That Skinny Chick Can Bake

About Me, That Skinny Chick Can Bake


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About Me, That Skinny Chick Can Bake

Welcome to That Skinny Chick Can Bake! I’m Liz and have been cooking, baking and teaching since I was a teenager, with over 40 years of experience. My baking and cooking education started with my mom, who loved to experiment with cooking. She had the New York Times Cookbook to reference for dinner parties and she taught me how to make food beautiful and delicious. Never to dissuade our creativity, she allowed my sisters and I to cook or bake anything our hearts desired. And I, as the oldest of four, helped teach my siblings to cook.

When my mom started grad school while I was in high school, I would cook for our family of 6 once a week. Experimenting in the kitchen was a nice break from Chemistry and Trigonometry. Baking became a passion, especially when my parents were generous with praise.

College lead me to a career in Nursing, where Nutrition was part of the curriculum. For 5 years, I cared for inpatient cancer patients where good nutrition was key to their survival and recovery. Educating my patients was an important part of being a registered nurse.

Self Taught Baker and Cook

Then, as a young mom, I discovered the Food Network, where I watched and learned from Sara Moulton on her show, Cooking Live. While my husband was working long hours, I spent an hour a day being taught tips and tricks from the editor of Gourmet Magazine right in my kitchen. Though I focus on baking and desserts on That Skinny Chick Can Bake, a well rounded diet, along with moderation is our motto at home.

As a college professor, my father used  many of our family adventures as teaching opportunities. After my mother got her Masters, she taught at the university level as well. I have taught numerous cooking classes in my home along with appearances on local TV stations. This love of teaching continues in my blog posts with tips included with the recipes so your experience in the kitchen is successful.

Finally, I started my food blog, That Skinny Chick Can Bake, in 2010 to chronicle my baking journey. With 40+ years of cooking, baking and entertaining, I’m happy to share my tried and true recipes and tips with you. Only those recipes that have been tested in my kitchen and approved of by my friends and family make it to the pages of this blog.

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With a passion for baking rich, irresistible desserts and garnishing them to perfection, there is no shortage of sweets on this food blog. Chocolate Desserts make my family swoon, and I have a thing for Cookies, too! I love to bake from scratch, but on rare occasions will use a little shortcut to make life easier. Head over to my Recipe Index to hunt for a recipe or use the Search Bar on the top of every page. Plus, if you’re wondering how I keep in shape surrounded by desserts, check out my Skinny Tips.

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Liz Berg, That Skinny Chick Can Bake, Indianapolis, Indiana

lizzy.do @gmail.com or [email protected]