Hi, I'm Liz

I'm a midwestern girl who lives in Iowa with my amazing husband, Tim and our incredible son Theodore.  I love to cook, entertain family and friends, visit unknown travel destinations, and enjoy the occasional martini.  


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Sprinkle Joy.

A little here.  A little there.  A little everywhere. 

March 22, 2019

Life is slowly settling into a pace we can handle. Spring is here and days are longer. I was able to try a new recipe this week. Tim occupied the kids and I was able to dominate in the kitchen with an Ina recipe. It was great to try something new and I was happy to fee...

September 7, 2017

I love an easy Pasta Salad when I need to take a side to a BBQ or picnic.  I got this recipe from my girlfriend Rachel years ago and I've stuck with it ever since.  

It's the easiest thing.  Buy your favorite boxed pasta salad and then add your favorite veggie...

May 18, 2015

A great twist on lasagna!

October 13, 2013

Tim and I stayed with our friends, Tracey and Tommy in Chicago a couple months back for our 1/2 marathon.  The night before, Tracey cooked us a delicious meal – her dad’s spaghetti recipe.

It’s hearty and seasoned to perfection.  A great meal as we head into c...

August 18, 2011

There are certain things that bring back memories of my childhood and teenage years. One, is my Pasta Bolognese recipe that I got from my mother-in-law Pat.

When I was in high school and dating Tim, he would call me once a week inviting me over for dinner. (most of the...

April 28, 2011

I heart pasta.

I mean I really LOVE pasta.

I love all types of pasta.

I love pasta for lunch.

I love pasta for dinner.

So you can imagine my elation when The Pioneer Woman posted her favorite pasta dishes on her blog the other day.  I found this one and was excite...

April 22, 2011

What’s it they say?  April showers bring May flowers?  It’s been raining all day long! All I’ve wanted to do is get home, throw on sweatpants and enjoy a movie.

What’s the perfect dinner dish for a cold rainy day?  I thought a casserole was a good way to go.  I wen...

April 8, 2011

Can you say yumm?

I got home late from work tonight and cooking dinner was the last thing I wanted to do.  I’m glad I changed my mind because this dish was AMAZING!

For the first time, I seared the chicken on the stovetop and then baked it for 20 minutes.  Tim and I coul...

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Mom to Teddy and Madeleine. Wife to Tim. Designer. I LOVE: cooking | baking, entertaining family & friends,
unknown travel destinations, a good book, positive words, photography, and the occasional martini.