I started cooking at a young age and have had great experiences travelling and studying food around the world. I enjoy searching out new things and trying to find the "best of" my family and friends' favorite foods.

Christy's Awesome Black Bean and Wild Rice Salad

I love this cold salad as a light lunch or as a side dish. It's great to take to potlucks, it is always a winner. The orange and herb vinaigrette is really delicious!

Cranberry Nut Granola Bars

Rating: 4.5 stars 167
This is one fast and totally addicting recipe. It's easy to adjust to your tastes or what's in your cupboard - try adding chocolate chips, coconut, raisins, cherries or a spoonful of peanut butter. You'll be making this every week.

Christy's Awesome Hot Ham and Cheese

Rating: 4.5 stars 89
I love making this easy grilled ham and cheese sandwich on a cool night with a cup of tomato soup.

Basil and Prosciutto Wrapped Halibut

This is one simple and tasty recipe. I had something similar at a restaurant recently and decided to try to make it at home. I can't believe how easy it was to recreate in my cast iron skillet!