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 and humorous spirit that translates into unique recipes, homemade spice blends, and quips about my life.
I am Sarita Gelner, the creator of Ritzy Mom, a recipe blog featuring hundreds of unique and self developed recipes. I am a Sri Lankan- American baker, blogger, and cocktail maker! I currently reside in St. Louis, MO with my husband, sweet baby girls, and our adored rescue dog. I am a regular “TV Chef” on KSDK’s Show Me St. Louis.
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!
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 certain dishes stand out. 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!
Make Life Ritzy!
Ritzy is a state of mind! So let’s bake life more ritzy with unique ingredients, confidence in the kitchen, and knowledge of food that leaves an impression.
Media & More
Check out some of the following featured recipes!
Here’s a link to my FAVORITE 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!
Appearance on The McGraw Milhaven Show with Kelly Jackson with my Coconut Milk Cinnamon Rolls