About the author:
BecomeBetty.com is written by a woman not named Betty, but Brenda. I’m a full time history teacher for more than a decade with a passion for cooking, teaching, economics, and educating the consumer on what they are really getting for their money. I graduated college with a major in Economics. I was inspired by a professor who taught consumer economics. I also have a master’s degree in Secondary Education. When I’m not teaching US History, I like to spend time in kitchen.
This blog started officially in September 2016 as another cooking blog but evolved to fill a gap in information about various product in the market place. However, you’ll notice I cook some of the time. However, prior to starting this blog I sprained both ankles and was unable to stand. This led to a shift away from cooking, to talking about what I was eating and whether or not I regretted purchasing it. It started with Trader Joe’s because the store was so much smaller than most grocery stores (and so are their parking lots). The blog has since expanded to talking about Stew Leonard’s and hopefully down the line a few other businesses that I’ve come to love and appreciate. I am currently affiliated with neither. This is my labor of love. If there is ever an affiliation with any company, I’ll state that. I still cook some of the time, but I do love having the time back in my day as well. I hope you’ll join me with a drink in your hand and humor in your heart as I cook and review anything that makes life a lot easier. It’s all about cooking like Betty Crocker, drinking like Betty Ford, telling jokes like Betty White and blogging about it.
About the name of this blog:
Become Betty pays tribute the all the American “Betty”s that have helped to shape our world and the basis for this blog.
To Betty Crocker: On cooking, you know how to make it easy. So many of us have your cookbooks that are well worn and treasured. You’ve even mastered the prepacked stuff to save us all time. For your contribution food, both packaged, found in a book, and original will be featured here. For the recipes that works and taste pretty good, these authors are Bettys as well.
To Betty White: Thank you for being a friend. And a fabulous comedian. This blog will do it’s best to make sure humor has its place.
To Ugly Betty: We all make mistakes. We are imperfect. We are well-meaning but far from perfect. The goofs will be posted to remind everyone at home, even bloggers and pintrest loving folks screw up or just plain fail at what they try to accomplish sometimes.
To Betty Ford: First lady, but hey, everyone needs a drink. If you need multiple drinks to get through the day. It’s time for an intervention. Otherwise, enjoy this “adult only” section of the blog. Yes, I’ll put some non alcoholic beverages in there. Someone has to drive (and function).
To SoberDude on UrbanDictionary.com: Thank you for giving me the best definition of a Betty as “The term Betty refers to a hot chick. One that is attractive, stylish and self confident.” It adds much to the purpose, meaning, and character of this site. Thanks SoberDude.