I’m Rachel, a Culinary School graduate with a passion for all things food and beverage. After culinary school I took off for an internship to France, where I traveled all over, from Paris to southeast France, near Italy. I was lucky enough to spend my days in Michelin star restaurants and many established patisseries. I lived with a French chef and his family, working in their restaurant soaking up every bit of information I could. Much of which I realized was learned and perfected over years of practice and experience. This trip was not only humbling and incredibly invaluable, but it also fed into my passion.

I have since spent many years working in the industry, in a number of different positions and in many high volume kitchens. I am not currently working in a restaurant, but there is so much more to food and hospitality. My true passion is recipe development and testing along with food styling and photography. It’s one thing to make food taste good, but making it look good as well is a challenge I love to accept.

Now I would love to share restaurant recipes fit for a crowds and a dinner rush or French delicacy’s I learned along the way. But, I find most people are looking for fun, easy holiday cookies they can share with friends and family, or a one-pot soup that makes clean up a breeze, or creative appetizers you can take to a tailgate , really just a collection of recipes simplified for the home cook! That’s what you’ll find here simple, beautiful dishes that everyone can make. But I promise I’ll take you out of your comfort zone every once and a while. All content you see is mine, I adapt and test all the recipes, I style and edit all of the photos you see!

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