Welcome To Rachel Cooks!

Cooking can really feel like such a chore sometimes, can’t it? Suzie Homemaker is always making something gourmet in her gorgeous kitchen, you’re convinced that your kids might be the pickiest kids on the planet, and you just don’t know what to make for dinner.

It’s all just so overwhelming! Add in the daily stresses of life in general, and it’s probably enough to make you want to throw in the towel and order carry out on a daily basis.

You guys…it doesn’t have to be like this. Life is complicated, cooking shouldn’t be. 

About Rachel Cooks

First and foremost, I’m so glad you’re here. I know there are thousands of places to find recipes, and I’m honored and so appreciative that you chose Rachel Cooks.

My style of cooking is relaxed and approachable, because we all have enough stress in our lives.

I believe that you can put a great meal on your table without:

  • stressing
  • doing dishes all night
  • spending hours wandering the grocery store looking for some weird ingredient
  • standing for hours on end in your kitchen when all you want to do is kick your feet up and relax for a second

It’s possible. And I’m here to help. 

My Recipes Are…

  • Fully tested by me and my team, as many times as necessary. We want the recipes to turn out perfectly, every time. If we can make it easier without sacrificing taste, we will.
  • Logical and approachable. We won’t have you using weird amounts of ingredients, and won’t have you using separate bowls for baking unless it’s absolutely necessary (psst: it’s usually not).
  • Easy. One pan meals and 30 minute meals are my absolute favorite!
  • For everyone. You can find recipes categorized in my recipe index: by diet, occasion, ease of preparation, ingredient and more. Not all of my recipes will be perfect for you (there are over 1,000 of them!), but there’s a really great chance you’ll find at least a few that are. 
  • And of course, delicious.

About Rachel Gurk

I grew up cooking with my mom and I’m so excited to be able to share my recipes with millions of people. I have over 12 years of experience in recipe development and testing. By schooling, I’m a Doctor of Physical Therapy, but that has now taken a backseat to sharing recipes on Rachel Cooks.

I’m married to a school superintendent and we live in west Michigan with our two precious kids, a 13-year-old daughter and 11-year-old son.

Outside of the kitchen, I love popcorn, puzzles, board games, hiking (the easy kind), travel, and spending time with my family.

Contact Me

I love to hear from you, and I respond to all of my emails. Feel free to email me with questions about cooking, your favorite recipes, or collaborating – my email is hello@rachelcooks.com or you can use my contact form.

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