About Me

About my blog:


Welcome to Recipe and a Read! A take on the old TBS classic ‘Dinner and a Movie’ I post recipes mentioned in books with various reviews. In between my recipe + read posts, I post regular reviews as well as other book and cooking related content.

I post all of my reviews on Goodreads where I’m limited to ratings on a 1-5 scale. While I understand the necessity for the GR community, it’s one of the most irksome limitations. Instead of telling you how great I personally perceive a book using a number scale I’ll outline what worked for me and what didn’t. This way, you can decide for yourself because reading is a deeply personal experience.

About Me: 

Hi! My name is Christina, and I’m an Austin, Texas native who recently moved to beautiful Northern New Mexico! I live with my fantastic husband who just finished his PhD in Mechanical Engineering, my very needy Jack Russell Terrier named Fitz and our new puppy named Winston. I love the outdoors and spend as much time outside as possible. Whether it’s camping, hiking, skiing, or just reading in my hammock if the suns out (and even when it’s not) you’ll likely find me outside.


I cook. I read. I do yoga. When I’m not doing these things I love to travel and hike in the nearby mountains. However, my end-all-be-all favorite pass time is skiing and if I could live in a perpetual winter wonderland, I would.

As an avid blues cruiser, I can confirm the only qualification for skiing is looking #swag in goggles.

I’m not a writer, I’m just a girl who loves to read and has always had a passion for cooking. It can be a daunting task to pick up a new hobby or dive back into an old one so I want to make both reading and cooking as accessible and fun as possible. I’m just here to tell you how good food and great books feed the soul.

And because I never pass up an opportunity, here’s my family:

we are good at hiking, not so good at family selfies.