Krista’s cheats are the shortcuts she has learned to help get a meal on the table.
Krista started cooking at a young age by “helping” her mom in the kitchen. She recalls many disasters and the patience and skill her mom deployed to rescue her attempts. She continued to learn by trial and error after she left home and as she become more proficient at cooking she continued to expand her knowledge and efficiency in the kitchen.
What inspires you to write?
Cooking is something I enjoy and that I’m passionate about. However, I have a limited amount of time to cook and some weeks I’m so busy that it is really difficult to get a meal on the table.
Instead of compromising on the quality of my food, I decided a long time ago to focus on how I could get the maximum about of flavor out of what I was cooking so that I could produce quick and easy meals. Almost all of my recipes are healthy and are prepared from scratch; however, there are a few family favorites that don’t meet this criteria that I wanted to share anyway – just because it is nice to treat yourself some time.
This cooking cheat series is really about sharing those tips and shortcuts, and great recipes that help me cook delicious meals day after day.
Tell us about your writing process.
I collect recipes and then adapt them and change them to fit with my cooking philosophy.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I think if you want to publish or self-publish you just need to do it. It won’t be perfect the first time but the important thing is to believe in yourself, be passionate about what you are writing about and write.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Sharing the written word will never change but the way we go about it has changed and will continue to change.
What genres do you write?
cooking & food
What formats are your books in?