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.
Watch me baking under the Great British Bake Off tent as a contestant on The Great American Baking Show on ABC, starting Dec. 12th at 8pm CST!
Check out the latest Recipe of The Day Segment I did for KSDK on 1/15/20. Search YouTube for all the others!
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 was born and raised in St Louis, MO. And I am proud to be raising my sweet baby girls in the hometown that I love! I have had so much fun getting to share my love of food as a “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. She 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!
My Ritzy Mom was a hard working single mother. She shaped me into a strong woman who seizes the day, puts heart and soul into everything, and never gives up. She taught me how to make my own spice blends, like her homemade curry spice. And she is the reason I know how to bring the passion, fire, and flavor to what I do!
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
You can see me competing on The Great American Baking Show on ABC, starting Dec. 12th at 8pm CST!
Catch my latest appearance on KTRS 550am with Kelly Jackson and Wendy Wiese!
St. Louis is getting ready for the Baking show! Check out this announcement from the awesome Jill Devine of St. Louis’s Y98!
Several of recipes and food pictures have been featured on Show Me St. Louis and Today Food, the Instagram Food Page for NBC’s The Today Show.
Check out just a couple of the following featured recipes!
Chocolate Baked Donuts featured on Today Food IG.
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 The McGraw Milhaven Show with Kelly Jackson with my Coconut Milk Cinnamon Rolls