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I’m María. Nice to meet you. I’m a self-taught home cook living in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. You can read more about me and this website on my about page. This is what I look like:

I create culinary content including written recipes, cooking demonstrations, video tutorials, and more on social media and this website,

Follow me on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Facebook, YouTube, and Pinterest for all of my free offerings.

I don’t have many secrets, and I try to make information easily accessible. I’ve created a Frequently Asked Questions page to do just that.

Looking for a particular recipe? I post new ones pretty much weekly to If it exists and is available to the general public, it’s there. If you saw it on Instagram check out the grid below and click on any image to get all the details:

Sign up for my mailing list if you want to make sure you don’t miss a recipe. I’m #teaminboxzero, so I won’t spam you with anything I feel is unworthy of your time.

It’s a safe bet that a video like the one above brought you here. Looking for more demos and tutorials? I post in-depth recipe tutorials to YouTube and short cooking demonstrations to Instagram and TikTok.

People tell me I have a voice like melted butter, and if you agree make sure you follow me on YouTube and TikTok, where I add informational voiceovers that explain what I’m doing and what I’m using.

If you’re like me (old and resistant to change) I have a thread of my TikTok videos on my Twitter that I keep updated.

Check out my most recent YouTube tutorials and subscribe to my channel below:

People also say I’ve got great taste in music. If that’s your thing, my Instagram and IGTV are where it’s at. Here’s an Apple Music playlist of all of the music I’ve ever used there:

Want to shop my kitchen? I’ve collected every single thing you’ve seen me use in my videos (and some things you haven’t) in my Cooking Essentials post. It also includes item descriptions, recommendations, and links to purchase it all.

Alternatively, I’ve gathered what I could into easy to shop sections in my Amazon Storefront. It’s incomplete because not everything I have is available via Amazon, but there’s still a lot of everything.

I don’t claim to be a master chef or to know the answers to everything, but I definitely know my way around the kitchen. Classes are returning, soon!

Looking to connect with me on things not related to deepfriedhoney? You can usually find me reading a book, watching tv, or playing video games.

instagram. look at pictures + videos of food i’ve fed my family recently. the soundtrack is awesome.

TikTok. see shorter versions of my IG cooking videos, this time with Soothing Informational Voiceovers.

YouTube. watch in-depth (but still to the point) recipe tutorials, also with Soothing Informational Voiceovers.

Amazon Storefront. shop my kitchen, or most of my kitchen. If you can’t find it there, click here.

Twitter. read semi-regular retweets about why capitalism sucks + spoiler-free chatter about tv shows. also more food stuff.

Facebook. one-stop shop for all of my latest recipes, videos, photos, announcements and releases.

Pinterest. browse through my personal collections of food, home, and lifestyle inspo.

Apple Music. check out what i’ve been listening to recently and my collection of playlists.

Cash App. i accept tips of any amount. i’ll probably spend it on butter.

Playstation. i’m not a gamer I just play a lot. Ghosts of Tsushima + MHW, mostly.

Mailing List. get a weekly recipe digest + important announcements straight to your inbox. No spam, ever.