About Sarita Gelner


Welcome to Ritzy Mom! Thank you for joining me on this Blog dedicated to Food Recipes and Videos. Be sure to follow my YouTube Channel, where you can watch all of your favorite food brought to life! Sarita Gelner’s YouTube Channel. This is an interactive journey! I love hearing from you and getting your input on new recipes and videos you would like to see.

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 know do with my own two girls.

St. Louis Globe Democrat Sri Lanka cuisine

This love of cooking with my girls became the basis for this blog.

Ritzy Mom was created in August of 2017 after my Mom moved across the country. The name Ritzy Mom is a nickname that my family gave me, so it was only fitting that it became the name of this blog!

Here, I will share the latest food trends I enjoy, food recipes and videos, and all else that makes my Ritzy Mom life a beautiful compilation of love, adventure, laughter, food, and wine, lots of lovely wine!

As a first generation American, I have had the enriching opportunity to live across the country in cities like Los Angeles, Missoula, Seattle, and more. I have been a freelance writer for papers like the Webster-Kirkwood Times and also worked for companies like Sony Pictures Entertainment. 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.

Cheers and Enjoy!

Sarita Gelner

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