By Christy Parker

Welcome to Creation In The Kitchen, my cooking blog about the foods I have researched, created and devoured! I love finding out what is missing in a recipe and fixing it to make it savory, rich and beautiful enough to be in a restaurant, but also nurturing enough to be home made for your family.


April 29, 2019

This stuff tastes just like regular coffee ice cream! I created this recipe for my husband who loves coffee flavored ice cream but can't have coffee.  This is a double batch so you will need two 15 minute freezing sessions in your ice cream maker to freeze it all. It i...

August 29, 2018

This chili is tender and spicy. You can tone down the chili powder and/or crushed red pepper flakes to lower the heat level, but I like it turned all the way up! Depending on your Instant Pot, you will need to figure out what setting you need for a 20 minute saute sett...

June 4, 2018

In my opinion enchiladas have never been filled up enough with the good stuff. So I solved that with my own custom design. My family scarfs these down rapido! (This recipe is better if you use the Mission Super Soft Tortillas.)


January 29, 2018

I created this spicy Italian sausage and pasta dish to have just the right balance between savory and spicy to be addictive. It's great as a left over or lunch to reheat at work or home for several days, so I've made it a large quantity. If you like blackened Italian s...

January 26, 2018

This could almost be considered a stew because of the thickness of it, but when I see the word "stew" I think of beef stew. This soup fills about 7 canning jars (i.e. - Mason, Ball, Kerr). If you are going to freeze any in jars, just make sure to leave 2 1/2 inches of...

January 25, 2018

My mother was Norma Jean Nebeker. She was a saint, calm as a cucumber, as organized as a drill sergeant (but nicer), a trooper, a great travel buddy, smelled like roses with soft skin, and had flaming red hair the likes of Lucille Ball with freckles from head to toe th...

January 18, 2018

A years worth of research went into this beautiful savory dish. A similar pie from a pub in New England drove me even further to do it! Why? Because I live on the West Coast, and well, I had to try and create it myself because I can't go flying off to the East Coast ev...

January 15, 2018

For YEARS I tried to find a way to make smoothies like they do at the smoothie food chains without the SUPER high sugar content they have. I mean, have you ever actually looked up the nutritional information on these metabolism killers??? A small smoothie has between 2...

January 15, 2018

A crisp is kind of like a crumble, but better in my opinion. I like a sweet but tangy crisp that hits you in the back of the taste buds and sends you gliding into heavenly bliss. I found that sweet heaven in this raspberry and blackberry combo; especially when topped w...

January 15, 2018

I have been trying different methods for making multigrain bread for years with the hopes of creating that perfect soft 10 grain loaf that doesn't drop with a THUD like a brick when you drop it out of the baking dish! After much research I finally figured it out with t...

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