Welcome and thank you for visiting my site, Comfort Food Cravings.  My name is Kristie and I am excited to be able to share my love of cooking and baking with you.  Much like many of you, I am a wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and am currently employed by my husband and children as their personal cook (or so they think, Ha)!  I have been married twice, widowed once and am the mother of six wonderful children between his, mine and ours!

I have devoted my life to my family and ensuring that they have as much of my time as possible.  Life is too short and I am the only surviving parent for four of the kids.  Between losing my first husband to a drunk driver’s carelessness and nearly losing one of my daughter’s (multiple times) to uncontrolled seizures, I have learned to never take my family for granted.   Time is definitely the most valuable resource in this home!  That is why I love having this food blog where I can spend time in the kitchen with my kids experimenting with different foods, flavors and creations.  It gives us the opportunity to have some fun while giving us an excuse to spend more time together!  If you ever want to get to know someone better ask them what their favorite dish or dessert is and offer to make it with them!

I have been blessed with the opportunity to home school four of the children which has been incredibly challenging but also immensely rewarding.  We have a wide variety of learning styles among the kids so it has a been great fit for our family.  We belong to a Christian homeschooling cooperative where I teach other people’s children to cook and bake which has been a lot of fun also!  In addition, I teach a Survival Skills class for teens since I have always been an outdoor enthusiast.  Therefore, I will be sharing some recipes this summer from not only my kitchen but also from the great outdoors.  My family and I will be spending a great deal of time outdoors exploring, camping, fishing, and cooking over an open fire!  I can’t wait!  I hope you enjoy our crazy pictures, stories and kitchen tested and approved family recipes!  May God bless you all with family and friends to enjoy your time and tasty food with!