Hi, I’m Caroline! I grew up in a suburb just outside of Chicago. I’m from a very tight-knit family who loves to eat as much as talk.

While attending Butler University in Indianapolis, I started dating my husband Brian (we actually went to high school together). Brian and I got married in 2006 and now have three kids; Nora (6), George (3), and Sam (1 year). ^^This was us last fall^^. Thankfully my friend was able to snap a few pictures between meltdowns. We can normally be found with stains on our shirts and messy hair (self included). 

I worked in the non-profit field for roughly five years before quitting my job to pursue culinary school. I had a short stint working at a restaurant before starting my own personal chef business. Currently, I stay at home with the kids (i.e. getting no sleep, using my 'mom voice' more than I'd like to admit, and building a lot of forts) AND occasionally working on this blog. I love to share approachable recipes (check out the recipe page), stories about life, as well as other interests, like good finds, home design, and travel (all on the blog). 

CKT has collaborated with Freshly Picked, The Land of Nod, and Rare Bird Preserves to name a few. I have contributed to Time Out Chicago and DiningOut Chicago. CKT has been featured on Glossed & Found (and here & here).

Thanks for stopping in!
*photo cred: EBK Photography