Kathy Strahs is the creator of the popular blog Panini Happy (paninihappy.com), which Babble.com has named as one of the Top 100 Mom Food Blogs for the past four years. A former marketer with a Stanford MBA, Kathy traded in her corporate career to pursue her passion for cooking in 2008. Her innovative recipes and mouthwatering food photography have since been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Pillsbury Magazine, San Diego Family Magazine, and the Associated Press, and on the New York Times, PBS, The Huffington Post, Saveur, and TLC websites. She is also a frequent cooking contest judge, including for the Grilled Cheese Invitational in Los Angeles and the World Food Championships in Las Vegas. She has written The Ultimate Panini Press Cookbook, The 8X8 Cookbook, and The Lemonade Stand Cookbook. She lives in in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and their two children.