Heyyyy y’all…my name is Quin, welcome to Butter Be Ready!
This corner is an extension of my love for all things food and photography. I thoroughly enjoy developing simple, seasonally inspired, and plain ole scrumptious eats for home cooks like you and me. In addition to that, you will also find me sharing recipes rich in both Caribbean and Southern-inspired cuisine.
Spending time in the kitchen is my “me” time and quite simply, makes me happy. Matter of fact, a good day to me is spent in the kitchen creating all sorts of swoon-worthy goodness with my tunes blasting >> pure joy!
My love affair with food, cooking, and photography began years ago when I was in my college days > UCF, go KNIGHTS!
Let’s pause here. I have a secret…
During my college days, I lived off fast food and could (embarrassingly enough) not even make rice correctly! I was the total opposite of the home cook that I am today. Listen, I’ve come such a mighty long way, whew!
I started researching recipes, going to farmer’s markets, and getting fully immersed into all things food. I had absolutely fallen in love! You know, the whole hearts in the eyes business 😍 yup! Since I’m naturally somewhat reserved and a total homebody (any other introverts out there?); I feel the most comfortable in my kitchen whipping up all kinds of culinary dishes and baked goods. You’ll almost always find a camera in my hand taking pictures of all the food- the camera eats first whenever you’re around me. Yuh, I’m *that* annoying person taking pics before everyone eats, full disclosure.
I am a completely self-taught home cook, too. I did not attend culinary school and have no formal culinary education. Just a whole lot of trial-and-error kind of learning (and many kitchen disasters lol)- gah, the stories I could tell. However, through years and years of testing + developing recipes; I consider myself a highly experienced home cook. I want you to feel confident in knowing that you’ll find trusted, well-tested, and flavorful recipes within this space ♡
I come from a West Indian/Caribbean familial background: St. Thomas US Virgin Islands 🇻🇮; where food + family is often the center of everything. Additionally, sharing recipes from my culture is one of my favorite tings.
I currently reside in sunny Florida. Butter Be Ready® originally started as a hobby back in early 2016 to document my butter-filled kitchen adventures. Over time, it eventually grew into a side hustle followed by what is now a full-time career that has opened so many doors after much hard work. It goes without saying that this site is my baby. Grateful and happy to be here.
>> People often ask how they can support BBR work, this means a lot. If you tried a recipe on this site and love it, we’d sooo appreciate you leaving a comment along with a star rating on those recipes. This helps our community to grow and allows others to discover us. Additionally, sharing/saving BBR content via social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter help as well!
Food and community are two things that really speak to my soul. So much goodness & depth can be fostered over a warm plate with meaningful conversations. I believe food is more than nourishment; it’s a way to get to know someone different from you, and for sure a way to show love.
⇢ What are some favorite recipes? You know, this is a hard one! Real talk, every recipe posted here is obviously a fave but here are some of my most beloved recipes shared to date:
- lemon sweet rolls
- cheddar scallion biscuits
- brown stew chicken
- easy skillet lasagna
- blueberry pancakes
- chicken and sausage gumbo
- salmon cakes
- collard greens
- small-batch chocolate cake
- …and these peach cobbler cinnamon rolls, to name only a few 😆
Most importantly, thank you for stopping by, happy you’re here! ♡
Love…and lots of butter,