About

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.   I’m a former marketing VP turned digital influencer and online content creator.  I’ve self-published several e-books and I’m TV contributor on a home and lifestyle program on my ABC affiliate network.  I’ve also had a number of articles published in print media.

My passion is sharing quick and easy recipes for busy families. I’ve been in this space for over 10 years, know my audience well and pay attention to the ever changing world of social media.  If you want to know more about me, you can get to know me here.

It Is a Keeper is a trusted authority for today’s busy families. I share recipes, family & home content, travel and reviews of products that have earned my seal of approval and will make my reader’s lives easier.

Christina Hitchcock It's a Keeper quick dinner ideas easy recipes meal planning

What You Will Find on It Is a Keeper

  1. Easy Recipes & Quick Dinner Ideas like this one pot dinner.
  2. The Best Slow Cooker Recipes such as this easy chicken recipe.
  3. Small Batch Recipes for those cooking for 1-3 people like this easy dessert.
  4. Fun Cocktail Recipes like this tropical drink.  You can even make it a mocktail!
  5. Video Tutorials and Reviews such as this quick and easy soup.  Did I mention there’s BACON!?!
  6. Family and Home Content to help you manage your busy life like this post. #7 is my favorite!
  7. Travel tips such as these.  I always do #4 before I leave on any trip.

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.

Today, I’ve grown It Is a Keeper to become a trusted authority for busy families.  Check out the rest of my media features here.

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.

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Let’s Connect

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18 thoughts on “About”

  1. Hello! I am a new follower. I found you through the “Terrific Thursday Blog Hop”! I just took a look through your posts and I have one thing to say, “I am in big trouble!” So many things looked SOOOOO good! I will be trying out some of these recipes! Thank you and please visit my blog at http://SurvivingSAHM.com/blog!

    ~Heather

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  2. Great site! I just found you and I like it! I too have have an obessive amount of recipes in binders that I have pulled from everywhere, the internet, magazines, etc including over 100 cookbooks. Keep up the good work!

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  3. Hello Christina! I just came across your blog. What a great idea! I, too, am guilty of collecting recipes and cookbooks without trying most of them. Most of my collection now is on my laptop, and no lie, I have over 1000. Guilty! Anyway, just wanted to send you a word of encouragement. Blogging daily must be a thankless job, but I hope it’s as fun for you to write as it is for us to read!

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    • Thanks for the words of encouragement, Jacqueline! I really like sharing recipes on my blog. I think it’s a bit cathartic! It’s the one place where I can talk (on and on and on….) about food! I’m impressed with how organized you are with your recipes! I hope to be like that someday too! Do you use software to help store your recipes?

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  4. I’m so glad I found you! Just today in fact. I’m always looking for new and different recipes. I’m a recipe collecter too, only I collect recipe sites that I know will be useful. I’m looking forward to seeing what else you bring out!

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  5. Your photography is fabulous. Can you tell me the name and model of the camera your husband uses? Mine Hubs is wanting a new one and I love your pics.

    Thanks!

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    • Deanne — Thanks for the kind words about the photos! My husband uses a Canon 40D with a 580 EX flash. However, this model was discontinued a little while ago. The 50D was the model that took its place. He uses 2 flashes (one on the cam and one off) to get the right lighting and not leave harsh shadows. It really does take beautiful pictures! Let me know if you need any more details.

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    • WOW! Thanks, Megan! I’m honored that you thought of me! Please let me know what I need to do. I added a link to your blog to my blogroll at the right, too.

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  6. Congrats ! I happen to think like you. And also about to start my own blog and then maybe a web page. Ultimately be my own boss, working with what I love the most; everything food related.

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