Welcome to Ritzy Mom, a blog that’s all about my love of food, cocktails, and the ingredients that make a star dish!
I am Sarita Gelner. I currently reside in St. Louis, MO with my first, only, and favorite husband, Grant! I also have the daily joy of being a stay at home Mom to our hilarious toddler girls and our adored rescue dog.
This food blog is a way for me to combine my love of food, cocktails, humor, and writing all into one fun hobby that I can’t get enough of! Check out my YouTube Channel for some real fun with food! Sarita Gelner’s Recipe Videos.
My love of cooking started early. My Mother immigrated from Sri Lanka decades ago, and quickly became known for her authentic cuisine. She was even featured in a local St. Louis newspaper! You will see me cooking alongside of her when I was a toddler. See the top right of the newspaper clipping below for the curly haired sous chef!
Cooking with my Mother has been a lifelong joy and an activity that I now do with my own two girls. I have always been interested in the story behind ingredients and what makes dishes unique. My goal is to get you excited about cooking and be inspired to learn about and use the ingredients that bring food to life and make them ritzy recipes!
This love of cooking with my girls along with my obsession with food and drinks became the basis for this blog. Ritzy Mom was created in August of 2017.
Make Life Ritzy!
Ritzy is a state of mind! So let’s make Mom life more ritzy with unique ingredients, confidence in the kitchen, and knowledge of food that leave an impression.
My lifestyle blog is a way to share my experiences, the latest trends and things I enjoy, and all else that makes my Ritzy Mom life a beautiful compilation of love, adventure, laughter, sweet treats, and lots of wine!
Thank you for joining me!
Cheers and Enjoy!
Media & More
Since I began Ritzy Mom, I’ve had the time of my life blogging, creating videos on YouTube, writing a cookbook, being on the radio, and auditioning for ABC’s Great American Baking Show and Food Network’s Spring Baking Championship! So fun!
Watch Me On KSDK’s ‘Show Me St. Louis‘ Feb. 5 @ 10am! The hosts and I will be whipping up my dark chocolate mousse cups for Valentine’s Day!
Check out these Earl Grey Macarons that advanced me to the final Los Angeles audition round of The Great American Baking Show! Learn more about my experience with my first “Blogiversary” post, Funfetti Cupcakes.
See the most popular recipe video on my YouTube Channel here, STRETCHY SALEP ICE CREAM!
Appearance on The McGraw Milhaven Show 3/14/2018 with my Coconut Milk Cinnamon Rolls
My New Cookbook Is Out Now! https://amzn.to/2NBKlaV