Author: Elle, the Foodie

Brunch it Up

Buttermilk and Vanilla Pancakes

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      I can always remember spending summers at my grandmother’s house every day during the summer. She cooked a full breakfast EVERY morning and watched her story while drinking tea. I aspire to wake up every morning and make a full breakfast before starting the day- but thank […]

Baking, Sweet Life

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars


Most holidays always remind me that I’m horrible at gift-giving and would rather spend my day slaving over a stove than going to the mall for a gift. That’s how these cookie bars came along, me showing my appreciation for people through my passion- food! These cookie bars are so […]


Instapot Birria Tacos with consomme


  Finally! I’ve written my version of Birria Tacos- the newest star of taco lovers’ lives (lol). Birria is a Mexican stew served at most celebratory events. It traditionally consists of stewed meats, chiles, seasonings, and sometimes even fruit. The dish can be made with red meats such as oxtail, […]

Homestyle Creamy Mac
Pasta Dishes, Sides

Homestyle Creamy Macaroni


      I come from a family of southern women who love to cook so best believe, I am the biggest fan of a “custardy”, baked macaroni and cheese. Like the Southern-Style version on the blog that has reached 1.3k views! However, this recipe has become one of my […]

Pasta Dishes, Sides, Vegan

Homemade Roasted Tomato Sauce


        I LOVE making spaghetti. During undergrad, I’d made the biggest pot of it and my pledge brothers and I would eat for days. As I decided to birth my home cook capabilities, I was interested in how in the world to get away from the jarred […]

Vegan Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Instapot, Sides, Vegan

Vegan Mashed Sweet Potatoes


      During the quarantine, I started cooking weekly meals for an older man who is vegan and was recovering from COVID. He orders mashed sweet potatoes every other week and I love it because I get to save myself a small bowl to snack on during cooking. When […]