Liz Wertz

Liz lives with her husband, two kids and black lab in downtown Indianapolis. After a professional hiatus, she’s now learning how to navigate her new norm of a working mom in the finance world. Liz enjoys growing vegetables, yoga, going out to eat, being sarcastic, cooking, aimlessly scrolling TikTok (@frenchfryliz) and reality tv.
Red Curry Noodle Soup

Red Curry Noodle Soup {What’s Cooking Wednesday}

My husband always texts me recipes he comes across for me to make. Well, to be fair, he’d gladly make them himself, but I have this little issue with a thing called control. So...
Lentil Frisco Melt

What’s Cooking Wednesday: Lentil Frisco Melts

Steak n Shake holds a special place in my heart. Steak n Shake was THE place to be in high school. We’d go all the time—after school, before/after football games, after show choir competitions,...

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things: 2020 Edition

Yes, you read that title correctly… Despite 2020 being the utter dumpster fire that it was, there are a few things that happened amidst the pandemic and political chaos that I am ever grateful...
simple macaroni and cheese

What’s Cooking Wednesday: Simple Macaroni and Cheese

You want to know the secret to ensuring you have a good day? It’s this ooey, gooey simple macaroni and cheese. Yes, you could just make some out of the coveted blue box (a...
PB J Ice Cream Pie

What’s Cooking Wednesday: Salted PB&J Ice Cream Pie

I have a confession to make. I HATE pumpkin pie. I loathe it. I’d rather skip dessert than eat pumpkin pie. Well, actually most pies to be honest...and that says a lot because I...

Five Things I Wish I Could Tell My Younger Self

If you’re anything like me, the COVID pandemic has caused my family to be more homebound than normal. While this new normal has presented many challenges (read: sharing space with your 4-year-old, newborn and...
vegetable stir fry

What’s Cooking Wednesday: Vegetarian Stir Fry

My favorite hobby of all time is going out to eat! (That can be a hobby, right?!) So, COVID has put me in a major funk. We haven’t been to a restaurant since March....
simple fish tacos

What’s Cooking Wednesday: Simple Fish Tacos

Want a quick, easy and healthy taco recipe? Fish tacos and rice are a staple in our house. 1.The night before, thaw frozen fish filets in your fridge. We love to use cod and use...
impossible burger slider

What’s Cooking Wednesday: Impossible Burger Sliders

My husband is a vegetarian (so me and the kids are vegs by proxy when we eat at home) and I’ve been dying to get my hands on Impossible Burger forever. Seriously! I’ve added...

Self-Care Through the Five Minute Journal

Journaling helps me combat the constant chaos that fills my brain. But, I’m also the queen of excuses… “I don’t have enough time to REALLY journal.” “Nothing ‘worthy’ happened today, I either need to...

Communication in a Pandemic World

Indiana is opening up. Many school districts are welcoming students for in-person classes, gyms and fitness centers are moving away from only virtual options and restaurants are seeing more diners opt for indoor seating...

Growing Pains: Becoming a Big Sister

As I was nursing my newborn and trying to put him down for an afternoon nap, I heard my toddler daughter (3.5 years old) doing one of her favorite activities: singing a song she...

Sourdough Bread Baking 101

As we enter month five of quarantine, I've finally jumped on the trend: sourdough baking. I've always been interested in learning how to make sourdough bread because 1) carbs are life, 2) crusty loaves...

It’s Okay to Feel Down

Can I just vent with you all for a second? My life has not been going as planned recently… Just before the holidays, the new CEO of my nonprofit let me know my position would...
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