Guest Post: Bev Cooks

by Marla on July 30, 2012 · 32 comments

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From the very moment Bev hit the food blog scene she dove in and created a HUGE splash. She has kept up the pace ever since with her sass, wit and charm.

We have not yet met for reals, but I just KNOW we will hit it off fabulously when we do. Have you ever checked out her blog Oh you must! She creates amazing recipes and takes really pretty photos them ~ not to mention you will giggle really hard with her silly writing style. Bev is a savory loving gal. Her recipes are great for lunch, dinner, entertaining an Project LunchBox.

Let’s see what Bev has cooked up for us today…(Bev, I haaaaad to add your Fried Zucchini Chips!)

Helloooooooo. (That was my best Jerry Seinfeld voice. Could you tell? No? Oh.)

First of all, huge thanks to Marla for letting me showcase a few little DITTIES on her site today! She always has the most beautiful looking food, dang it, and the most enticing photography that it kind of makes me want to punch her a little. But I won’t. Not today.

So basically, I’m Bev. And I have a blog called Bev Cooks. Because I cook. And my name is B – oh, you got that. I tend to lean mostly towards easy, weeknight, simp to the pimp, savory meals because the idea of baking something sweet makes my brain leak gaseous fumes. But in the most darling way possible! I think.

I’ll keep this short since we just met and things are going too well for us right now for me to keep talking.

Aaaaand draw the curtain! THERE’S NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSIN – oh.

1) Penne with a Roasted Beet Sauce – I mean, does that color not freak you out or what?

2) Simple Tandoori Chicken Naan Pizza – Seriously. Just a few ingredients and you might as well hire a band for the party in your mouth.

3) Summer Garden Vegetable Pie – Yeaaaah, my garden is basically in labor like ALL THE TIME.

4) Lemony Roasted Potato Salad – No mayo, dudes. N.O.M.A.Y.O.

5) Seared Salmon Salad with Kale and Garden Vegetables – Sometimes I like to pretend I’m Gwyneth Paltrow. I wish I even knew what that meant.

So yeah, you should totally come by my site sometime and stay foreveeeeer. I MEAN, for as long as you want! (she says as she hides the lock and chains behind her back and wipes the foam from her mouth.)

Bev’s recipes featured in lead collage are:

Thanks so much for visiting and tempting us with your fine cooking miss Bev! All photos in this post are from

Stay in touch with Bev on Twitter and Facebook too!

{ 32 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Rosa July 30, 2012 at 6:33 am

A marvelous guest post! Thanks for sharing.

What gorgeous food!




2 susan July 30, 2012 at 7:16 am

All looks yummy. Thanks for sharing, Marla!


3 HeatherChristo July 30, 2012 at 7:33 am

I am in love with and totally obsessed with Bev!! Thank you for featuring her lovely recipes and funny writing Marla!


4 Marla July 31, 2012 at 3:58 am

Heather, Bev IS so super duper fun! Looking forward to the day I get to meet both of you :)


5 Ms Smith July 30, 2012 at 8:35 am

how cool is this blog!!
I like it!


6 Marla July 31, 2012 at 3:58 am

Hi Ms Smith! So glad I could introduce you to Bev!


7 JulieD July 30, 2012 at 10:07 am

Love ya Bev and totally miss you!! So great Marla featured you here!


8 Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers July 30, 2012 at 10:08 am

I jusy love Bev Cooks! The recipes look so pretty and delicious! Thanks Marla, for having a great guest poster!


9 Marla July 31, 2012 at 3:59 am

Thanks Jennifer, it is great having Bev here for a visit :)


10 Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts July 30, 2012 at 10:28 am

Great guest post! I am a big fan of Bev’s site. She has so many great recipes, and wonderful pictures!


11 Marla July 31, 2012 at 3:59 am

Erin, she sure does! I always LOVE seeing what she has cooked up for us :)


12 Averie @ Averie Cooks July 30, 2012 at 11:12 am

Bev’s food and images always put me in the mood to drool – fun to see two of my fave girls team up for a great guestie!


13 Ashley July 30, 2012 at 11:23 am

Love Bev’s blog, and yours too – this was a successful visit :)


14 Marla July 31, 2012 at 4:00 am

Ashley, so glad we could make this happen! Always hoping for successful visits :)


15 Bev @ Bev Cooks July 30, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Thank you so much, Marla for having me today! You’re pretty swell. :)


16 Marla July 31, 2012 at 4:01 am

Wonderful having you Bev ~ everyone is digging your style 😉


17 Cathy @ Noble Pig July 30, 2012 at 1:54 pm

A garden in labor…I love that! And Bev.


18 Robbie July 30, 2012 at 3:00 pm

The Fried Zucchini Chips Looks Yummy! I Will Be Making It Today.


19 Marla July 31, 2012 at 4:02 am

Robbie, I need to try those zucchini chips too!


20 Joanne July 30, 2012 at 4:31 pm

I am positively in love with Bev from these samples alone! Thanks for the great guest post!


21 Marla July 31, 2012 at 4:02 am

Joanne, she is pretty easy to fall in love with huh!


22 aida mollenkamp July 30, 2012 at 4:37 pm

Marla, I agree that Bev is fabulous so thanks for featuring her in all her sassiness!


23 Kitchen Belleicious July 30, 2012 at 6:30 pm

what a wonderful guest post. Excited to learn about Bev


24 Allison [Girl's Guide to Social Media] July 30, 2012 at 7:13 pm

I am drooling over everything dish here, especially the penne. I know it’s not “lady-like,” but YUM!


25 Marla July 31, 2012 at 4:03 am

Allison, I know it ~ that pink penne beckons!


26 Debbie Mitchell July 30, 2012 at 9:29 pm

I can’t wait to try all of these! Especially the zucchini chips! Yum! Bev is beautiful and a marvelous cook, too!


27 Marla July 31, 2012 at 4:02 am

Debbie, she sure is all of that and more!


28 shelly (cookies and cups) July 31, 2012 at 4:31 am

That chicken naan pizza needs to happen in my face right now.
Sweet feature Marla!


29 Marla July 31, 2012 at 4:36 am

I know it Shelly ~ I would love some of that pizza right now even tough it is 5:30am….


30 Amanda July 31, 2012 at 6:29 am

Love Bev! The recipes you posted are seriously some of the best… I am eyeing those zucchini chips for TONIGHT! :)


31 Kristina Vanni August 6, 2012 at 12:33 pm

What a great and inspiring contributing post. Can’t wait to try these!


32 Kathy Steger August 8, 2012 at 1:30 pm

These pictures are fantastic. Bev Cooks has a new fan :)


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