Rachel's Table

Are You There, Blog? It’s Me, Rachel.

So…hello there…It’s been awhile.

In the past, when I’ve taken a break from the blog, I swore to myself I would NEVER do one of those so-hello-there-it’s-been-awhile-but-I’m-baaaaaak posts. Instead, I would just come back without fanfare and return to business as usual.

Well, I’m baaaaak. (Without fanfare.)

I have no excuse for taking such an extended break. If I did have excuses, I would want them to look something like this…

1. Sorry, Blog, but I can’t pay attention to you because I’m too busy doing my book tour. Next stop, ROME!

2. Oh, Blog, I do miss you, but I’m just exhausted from all the choreography practice for my stint as Beyoncรฉ’s lone back up dancer on her next world tour. (Boy, are my thighs tired.)

3. Blog, I know you feel neglected but I’ve been spending the brutal winter in the more mild climate of Bali, where the wireless service from my hammock is shoddy at best.

4. You know I still care about you, Blog, but I’m a mermaid now and can’t bring my laptop into the depths of the sea. Ariel and Sebastian send their love.


Mermaid Dreams

5. Dearest Blog, I know you feel empty without me, but I’ve needed to fulfill my own creative spirit by learning how to make the most beautiful French pastries which required an 8-month stay in Paris.

6. Screw you, Blog, when Robert Downey, Jr. calls, you drop everything and do his bidding.

Alas, no such scenarios presented themselves to me, but I have missed you, Blog (and most importantly, Blog Readers).

So…hello there…It’s been awhile…but I’m back, Blog,ย to fill your digital pages with tasty recipes and mindless stories.


(Oh wait, while I was gone, I learned how to make homemade Pop Tarts. That’s a pretty good excuse, right?)

pop tarts

Birthday Pop Tarts


  1. Yeaaaaaaaaa buddy! Oh how I’ve missed your blog. Not that it’s not like you were ever gone, nope. Seamless transition right back to it. Well done.

    P.S. – Can I have a Pop-Tart?

    • I’m glad you were wondering about me! I’m glad to be back too – just hope I can keep up the momentum and don’t have to write another “I’m back” post in six months. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. You nailed it. God, I hate those “I’m so sorry I’ve been absent” posts. Except this one, of course. And pop tarts? Well, all is forgiven with pop tarts.

  3. Been wondering about you, but we all know how life can get at times, eh? Nice to see you back, Rachel. Pop Tarts are one of the best things on the planet, and homemade are certainly even better! Waiting patiently for your recipe ๐Ÿ™‚

    • It’s good to come back. ๐Ÿ™‚ THANK YOU for the #6 comment. I’ve been in love with him since I was 11 and he made out with Cybill Shepherd and then Mary Stuart Masterson in Chances Are.

  4. Hey! I thought you’d gone away forever. I totally thought of you when I made my first vegan chocolate cake…with avocado frosting. Saw it first here. I still would love to see a post about your India adventure. Welcome back, Rachel, and I do hope you and hubs are well.

  5. the love affair, the question and a point in a great comeback as we sit again at Rachel’s Table, for sure, I cant help but think, maybe a good recipe for a homemade protein bar one day, you take the oatmeal or something, put some protein powder, nut butter, dried fruits, mix it all up, form into bars, bake for designated time, right? something like that, great day to you all

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