Hey there! I’m Chrissy, and the I am food-maker, picture-taker and cookie-eater behind the scenes at Stick a Fork In It. I’ve been married to my wonderful husband, Brad, for almost 6 years now, and he acts as my #1 taste-tester. Thankfully for me, the man will eat just about anything. Together we have our sweet baby girl, Avery, who is the light of our lives.
I work crazy 24-hour shifts as a physician assistant in labor and delivery, and get to witness the miracle of bringing babies into the world every single day. Nothing warms my heart more than getting to witness the first time a mother sees her child. It is truly the best job in the world!
When I’m not working crazy hours at the hospital, I’m in the kitchen experimenting with new recipes or entertaining family and friends. Cooking wholesome, nutritious meals for my family is important to me, and in a perfect world, everything that came from my kitchen would be 100% homemade and organic. Unfortunately, time and money do not always allow for these things, so I am not afraid to reach out for shortcuts to help me get diner on the table quicker, and spend more time with my family. It’s all about balance!
I have no formal training in cooking or baking…everything I know is the result of reading other blogs, watching cooking shows, or reading cookbooks. My Italian grandparents also played a strong role in developing my cooking skills – I spent an entire Sunday with my grandpa one day learning how to make his famous homemade bread and homemade pasta. Now that he has passed on, I am so so thankful that I have those recipes in my arsenal.
About Stick a Fork In It:
I started this blog back in August of 2010, after finding myself with loads of free time after graduating from grad school, and waiting for my “big girl” job to start. Originally I started the blog to use as a personal recipe directory for myself – just someplace to keep track of my favorite recipes. Eventually it turned into a place to share recipes with others, and to hear feedback on what you loved, or what you didn’t love about a recipe.