About Adrianna

Adrianna and Amelia

Hi! I’m Adrianna. This is my blog where I share my favorite recipes and random tangents about life with you all. Thanks for being here.

This blog is fueled by copious amounts of hip-hop, sugar, butter and flour. I first started this blog when I was working a job that left to be desired in the creativity department. After a few years of plugging away, I was able to leave and now I do it full-time. YAY!

The recipes I love to make are ALWAYS comforting and cozy and often times are inspired by my Latin-American background. My mom is Peruvian and my dad is Colombian. You’ll find some traditional classics from both countries as well as a bunch of mash-ups that hopefully aren’t offensive (I was raised in the US, after all). Another thing you’ll find a lot of: pastries, cakes, breakfast stuff and lots and lots of pie.

In 2015, I released The Year of Cozy: 125 Recipes, Crafts & Other Homemade Adventures (Rodale). It was the most fun and exhausting experience ever and I loved every minute of it. And in 2016, I came out with a coloring cookbook called A Cozy Coloring Cookbook: 45 Recipes to Eat, Cook & Color. If you’d like to read about them more, hop on over to my Cookbooks Page.

I currently live in Los Angeles, California with my husband, Joshua, and corgi Amelia.

If you’re a brand and would like to work together, feel free to shoot me an email for rates and media kit. In the past, I’ve worked with Scharffen-Berger, Anthropologie, Vitamix, Clover Petaluma, Stella & Chewy’s, Coolhaus, Google Home and more!


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  • Reply Carol September 6, 2013 at 9:19 am

    Love the blog & recipes but please do not sell my personal info or email address to a 3rd party. Junk emails are worse than the snail mail ones…other than saving trees but just as annoying. The request may be to late because I signed up for your blog. Not saying you do sell the info (I don’t know) but a definate after thought. Thanks.

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme September 6, 2013 at 9:44 am

      Hi Carol, I’m not sure if you’re spam or not. Your email address seems fishy, but I absolutely do not sell email addresses to a 3rd party.

  • Reply Anne July 23, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    Just wanted to make a comment about your picture. I don’t like it. I’m not saying this to say that I don’t like you. Of course, I don’t know you. I just don’t like the picture of you. Your glance sideways is really awkward and hides you. I think if you are going to post a picture of yourself on your website, it should be face forward. So people can see you. Not cheeky you. Anyway, i’m going to try that mayonnaise cake recipe if I ever reach my goal weight and I can afford to splurge a bit.

    • Reply Danielle January 27, 2015 at 4:05 pm

      I think the picture is perfect. You do not have to appeal to what anyone’s sense of a “good picture” is. The portrait you chose seems to capture your personality, and if an image cannot do that, then what is the point?! A boring portrait of you facing forward would be just that, boring! Be unique! Don’t change it!

  • Reply Marysue July 22, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    Hello Adrianna, I found your blog via Vintage Kitchen Notes, and am so glad I did! I was reading your Green Spaghetti post, and could just SEE my mom, in place of yours! She, too, was not to be messed with…and she, too, became my best friend. I think the first words I remember her saying was, “Learn to cultivate a taste for…” whatever it was I didn’t want to eat at the time! But, I DID learn to like…LOVE all kinds of food, and became the foodie I am today because of her! I learned so much from her…I miss her so much. Thank you for that little snippet of “mind-rewind” I had while enjoying your story!

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme July 23, 2013 at 8:24 am

      Marysue, I’m so glad you found me. Thank you so much for sharing your story with me. I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Much love, Adrianna

  • Reply michelle June 23, 2013 at 3:27 am

    HI Adrianna, I have nominated you for a Shine On award – I have really enjoyed your blog and look forward to all your posts!


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  • Reply Adri {Food-N-Thought} February 22, 2013 at 10:01 am

    So glad to have found your beautiful blog “tocaya”. Me encanta! looking forward to reading more and the book!

    • Reply Adrianna February 22, 2013 at 10:03 am

      I’m glad you found me!

  • Reply Katherines Corner January 24, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    You are so accomplished. I love your sense of humor. I’m happy I found your delish blog. Hugs!

  • Reply Nancy January 8, 2013 at 7:48 am

    I am a breakfast person too. So happy to find your site and will be using some of your recipes for catering. Thanks so much.

  • Reply troussemousse December 22, 2012 at 9:40 am

    You have such a beautiful blog, congrats!
    Hugs from Italy.
    Happy Holidays!

  • Reply Mimi November 27, 2012 at 4:37 am

    So so impressive… Especially for such a young woman! Congratulations on a fabulous food career!

  • Reply Ronda November 24, 2012 at 10:09 am


    I am brand new to blogging and considering going to a blog conference next year. I thought I would reach out to some of my favorite bloggers to ask your opinion. BlogHer or Blissdom? Have you been to either, I would love to get advice from people who have been to both to see which they prefer.

    Thanks for your help

  • Reply Roland November 19, 2012 at 3:12 am

    HI Adrianna! I have been perusing your blog and really like it! Will definitely give some of your recipes a whirl, first one being the Avocado Humous.
    I must also add I like your profile pic on here, you have that “Im up to something, So be ready!” look, really adorable and attractive!

    Kudos and all the very best from Kuwait!

  • Reply Dana Andrea November 9, 2012 at 7:20 am

    I just wanted to say how much I loved not only the food, but the comic relief when reading your recipes on the website. It’s so refreshing to know theres someone else out there that has the same passion towards great foods, taste and respect for ingriedients….it’s also nice to read your little stories which make the recipes, in my humble opinion, a bit more fun. I LOVE the caprese salad..make it all the time, especially when i want to make people think I know what I am doing..lol Thank you, and I havn’t tried one of your recipes yet that hasn’t knocked mine or my kids (including the kid I call husband) socks off.! I will be keeping my eye out for your book this spring for sure!

  • Reply Cass @foodmyfriend October 30, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    Hello! I have added your beautiful blog to my ‘blogs I love’ list. Hope this is okay. Have a wonderful day. x

    • Reply Adrianna October 30, 2012 at 7:03 pm

      Thank you, Cass!

  • Reply Michael October 17, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    Discovered your blog thanks to Etsy! I love your blog and cant wait to try the recipes. Congrats on the upcoming cookbook.

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