Welcome to Ritzy Mom, a blog that’s all about my passion for food, cocktails, and the ingredients that make a star dish! I have an adventurous spirit that translates into thrill seeking recipes focused on food trends, holidays, and Top Secret or TV dishes that you can’t find anywhere else.
I am Sarita Gelner, the creator of Ritzy Mom Blog. I currently reside in St. Louis, MO with my husband, sweet baby girls, and our adored rescue dog.
This food blog combines my love of food, cocktails, humor, cooking on TV, 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 featured in a local St. Louis newspaper. See the top right of the newspaper clipping below for her 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!
I believe that everyone should be able to eat those mouthwatering dishes they see on TV!
Make Life Ritzy!
Ritzy is a state of mind! So let’s make life more ritzy with unique ingredients, confidence in the kitchen, and knowledge of food that leaves an impression.
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, appearing on KSDK’s Show Me St. Louis, and auditioning for ABC’s Great American Baking Show and Food Network’s Spring Baking Championship! So fun!
Check out the following featured recipes!
Here’s a link to my appearance on KSDK’s Show Me St. Louis, where I made not one, not two, but THREE St. Patrick’s Day Green Drinks, including my Shimmering Shamrock Sour !
Appearance on KSDK’s Show Me St. Louis March 1, 2019 @ 10 am! I made my King Cake Cocktail!
Find the recap on Show Me St. Louis YOUTUBE or play here:
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 videos on my YouTube Channel here, STRETCHY SALEP ICE CREAM!
Appearance on The McGraw Milhaven Show with Kelly Jackson with my Coconut Milk Cinnamon Rolls
My New Cookbook Is Out Now! https://amzn.to/2NBKlaV