Dinner with Kirsten

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Why dinner with Kirsten? Believe me, if I woke up every morning with time on my hands I would cook pancakes and cupcakes all day long. But the reality is that I work 9:00 to 5:30—I eat Trader Joe’s Oatmeal or Kashi Cereal every morning and my lunch alternates between sandwich, soup or salad. By the time dinner rolls around, I’m ready to have some fun with my food. I’m a former culinary intern/prep chef, a former freelance Web producer for Gourmet and Bon Appétit, an Online Editor for FoodNetwork.com and I try not to let a busy schedule (or a tight budget) stand between me and a great dinner.

For more about me, visit KirstenVala.com.
Or shoot me an email at kvala@kirstenvala.com


5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Debbie Soula // Oct 13, 2008 at 9:03 pm

    It was nice to see you this weekend!
    I love your web page…..

    Take care!


  • 2 Kelly Paxton // Nov 6, 2008 at 9:25 am

    I love that I can get a copy of your favorite recipes. Attison and I have tried the different pancakes….. I see a new recipe for Thanksgiving!!! Thanks Again your blog is great!!!!!

  • 3 Ann // Nov 27, 2008 at 5:55 pm

    It was nice to see you for Thanksgiving, I wish I wouldn’t have just eaten, because your food looked better than Brother Sebastians! Your website is cool, see you at Christmas.

  • 4 Zoey // Nov 12, 2009 at 8:08 am

    I just made your buckwheat waffles.
    Thanks so much! They’re literally the best I ever ate! I’m very glad I found your site. Looking forward to trying some more of your mouth-watering recipes! (especially the lemon yogurt cake, as I have a big lemon tree next to my house…)

  • 5 3amsterdam // Jan 12, 2022 at 7:23 pm


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