Welcome to Reckless Abandon. I'm Rachel, founder, author, photographer, food stylist, and basically every other role a cooking blog needs. I've had multiple passions in my life —many that come and go — but cooking is the one that's always stayed. Luckily, I've lived in a number of large cities and learned about the local cuisines from fish in DC to good ole' southern food in Dallas, TX. Moving to Denver has forced me to pay more attention to the ingredients in my dishes. On my blog you will find a range of recipes from comfort (excess of buter) to healthy and fresh meals. To find a recipe that fits your style click on one of the many "labels" on the right hand side.
A little more background...I grew up in Kansas City but now call Denver my home in a charming old house with my Miniature English Bullodg, Lola. The house came with a 1930's gas-stove which has nearly lit my hair on fire. Apparently, an automatic lighter did not exist in the 30's so a long match and great distance is how I ignite my stove-top each morning. To be completely honest I'm starting to become somewhat fond of the beaut.