Today on Sunday Supper Super Stars: Liz from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Who is Liz: I grew up in a small university town in Iowa. My dad was the classic physics professor with the wild hair and neglected wardrobe. My culinary curiosity, though, came from my gifted mom, who excelled at playing Bach on our grand piano, cooking exotic gourmet foods for her many friends, and using her artist’s eye to make our home and our food beautiful.
She wasn’t much of a baker, so when my three younger sisters and I yearned for a sweet treat, I turned to our trusty Better Homes & Gardens cookbook and zeroed in on the dessert tabs. My love of baking began in my childhood kitchen. Years later, I married a chocoholic and together we had 3 children who each love their sweets. I currently reside in Indianapolis, Indiana, with said husband of almost 28 years, daughter, Katie, and elderly yellow lab, Lambeau. One of our sons is in college and the other is a working dude with benefits…hooray!
I started blogging shortly after hosting a coffee almost 4 years ago in March, 2010. I took quick snapshots of all the dishes I served and decided to share the recipes with the world. Little did I know this whim would form friendships and connections across the globe. I have met numerous blogger friends including one in Paris (who took us to the most chic chocolate boutique) and plan to do the same in New Zealand next winter. And my fellow Sunday Supper participants are some of the nicest bloggers of all.
Her favorite #SundaySupper theme so far: My favorite Sunday Supper post was when I hosted our virtual second anniversary party. I knew I had to make a dish that reflected what I’d bring if invited to a real life gathering of foodie friends. This decadent Chocolate Mousse Torte was perfect.
Her most popular #SundaySupper post: One of my most popular SS posts was for these Spinach and Mushroom Pinwheels. They’re a quick yet impressive appetizer that was part of a spread I served to my book club.
-I worked as an oncology nurse before retiring to be a full time mom. Most of my patients had leukemia or lymphoma.
-My family adores the Green Bay Packers. Nothing can interfere with watching a live game on TV including meals! I’m not “quite” as avid of a fan. You may find me rooting for the clock!
-While most of my family would select some rich chocolate item off a dessert menu, I’d rather have a slab of frosting laden carrot cake or a helping of warm peach or apple crisp topped with vanilla ice cream.
-When I’m not blogging, I’m busy with volunteer work. It started with the PTO when the kids were in school, then I spent almost a decade assisting with longest running Decorators’ Show House in the country which benefits our county hospital. Now my primary focus is on the Riley Children’s Hospital Prom, a spectacular event where we get to outfit the cancer inpatients in fancy gowns and tuxes and treat them to a magical night with their families.
-My most frequently asked question is why I don’t weigh a bazillion pounds with all the baking I do. I keep trim by doing hot power yoga 2-3 times a week as well as running 5-6 times a week on the treadmill. I would also rather eat cookie dough than cookies, so I have great will power around baked goods!