Hi, I am Kristen and I love to eat, cook and explore different places and cultures through food. I have eaten my way through many amazing places (and my tall husband is even better at eating than I am!).

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I am lucky to be married to my best friend and we have a beautiful baby girl. In the six years that we have been married we have lived in Southern California, Utah, Siena, Italy, Pittsburgh, PA, and the Bay Area. Each place we have lived has a special place in my heart…and my stomach.

Cooking has always been my creative outlet in life. Even when I was little, I would come home from school and make myself a gourmet snack. Every Sunday I would bake cookies with my dad and help my mom make a roast or my favorite chicken tortilla soup.

Since my husband and I got married food has become our outlet…our fancy (cheap) date nights…a connection with friends…and our excuse to travel and try new things. Cooking should be enjoyable, not complicated; have realistic time constraints, not be three days in the making; and always have a tasty outcome!

Join me as I eat, play and go explore the world!