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.


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.) 


These ultra-chocolatey cupcakes are spiked with coffee and a jig (or two) of Grand Mariner for a handheld treat that's dangerously good.

Man Gettin’ Chocolate Cupcakes

Ultra-chocolatey and spiked with coffee, these handheld babies are dangerously good. If you want to just get down to the business of baking, (click here.) I spent last weekend, a good portion of the weekend before that, and pretty much every single evening in-between making dust pies and acquainting myself […]