Well, hello there!

I’m so happy you stopped by!  Grab a chair, pour a cup of coffee (my husband makes the BEST coffee!) and let’s start swapping recipes!

I’m Christina, the chief cook and bottle washer behind It Is a Keeper. If you are looking for delicious recipes that are easy to make, you’ve come to the right place!  I love to collect and share recipes that are easy to make and taste great.

Christina Hitchcock

I’m a busy work-at-home mom and wife from gorgeous northeastern Pennsylvania.  But, despite a busy schedule, I’m able to cook dinner for my family every night.  If you want to know more about me, you can get to know me here.

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5 Things You Will Find on It Is a Keeper

  1. Easy Recipes & Quick Dinner Ideas like my 100+ Quick and Easy Dinner Ideas or my 30 Days of Quick and Easy Recipes.
  2. The Best Slow Cooker Recipes such as my 40+ Best Slow Cooker Recipes or my 30 Days of the Best Crock Pot Recipes.
  3. Video Tutorials and Reviews such as this Balsamic Chicken with Strawberry Salsa or How to Clean Your Grill.
  4. Meal Planning Advice such as my weekly meal plan menu and free meal planning printable.
  5. Family and Home Content to help you manage your busy life such as The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Guide and 10 Things to Teach Your Kids About Friendship.

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 My Books

I currently have three books available for purchase:

  • Hitchcock Family Favorites started out as a Christmas gift that we wanted to share with our family members.  It’s a collection of all of our favorite recipes.
  • Inspirations! was also a Christmas gift that we created to share with our family members.  It’s a collection of recipes inspired by each family member.
  • Dinner411: How to Get Dinner on the Table in 30 Minutes or Less is an e-book that ebook that outlines my proven, step-by-step approach to feeding a busy family while keeping your sanity.  You get step-by-step instructions and tips, as well as 19 easy recipes and handy printables to keep you organized!

My books

The History of It Is a Keeper

recipe pileIn 2010, as I was cleaning my home, I realized I had collected hundreds of recipes – ripped from magazines, clipped from product packaging, printed from the web, even written on paper plates.

I made a decision, right then and there, that I was going to try each recipe in the pile, decide if it was a keeper (or not) and blog about my results.

Five years later, I’ve grown It Is a Keeper to become a trusted authority for busy families.


My Accomplishments

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Let’s Work Together

Are you interested in working with It Is a Keeper, or having me promote your brand? I’ve worked with a number of national brands.  Learn more about the opportunities I offer here.


Let’s Connect

I would love to hear from you. Feel free to send me your feedback and questions.  You can leave me a comment or you connect with me here:

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