Happy Independence Day

Happy Independence Day! I hope you all have a safe, happy holiday! I’m working today! Super exciting. But we had a fun time at the lake last weekend, and I think we’ll be doing...

Black Bean and Avocado Dip (or Salad)

This stuff is good. Really, really good. And the great thing about it is that it is easy to make and versatile. So versatile in fact, that as I went through my list of...

Homemade Pudding Pops

Remember when I wrote a guest post for Brandy over at Nutmeg Nanny? Well, I am so happy to have her here today to return the favor. And what she made looks delicious and...

Baby Food: Introduction

  I want to apologize to my readers who do not have babies or have no interest in making your own baby food. However, I’ve gotten several requests to do a post on baby...

16 bean soup

16 Bean Soup

This 16 bean soup is a warm and comforting soup, perfect for cool weather – and includes no strange seasoning packets! Repeat after me: “I, beautiful, kind, smart and valued reader of Rachel Cooks,...

Summer Pasta Salad

The weather around these parts changes in the blink of an eye. You put a hat and gloves on, walk outside and break out into a sweat. You think, “Wow, it is sunny and...

Happy Father’s Day

After my Mother’s Day post and my shameless Mother’s Day post to myself, it is only fair that I also do a Father’s Day post. Not to mention the fact that I love all the...

Sweet and Sour Chicken

I guess I’ve been on kind of an Asian kick around here. Asian food and rhubarb (I have another rhubarb recipe coming). I also have another stir-fry coming. Eventually. I found this in Rachael...