’s to come.

    Your neighbor down the street! :0)

  5. Just found your blog via Pinterest. It looks like you have some wonderful recipes. I can’t wait to try some.

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