Pretzel Buns

   When I first sought out to make these buns I was somewhat skeptical especially given the water bath with baking soda. Boiling dough before baking – possibility of the dough going crazy in the bath. Infact the first dough ball I attempted to boil opened at the seam slightly but I quickly set it right with the following pieces....more

Croatian Walnut Swirl Bread (Povitica or Orahnjača)

   If you check out my recipe on Cinna-buns with frangipane, you will notice the similarities especially the dough, filling and method).   When the FIFA World Cup fever had set in, I was planning to try out atleast one recipe from each of the participating countries. A few were not familiar – so I was excited about the challenge and adventure. Infact this was somewhat educational too – researching on the food led to reading about those parts of the world, the people....more

Sweet Potato Bread Pudding

It’s sweet, its warm, its absolutely delicious.NO- I didn’t throw Jen in my mixer and bake her on 325!This is the perfect cross of bread pudding and a sweet potato casserole. Bread pudding is something I have never made at home. It’s always one of those things I see on a dessert menu at a restaurant and think YES I must have that!!It really is quite simple to make on your own and believe me it was worth the effort....more
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Classic Pumpkin Pie

Thanksgiving is right around the corner! There's nothing more classic than a tradition pumpkin pie this holiday season. This is a super easy recipe and is pretty much fool-proof.Head over for the recipe! http://www.foodnfocus.com/pumpkin-pie/...more

Death by Chocolate Muffins

So like, I should probably preface this by saying you shouldn’t actually eat these for breakfast. They are seriously chocolatey. Also, giving them out to children before they leave for school in the morning is probably frowned upon by their teachers. Ahem, not that I’ve done that. Ever. REALLY....more

The Simplest, One-Minute Kitchen Hack: How to Core an Apple

It is apple season, and Pinterest is exploding with recipes. Apples are wonderful, but they have that crazy core, which can make prepping apples for recipes take forever. I don't have room for a big apple corer&dmash;but I do have something hidden in a kitchen drawer that works perfectly as an apple corer. ...more
Brilliant. I had no idea there was such a simple way to do this!more

Bread Baking, and why it isn't as hard as you think it is

Hello and Welcome to Liza’s Kitchen!Here in the blog section of the site, every week, I’m going to be introducing a new recipe, cooking technique, ingredient, or tip/trick to get you cooking and baking at home.  As a native New Yorker and super busy person with a full-time job (Liza’s Kitchen is a part-time gig right now) I understand the time constraints that working people face when preparing food....more

Grapefruit pie

This delicious and refreshing pie will become one of your  family favorites.  Sometimes I like to think about the nature of the things and it always draw me that God create everything with  perfection.  The citric fruits are at their best at winter season, they are loaded in Vitamin C and is the time when we need to give a Vitamin C boost to our inmune sistem,  how sweet it is to make it with this grapefruit pie.Full recipe at www.milgrageas.blogspot.com ...more

Pumpkin Pound Cake

Can you believe Thanksgiving is a week away?!? Where did November go? I figured I better get going on finally baking with pumpkin before the season of pumpkin was history. I had grand plans for what I wanted to make. Would it be pumpkin doughnuts, pumpkin coffee cake or pumpkin muffins? Then I came across this really great recipe from Whipperberry for Pumpkin Pound Cake. I thought this would be the perfect cake to make for Thanksgiving for this Southern girl....more