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.


Peach Pops

Made with ripe peaches and yogurt, these Peach Pops are the perfect summer treat – sweet, refreshing and guilt-free! Jump to the recipe. I guess it’s as good a time as any to admit I don’t gracefully handle Mother Nature’s extremes. This is not for lack of effort. You’ll be […]

Peach Pops made with peaches and yogurt

Rhubarb and Jalapeno Tonic

Rhubarb and Jalapeño Tonic 2

We’re celebrating my birthday this week!!!! I’m turning 31. THIRTY ONE! I’ve been told it’s not quite the same milestone as the big 3 – 0. And maybe it’s not. It certainly hasn’t been creeping up with the same gifts of a slowing metabolism and aging skin. (I’ve been there. […]


Skillet Tamale 2

Cornbread + Jalapenos + Ground Beef = an affordable one pan twist on tamales. Want to skip the bits about my mom and just get to the grub? Just jump to the recipe. If my mom hadn’t been my mom, she would have made a fantastic audio book narrator. It’s […]

Cornbread + Jalapenos + Ground Beef = an affordable one pan twist on tamales.

Uneeda Burger

Uneeda Burger

There’s something about wrapping your hands around a burger that’s just good for the soul. It’s like a double fisted reminder of your humanity – a gut bomb wakeup call that you are the master of your own destiny, at least for the next few minutes. However, not all burgers […]