Lori Lange is a former elementary school teacher who traded the classroom for the kitchen when she founded the blog RecipeGirl.com, which houses over 2,600 original and adapted recipes. She now spends her days developing recipes, photographing food and writing for companies, websites and publications, as well as creating original recipes and themed menus to add to RecipeGirl.com. Her work has been featured on Saveur's Best of the Web, LA Times, Huffington Post, iVillage, Shape, Bon Appetit and Glamour, and she is a weekly contributor to Parade Magazine's food blog. Lori has been a featured speaker at food conferences, and she was a contest judge alongside Ms. Paula Deen in Savannah, GA. She creates and delivers recipes that inspire novices and veterans alike and thinks cooking should be easy and fun. Lori cooks from her kitchen in Southern California, where she lives with her husband and son.