Hi, I’m Christine

I started creating food recipes, photographs, and videos back in 2013 under the name Burnt Macaroni and just recently changed the name to Kindly Sweet. I love creating recipes and stories around them but found myself drawn more toward baking these days.

My other passion is creating cheese boards. I have been making cheese boards since I started dating my husband, Mark. Our Saturdays included shopping for wine and cheese and then making a giant cheese board out of what we found. We came up with some wonderful combinations. Check out my Cheese Board section to be inspired.

I am also obsessed with food photography. Check out my latest photography on my Instagram account! And make sure you say hello!

Fun Facts About Me

I’d rather be

in Paris

Listening to

80’s Music

grateful for

my family

Favorite place


my weekends

baseball & family

best snuggle buddies

my sweet dogs

Where this all began

Growing up an Irish girl from the Bronx, our cooking style was simple…meat and potatoes!   My Ukrainian grandmother added a little spice to our life but I must say, I grew to love Irish Stew and Irish Soda Bread!  You definitely have to check out my Grandmother’s Irish Soda Bread recipe. As I ventured into the world, my palette grew and my love for food and the experience of a great meal became my hobby.  I love that food is a great equalizer.  And nothing is better than good food, good conversation, and good friends!

My Favorite Recipe

My Favorite dessert

My Other Life

As a television producer, I have met some incredible chefs who inspire me.  I had the distinct honor of meeting my greatest inspiration of all, Julia Child.  What a lovely woman!  I was hoping that someday her good cooking mo-jo would rub off on me.  Fingers crossed!   I thought you might enjoy this photo!  It makes me smile whenever I see it.

My dream of writing is also starting to come true.  I was so excited to be featured on “The Huffington Post” as part of Arianna Huffington’s Thrive series.   Here’s a look at my article “I Wanted to Be Successful and Raise my Kids”.

I am also a member of the Today Show Parenting Team!  I am honored to be part of this amazing group of parents.

You can also find some of my family recipes on the great family website, Kids Activities Blog!  I am honored to write and create recipes for this amazing family resource.  Here are just a few of those original recipes:

~One Pot Pizza Pasta

~Jelly Meatballs


~ Kids Apple Dump Cake

~ Homemade Pizza Balls

I hope my journey will teach you something new about baking and cooking.  And if you have any great cooking tips or secrets that I can use, please feel free to leave me a comment below.   You can always email me at [email protected].

Bon Appetite and Happy Baking!


My love for blogging has turned from a hobby to my new passion and work path. I love sharing my favorite family recipes along with new ones I find along the way. I also love to share ideas, DIY videos, and products I use. All of the products I share are products and services I use and completely believe in. I will never share anything with you that I don’t love and use. I also use affiliate links to help support my blog.

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