About Me



My name is Alise, and I’m a 22-year old working in PR in D.C.

Hailing from a very small town north of Chicago but south of Milwaukee, I’m a Midwestern girl at heart; The tater-tot-casserole-loving, long-winter-enjoying, diehard-Chicago-Cubs-fan kind of girl. Moving to the East Coast has been the hardest thing I’ve ever done, but it’s already proving to be a different kind of adventure.

When I’m not at work, I’m probably bending into yoga poses, attempting to conquer another baking recipe (homemade bagels are next), or diving into a new book. I’m currently reading “The Opposite of Loneliness” by Marina Keegan. I love hiking, wish I owned a bike to go biking, and really need to just explore Rock Creek Park soon.

This is a personal blog where I write mostly to keep myself on a deadline and to explore writing in different ways and avenues. Mostly, I just really like sharing recipes and hot takes.

Where does the blog’s name come from? 

I was raised pretty Catholic, and when I went through my Confirmation (as many Catholic kids do), I decided to take the name of my maternal grandmother, Carol. It’s not a legal change, and it’s more symbolic than anything else, but it reminds me of the many strong, creative women who existed before me and paved the way for everything I seek to accomplish. So that’s how you get “Mary Alise Carol.”

You can reach me via gmail with any questions, thoughts, or comments: maryalisecarol@gmail.com

So nice to meet you!