About Krisp X Kristin

Hi, I’m Kristin, the food and lifestyle blogger behind KrispxKristin. Welcome to my food and lifestyle website where you’ll find everything from step x step recipes [such as pasta all vodka, a quick pistachio & kale pesto and my favorite pulled pork. Among the food, you can also find lifestyle stories between beauty, fashion, and home. This is a place to have fun, learn something new, and get a little bit messy in the kitchen from time to time.

Where did you get your love for cooking?

Growing up my mother worked late nights in an ICU so my dad was the parent who ‘cooked.’ One night he made spaghetti and ‘seasoned’ it with cinnamon. Brussels sprouts were always from the freezer section and were boiled, never coming into contact with flavor, and mac and cheese always came out of a box (although I do love me some velveeta). But every single night, after working a full day himself and feeding the two of us, my father would set a plate aside for my mother and leave it in the microwave for when she came home from work— all she had to do was hit start. Although, it wasn’t great (sorry dad), she’d always have a warm meal after a long shift made by her husband who loved her more than anything.

My Italian grandmother, however, was the wiz in the kitchen. We’d cook together when she’d visit and we’d watch hours of Ciao Italia with Mary Ann Esposito. I can still see her shuffling in her slippers though the kitchen instructing me on how to lay the lasagna while her white cotton hair sat in rollers. Luckily, I got my knack for cooking from my Italian side (again, sorry dad).

Cooking reminds me of them and the love that was shared in our home. It’s why I love to cook.

Where do you live?

I live in New York with my amazing husband, Tom, and dog, Benny. We are expecting our first child in May 2021!

How do I get in touch with you?

Feel free to drop me an email @ Kristinlee.smith@gmail.com or follow all my crazy adventures on Instagram (krispxkristin).

Thanks for stopping by!