Natalie McLaury

Natalie McLaury is a St Louis based food writer with a passion for real food and experimenting in the kitchen. Her cooking ranges from healthy three course meals to decadent desserts, and she shares many of her food tips and recipes on her successful The Sweets Life blog . As an avid runner and fitness expert, she also gives the occasional tips on how to combine a serious interest in health with a sweet tooth.

Pear and Ginger Cake

A simple, quick loaf that is great for a winter afternoon snack. Crystallized ginger creates special flavor to be paired with other mix-ins, too.

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Layered Lemon Curd Cheesecake

This is an easy and potentially the most gorgeous cheesecake ever made. Layered with graham crackers for added crunch and sweetness that is irresistible.

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Nacho Burgers

A plain burger patty thrown on the grill lets creative toppings and flavors really shine. This nacho burger has everything: salsa, queso, and avocado.

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