Skip to content

About Pretty / Hungry

I’ve always been a believer in beautiful food.  Ask my dad… as a kid I used to ask him to give me a letter grade for the ketchup designs I made on my fishsticks.  It was my art!  And it still is.  That’s why I created Pretty/Hungry!

To me, cooking is creating… and food truly is art.  But it’s certainly not enough for it to just look pretty, it also has to taste awesome!  

After coming through a season of life where food was one of my biggest sources of struggle, I’ve found complete healing and delicious freedom!  I’ve come to understand that we truly can “have it all” when it comes to our food.  It can look gorgeous without sacrificing taste!  It can feel indulgent without costing a fortune!  It can be decadent without being unhealthy!  I’m passionate about sharing that news with anyone who will listen.

The purpose of Pretty / Hungry is to provide you with the recipes I use, the tips I can offer for making your food both beautiful and delicious, and sometimes even photos of the process so that the more complex recipes can be carried out easily in your own kitchen!

 Another convenient bonus is that you get to read and feel better about the state of your home and kitchen, just by reading about my completely insufficient housekeeping skills!  Happy to be of service!  (If you need a dose of “feel better about your kitchen” medicine… just check out my White Lasagna post.  My kitchen was a real jaw-dropper that day!)

Read. Enjoy. Create. Eat. Share!

6 Comments leave one →
  1. John Haman permalink
    June 24, 2011 1:27 am

    Carissa i am blown away by your blog. Not only the beauty of the food, but the detail in the food styling, the photography and the care you take with your instructions. Amazing. I might actually pay to read this. 🙂 i hope my onions end up in one of these photos. I have liked your chocolate cupcakes on facebook and asked my sister — a foodie like you who used to cater — to check out your blog. She is going to love it. Awesome!

  2. Susan Finn permalink
    July 14, 2011 1:55 pm

    Carissa, I just read your blog about blackened salmon and can’t wait to try it. We love fish and Greg loves salmon…so I am going to try this for dinner tonight! Thanks for the blog…I finally figured out this is you and look forward to your recipes and thoughts.

    • July 15, 2011 2:28 pm

      Sue… we make this fish all the time! Enjoy! I still remember cooking fudge with Kyle and Abby when I used to babysit them. And Kyle was too smart for me… he told me “My dad cannot withstand peanut butter fudge!” And I said, “He won’t like it?” And Kyle was like, “No! I said he cannot WITHstand it! He loves it!” I remember being bery impressed.

  3. Molly Polette permalink
    September 12, 2013 5:04 am

    I’m so glad that the first food category after the “about” section is DESSERT. You truly know your audience 😉 Keep up the awesome work!!!

Share Your Thoughts...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: