Hi! I’m Lauren and I am a southern girl — born and raised. I was born in Atlanta, GA and have lived in the metro Atlanta area for my entire life. I love traveling, hamburgers, pizza, and trying out new and unique foods.
My love of food came from my family. I grew up as part of a home school family so I spent a lot of time with my mom and inevitably, a lot of time in the kitchen. My mom is a wonderful cook and because of her I love cooking. My dad and I spent Saturday mornings together that revolved around food as well. As a kid my dad cooked pancakes or french toast for breakfast and I’ve spent many mornings with him salivating over the food featured on cooking shows. It’s because of my dad that I love and appreciate good food.
My father’s mom is a New Orleans Grandmother who knows how to throw down in the kitchen. I’ve spent years watching and tasting my Grandmothers cooking and it’s because of her that I have to confidence to experiment in the with different ingredients and flavors.
My husband loves to eat and he’s the least picky eater that I know. Thanks to my husband I can be fearless in the kitchen.
I attended college and received my degree in Communications and public relations — I think that’s why I have such a love of writing and sharing my thoughts with others. It’s through my time in college that I really began to gain confidence in my ability to bake and cook.
Entertaining, cooking, traveling, and eating are some of my favorite things. I find joy in cooking and creating. I believe that food is what brings people together and I believe being a good host is what keeps people together.
I’m excited to share my thoughts on food, recipes, travel, and entertaining with you.