Mikaela Cowles


About Mikaela Cowles

I’m a food-gobbling, book-reading, aspiring photog. Born and raised in Seattle, I love dancing in the rain, bouquets of fresh basil and green grass between my toes. I like how kneading butter into flour makes my fingers soft. I’m passionate about all things sweet potato. I prefer my coffee black, my scotch on the rocks and my steak bloody. I hunt, when I have time; play basketball; and hike. I’ve been known to laugh so hard I hyperventilate. And, I’m the owner of Making Language Count, a boutique freelance writing business.


Spicy Broccoli Cheddar Tots 2

If you just want to skip to the crispy, bite-sized goodness that are Spicy Broccoli Cheddar Tots, I feel you. Just click here. These last couple of almost-winter weeks have been a dream, filled with kitty purring, Zeus walking, and GARTH BROOKS LIVE watching!!!! The house has been inundated with […]

Spicy Broccoli Cheddar Tots

This chili is a no-tomato, textured bowl that packs a punch of heat.

Duck Chili

I have some personal news…we have cats. I know. Cats??? But here’s the thing – we basically live in the country. We have alpacas for next-door neighbors and chickens which live just up the street. There’s a horse ranch up the hill and a herd of cattle across the road. […]


3 Days in the Bay Area

This is in no way meant to be an authoritative guide to the Bay Area. Rather, it’s a simple rundown of an epic weekend. Use it as you will. I’m starting this post in Palo Alto. From a neighborhood studded with lime trees and rose bushes. From a girlfriend getaway […]

Girls at sunset

Green Chili Enchilada Sauce

Green Chile Enchilada Sauce

This past weekend I did three of my favorite things: capture sweet, sweet love in an abundance of frames; laugh, chat, and toast with family; and stock the freezer with garden-grown green chili enchilada sauce goodness. (Go on. Jump to the recipe if you must.)