A Party in My Pantry

I started this blog back in 2011 when I was moving from Michigan to Florida…for a one year trial. Well, as I mentioned, that was back in 2011 and I’m not only still in Florida, but also have since lived in Boston with my husband (who I met in FL). So my life has taken on a whole new dimension since I boarded that Delta southbound flight nine years ago. I’m still rooted from my life back home in Michigan, but my world has expanded, and so have I. But back to the blog. I started the blog to have a place for my friends, The DIVAs (Diving Into Vino Again – see Where it All Began), so we could continue sharing recipes even though we were many miles apart. Over the years though, the site has become solely my creative outlet.  The DIVAs are the heart and what inspired this blog… my love for cooking, entertaining, and celebrating life with friends. But like my own life journey, the blog has transitioned as well.  As such, I’ve gone soul (and belly) searching to figure out what exactly this blog is to me, and how I’m adding value to your world by sharing mine?

So that leads me to the changing of the blog’s identity. I welcome you to, ‘A Party in My Pantry’! My husband is the creative-mind behind the new, clever name. We both agreed that it captures an essence of my entertaining style – while sophisticated, approachable with a spirited edge. Not to mention, this current Covid-world of home quarantining has definitely shifted us all to stock-piling our pantry & creating fun within the home! Celebrating life’s joys at mealtime with family & friends is one of my favorite pastimes. I relish both my time in the kitchen and good food… I’m always hungry… and thirsty for a glass of wine. But cooking is about more than eating. Having a dinner party is about more than feeding people in your home. They are an art – a display of thoughtful care & love, all while setting an authentic tone of joy.

Good eats, raising a glass and celebrating everyday is what this blog is all about. I want to share my passion with you through my recipes, images & stories. My hope is to inspire you to add more merriment & flavor to your life. So embrace the creativity of your inner host and join me for A Party in My Pantry!


8 Comments Add yours

  1. Mary Holmes says:

    Awesome Kristin!

    Sent from my iPhone


    1. KZinger says:

      Thanks, Mary!!

  2. scott.utzinger@gmail.com says:

    Brava—One small step for the Pantry… One giant leap for Kzinger entertaining! I envision great inspirations, lessons, connections, friendships, and—who knows—maybe even fortune will emanate from your new web presence! Very proud of you and your considerable talents ; -)

    1. KZinger says:

      Your support means the world to me – thank you!! I promise to always feed you well if you promise to stay hungry 🙂

  3. Kathy Holmes says:

    Kristin – this is awesome!! I love you introduction!!! Cheers!!! xoxoxoxo


    1. KZinger says:

      Cheers to the many wonderful memories of family time together and to the ones yet to be made! Thank you so much for all of your support and for teaching me how to cook! xoxoxo

  4. Samantha Dedoes says:

    Love this so much!

    Sent from my iPhone


    1. Kristin says:

      Thank you so much!! I wish we could all still cook together!

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