Recipes by Liza Torborg

I got this recipe from chef Tom Skold at a soup and salad cooking class. Be careful to use just a little of the┬ásriracha┬ásauce until you know how spicy you like it. It’s very potent stuff! 2 T. olive oil 1 medium white onion, diced 6 garlic cloves, chopped 2   Read More ...

This delicious appetizer (which more often than not turns into full-on dinner) has been a staple at our New Year’s Eve Olympics celebration for a few years. It fits all the requirements of our NYE menu: cheesy, tasty, and easy to make. 1 lb Italian sausage (cooked, drained) 1 large   Read More ...

This version of buffalo dip is creamy and has just enough heat. It’s a huge hit at parties when served with tortilla chips and celery. It also makes a mighty fine dinner. Or so I’ve heard. 2-3 large chicken breasts, cooked and shredded 1/2 C. to 3/4 C.. wing sauce   Read More ...

I am always looking for ways to use up a roast without having to eat … roast. This is a fabulous recipe I got from my friend Erin. She is pretty much the queen of making easy food that tastes like it took all day to prepare. (Well, technically this   Read More ...

1/2 C. flaxseed, ground 3 bananas, mashed 1/4 C. vegetable oil 1/4 C. white sugar 1/4 C. brown sugar 2 eggs 3/4 C. all-purpose flour 3/4 C. whole wheat flour 1/2 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. salt Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).   Read More ...

1 medium onion, finely chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced (I often use more) 1 tsp. dried basil (I use much more) 2 T. olive oil (divided) 1/2 C. white wine 1 large can petite diced tomatoes (28 to 32 oz) 1 tsp. salt (optional) 1 1/2 to 2 lbs diced   Read More ...

I discovered this recipe in Food Network Magazine (a Christmas gift that I LOVE!). I saw the picture one day and made these cookies the next. They are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! As you’re mixing the dough you’ll probably think to yourself “There is no WAY I can possibly mix in any more   Read More ...

4 cups white sugar 1 cup light brown sugar 1/2 cup butter 1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk 1 (7 ounce) jar marshmallow creme 1 (16 ounce) jar peanut butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Grease a 9×13 inch baking dish. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar,   Read More ...

I tore this recipe out of Real Simple magazine, since I am always looking for something good and easy for dinner. (The fact that I then actually made it is quite impressive, if I do say so myself.) Though it’s not exactly a healthy chicken dish, my kids gave it   Read More ...

My cousin Ellen — an amazing cook and baker — came up with this great recipe this summer. Everyone who had already tried it swore that I would love it and my kids would eat it, and they were right. It really is the perfect summer dish. Fresh basil and   Read More ...

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