A picture of Debbie with a Yellow shirt on

Hey there and Welcome to Baked Broiled and Basted  ! My name is Debbie and I am writer, recipe developer and photographer of all the recipes here . Well, not much of a writer but I can cook . Writing is not my thing but I try , so excuse the typos and be kind lol. Most people just want the recipes right?  I only post recipes I enjoy myself . My goal here is to help home cooks with recipes that make  life a little easier. Everybody has to eat and meals made at home are always the best.

A little about myself, I am busy wife and mom from Southwest Louisiana. My father was born and raised in Lake Charles ,Louisiana but his family is from Mississippi . My Mother was born and raised in Southeast Texas from a very diverse culture as far as cooking is concerned . With that all being said I have a wide range of Southern influences in my life when it comes to cooking . The South is a big place , just because I make something a little different from your Southern Grandma it does not make it wrong . It is okay to cook things a little different , a recipe is just a guide so you make it to your liking .

I worked in health care for almost 30 years, in 2019 after many years of doing it part time I became a full time food photographer and content creator . I love creating my own recipes and always have , I find inspiration everywhere I go . The first thing I remember making on my own was a box of macaroni and cheese , to this day I still love that blue box of cheesy yumminess. When I was a little older I thought I was a gourmet chef when I learned to make a Tuna Casserole with my special touch of potato chips crushed on top. That was seriously this fat girls dream all in one dish!! I have grown as a home cook a bit since then but still love the comfort foods I learned to cook at a young age.  I am lucky to have many people in my life that have taught me on the way. My mom, Grandmother, Aunt , siblings, family friends…some are still here but some have taught me recipes that live in my memories forever.

Take a look around , there is a little something for everyone.

If you are interested and working with me check out my Media Kit HERE