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Hello & Welcome!

Becky Hardin founded The Cookie Rookie in 2013 because she wanted and needed needed to learn how to cook. She had just gotten married (and was over 30!), and the idea of cooking for one, let alone two, was scary. Even chopping an onion seemed overwhelming. With the help of her Mom Susie, she started documenting her journey to learn how to cook, and in the process conquered the kitchen. She realized that cooking can be so much easier and more fun than she ever imagined. If she can do it, you can do it!

Want more? Becky also founded: Easy Chicken Recipes and Easy Dessert Recipes.

Serving You Easy Recipes That Everyone Loves

On The Cookie Rookie you’ll find EASY recipes for every occasion. We try to keep the ingredient lists and instructions short and simple, and make sure that every recipe is the kind the entire family will love.

Easy Ingredients

Simple Instructions

Quick To Make

Family Friendly

Browse Over 1000 Recipes

Here on The Cookie Rookie you’ll find over 1000 SIMPLE recipes, everything from dinners to cocktails. We strive to keep cooking engaging and delicious, while fast and easy. If you’re wanting to learn how to cook, or just want some quick meals to have in your back pocket, this is the place for you.

If this is your first time here, be sure to browse our Recipe Index to find all the inspiration you need to jump in and get cooking. From appetizers to desserts to cocktails to mains, we have you covered. We promise we will make it as painless as possible. Enjoy!

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About Becky

Becky is a wife and mother (2 cute baby boys, 1 huge dog, 1 fat cat) living in Saint Louis Missouri.

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Notable Brand Mentions

Along the way I’ve been featured in magazines, online, and even cooked on national TV. What a fun ride. Please join in and become part of the family! Here are some of the awesome places we’ve been honored to be featured over the past 7 years.

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Looking To Collaborate?

The Cookie Rookie is a trusted and quickly growing American food blog, reaching over 2 million readers each month. Over 200,000 subscribers and 1.6 million+ combined social followers know that they will find delicious and easy recipes at every click. Becky loves to combine family friendly food with gorgeous professional photography to make sure brands get the ultimate exposure. You can see my past sponsored work HERE.

Get In Touch!

We would love to hear from you. We love reader emails! Feel free to email questions about cooking, setting up a blog, making money with a food blog, or collaborating. Email Becky at becky@thecookierookie.com or through the button below.

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