“With my chocolate cake fresh out of the oven, I would pile on the pink and purple icing, and then top it all of with a mountain of sprinkles!”
Who I Am
Hey, welcome here! My name is Rebekah. I’m excited to present to you, recipes that are simple and delicious, that look great, taste great and don’t take long to whip together!
I love spending time in the kitchen throwing ingredients together and figuring out which flavors compliment each other. I strive to create recipes that are bursting with flavor, and beaming with color.
Creating recipes that are healthier is lots of fun, but I must admit that I have the craziest sweet tooth! Cookies and brownies are two of my favorite treats. I have decided to include recipes from both categories on this little website – healthier recipes as well as total delish comfort food recipes.
Some of my favorite things include dancing around my kitchen with a handful of measuring cups and my flour-dusted apron, playing guitar and piano, cuddling my big puppy, laughing so hard that I cry, and being creative with things like paint, pencils, paper and my camera.
how I got here
At a very young age, my joy for baking was already beginning to grow! At about 4 years old, my big brother and I had a weekly routine; we would each bake our very own chocolate cake, and then decorate them however we pleased.
With my chocolate cake fresh out of the oven, I would pile on the pink and purple icing, and then top it all of with a mountain of sprinkles! Back in those days, my mom would find the recipes we needed. As I grew up, I began searching for recipes myself. I didn’t think much about the actual food blogs that I scrolled through on a daily basis, I simply appreciated the variety of recipes that I found on them.
Not long ago, I became fascinated with food blogging. Wondering what it would take to get my own blog up and running.
I began to read through food blog posts from top to bottom, instead of skipping straight to the recipe. It was exciting to get to know the food bloggers that had developed my favorite recipes!
It opened up a whole new world for me, and creating my own food blog became a big dream of mine. It’s what I love to do – cooking, baking, photography and writing – so why not take it and run with it?
And here I am!
The name, Speckled Dishes, has stuck with me from the beginning. I think it’s because it paints a special picture in my mind.
Dishes – I see a table set with dishes that are full of life and creativity, bursting with flavor, and beaming with fresh, vibrant colors! Sweet, salty, savory, spicy? You choose!
Speckled – It’s what I see a painter do when they flick their brush (full of white paint) onto a dark canvas. Adding stars. Those stars add depth and light to the final picture – Speckled Dishes.
the big puppy
Murphy is my little helper. He’s an adorable purebred German Shepherd…with a bit of an attitude. His job is to follow me around the kitchen, making sure to sit down and stare at me whenever he wants to taste test a recipe (aka. sitting all the time). His second job is to be absolutely adorable (did I mention that already?). He handles both jobs very well!
Though half of my clothes are dotted with holes, and my hands are full of scratches (it’s harder to train a puppy than I thought), I am still more than happy to have him on my team! Find Murphy @murphs_lawh.
a bit deeper
I’m trying to get better at loving others by putting them first, laughing at myself when I make silly mistakes, encouraging everybody I meet, stepping out of my little comfort zones, and growing closer to God above all else. Life is a journey, and I’m excited to be on it!