Welcome! My name is Rachel and I am the foodie behind Divalicious Dishes. I’m so happy you took the time to stop by and check out my website! A little background on me: I am from Michigan, where the winters are a little too long, and summers are hot but way too short! I love the warm weather and quite possibly live in the wrong part of the country, but it doesn’t stop us from grilling year round. I am a wine connoisseur, lover of dirty martini’s, anything chocolate, addicted to Pinterest and Instagram, going out to dinner, and of course, COOKING!
I studied Business Marketing in college, so I don’t have a professional culinary background, but I want to share with you my love of food! I learn from trial and error, and practice makes perfect! I have always had a passion for food from watching my mother cook and host dinner parties. My first job was a hostess at a restaurant and from there I started serving and bartending at a restaurant on the lake, and absolutely loved it. I love everything about food! Reading recipes, experimenting with food, wine pairings, and more. I worked at the restaurant for many years, where I eventually met the love of my life when I served him a drink on the patio outside and it was love at first sight. After 4 years, we were engaged and recently were married on the beach in the Bahamas with all of our family there to watch. He loves and supports me unconditionally, buys me flowers for no reason, and we have date nights twice a week. I love posting pictures of dinners to Instagram- I’m slightly addicted! I have two wonderful Step Children whom I adore, four Pugs who I consider my ‘furry’ kids, and two adorable cuddly cats who think they are dogs. Needless to say I have my hands full, but I wouldn’t trade any bit of my crazy random life!
I started posting my recipes with pictures on my Facebook page, and family and friends kept telling me I needed to start a blog to share them. So, a year and a half later, here I am 6,000 “likes” and counting! My passion for cooking grows everyday, my recipe index has a little bit of everything, drinks, appetizers, desserts and more! The recipes range from easy to a little more difficult. Completely homemade to semi-homemade, and I love to incorporate food and wine pairings. I also have an artistic side, I love painting and drawing, so dressing up my food to make it ‘pretty’ is the icing on the cake for me! I love cooking for family and friends, and especially love hosting dinner parties. I have a cupboard dedicated to bright colored, fun, crazy dishes and accessories- I am turning into my mom!
Thank you all so very much, I couldn’t do this without all of you! I hope you continue to follow me on my culinary journey. I love to share my passion for food and drinks, and also like to throw in some tidbits of my adventures in life, kids, and dogs. I will end with one of my favorite Julia Child quotes! See you soon!
~Rachel - Divalicious Dishes~
“Find something you're passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.”
― Julia Child