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For years, I’ve imagined sharing my favorite recipes with the world. Cooking has always been the thing I enjoy the most. To me, making flavorful meals and enjoying them with the people I love in the places I love is what life is all about. On Deck Eats is where I’ll post all the recipes I’ve collected over the years and some new ones that are just as delicious. I’ll also be sharing some of my best cooking tips and favorite kitchen gadgets. Thank you for being here. I hope you find something to enjoy.

Meet Kristen

The biggest inspiration for the things I cook comes from my people and my places. The places I visit and the cities I’ve lived in have introduced me to food from all corners of the world. My family’s cabin in northern Michigan is my favorite place in the world and my favorite place to cook. Everything tastes better at the cottage. I have a degree in law from John Marshall Law School, 3 kids, and a husband of 26 years. 

Kristen with puppy

Friends and Family

Kristen and friends
kristens kids
Kristen on boat with Tucker and her dad
Tucker in Kayak