About Me

About Me

Welcome to Tasting with Tina!

Christina Musgrave is a food blogger, chef, professional recipe developer, and food photographer. She works with national brands to create delicious recipes and imagery. Christina has been featured in multiple national recipe and news publications.
Christina is passionate about helping people cook gourmet but simple dinner and cocktail recipes.

I started this blog to share my passion for food with the world. I’ve been passionate about food for my entire life – even as a young girl, my first question when I woke up was: “what’s for dinner?”

In high school, I worked in a restaurant and fell in love with the restaurant industry. I worked almost every job in the restaurant – ironically, except for a cook. I loved being able to connect with people over food and learn about how restaurants operate and serve their customers.

In college, I began to cook more and discovered meal prepping. I loved the ease of throwing some pans of chicken and veggies in the oven, making some rice, and having all of my lunches ready for the week. I also started making more crock pot recipes, and earned my “Chef Tina” nickname.

As an adult, that initial curiosity of what’s for dinner has only gotten stronger. But as time goes on, the more I realize that most of the reason that I love food and cooking is the sense of community and family that it builds.

Food enables us to have large gatherings, important conversations, and plenty of laughter – all with family and friends. Food brings us together. And at the end of the day, that’s what it’s all about.

“Your body is not a temple, it’s an amusement park. Enjoy the ride.”

Anthony Bourdain

I love this quote by Anthony Bourdain and try to live it every day. I truly believe we were all put on earth to make deeper connections with each other, and I make these connections best through food.

When I was going through marriage preparation with my husband, our priest asked us: “what’s your favorite thing to do together?”

We both looked at each other and said “eat” at the same time. We laughed, but after reflecting on it, cooking and eating together has allowed us to come together and strengthen our relationship when we needed it the most.

I’m a food and wine lover turned recipe developer. Most of all, I want you to help people discover easy recipes and delicious food.

With simple recipes and fresh ingredients, you can create incredible meals full of good food and great company.

On this site, you’ll find recipes, restaurant reviews and recommendations, and tips & tricks to be the best cook you can be. Thanks for coming along on the ride, I’m excited for what we’ll cook together.