hi. i'm rachelle.
i'm a thirty-something stay-at-home mom and i live with my husband and our children in the mexican countryside. yes, old mexico. born and raised a utah girl, i miss the mountains and cafe rio, but traded up for a hot rancher husband and a full time maid.
i prefer writing in lowercase and am guilty of many a run-on-sentence (just like my real life personality.) you’d never guess that i graduated in english and am a very small time published writer and poet.
i started cooking in high school, coming up with recipes to try on my family, and i have been casually cooking ever since. i have a horrible memory except when it comes to all things culinary. i have a simple palate and prefer simple, familiar food to cuisine that requires taste aquisition and ingredient sourcing.
all recipes i post are tried and true, use basic ingredients, and are kid and family friendly. since i live in mexico, my cooking is strongly influenced by mexican and southwestern flavors. i've learned how to cook lots of authentic mexican dishes, and i have created lots of my own dishes with a tex-mex twist. i post recipes i have discovered to rave about, my preferred basic recipes and all the original recipes that i create myself. my blog is an OLD blog, and I am working to update it. our family now eats a more whole-foods menu than we have in the past, and I don’t make quite as much from scratch anymore. my recipes will now reflect those changes.
i blog because i love to create.
blogging keeps me writing down my perfected recipes instead of thinking i can remember them to find 2 months later that i can't remember them at all, and it keeps my recipes organized. i love that i've made lots of new friends and reconnected with some old ones through blogging. i love to have a place to share my ideas and recipes. most of all, i would love to publish my own cookbook someday!
so that's the yawn about me. a big welcome to my blog.