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Rituals, Cold Brew, & Coconuts

Rituals, Cold Brew, & Coconuts

Does anyone else’s day feel super off without coffee? For me, my morning coffee is a daily ritual. It’s not so much that I need it to cognitively function, although it certainly helps. It’s that the habit is so ingrained into my routine that something […]

The Royal Return

The Royal Return

Hi guys! So, it’s been a minute. How y’all doing? I was trying to think of a more casual way to just, like, pick up where I left off and pretend I haven’t been neglecting this blog for almost two years. That didn’t feel right though, […]

Rachel’s First Time: Butter Chicken

Rachel’s First Time: Butter Chicken

One of (many) ideas I have typed in the Notes app of my phone is to attempt the ~staples~ of various types of cuisine. Today I tried my hand at Indian butter chicken, also known as murgh makhani according to Wikipedia. Indian people, correct me and […]

When it Rains

When it Rains

SOS. It has been raining for 18 of the past 22 days. I forget what the sun looks like. I feel like I may light on fire when the sun actually appears and touches my skin. In an attempt to make it feel more like […]

Another Girl Crush: Giada De Laurentiis

Another Girl Crush: Giada De Laurentiis

Ok so. Chrissy Teigen is still my number 1 girl, but we need to talk about Giada for a sec, who is a beautiful Italian angel. I was really feeling for her last year when she got divorced. Why would anyone divorce Giada?! I know […]

For the love of: Chrissy Teigen

For the love of: Chrissy Teigen

Hey guys remember me? I’ve been following the beautiful, hilarious, gives-ZERO-fucks Chrissy Teigen for a couple years now and along with much of the internet, I’m pretty obsessed with her. She is funny as hell, has VERY cute dogs, and, like me, loves to cook. […]

I Swear This Isn’t a Pasta Blog

I Swear This Isn’t a Pasta Blog

Yesterday, my lovely friend Margaret came over and we had big plans to go to Sephora and make some cilantro lime chicken for dinner. We did the Sephora thing and tried on approximately 137 lipsticks (this is normal). Then, we went to the grocery store […]

Rachel’s First Time: French Macarons

Rachel’s First Time: French Macarons

Lemme be real with you. I didn’t have high expectations. The good news is, because of that, I exceeded my own expectations by making good-tasting, decent-looking macarons. THEY AREN’T PERFECT. And part of me hurts inside because of that. But it’s really true when they […]

Kitchen Keepers

Kitchen Keepers

I knew I became a real adult the day I went into Homegoods and got overly excited about kitchen utensils and weird gourmet salt. I peruse down the kitchen aisles of Target, longing for animal-shaped ceramic salt and pepper shakers and gold flatware. (I did […]

Thai (style)

Thai (style)

A goal of mine in creating this blog was to work on my food styling skills. I’ve been able to hone those skills a bit the past few years at work, so I didn’t go into this completely clueless, but there’s an obvious freedom in […]