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 behind The Domestic Spoon. 

The Domestic Spoon was born out of my desire to simplify cooking and make hosting guests easy and painless. On this site, you’ll find appetizers, desserts, drinks, and main courses – all wonderfully easy and perfect for serving to a crowd while entertaining. And the best part? Almost every single one can be made in 30 minutes or less! 

I hope you find that The Domestic Spoon gives you the confidence to spend more time with your family and friends, with delicious recipes at every event!

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! 

My work has been featured on Elite Daily, 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. 

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. But so does spending time making memories at home with my favorite people. 

That is why I am so proud of these two blogs. The Foreign Fork exists to help you learn about the world outside of your home; The Domestic Spoon helps you to make memories inside of it, with the people that matter most. 

So browse around, find something that excites you, and get cooking! I’m so happy that you’re here 🙂