Sharon Garofalow of Cupcakes and Cutlery.
Woman straining a drink into a champagne glass.

I’m Sharon

Ready to dive into my world of quick and easy recipes, yummy cocktails and hosting inspiration?

As a proud mom to two awesome boys (born in ’06 and ’08), and blessed with an incredible husband, I stumbled into the culinary scene out of necessity. When my oldest son was diagnosed with food allergies at 1, I had to pivot and learn the ropes – and let me tell you, it’s been a journey!

No fancy culinary background here. I’m completely self-taught through years of trial and error and a brief stint as a cocktail server. What I lack in formal training, I make up for in passion, determination and a love for creating tasty recipes without spending an eternity in the kitchen.

Join me as I spill the beans on my kitchen adventures, embracing the beauty of failure (because it happens), and making memories with the ones we love.

What You’ll Find on Cupcakes and Cutlery

Cupcakes and Cutlery is your resource for quick and easy recipes and low-stress ideas for living life deliciously. I encourage you to find the joy of creating unforgettable everyday moments with loved ones minus the fuss.

As your go-to food and cocktail blogger, my mission is to simplify not only what you serve your family but also the art of hosting. Cooking and entertaining can and should be fun and they are even better with easy, semi-homemade recipes and innovative cocktail ideas.

I like to use the word “gather” instead of party. The idea of a party is overwhelming, full of elaborate decorations and intricate setups. Gathering is all about creating a casual, stress-free vibe that’s still loads of fun.

My philosophy? Keep it quick and easy. Many of my recipes are paired with or made from store-bought items to keep things super simple. Overcomplicate it and you’ll find yourself too overwhelmed to entertain or cook often.

You don’t need a fully stocked bar to whip up fantastic cocktails. With minimal ingredients and a dash of creativity, I’ll help you make the most of what’s already in your home bar.

Join me at Cupcakes and Cutlery, your go-to resource for stress-free meal planning, easy party hosting, and delightful holiday celebrations. From time-saving tips to flavor-packed recipes, this space is designed to make your life easier. And best of all you don’t need to be a culinary expert or spend hours in the kitchen to create magic for your dining table and family.

I’m thrilled to be your friendly guide to stress-free and delicious home entertaining.

My recipes have been featured in many places around the web. LIKE ON OPRAH.COM!

Delish.com shared one of my favorite tequila drink recipes.

Buzzfeed has shared several recipes in their articles.

The Kitchn shared one of my favorite appetizers in their post for The Most Popular Super Bowl Recipes.

The Spruce Crafts likes my DIY Concrete Planters post and included it in a round-up.

Bob’s Red Mill shared my favorite Overnight Oats recipe. 

Sharon Garofalow: sh****@cu****************.com

Editor, Food Lover, Cocktail Creator, Craft DIYer, Wine Drinker, TV Watcher, Traveler, Music Aficionado