Christine Pittman

My goal is to help people spend less time in the kitchen and more time at the table with family and friends. I’m a published recipe developer, writer and photographer and I blog at Cook the Story. I focus on easy weeknight meals to get you more precious minutes with your family and on simple entertaining dishes to let you spend more time talking with your friends and less time cooking for them.

In addition to being a professional food writer and photographer, I am the delighted mother to two extraordinary kids, J who is 5 and M who is 2. I'm a Canadian living in Florida and I'm married to a Brit. Our international family loves to learn and have fun together in and out of the kitchen.

 

My Blogs

Grilled Chicken Panini with Pesto Greek Yogurt Spread

This chicken panini is cooked on the grill (no need for a panini press!). And it’s full of delicious tomatoes, basil and mozzarella all tied together with a simple Greek yogurt pesto spread. I use yogurt in a lot of my cooking, which is why it makes sense that I’m a Stonyfield Brand Ambassador ....more

Stonyfield’s New Frozen Yogurt Pearls and My Shoe Problem

As a Stonyfield Ambassador and as a Stonyfield fan, I’m super-excited to tell you about their new Frozen Yogurt Pearls. They are amazing! They taste great, are good for you and are good for the environment ....more

Apple-Berry Crisp Breakfast Quinoa Bowl (a make-ahead breakfast!)

A breakfast quinoa bowl is the perfect way to start the day. This one can be made ahead and reheated. The fruit flavors of Apple-Berry Crisp make it an instant family favorite ....more

Pesto-Crusted Rack of Lamb with Roasted Plums

This rack of lamb...more

How To Cook Fish From Frozen

Did you know that you can cook fish from frozen? Learn how to cook fish like cod and salmon from frozen and enter to win an amazing giveaway of 10 pounds of flash frozen wild Alaska Cod and 10 pounds of flash frozen wild Alaska salmon sent right to your door. Let me help you spend less time in the kitchen and more time at the table with family and friends ....more

Triple Berry Banana Boats

Banana Boats are a simple baked or grilled dessert that are loved by both kids and grown ups alike. This version is loaded with berries to add extra healthiness to all that gooey tastiness. Let me help you spend less time in the kitchen and more time at the table with family and friends ....more

Baked Chicken with Tomatoes, Basil and Red Chillies

There’s nothing as easy as a big pan of baked chicken and veggies for a delicious weeknight dinner. And this recipe is so good you’ll be making it for all your guests too! Let me help you spend less time in the kitchen and more time at the table with family and friends ....more

Gluten-Free Meatloaf Muffins with Zesty Italian Flavors

Meatloaf is now quick and healthy enough for weeknights. Especially if you make these legume and veggie-loaded Gluten-Free Meatloaf Muffins full of Zesty Italian Flavors. Each week in my newsletter I help readers with their cooking challenges ....more

Grilled Cheese Sandwich Ideas for Busy Weeknights

It’s National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Month. Today I’m guest-posting over at Katie’s Cucina with a round up of 50 Grilled Cheese Sandwiches that you’ve gotta try. Would you just *look* at these! ...more

Tropical Breakfast Skewers

These Tropical Breakfast Skewers are a perfect way to start the day with a blast of sunshine. In my weekly newsletter I answer readers’ questions and share tips and ideas with you to help you spend less time in the kitchen and more time at the table with family and friends. Don’t miss it! ...more