About Laura

Growing up, we always had large family meals – especially around holidays. As it was standard to have at least 2-3 desserts to choose from, it was common to hear my Grandmom Mullaney say “I’ll have a sliver of each” when it was time for dessert selections. We would all try to hold back our giggles at the table because there was no such thing as a “sliver” with her – it was always large pieces of pie or cake. And the phrase was usually then followed-up by “Diet tomorrow!” My family pulls out this phrase almost everytime the desserts appear at the end of a meal and we all end up having a good laugh remembering all the times we would snicker when she said it.

Here are Grandmom and Grandpop Mullaney

My brothers and parents....August 2011

This blog will feature some of my favorite meals and dishes, amongst any other weird Laura-isms that happen along the way. Some recipes will be on the healthy side and some recipes will be a bit more indulgent. That way you can truly have “A sliver of each”! I also plan to have some guest contributors – family and friends.

My mom - the person who taught us all how to cook!

A little more about me…..

I am a 35 year old woman living in the philly burbs with my boyfriend, Robb,  and our cat, Sophie. By day I work in the pharmaceutical advertising industry in account management. In my free time, I scour sites like foodgawker and read offline Culinary magazines. Some of my favorite mags are: Food Network, Cooks Illustrated, Food and Wine, and Bon Appetit!

Robb and I all fancied up!

Me, Robbbb, and Sophie

Seeing Mount Rushmore

I’ve been inspired by all of the blogs I see on foodgawker and thought “I could do that, too!”. Plus I work in the digital space during the day for my clients, so I think it’s great that I play in the online space in my spare time and have some fun with it!


17 Responses to “About Laura”

  1. Dana March 31, 2012 at 11:52 am #

    Ok so when are we coming over for dinner….I want meatloaf and yorkshire pudding…mmmmmmm

    So funny…I did not like meatloaf until I was in my twenties when your brother made it for me! ha

  2. Dana March 31, 2012 at 11:47 am #

    Laura…this is the best thing I have seen in a long time. I love your story about Grandmom’s apple pancakes. When Jerry and I were dating he would make them and tell stories about his Grandmom. So sweet. The cookbook your Mom did for everyone was a Great gift. Your Mom’s patio burger receipe has become a Carly and Johnny birthday tradition for my family. Who would of though FOOD the gift that keeps on giving. See you tonight. I will keep looking and maybe try and cook some of the receipes. Maybe you could give me a lesson or two! HA

  3. The Kel March 25, 2012 at 3:26 pm #


    What a great site! I am totally stealing some of these recipes to cook for my family. I look forward to seeing more!


    • lmullane March 25, 2012 at 7:52 pm #

      Thanks so much, Kelly!!!!! Visit often – I try to provide simple and easy dishes for all of us busy people 🙂

  4. Heather March 11, 2012 at 10:40 pm #

    Heather & I enjoyed having dinner with you at Mom & Dads tonight. As promised, we checked out your blog…pretty cool! We look forward to following your blog and re-living some great childhood memories with these recipes and checking out some of your new creations.
    Marty & Heather

    • lmullane March 12, 2012 at 9:40 pm #

      Thanks guys!! And thanks for visiting. I’ll be updating it 2-3 times a week!

  5. Patrick March 1, 2012 at 7:56 pm #

    Laura, we are very proud of you for bringing all of our family recipes to the world….especially the frozen Ryes and frozen daiquiris.

    This is being typed and submitted courtesy of your borther, because we dont know anything about the internet or how to use a computer, but we love you anyway. As we say, we are old people….

    Love, Mom and Dad

    • lmullane March 2, 2012 at 12:49 pm #

      HAHAHAAHAHAA that was awesome. I am glad you could facilitate mom and dad’s visit. Maybe someday mom will know what “email” is and how to use it.

  6. Skippack Creek Farm February 29, 2012 at 9:11 am #

    Laura – this is great !!! I can’t wait to see what recipes you will come up with for this season fresh fruits and veggies !!!

    It won’t be long now ….


    ~ Sherri
    Skippack Creek Farm

    • lmullane February 29, 2012 at 12:50 pm #

      Thanks so much, Sherri! I have some fabulous plans for fruits and veggies this summer. I cant wait!!!

  7. randyk77 February 26, 2012 at 9:03 pm #

    I love your blog but I always get hungry lol!

    • lmullane February 26, 2012 at 9:30 pm #

      Hahahaha thanks…well at least I have some healthy things to choose from along with the more indulgent things 🙂

  8. lmullane February 22, 2012 at 9:48 am #

    Thanks everyone!!! I really appreciate all the encouragement and feedback. I’ll be tweaking along the way and continuing to learn how to blog! So keep checking back in.

    Bethie – you KNOW i am going to include the frozen ryes. My mom put them in the family cookbook.

  9. maureen schoolman February 21, 2012 at 10:26 pm #

    what a WONDERFUL enterprise!!! good for you! and i look forward to following you 🙂

  10. Bethie February 21, 2012 at 10:23 pm #

    Congratulations!!! I am so excited to you putting together all your receipes and showcasing your talents and Laur-isms! One request – you NEED to put the Frozen Rye receipe on here for summer/tailgaiting season!!! I can’t wait to check in and see what you’re cooking – it’s like I’m still back in Pa! So proud of you!

  11. Anne Staak February 21, 2012 at 8:09 pm #

    Laura, this looks fantastic!!! What an awesome way to express yourself and share your amazing self with others. Love you and I know I’m going to love your blog. 🙂


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