Christian grew up in Burlington, NC. She completed her undergraduate studies at UNCC & received a Schoo Psychology degree from Winthrop University. She has worked for a local school district for 23 years! Christian actively volunteers with her church, Girls on the Run group, & recently graduated a Girl Scout troop that began over a decade ago. FAVORITE INGREDIENT: Onions & Garlic, FAVORITE SAVORY FOOD: Homemade Alfredo Sauce FAVORITE DESSERT: Anything with Chocolate BEST FOOD-RELATED CHILDHOOD MEMORY: Cooking with her grandmothers - cubed steak, stewed squash, homemade chocolate pound cake, angel biscuits, cucumber sandwiches & homemade ice cream! FAVORITE T.V. CHEF: Paula Dean BEST ADVICE FOR NEW COOKS: Take a recipe then put your personal spin on it with ingredients you love - the rewards are worth the risk in most cases!