Hey! I’m so glad you’ve stopped by my little corner of the web. My name is Angie McGowan and in the photo above is my husband Josh and our son Julien and baby Lillian. This is from a family adventure to North Carolina. We don’t usually take the time to get us all in the picture, but we we’re slowed down by the slickness of the rock while hiking on Grandfather mountain.

We’re high school sweethearts that grew up in North Florida and are now building our family in the central Florida area. I’m a 7th generation Floridian and love my state as well as being from the south. Eclectic Recipes is my personal food blog where I share the recipes from my eclectic, often southern kitchen. I’ve created lots of fun recipes for Disney’s Babble, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury and many more.

I started this site in 2009 when I began saying home with my son. Before that I was a dental hygienist. I never thought this site would be anything more than a safe place to save my recipes. I choose a blog to store my recipes so they were easy to find, categorize and share with friends and family.  I never, ever thought this little hobby would turn into a full-time love affair. I also never imagined my recipes would receive hundreds of thousands of hits a month.

I don’t have any formal training in food. I am just a stay at home mom who loves to cook for her family. I like to create recipes that are fun and easy with ingredients that are easy to find.

Since creating this blog I have been so flattered to have been mentioned by such amazing blogs as The Pioneer Woman, Steamy Kitchen, Apartment therapy (ohdeedoh section), TipNut, CafeMom, iVillage and many more.

For more information about freelance work involving recipe development, food photography or food writing contact me directly at [email protected].

Here’s a few of the companies I have worked with:

  • Betty Crocker
  • Pillsbury
  • Land O’Lakes
  • KitchenAid
  • OXO
  • Blendtec
  • Lowe’s
  • Weber
  • Jimmy Dean
  • International Delight
  • Mr. Coffee
  • Walmart
  • Reynolds
  • Barilla
  • Analon
  • Hershey’s
  • Progresso
  • Yoplait
  • Mango Board
  • Avocados of Mexico
  • Dunkin Donuts
  • Panera
  • Bertolli
  • AT&T
  • Johnsonville
  • Kerrygold
  • Gaylord Palms
  • 4 Seasons
  • Epiphanie
  • Lindsay Olives
  • Tablespoon.com
  • Voskos
  • Eagle Brand
  • Smuckers
  • JIF
  • Macy’s
  • Butterball
  • Sunkist
  • GoodBite.com
  • Samsung
  • Seattle’s Best
  • Libby’s
  • Tropicana
  • Oil of Olay
  • SlimFast
  • Swanson’s


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