Hi, I’m Kristen, the baker/chef/photographer behind Queen Bee Kitchen. By day, I manage a software development team, and by night (and sometimes very early morning), I bake and cook – a lot. I live just outside of Boston, MA, with my husband Jeff, and our crazy and very snuggly dog Sandy. And, more often than not, you can find Jeff and I in the kitchen, creating everything from artisan chocolates to elaborate dinners to share with our friends.
I’ve always loved to cook and bake, and have distinct memories from my childhood that involve food. Being in the kitchen with my dad, stirring a big pot of tomato sauce (and hoping for the coveted “chef’s sample” – a big spoonful of bubbling tomato sauce, a sliver of smoked chicken, veggies just off the grill…)… Making cookies and sweets with my mom … Accompanying my first babysitter, fondly known as “Nannie”, to cake decorating class. Creating and enjoying great food with family and friends has always been an important part of my life, and with this blog, I hope to share that love with all of you!
Queen Bee Kitchen
I started Decorate This! back in 2008, while taking my first cake decorating class. I went into the class hoping to enjoy it; little did I know how much I would love it. And since then, my passion for all things baked has continued to grow (exponentially!), and I found that I had trouble keeping focus on my blog – I wanted a space to share more. And thus, Queen Bee Kitchen was born. Here you will a portfolio of my latest creations, as well as tutorials and original recipes. I believe that moderation in all things is a key to happiness, and that variety is the spice of life – and my posts and recipes will certainly reflect that! I’ll be sharing everything from decadent desserts to the most healthful meals and everything in between. I love sharing my experience with all of you, and hope to inspire others to get in the kitchen and make something delicious.
I love hearing from you! Please contact me with any questions, comments, or suggestions.