Author Archive For: Liza Hawkins

About Liza Hawkins

With her down-to-earth approach to food, and a dash or two of snark, Liza enjoys eating, reading, cooking, dining and writing on a daily basis. By day, she's an insurance professional, by night she gracefully (or not sometimes) barrels through life keeping up with her blog (a)Musing Foodie, other freelance writing jobs, non-profit work, Twitter and Facebook, her kids, her husband, and whatever else happens to fill her plate. Read her blog here: www.amusingfoodie.com

5 Simple Steps to Make a Better Burger

May 30, 2012 by aMusingFoodie

Memorial Day weekend has just ended and if your neighborhood is anything like mine, charcoal grill and the wonderful scent of barbecue could be noted drifting through the hot summery breezes all weekend long. Chicken, sausage, hot dogs and kebabs are all favorites among home grillers, but nothing says barbecue like a big, fat, juicy burger. [...]

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Easy Homemade Dark Chocolate Banana Pancakes

May 15, 2012 by aMusingFoodie

Weekends are the only time during the week that this working mom’s able to pull together a proper breakfast for the kids. We often have my 3-year old’s favorite, fondly called “baconeggsandtoast” (all together as though it was one word), but my most favorite thing to make on a Saturday is pancakes! From scratch pancakes [...]

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The 1 Thing Every Mother Wants for Mother’s Day

May 9, 2012 by aMusingFoodie

It’s hard to believe that Mother’s Day is less than a week away. I’m not sure about you, but 2012 has been flying by at rapid pace with so much to do, and so little time to do it. I think back fondly sometimes to the days when the only person I had to think [...]

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Cinco de Mayo: Cilantro Lime Chicken Marinade

Cilantro Lime Chicken Marinade

May 1, 2012 by aMusingFoodie

Cinco de May falls on a Saturday this year which means grills around the country are gonna be piping hot and ready to serve up some yummy treats! This year simplify your May 5th celebration by prepping chicken ahead of time in this lovely marinade that’s inspired by [mostly] Mexican flavors. I know what you’re [...]

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Easy Oven Baked Chicken Tenders

Easy Oven Baked Chicken Tenders

April 24, 2012 by aMusingFoodie

I’m not sure there’s a kid on this planet that dislikes chicken tenders. In fact, I’d bet money that there are many children whose diet is sustained by chicken tenders alone, every night for dinner. My kids might not have them every night, but they do eat chicken tenders frequently – at least once a [...]

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8 Easy Steps to Combat French Press Coffee Phobia

Using a French press is easy!

April 17, 2012 by aMusingFoodie

I was having brunch with a girlfriend on Sunday at a cute little bistro in downtown Frederick, Md. If you’ve never been, Cafe Nola is a fabulous place to go for breakfast during the week and brunch on the weekends. I love supporting local small businesses, and Nola doesn’t disappoint – they have arguably the [...]

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Creamy Potato and Egg Salad

Recipe for Creamy Potato and Egg Salad

April 10, 2012 by aMusingFoodie

It is precisely two days post-Easter and for those that celebrate I’m guessing that at least a few of you are still trying to figure out ways to use up the dozens of hard-boiled eggs in your fridge. It almost seems like they multiply while they’re in there, and you can only make so many [...]

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One Simple Way to Digitally Collect Recipes in Print

April 3, 2012 by aMusingFoodie

I’ve found myself sitting in a doctor’s office two times in the past week for my 3-year old son. Double ear infection and ringworm. Good times. One of my son’s two appointments was a hurried visit to Immediate Care after work. This is not exactly what you want to be doing at 6:00 p.m. on [...]

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Top 5 #BlogAwesome Foodie Bloggers

March 27, 2012 by aMusingFoodie

It wouldn’t be a proper Blog Awesome Challenge if I didn’t talk about my most favorite jealousy-inducing foodie blogger brethern now, would it? When you’re new to the blogging world, and you’ve found your niche, it can be really helpful to take some time to stalk watch what others in your niche are doing. Especially [...]

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Top 3 Foodie Blogger Web Resources

March 20, 2012 by aMusingFoodie

As part of the Blog Awesome Challenge, last week you found out how food blogging became my niche. THIS week I’m gonna share my favorite foodie websites that help me get the job done, as in Blog-Awesome-Foodie-Web-Resources, people! I would love to tell you that all of my foodie posts come by way of pure [...]

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