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Hey everyone! Have a question? Please feel free to leave a comment and I will get right back to you! Or, feel free to send a message to my email CookingForBimbos [at] gmail [dot] com! I look forward to helping you all out with your culinary questions! πŸ™‚

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  1. Liz
    February 23, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    Hi Blakely! I was wondering what camera you use to take all the food pics?… love ALL your recipes!!!

    • admin
      February 27, 2017 at 8:21 am

      Hi Liz!! I’m so glad you like them! I use an Olympus OM-D EM-5 Mark II which is an amazing camera. Thank you for watching πŸ™‚

  2. Nick
    February 28, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    I want to know where to find the giant salt and pepper grinders you was using in your creamed spinach episode

    • admin
      March 1, 2016 at 9:07 am

      Hi Nick! I get this question all the time. I got them randomly at Home Goods like 8 years ago. I’m not even sure what the brand is. I’m sorry I can’t help you out!

  3. jeanine
    November 22, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    i want the shrimp boil recipe,,,and where can i get a pot like yours you cooked it in???what size is the pot also ,,,,thanks

  4. Suzie
    December 3, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    Hey, I was looking for the shrimp boil recipe I saw on youtube. I don’t see it here.

  5. Keila
    July 18, 2013 at 10:47 am

    Hi Blakely!
    I am with the Alumni Relations Office @ LCB Orlando. We saw your Q&A’s @ the paper and decided to reach out to you to know if you would be interested in becoming part of a small group of local Chefs and mentors that we would love to have for our recent graduates and externs.
    I look forward to hear from you!

    =) Talk to you soon!

    Keila VelΓ‘zquez-HernΓ‘ndez
    C a r e e r S e r v i c e s & Alumni Liaison
    Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts
    8511 Commodity Circle Orlando, FL 32819
    D i r e c t : 407-313-8739 | F a x : 1-866-599-5671 | E m a i l:
    P u r p o s e – We feed dreams and nourish lives.
    V i s i o n – Le Cordon Bleu will be recognized as the premier source of professional cooks who receive the highest value education in the culinary industry.

  6. Kimo
    May 5, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    Hello Blakely,
    On your cuban pork, do you add the onions and garlic drippings that was in the bottom of your roasting pan to the finished shredded pork also?

    Thank You and I enjoy your vids!

  7. Amy
    April 17, 2013 at 10:46 am

    Hi Blakely,

    I am a mother of tween daughters. No one in my family is a picky eater, which is great! The problem I’m having is that I have to watch EVERYTHING that goes in my mouth (weight issues…that I’m beating!! πŸ™‚ I was wondering if you have more chicken recipes that are creative but healthy. (low-carb) I’m tired of old boring, bar-b-q chicken, crock pot chicken…etc. Hope you can help!! Thanks

  8. admin
    March 26, 2013 at 10:01 am

    Hi Ron!
    Thank you so much for taking the time to write. I look forward to helping you learn how to cook! Want to hear something crazy? (cue the dramatic music) I have never used a crock pot before! I know.. and I call myself a cook. One day I’ll cave and get one. Until that day comes I don’t have a crock pot recipe to help you out. :-/ I do have other great recipes though! Sorry! Happy cooking πŸ™‚


  9. Ron Odoski
    Ron OdoskiReply
    March 26, 2013 at 2:43 am

    Hello Blakely! πŸ™‚
    I really enjoy cooking in a slow cooker,
    My Crock pot is my favorite! Im retired now
    And looking forward to learning how to cook!
    Can you suggest some tips for good crock pot meals?

  10. Addison
    February 19, 2013 at 6:00 am

    hahahhahahahahah omg why did you publish that last comment by the foreigner?

  11. David
    January 21, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    Dear Blakely

    Thanks for the email from you and pleasant words you wrote, I was delighted to read it, as I said the special person inside and out, good heart and your tunes revolve you, sorry I’m a little sappy but this is my feeling.
    You really do not need to do a video for me, keep what you’re doing and I have no doubt you will go far, you deserve it!
    If you ever feel a bit empty … Remember you’re a good person and able to give the best that more people in the world … (enough to see how you cook meat such love your father It makes me inspired ..)
    I apologize again if I get too personal … but I wish you have a happy and pleased comes to you …
    Appreciate you and are happy you will succeed, and of course we will continue to watch your video


    p.s I actually laughed when you can not lift the lid of the grill is heavy for you…

    – My English is not perfect so I used Google Translate

  12. David
    January 21, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    Dear Blakely

    I came to you through YouTube, from the first moment I saw you, I am very enthusiastic, smile on your face, and explain simple and easy preparation of recipes are wonderful, I’m a religious Jew so many things I can not eat (such as shrimp, pork, or beef and milk together) but a lot of recipes your prepared and went really good and special …

    Blakely … I wanted to tell you I see you during a difficult period in my life (everyone has the moment)
    And really made me calm and pleasant, and I wanted to say thank you …!
    God will give you what you attract to you and you will have much happiness and joy in your life

    David, Israel

  13. aYAJ
    December 19, 2012 at 4:01 am

    hi Blakely! i’m looking for a hot and cold coffee concoction that are healthy, you know, we have to explain its health benefits. could you give me some recipe? i badly need it tomorrow. thank you. πŸ˜€

  14. admin
    September 27, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    Hi Amanda!
    It’s just regular heavy cream, not coffee creamer! Thanks for commenting πŸ™‚ Hope they turn out great!

  15. amanda
    September 27, 2012 at 8:58 am

    hey! i was just wonderin’, 4 the caramel apple recipe, it says 1 cup of heavy cream, is that like “coffe rich” creamer? or what? ly!u rock!

