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Hello & Welcome!

Becky Hardin founded The Cookie Rookie in 2012 and has been creating trusted, easy, and delicious recipes ever since. The Cookie Rookie is known for simple dinner ideas, delicious crockpot recipes, creative chicken meals, desserts anyone can make, and so much more. We love creating recipes that make putting food on the table faster and tastier for busy families. Becky has been featured in The Kitchn, People Magazine, Home and Family, The Today Show, and more.

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Browse Over 1000 Recipes

Here on The Cookie Rookie you’ll find over 2000 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!

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.

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Meet the Team
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Founder & COO

Becky Hardin

Becky is a wife and mother living in Saint Louis Missouri. She founded The Cookie Rookie in 2012 as a creative way to share recipes. Now, she is a trusted resource for easy cooking around the world, being featured in Taste of Home, The Kitchn, ABC’s Home and Family, and more. Here at The Cookie Rookie she is the editor in chief of all recipes and continues to enjoy sharing her passion for cooking for busy families. She has since founded two additional food blogs, Easy Chicken Recipes and Easy Dessert Recipes.
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Courtney Minor

Courtney has been working with The Cookie Rookie since 2018. She’s been writing and blogging for 15 years, with particular passions for cooking, travel, and fashion. Her love of food flourished while working on an organic vegetable farm, where she realized how fun and flavorful fresh veggies could be. She enjoys cooking pasta and veggie-filled dishes, and always goes for quick and simple recipes!
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Samantha Marceau

Samantha has worked at The Cookie Rookie since April 2022 and has 5 years of prior experience as a transcript editor across media, technology, and pharmaceuticals. She is the final set of eyes on our recipes before they are published and makes sure the measurements are accurate and the instructions are clear. She also provides guidance for frequently asked questions with her extensive cooking knowledge. She is an avid home cook with 10+ years of experience and makes homemade ice cream in her free time.
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Recipe Developer

Sabine Venier

Originally from Austria and currently residing in the UK, Sabine Venier infuses her passion for homemade cooking into The Cookie Rookie. As the former proprietor of a successful food blog, her culinary expertise spans a broad spectrum. Sabine’s culinary journey was rooted in the cherished family recipes taught by her mother, nurturing a profound appreciation for fresh, homemade ingredients. Sabine has gained recognition as a recipe developer and food photographer, with her work featured in various magazines and online platforms. Her innovative recipes have appeared in prestigious publications such as Forbes, Parade, and Rachael Ray Everyday. As a published cookbook author (The Chocolate Addict’s Baking Book), she is excited to share her practical and easy-to-follow recipes with The Cookie Rookie community. At The Cookie Rookie, Sabine brings an extensive experience and a unique perspective to cooking and baking.
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Recipe Developer

Laurel Perry

Laurel has been a professional food videographer and recipe developer since 2014. Her work can be seen across the internet and on The Cookie Rookie. When not cooking, she spends her time with her husband and sons, wanders as many farmers markets as she can, and sneaks in a fitness class as often as possible.
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Recipe Developer

Krista Teigan

In 2014, after a decade of work in the HR and Technical Communication fields, Krista decided to follow her passion for healthy cooking by starting food blog. Along the way, she honed her recipe development and food photography skills, and today, she is thrilled to be helping others in the food blogging space to develop and photograph mouth-watering recipes. Krista lives in Shoreview, Minnesota with her husband and two children. Outside of the kitchen, she enjoys exploring the Twin Cities food scene, cheering for her fave Minnesota sports teams, sweating on her Peloton, and jamming out to 90s and 2000s hits.
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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. She started The Cookie Rookie in 2012 as a creative way to share recipes. She had just gotten engaged (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! Now, she is a trusted resource for easy cooking around the world.

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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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