Public Television chef and host Christy Rost is the author of three cookbooks, a television and radio personality, lifestyle authority, entertaining guru, cooking teacher, recipe developer, home restoration expert, Registered Nurse, and popular guest chef for food and wine festivals, home shows, women’s expos, major retailers, and charity events.
Based in Texas and passionately dedicated to the celebration of Home and Family, Christy’s focus on sustainability, farm to plate, cooking with local ingredients, and food and wine pairings is heavily influenced by the months she lives and works in her recently-restored 1898 Breckenridge, Colorado historic mountain home. Conversing with farmers, ranchers, wine producers, distillers and food artisans, and being intimately connected each day with the land, water, and nature, has a profound effect on Christy’s commitment to sustainability.
Preparing for Christmas this year was a totally different experience, and yet it reminded me of celebrations long ago. Usually, Randy and I drive to Swan's Nest in early December in plenty of time to select and cut a tree, decorate the house, hang lights outdoors, and bake cakes, breads, and hundreds of cookies.
This year, for a number of reasons, we arrived exactly one week before Christmas. No twinkling lights on our large spruce trees greeted us as we drove up the driveway, no swags of holiday greenery entwined with lights proclaimed the season, and there was no hint of Christmas indoors. With very little time before our son Timothy arrived for the Holidays, I launched into an extreme Christmas makeover.Read more