A girl in an apron holding a baked loaf of bread and smirking at the camera.

Welcome! My name is Alexandria and I’m so happy that you’re here!

Hi there! My name is Alexandria Drzazgowski Ulmer and I am the professional recipe developer and blogger behind Savor and Smile. 

Savor and Smile was born out of my desire to spark some inspiration in your kitchen. On this site, you’ll find main courses, breakfast, desserts and more – all perfectly easy and wonderful for getting food on the table, fast. You’ll also find answers to your most common cooking questions, as well as round ups of recipes to browse when you’re feeling stuck.

I hope you find that Savor and Smile gives you the inspiration and joy you need to try something new in the kitchen! Whether you are browsing my recipes here or using my lists to find delicious recipes from other bloggers, I just want you to love cooking.

You may know me from my sister site, The Foreign Fork, where I am on a mission to cook a meal from every country in the world. I started The Foreign Fork in 2018 and have been in love with blogging ever since. In 2021, I was able to leave my sales job and take food blogging full time! I also started The Domestic Spoon earlier this year, where I have finally found a home for my non-global recipes.

My work has been featured on the Daily Mail, the Detroit News, Buzzfeed, and more, and I have worked with some incredible brands! Food blogging is my passion, and I am overjoyed that I get to live my dream every day. If you want to see more about where I have been featured as a blogger, check out my Press Page! You can also see articles I have written for other publications on my Muck Rack Profile.

In 2022, my now-husband and I moved from our hometown in Metro Detroit, Michigan to Charlotte, North Carolina. After 11 years of dating (high school sweethearts), we finally got married in 2023!

Outside of food blogging, my other major passion is travel. I have been to 31 states and 29 countries! Learning about the world, seeing different cultures, and tasting foods always brings me joy.

Savor and Smile is meant to get you out of your comfort zone, trying new recipes outside of the ones on your weekly rotation. I want this site to make it easy for you to browse new ideas and get excited about cooking again!

So, do just that… take a look around, find something that intrigues you, and get cooking! I’m so happy that you’re here 🙂 

All non-credited photos were taken by me. All other photos are credited with the original source in the caption.