I'm Christie. Originally from upstate New York, I now live in San Diego California. I moved to California in 2006 and completely fell in love with the SoCal lifestyle. (Well except for the fact that there isn't any decent Chinese food or a Dunkin Donuts1) Since moving here I've learned to put avocados and hot sauce 2 on everything.3

I like all food4 but if I had to pick a favorite it would be seafood. Preferably Scallops or Salmon. My favorite way to cook is to grill. That way you get to be outdoors, and be cooking at the same time. Also lots of times when you're grilling it means getting together with friends. Summer bbq's are one of my very favorite things.
I love to cook healthy with fresh seasonal ingredients (well you  know, excpet for my cupcake obsession)- that being said I can't be perfect, and I don't cook everyday. If I'm going to splurge I want it to be good, and not full of fillers and crap. Carne Asada street taco? Yes. McDonald's mystery meat? No.

When I'm not making a mess in the kitchen, I work at a hotel. Sometimes I dream of opening my own cupcake company or becoming an event planner. I also run and do yoga. You'll sometimes hear me mention my boyfriend Kevin. We met in a running group and on our first date we had Basil Martinis at a French restaurant. Now we run, cook, and watch Trueblood together.5

1Dear Dunkin Donuts. Please bring back the Dunkachino. Thank You.

2Tabsaco sauce is not hot sauce- its watery crap and I don't want anything to do with it. 

3Next time you get a pizza put some hot sauce on it. You'll thank me later.

4I'm not exaggerating when I say that I like all food. No, really. Sure I have preferences, but there are seriously very very few things that I would absolutely not eat. I'm not to big on octopus,  (What I'm talking about is in reference to real food- not fear factor food)

5Kevin I'm sorry but I will leave you for Eric Northman if I ever get the chance.


  1. OMG LMAO! #5 just killed me. Dead.

  2. Ok, I just commented on your red velvet cupcakes too, so sorry for the overkill (I literally just discovered you on tastespotting minutes ago...) but I had to say that I totally agree with you about liking every food. People always say...surely there's SOMETHING you dislike, but I really don't. Glad I'm not the only weirdo with very accommodating taste-buds!

    - Maggie

  3. I just found you through tastespotting and I live in San Diego too! I just moved here a few months ago but I totally get what you're saying about avocado and hot sauce (yes, please!) Looking forward to reading more posts!