Set the Table is a movement to reclaim the table as the place where friends and family gather to share JOY through preparing and eating BEAUTIFUL, HEALTHY, and DELICIOUS food TOGETHER.

Hello and welcome to Set the Table!

My name is Rachael and I’m the creator, writer, photographer, cook and dishwasher responsible for the recipes and stories you’ll find here. I grew up in Minnesota, just north of St. Paul, where I fell in love with cooking thanks to my mother. 

Set the Table is a collection of recipes that I love to share with my family and friends. My recipes are healthy (mostly) and uncomplicated. Once I had my two sons, life became busier and my recipes reflect that. They don't take long lists of ingredients or hours over a hot stove, but they still create a stunning spread while filling our bellies and nourishing our souls.

I believe that food is one of the most powerful ways to connect with those we love. Gathering around the table can be simple and straightforward, or, with a little intentionality, it can be a transformative experience for everyone involved. There is something beautiful in us that’s hard-wired for experiences that excite all of our senses and it’s time that we reclaim this essential part of ourselves, our community, and our humanity.

Let’s cook together, laugh together, lick our fingers together, and say “mmmmm” in unison when we all dive into a perfect berry tart at the same time on a hot summer afternoon. 

Let's Set the Table.