  16. admin
    July 11, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    Hi Peggy! Thank you so much for the great comment. I will try and put some more healthy recipes up just for you!

    Hi Aylen! Thank you SO much for the great compliment!! I hope you like the Rum Cake.. let me know how it goes!


  17. Aylen.
    July 4, 2012 at 9:44 am

    Hello there! I have been looking at your videos for a while and finally decided to make your recipe for Rum Cake! Im so excited, I know it will be delicious! Thank you for being so nice and explaining everything so simply. Just discover your website! It looks awesome! Congratulations all the way from Miami πŸ™‚

  18. peggy
    June 15, 2012 at 8:25 am

    hello blakely,
    your my favorite cook, i love ur kitchen and ur outfits, u make me miss florida.i think somewhere it said u lived in florida but i cant find it again, what town are u in? do u do live cooking shows and do u also work other than the utube? i am in ohio.
    i am disabled right now and i really loved u showing how to cook greens, cause they are soo healthy, please show more real healthy stuff with cabbage and beans and rice.ohh and something using splenda ,maybe a pie.thank u so much God bless u.. hope i get to florida this fall.. peggy

  19. admin
    February 1, 2012 at 8:36 am

    Hi Lindsey!
    That is so weird I’ve never had anyone have a problem with that recipe. The only thing I can think of is maybe you didn’t cook them long enough or the oven temperature wasn’t right. Sometimes ovens have a mind of their own and don’t preheat to the right temperature. I’m so sorry they didn’t work! Red velvet in general is a very very moist cake but it shouldn’t have come out oily. Try cooking them at a higher temp for a little longer and see if that works out. Sorry!

  20. Lindsey
    January 31, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    I tried to make your red velvet cupcakes tonight and they turned out like oily, cornbread muffins. I followed the recipe to the letter, however, they still fell and looked like little craters, or small donuts please help

  21. Jorge
    January 16, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    Hi Blakely, I love your website and the recipes….. keep them coming. you should have a facebook link here so your friends can post recipes from here righ into their walls. Or is that too expensive? Hope to see you again soon. xoxo

  22. Alanna
    February 19, 2011 at 11:33 am

    Love your website! I came across it when looking for a fish taco recipe. We are going to try your blackened fish recipe this evening. I will definitely be forwarding your website along to all of my girlfriends so keep the recipes coming!

  23. Deena B
    Deena BReply
    November 11, 2010 at 11:32 am

    I have a question.. how did u get sooo freaking cute!?!?! i love your website! Im sooo proud of you! Keep up the great work!

  24. admin
    September 12, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    Hi Marina!!
    Thank you so much for the great compliment… I’m glad you like it πŸ˜‰ And I’d be happy to make those for you!! Perfect for football season. Check back soon to see the recipe! Thanks again for checking out the website!

  25. Marina
    September 12, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    Hi Blakely! I love your site it is filled with so many great things. I was wondering if you can do a baked mac and cheese and how to make great chicken wings at home. thanks in advance.

  26. Annie
    August 5, 2010 at 10:19 am

    How do you make tomato sauce? I have TONS of fresh tomatoes and really would like an easy recipe for tomato sauce. Thank you very much.

  27. Derrick
    July 12, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    Oh one more question, do you ever cook with a Foreman grill? Thanks, Derrick πŸ™‚

  28. Derrick
    July 12, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    Howdy, I really like your site, I got more confidence to cook by watching you. Will you put up a video how to make chicken and waffle and bread pudding and southern sweet tea :)?
    Thanks in advance. Derrick

  29. Christine
    June 25, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    Why did you name your website “Cooking for BIMBOS” ?

  30. peggy in ohio
    peggy in ohioReply
    June 17, 2010 at 11:33 am

    hello, just watched ur strawberry pie show and it was great ,love ur kitchen,shells on counter ,please tell me ,where are u located? and are u only on youtube?am diabetic so i will transfer splenda for sugar and low fat cream cheese for ur peggy>moving to florida .thank u

  31. Roxy
    June 10, 2010 at 11:10 am

    Hi Blakely:
    You and your videos are so nice. I don’t speak English but you are a great teacher. I can understand every single word you say. Thanks for your videos , you are so marvelous.
    Greetings from Spain

  32. John
    May 14, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    Hi, I just wanted to let you know that ever since my girlfriend visited your website, she has been cooking some AMAZING meals. Thanks and keep up the good work!

  33. rositainfante
    April 18, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    I miss you…and nachito even more..I hope to see you soon.

  34. Jeff
    March 31, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    Hey Blake,

    I was wondering if you could make a video on how to make Spinach Bread. I tried it last year but messed up on it.

  35. Raul
    March 21, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    Hi Blakely,
    Does anyone ever said to you that cooking for a career is not very lucrative?

  36. Julie
    February 27, 2010 at 9:08 am

    Love your website…very “real”. A suggestion…do you have a “search” function? I wanted to find the 15 minute chicken and rice recipe, but couldn’t…wish I could search for it. Keep up the great work!

  37. Michelle
    December 27, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    Hey have you made any recipes in a smoker?

  38. Cheyanne And Bridget
    Cheyanne And BridgetReply
    December 17, 2009 at 7:39 am

    Were Chris’s little half sisters !!! Ron’s daughters !!!! Were just wantin to say hey !!! tell chris hey for us ….. Thanks!!!
    πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Hope to meet you soon !!!!

    Cheyanne and Bridget !!!

  39. Chef Pyle
    November 28, 2009 at 4:17 am

    Very cool Blakely. I’m proud of you. Hows it workin out? Making any money?
    Good Luck with it. Remember us when your famous!

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