About Pretty / Hungry 8

I’m a believer in beautiful, affordable, healthy, delicious food.  My entire life, I have loved to create… and food is truly an art form for me.  That’s why I started the Pretty/Hungry blog!

After coming through a season of life where food was one of my biggest sources of struggle, I’ve found complete healing and delicious freedom!  I’ve come to understand that we truly can “have it all” when it comes to our food.  It can look gorgeous without sacrificing taste!  It can feel indulgent without costing a fortune!  It can be decadent without being unhealthy!  I’m passionate about sharing that news with anyone who will listen.

The purpose of Pretty / Hungry is to provide you with the recipes I use, the tips I can offer for feeding your household on an affordable budget, ideas for making your food both beautiful and delicious, and a community of support for your wellness goals!

Another convenient bonus is that you get to read and feel better about the state of your home and kitchen, just by reading about my completely insufficient housekeeping skills!  Happy to be of service!  (If you need a dose of “feel better about your kitchen” medicine… just check out my White Lasagna post.  My kitchen was a real jaw-dropper that day!)

You can “like” Pretty/Hungry on Facebook and follow me on TwitterInstagram, & Pinterest as well.


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(Note: Photos below do not link to recipes, but you can Search the Main Menu above or in the Search bar to the right.)

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8 thoughts on “About Pretty / Hungry

  • John Haman

    Carissa i am blown away by your blog. Not only the beauty of the food, but the detail in the food styling, the photography and the care you take with your instructions. Amazing. I might actually pay to read this. :-) i hope my onions end up in one of these photos. I have liked your chocolate cupcakes on facebook and asked my sister — a foodie like you who used to cater — to check out your blog. She is going to love it. Awesome!

  • Susan Finn

    Carissa, I just read your blog about blackened salmon and can’t wait to try it. We love fish and Greg loves salmon…so I am going to try this for dinner tonight! Thanks for the blog…I finally figured out this is you and look forward to your recipes and thoughts.

    • prettyhungrygirl

      Sue… we make this fish all the time! Enjoy! I still remember cooking fudge with Kyle and Abby when I used to babysit them. And Kyle was too smart for me… he told me “My dad cannot withstand peanut butter fudge!” And I said, “He won’t like it?” And Kyle was like, “No! I said he cannot WITHstand it! He loves it!” I remember being bery impressed.

  • Molly Polette

    I’m so glad that the first food category after the “about” section is DESSERT. You truly know your audience ;) Keep up the awesome work!!!