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about blackberry babe

Hi! I'm Michelle.

Or you might know me as Blackberry Babe. I live in Kansas City, Missouri. I'm a professionally trained cook that's been sharing recipes here on this web-site since 2014.


I truly believe that home cooked food can lift your spirits and bring your family together. Eating together around the table is so important to my little family of three. 

I use this cooking blog as a vehicle to share my love of cooking and give back to others.

My goal is to help you be a more confident cook. In addition to 400+ free recipes to browse, I developed a FREE e-mail series with my most valuable tips to becoming a better home cook.

You can sign up for that e-mail series here.

You can also follow me on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest where I share recipes and monthly giveaways!

About Blackberry Babe

The name of my blog was inspired by my material grandmother, Clara. Grandma was a wife, active farmer, and mother to 11 children. She lived to the age of 86 and was sharp and active until she passed. And, that woman could cook! Her coleslaw recipe is a classic, vinegar-based slaw is a classic. It's one of Blackberry Babe's most popular recipes.

As a child, I helped her pick buckets and buckets of wild blackberries to make jam and pie. Hence, the name of my blog!


Sweet Chili Shrimp Tacos // Cabbage, Radish, & Apple Cole Slaw // Egg BLT Sandwich

I share easy to make recipes so I have plenty of time to spend with my son and husband, and to do the other things that make me happy.

Like binge watching shows, devouring every new fantasy or sci-fi book that comes out (nerd alert), and snuggling with my golden retriever, Stevie. 

I hope to share what I learn with you on this blog, and help spread some of the joy that cooking gives me to everyone who visits. 

See you in the kitchen,

Brand Inquiries

One of my favorite parts of this blog is the opportunity to incorporate awesome products into recipes.
If you're interested in partnering with me, let's chat! 
I'm nice, I respond quickly and I actually meet my deadlines. Sound too good to be true? Try me! E-mail me at blackberrybabeblog (at) to inquire.