Food should not only satisfy our hunger, it should feed our soul and nourish our bodies, while delighting our senses. ~ Karista Bennett

What's Cookin'

Get your forks out peeps ‘cause Karista is about to rock your culinary world. Want fries with that? Forget it. We're about real food here...

Back to School Sausage Rolls

“After school is my favorite part of the day Mom”. This is what my youngest daughter used to tell me when she was little.  I once asked why it was her favorite part of the day and she replied “because when I open the front door it smells like...

Summer Corn and Shrimp Soup Shooters

I know I’ve been MIA lately and like all busy working Mom’s, I have a good excuse.  I simply took a break. I decided the world would not end if I didn’t post a new recipe or if I didn’t check my social media to see what I might be...

Cubano Sliders

I’ve always had a love affair with the Cubano sandwich.  What’s not to love?  It’s packed with so much flavor and texture, it makes me happy just to look at one sitting on my plate. I’ve dined on many a Cubano’s, some good, but some so spectacular it’s all I...

About Karista

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Welcome! I’m a Chef, Writer and Photographer living in the beautiful Willamette Valley, Oregon.  This is a tasty visual of

“Life Around My Table”

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