Hi, I'm Rachel.

A few years ago I could barely boil water.

True story.

Determined to be a kick ass wife, I developed a love for football and learned to cook in my tiny Jersey City kitchen. I spend my days working in Manhattan, my nights and weekends chasing after a rambunctious toddler, and the hours in between cooking with my husband and feeding my TV habit...oh, and I blog about it all! 

Welcome to my world!

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A few years ago I could barely boil water. I’m not kidding.



When I married the love of my life on a beach in Aruba...

(That’s my husband Shaun. We’ve been married for 6 years and together for almost 14!)

...we moved into a little Jersey City apartment and I decided I was going to be a kick ass wife who not only watched football

but one who could whip up a fantastic meal at anytime.

We both have a love and passion for food, whether in or out of the kitchen.

I rekindled my own passion for writing and I taught myself how to cook in my small apartment kitchen. And I started a blog.



I've written recipes...

Sampled eats around the globe...


Became a Mom to this sweet little love bug, Penelope Jane:


And now I blog about it all...the food, the fun, the family.

Welcome to my world!


The Avid Appetite has been featured on USAToday.com's Pop Candy, CNN's Eatocracy, AOL City's Best and many others. You can also find some things on Fave Healthy Recipes and The Daily Meal.

I'm now a full-time working Mom and I reside in a (larger) Jersey City apartment with Shaun and Penelope. I enjoy cooking (when I can find the time), chasing around a rambunctious toddler, drinking red wine, watching too many television shows to keep track of and frequenting local Jersey City haunts as well as nearby New York City.