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
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 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.