Liza Greis

Do-it-yourself projects and Home Decor

Dutch Oven Lemon Blueberry Cake

Summer time means spending more time outside and for our family it means eating outside too. During July and August I try to avoid heating up the kitchen since it is already so hot. We barbecue often and also cook in Dutch  ovens. I made some lemon blueberry muffins the other day and they were […]

Cooking with an Electric Pressure Cooker

My darling friend Cami, from the blog Tidbits, emailed me and asked if I wanted to have a copy of her new book all about cooking with electric pressure cookers. Wanting to be a supportive friend, and wanting to get my hands on what was surely going to be a gorgeous book, I said yes. […]

Purple French Fries

My parents and Shane’s parents both grew up in Idaho in the heart of potato country. We both grew up eating lots of potatoes. They were a staple to say the least. I am not a huge fan and so we eat them sparingly at our house. My kids several years ago wouldn’t eat them […]

Black Bean Burgers

We love to grill! It means less clean up for me and it is so nice for those summer days when it is too hot to be using the stove and oven. I am having a hard time saying goodbye to summer and will probably be grilling clear until the snow starts to fall. Shane tried a […]

Raspberry Cake

Today is national raspberry cake day! Yep. It is really a thing. I have shared this cake in the past but it was so long ago I know most of you missed it so I am reposting it. Plus, it is the height of raspberry season so the timing is perfect :)      I […]

Artichoke & Garlic Spread for Cheesy Bread

If you are a regular reader you know I have a love (that borders on obsession) of artichokes and basil and anything that contains either one. Put them both together and well, it’s a match made in heaven. I have shared my artichoke bruschetta and my artichoke and basil lasagna in the past. Today it is my […]

Citrus Hot Drink

Do you have certain recipes that you only make at certain times of the year? Are there certain foods that remind you of your childhood? My mom used to make this hot drink for us in the winter. She found the recipe and started using it for when we had a sore throat or our […]

Homemade Graham Crackers for S’mores {Giveaway}

The theme for my Better Homes and Gardens post this month was Holiday Entertainment. Having a small house means that any “entertaining” we do is usually outside. BBQ’s, outdoor movies, and roasting marshmallows are the usual. This past weekend we had some of our family over for dinner and s’mores. We will be spending Thanksgiving with […]

Super Easy Pizza Dough!

We LOVE homemade pizza at our house! We make it a lot, especially on Friday nights. This pizza dough recipe we have been using for our whole marriage. It is super easy and doesn’t take very long to make. PrintSuper Easy Pizza Dough! Ingredients1 cup warm water 1 packet of yeast ( or 2 1/4 […]

Easy Crème Brûlée

Crème Brûlée is probably my all time favorite dessert. In fact, when we first moved here to Utah, Shane’s first firm he worked for would have their company Christmas party at Deer Valley Ski Resort every year. We would have a private dining room with tables full of the best food. I would head straight […]

Grilled Kabobs

Confession…. I felt off the healthy wagon while in New Orleans. Shane and I went there for a service project with Home Depot (more on that later!) and we did a pretty good job for the first two meals but them when we ate out for dinner all four nights. We wanted to experience the […]

Lemonade Drink Table

I started to think it wouldn’t happen, and let’s be honest, we’re still not in the clear. It is Utah afterall. But the snow is gone and the grass has started to green up. It is time to pull out the grill and invite some friends over! Warmer weather is screams backyard party! I was […]

Zucchini Noodles with Pesto

You can tell by my pasty skin that I am Irish. But in my pasta lovin’, hot headed, heart I am Italian. There’s got to be Italians somewhere in my family tree, I just know it. I also love carbs. So when I first heard about this contraption that makes zucchini, squash, and veggies into […]

5 Tips to Help You Drink More Water

One of the things I have struggled with forever is drinking enough water. Water is the only thing I drink really so you would think it would be easy, but it’s not. I forget to drink throughout the day and then I am super thirsty at night. I need to not only drink more, but […]

Broccoli Chicken Dijon

We have been experimenting with new healthy recipes and we have found another favorite! This broccoli chicken dijon is also super easy to prepare.     In order for a recipe to be considered a success, we not only have to love the flavor, but it needs to fill us up. Maybe not the “gorge […]

Spicy Garlic Lime Shrimp & Pasta

I’m not sure about you, but when I am in one of my “I’m going to eat healthier” kicks, the main reason I stop being really good about it is that I run out of healthy dinner options. The five healthy “got to” dinners get old real quick. But I am determined to stay on […]