About

chef balloonMy name is Christy and I was born, raised, and still live in Austin, TX.  I love to travel.  I have been all over the US, Amsterdam, Paris, Barcelona, etc.  My second favorite place in the world is Negril, Jamaica where I have been 10 times and counting.  I am a trained pastry chef but I am not currently working in “the industry” right now.  I became a pastry chef in part to complement the fabulous dinners conjured up by my best friends Ethan and Michelle, who hopefully will be contributing to this blog as well.  We went through a 2 year period of “Tuesday Night” dinner parties which were a smorgasbord of bloody meat and red, red wine.  Friendships and laughter. The men did all the cooking while the women got tipsy, as all dinner parties should be.  If I wanted to participate with food, I had to bring something and I became Dessert Girl.  Eventually I attended the Le Cordon Bleu program at the Texas Culinary Academy and received a certificate in Pastry and Baking.  I have had several baking jobs but found it hard to make ends meet, so I earn my living elsewhere for now.  I have cultivated some amazing friends and resources in the Central Texas area and would like to share my knowledge with all who care to join me.  As the culinary icon Ms. Childs’ says, “Bon Appetit!”

14 thoughts on “About”

  1. Hey Christy,

    Great to meet you at the Bash yesterday! Very nice site and lots of mouth-watering info. I think visiting here should not be done on an empty stomach — I’m huuuuungry! 🙂

  2. Hey Christy!
    Not sure if we will make it to the BBQ cookoff, we have 2 weekends to finish remodeling the bathroom before our friends from Germany arrive…please send me your email to claudia.alarcon@sbcglobal.net so I can send you the Evite for Will’s bday party!

  3. OMG! I am sitting here reading your amazing blog and regretting never meeting you at the blogger bash. I took one of your tubs home of the “bacon pecan toffee” to share with my house full of SXSW guests that come every year from California. We actually were trying to figure out how we make this toffee last all weekend. It was absolutely delicious! I hope when I do more searching on your blog I can find the recipe, (they all wanted it) What a lovely treat, it was one of my highlights at the blogger bash. SO a big thank you to your sweet retreat for my guests. I look forward to following your blog.

  4. OMG! I am sitting here reading your amazing blog and regretting never meeting you at the blogger bash. I took one of your tubs home of the “bacon pecan toffee” to share with my house full of SXSW guests that come every year from California. We actually were trying to figure out how we make this toffee last all weekend. It was absolutely delicious! I hope when I do more searching on your blog I can find the recipe, (they all wanted it) What a lovely treat, it was one of my highlights at the blogger bash. SO a big thank you to your sweet retreat for my guests. I look forward to following your blog.
    +1

  5. Christy, so glad you joined the epicure’s delight meetup group, it led me to your blog. I recently moved here (native Kansan, lived many years in the PNW) and I sorely miss my group of foodies. Every Friday we had something that was similar to your Tuesday night dinners, we called it ‘happy friday’ or more formally: The Soiree. Every week almost without fail, it involved food + wine + conversation and damn I miss it. Did I say that already?? I hope to meet you soon!

  6. Thanks Margaret! And welcome to Austin. There are a ton of foodie activities around here and I am sure you will find a group of like minded souls. Hope to meet you soon!

  7. HI there christy! great site! I’m quite honored to have your blog on my blogroll! Wish you can come over to New York and we’ll show you around some good foodies for you to review, and we’ll join you of course! Feel free to browse around our humble site if you wish…=D have a great day!

  8. Thank you so much for adding me to the blog roll! I love a foodie road trip, so I will definitley hit you up if I am ever your way!

  9. is the writer of this website really named Christy because i thought it was jenifer! oh well this is a great website and want to congradulate you on your awesome success of a blog! 🙂

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