Meet Christina

Hi! 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, wife, blogger, Cub Scout leader and Sunday School teacher.  I’m also a self-proclaimed recipe hoarder who reads cook books cover to cover like most people read a juicy novel.  I live in gorgeous northeastern Pennsylvania with my husband of (almost) 15 years and my smart, silly and spunky 9 year old son.

These guys are my taste-testers.  They help me decide if each and every recipe I made is a “keeper”.  They don’t complain, though….most of the time!

The little guy is also my sous-chef.  I’m happiest when it’s just the two of us in the kitchen cooking, chatting and making memories.

Sous chef

I’ve always loved to cook. Cooking is very cathartic to me. I’m truly in my element in the kitchen. Maybe it’s that I’m using all of my senses – the feel of the dough, the smell of the sauce or the sound of the vegetables being chopped. Whether I’m making an old favorite that I know by heart or trying a new recipe, it’s exciting to see it all come together.

First Stove

When I started It Is a Keeper in 2010, I was working full time.  At the time, blogging was a hobby.  A way for me to do what I love (cooking) and share it with others.

Today, blogging is my job.  I am so fortunate to have the opportunity to work from home doing what I love.  Some days, it’s crazy busy, like the running-my-dishwasher-three-times-in-a-single-afternoon kind of busy.  But most days, I’m able to connect with all kinds of amazing people, swap recipes and hang out in the kitchen.


It Is a Keeper is a look into my kitchen. You get a first-hand look at what we are really eating. Most of the things I cook are not fancy and I don’t use hard to find ingredients. They are everyday recipes for everyday life.

20 Things About Me

  1. I am named after two of my great-grandmothers
  2. My middle name has a letter that is not in our alphabet
  3. I graduated from Penn State with a BS in Management Science and Information Systems
  4. I’ve never really worked in the Information Systems field
  5. We have a (really) big black cat named Jack
  6. We live in the Scranton, PA area — you know, the city from The Office
  7.  I’m a BMX mom
  8. My favorite song of all time is Convoy by CW McCall (most people have never heard of it)
  9. My favorite movie is Footloose (it’s also my second favorite song)
  10. I detest the Electric Slide
  11. My husband and I met at work
  12. In high school, I was on the Rifle Team…really!
  13. I was also a pretty good trap shooter (the clay bird type) back in the day
  14. I have a soft spot for veterans – they are true heroes
  15. My favorite flowers are hydrangeas
  16. I am fascinated by all things Southern – I think I was born on the wrong side of the Mason-Dixon line
  17. I’m very clumsy – I once fell off the end of Norway
  18. I am a (s)mother – I worry a lot, hug a lot and always want to be involved
  19. I have a hard time saying NO
  20. I am petrified of snakes

My Accomplishments

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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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All photographs and content on It Is a Keeper are taken by me and are copyrighted (unless otherwise noted). Please don’t use any of my posts or photos without prior approval. If you would like to share my recipes on your website, you may use one of my photos with a link back to the original post on my blog. 

4 thoughts on “Meet Christina”

  1. Can you please tell me what herbs you have put over the Filet Mignon in Sherry Mushroom Sauce at the very end before serving?
    Thank you

  2. TRIED to sign up for your 5 quick recipes – site has been cancelled – not accepting any new subscribers????????????????????????


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