Karin Lazarus baked her first batch of cookies when her mom gave her a Mix Master and a Betty Crocker cookbook when she was just 8 years old. She has been cooking ever since. Creating her own recipes and trying them out on family and friends is her greatest passion. She's dedicated to using natural, whole foods and fresh, vibrant, adventurous, ingredients to create recipes that are good for you and a pleasure to eat. In 2009, she took home the grand prize in Sharffen Berger's chocolate recipe contest for her Chocolate-Filled Pandan Dumplings.