About Me

Hey, my name is Amy and welcome to my blog!  I’ve been blogging about food since December 2011 and the photography beast in me slowly emerged.  I had no clue I would enjoy photographing food so much!  Cooking, writing about and photographing food (and cocktails!) are my TRUE passions in life.

Amy Brinkley - The Blond CookPhoto credit: Jaredd Bell Studio

I am a contributing writer for Parade Magazine’s CommunityTable.com,  Our State Magazine’s Our State Eats Blog and SheKnows.com.   I recently became a recipe developer for the North Carolina Pork Council and can’t wait to share great pork recipes with you!  I blog from a TINY kitchen on the coast of North Carolina where I am proud to call my home.

The camera that I use is a Canon Rebel T5i with a 50mm F/1.8 lens.  I learn something new every day!  To view my accomplishments around the web (that I am SO proud of!), visit my Featured In page.

I am by no means a culinary professional and don’t claim to be… I just love to cook, have a blast in the kitchen and learn from my mistakes.  The recipes I feature are my own, family recipes, or adapted from magazines, cookbooks or other blogs.

My Dog Chance

I recently lost my “fur baby”, Chance to cancer.  He was like my child and a huge part of my life.  I plan to rescue another dog one day in the future, but for now I am focusing on growing my blog and getting settled into a new home.

I hope you find my blog helpful and inspiring.  If you ever have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Cheers! :-)


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