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Liz Wertz

Liz lives with her husband, two kids, black lab and four chickens in downtown Indianapolis. During the week, she juggles her time mom-ing her preschooler and infant while also working from home part-time. Liz enjoys growing vegetables, yoga, going out to eat, being sarcastic, cooking, aimlessly scrolling TikTok (@frenchfryliz) and reality tv.

Meet Our Indianapolis Moms: Liz Wertz

Hiii there! I'm Liz, and I've been an Indianapolis Moms contributor since 2018. I've never considered myself a "writer" but applied when I felt lost and needed an outlet to help me process my...

Baked Parmesan Tilapia {What’s Cooking Wednesday}

My husband and I both work full-time now, which means our kids are at daycare and PreK/AYS all. day. long. This is a new adjustment for our family! By the time everybody is home...
Asian Noodle Salad

Asian Noodle Salad {What’s Cooking Wednesday}

I have been seriously slacking in the "healthy eating" department lately. Now that I'm going back to work, I'm making it a priority to meal prep for my lunches so I don't fall into...
one pot mediterranean pasta

One Pot Mediterranean Pasta {What’s Cooking Wednesday}

For the first time in almost a decade, I’m re-entering the workforce full-time. This new change is bringing up a slurry of emotions. I’m proud that I scored this gig as an unlicensed newby,...
Banana Chocolate Snickers

Frozen Banana Chocolate Bar {What’s Cooking Wednesday}

Move over Baked Feta Pasta, the newest TikTok food trend is the Frozen Banana Chocolate Bar. This sweet, and somewhat healthy, treat is perfect for a hot summer day! To make things even simpler,...
peach crisp

Peach Crisp with Oats and Almond Topping {What’s Cooking Wednesday}

This dessert is perfect for summertime entertaining. To me, nothing says 'summer' like fresh, juicy peaches. We still have another month or two until we'll start seeing the ripe, fresh peaches in at the...
homemade hummus

Simple Homemade Hummus {What’s Cooking Wednesday}

My household goes through a ton of hummus. Seriously. My husband alone can polish off one of those giant tubs from Costco in a week. We put hummus on everything: toast, bagels, in lunchboxes...
mashed potato pancakes

Mashed Potato Pancakes {What’s Cooking Wednesday}

Our household loves mashed potatoes! But, we hate how gluey and dry leftovers get when you reheat them. Enter: Mashed Potato Pancakes. This recipe is super easy, quick and makes an excellent side for...
baked spaghetti

Baked Spaghetti Casserole {What’s Cooking Wednesday}

Spaghetti is a staple in our house. But week after week, it can seem a bit boring. Enter Baked Spaghetti Casserole, or as my 4 year old calls it “Special Spaghetti”! Little does she...
Ricotta Gnocchi and Peas

Ricotta Gnocchi and Peas {What’s Cooking Wednesday}

I absolutely love gnocchi. I could eat an endless bowl of those lil pillows of savory fluff.  While traditional gnocchi are made with potatoes, this recipe uses ricotta making the dish equally delicious, but takes...
lemon ricotta pasta

One Pot Lemon Ricotta Pasta {What’s Cooking Wednesday}

I love cooking (if you can't already tell!), but I HATE doing dishes. That’s why one-pot recipes like this super easy Lemon Ricotta Pasta are always a go-to in my weekday dinner lineup! The...
Detroit style pizza

Detroit Style Pizza {What’s Cooking Wednesday}

  I approach pizza very equitably. I do not discriminate against any type of za. Thin crust, stuffed crust, New York style, deep dish, pizza bagels, pizza rolls… heck, I’ll even tolerate a Hawaiian Pizza...
veggie nuggets

Delicious Veggie Nuggets {What’s Cooking Wednesday}

My little dude just turned 9 months old and decided he’s too grown for that puree life. So, to appease his new demands, I’ve been experimenting with various recipes that he can 1) eat...
homemade buttermilk biscuits

Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits {What’s Cooking Wednesday}

In my house, carbs are life. And while I’m not picky how I consume said carbs, I have a special place in my heart for biscuits. We eat biscuits for breakfast, lunch and dinner!...
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