Christen in the Kitchen 


Christen in the Kitchen is a go-to stop for creative, family-friendly recipes that are delicious and easy! Keep up-to-date with Christen in the Kitchen on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest so you don’t miss a single bite! 

Launched in 2014, I created this blog to show my readers that cooking from you home can be simple and delicious. Here’s what I believe:

  • You don’t have to be a professionally-trained gourmet chef to enjoy cooking from your kitchen and be good at it! 
  • Cooking from home can be a really budget-friendly and healthy way to get food on the table. There’s no need to grab a takeout menu every night. Your wallet and your waist line will thank you for that one!
  • Create a meal plan every week, focusing on the ingredients that you already have in your pantry. Don’t reinvent the wheel each week. Focus on what you’ve already bought, buy some meat and fresh veggies from the store and you’ve got delicious meals every night of the week. 

So Who Created This Little Slice of #InternetDeliciousness? 

Christen at Rosa Mexicano

Glad you asked. I’m Christen Gowan and I live in upstate New York. I’m a wife, mother to two little girls (Hadley and Bryn) and the dog mama to a vizsla named Beau. I created this site because I think about food way more than one person should. I’m continuously inspired by trying new foods, the seasonal ingredients in our area and celebrating the holidays with my family. 

In addition to blogging here three to four times a week, I work full-time in higher ed communications. I also work with several brands, including ShopRite supermarkets and Name Bubbles on blogging content for their sites. 

You can reach me at [email protected]