Meet “The Girl”

Hi, I’m Christy Denney and I am a foodaholic.
I am the mother to three wild and crazy boys and two sweet little girls. I grew up in Mesa, Arizona and am the youngest of ten kids. I love to dance. I took ballet and contemporary dance for 14 years. I also played the viola for 10 years so music is a big part of my life. Which is why on any given day, you can find me in the kitchen with the tunes cranking!
I graduated from BYU in Computer Science and worked at a Forensic Science software company until I had my first son in 2005 but I still get in the trenches every once in a while. We’ve been living in sunny Florida for 9 years now where my husband plays for the Miami Dolphins.1Y2A2823-Edit-smalla
December 2014
I have always loved food but didn’t really start cooking and baking until I got married and realized I needed to feed this huge man! We’ve been married 14 years and The Man Who Ate Everything gets the benefits of the dishes that turn out and stomaches the ones that don’t.
July 2011
The one question people ALWAYS ask how I am not 500 lbs and the answer is…hmm…I don’t know. I do like running and am slowly, ever slowly learning moderation. But I really, really love to eat.
Betty Crocker Kitchens – November 2010

I started working for Tablespoon and General Mills in October of 2010 doing freelance writing and recipe development. I couldn’t ask for a better company to work for. I just recently ended my work there to make more room for my crazy life with five kids.

Betty Crocker Food Styling Kitchen – November 2010
Betty Crocker Kitchens – November 2010

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  1. Thank you very much for sharing all your recipes with us, you’re a true source of inspiration! =)

  2. can you use a bread machine to make your rolls

  3. I just discovered your blog while browsing on pinterest. Everything looks amazing and I cant wait to taste your recipes. I really wish I had your metabolism! You have a lovely family. Thanks! :)

  4. Just discovered your blog on Pinterest and I am in love with so many of your recipes! I do not cook at all but i am so excited to try them. Anytime you want to have me over for dinner, i wouldn’t mind. hahaha

  5. My husband loves bread pudding and I have been promising to make it for a long time. Well tonight is the night he gets his wish “Blueberry Croissant Puff”. He loved it!!!!

  6. I used to refer to myself as the girl who eats anything,.,. and then I stumbled across your blog, LOVE that you love good food as much as I do! You definitely inspired me to rekindle my love for cooking and to get back to basics and make some AWESOME classic italian food (referencing your panzanella recipe).

  7. Julie Holle-Krause says:

    Thank you for inspiring me to cook. I’ve been living on take out and sandwiches for years. I am beginning to get a passion for cooking. Thanks to you and Ina Garten, I’m learning about the artistry of cooking. God bless you and your precious family.
    Love always,

  8. Phil Cardenas says:

    On a whim, I Googled Cafe Rio’s tomatillo ranch dressing and found your site. After living in Provo for 14 years, (yes, BYU grad!) and now living in San Antonio, I’m having major Cafe Rio withdrawals. You are right–if they would only franchise a CR here in SA, I would personally keep them in business!!! So glad i found you–I’ll look forward to the other recipes.

  9. I love your recipes! Keep up the good work! :)

  10. Hi,Christy, I really enjoy your recipes i’ve tried a few but,have been still looking up more.Your doing an awesome job especially with having young kids to look after…thank you for your recipes they sure have come in handy for me and my family is basically grown..thank you again Debbie

  11. I cant believe I never made peanut butter & jelly cupcakes. Stumbled onto your site & saw your receipe sounds yummy, will try this wknd. Love baking, & love peanut butter & jelly, but like u, moderation is my mantra, plus lots of yoga. Keep.doing what your doing:)

  12. Great recipes and wonderful family too, Christy!

  13. Beautiful family and AWESOME recipes ! Can’t wait to make my kids the taco rolls and buffalo chicken potato casserole this weekend ! Thank you soooo much for sharing ! :)

  14. I cooked professionally for 17 years. I just want to say I really enjoy your recipes and ideas about food. I visit your website often for inspiration. Thanks so much for sharing with everyone!

  15. trinidad lemus says:

    Hola soy amiga de su hermano el esta prestando su mision aqui en colombia y queremos preparar algo que les recuerde lo que su mamá le preparaba rico y especial por fabor podria enviarme al correo una receta especial para preparar con el gracias

  16. Congratulations, your blog like I hope I inspire ‘, if you like have a look at my recipe Italian

  17. Regarding the Monster Cookie Dough Dip….is there something I can use to replace the cream cheese? It sounds amazing and I would love to make it, but am wondering if it will be just as good if I leave out the cream cheese, or use a substitute…..
    Thanks…really enjoying your website!!