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.


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

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 […]


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 […]

Uneeda Burger

Chicken + Spicy Wing Sauce + Tangy Garlic Greek Yogurt Dressing = a salad riff on buffalo chicken wings.

Buffalo Chicken and Broccoli Bowl

Chicken + Spicy Wing Sauce + Tangy Garlic Greek Yogurt Dressing = a salad riff on buffalo chicken wings. Wanna skip the good stuff, the gushy stuff, the stuff where I dish a little about my man? Just jump to the recipe. I thrive on routines. Some folks don’t. Some […]


Greek Yogurt Garlic Dressing 2

Two weeks ago I went to Spring Training in Peoria, Arizona. There was baseball. And there were sunrises. And there were some of my favorite people in the entire world. There was sun, heat, and firm asses in white pants. Oh, it was good. Except for the pesky fact that […]

Greek Yogurt Garlic Dressing-3

Monsoon

Top Restaurant Week Pick – Monsoon

NOTE: The first part of this post is not about Monsoon. It’s about Restaurant Week and why, I recommend, being careful simply assuming it’s amazing. If you’d like to skip all that, you can just read about Monsoon by clicking here. Black clad waiters held trays of funky cheese and […]