mikkelpaige-mallory_paul-engagement-168My name is Mallory Esperanzate, and I love to bake, cook, and eat. I have been working on Total Noms since December 2010 and have loved every second of it.

My POV about food is that anyone can make a delicious meal in a reasonable amount of time, regardless of the size of their kitchen. I am a young professional who works full-time, but that doesn’t mean I can’t spend some time having fun in the kitchen or out back on the grill when I can! ┬áThe benefits of cooking are endless- unwind after a long day, control your own nutrition, and best of all- save money from not ordering takeout all the time!

I work at a premium cable network in NYC, and live in Jersey City with my husband and our cat, Meebo. I think this goes without saying, but nothing I say here is a reflection on my employer, although I bet they like good food too.