Kris grew up in the mountains of Arizona and is married with 7 children, Shelby, Griffen, Elwyn, Breckin, Berlyn, Rowan And Trystan along with occasional foster children. She and her husband, Larry love playing outside, geocaching and spending time in the garden.
Kris is very close with her family, even living next door to her parents and down the road to her brother-in-law and sister and their children. Their garden consists of tomatoes, eggplant, onions, peppers, peas, green beans, zucchini, squashes and more along with an intensive herb garden and "berry walk" that is added to every year. They enjoy solar cooking and finding and creating new "convenience" recipes to make for their ever changing family.
Kris has Associates of Arts in Fine Arts, Photography, and Bachelors of Science in Education and is working towards a Masters of Arts in Human Services, Marriage and Family Counseling. She has worked not only as a mom, but has her own photo studio and website / graphic design business. And in the past, Kris had a line of scrapbook products out on the market, both in print and in digital. Her love of cooking has really pushed sharing recipes with her blog and facebook readers.
"Cooking for a larger family can take a bit of extra planning but I love the fact that I can put everything in my solar oven, seal it up and let nature cook dinner for me while I am out being a mom. Cooking from scratch takes no more time that the boxed foods to create and making my own mixes and freezer meals allows me to stay an active mom in my kids' lives."