Baking with Becca: Cooking Outside the Box

By Rebecca M. RSS Thu, April 8, 2021

Baking with Becca began at Whitman Library, nestled between 2nd and 3rd Streets on Snyder Avenue in South Philly. When COVID hit, we had to take a long break. I continued to grow and learn to strengthen this class and to steel myself during an uncertain time. I know we all did the same for what seemed like an eternity, but here we are slowly inching back!

During the ongoing pandemic, I spent some time handing out boxes to those in serious need and was given one at some point. I was impressed by how everything was very fresh, useful, and basic. This inspired me to make some meals and share them with a few people I know who don't cook for themselves often. I was surprised by how impressed they were and decided to share the wisdom with the community.

The Christ Church of South Philadelphia is located a stone's throw from Whitman Library at 229 Moore St. This is where I was able to receive a free food box for those in need for this project. With the items given, I was able to make a few fun, easy, versatile dishes that I'd like to share with you over the coming months. Stay tuned for recipes starting with Cinnamon Apple Yogurt Cake, Roasted Garlic and Olive oil Potatoes, Baked Chicken, and Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies!

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Thank you, Rebecca, for creating such useful and innovative recipes! I'm looking forward to seeing what you cook next!
Karen Hoy - Philadelphia
Friday, April 16, 2021