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.


Brussels Sprout Radicchio Salad

Around our third or fourth date Garrett shared his philosophy on women. It went (and still goes) something like this: Every woman is crazy. The secret is just figuring out the kind of crazy you like. I have since come to believe this philosophy also applies to men. Case in […]

Brussels Sprout Radicchio Salad Feta

Weekday Eggnog

Weekday Eggnog 4

I love the sound of my husband’s snore. Not the foghorn snore he makes when he’s sick. That snore is like fingernails on a chalkboard. Nor do I love the grunting snore he makes when he’s lifted too hard. That snore makes me want to sucker punch him in his […]


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. […]