Hello, friends!

I’m Lauren.

By day, I’m a higher education professional. The rest of the time, I’m an amateur baker, traveler, shopper, and crafter.

I come from a big, Italian family, where food was always the center of family gatherings. Food reminds me of sharing good times with the people I love.

I live in Philadelphia, which is one of the best food cities around. I love discovering new places–from fine dining establishments to the hole in the wall taco stands–and sharing my finds with anyone who will listen. Philly is one of my favorite cities in the world, but I’m always willing to pack my bags and set off on an adventure to just about anywhere.

On August 30, 2013, my husband, Chester, and I welcomed a little girl, Bridget Rose (aka E.T. on this blog before she was born, now known as Little B) to our family. We can’t wait to take her on all of our adventures!

Pull up a chair. Grab a jar of peanut butter and a spoon (because I’m not sharing mine). Stay awhile.