Author Archive: Liza
Down-to-earth approach to food with an ounce or two of snark. Not just restaurants, not just recipes! Mom, wife, friend, co-worker…not always in that order!
In our house we use regular sugar. In fact, I really have a distaste for “sugar-free” foods that are loaded with chemical fake sugars that pass themselves off as a healthier option. My thought? Eat the real stuff, but in moderation. And that’s what we try to instill in our kids. Except – that [...]
As much as I enjoy a savory breakfast (and, oh do I ever!), sometimes I crave something sweet and fruity. And carb-loaded. It’s no secret that pancakes are a weekend favorite of mine. They’re made with ingredients that you typically have on hand, and pancakes keep very well in the fridge – which means early [...]
Seems like these days Valentine’s Day is more about the kids than it is about us. That’s okay by me – I’ve never been much of a romantic anyway, and Valentine’s Day just seems like “amateur night”–an excuse to go out on a date and make Hallmark happy by buying a card. Despite the fact [...]
Last night I watched Morgan Spurlock’s “Super Size Me” for the first time. I’m not really sure how I managed to miss it before now, but I’ll blame it on a really busy schedule that’s often filled with things like “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse,” “iCarly” and “Sponge Bob.” For those of you who haven’t seen the [...]
Pasta is one of my favorite meals, despite the fact that it gets a bum rap from the carb-police. Whatever. In a lot of cases you can help curb the carbs by substituting a whole grain pasta and the taste difference won’t be very noticeable. I find, however, whole grain pasta works best with hearty [...]