Mary Frances

Mary Frances is a designer, creative director, painter, wife, mother, and cook. She owns an internationally recognized, award-winning brand development and marketing communications firm, and is a graduate of Parsons School of Design. And what she especially loves to do is cook and serve great food to make people content and happy. Hearing mmmm’s makes her heart soar.

Mary grew up in suburban St. Louis, specifically Webster Groves, the youngest of six and the only girl. (Yes, that’s FIVE older brothers!) Her mom was a great home cook, and she made sure that Mary could make a mean pie from scratch. After Parsons, she got married, had two boys and moved from NYC to the NJ suburbs where she threw herself into cooking and entertaining.

Her proven scrumptious recipes are healthy and celebrate LOVE as the secret ingredient for wonderful food. She believes that when you cook with love, everything just tastes better. Now it’s time to share the great recipes, tips, stories, and LOVE with you!

Check out her blog LOVE – the secret ingredient – at

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