Jennifer Fliss

Jennifer Fliss’s writing has appeared in Brain Child Magazine, Scary Mommy, Ravishly, Zelle/Runner’s World, and elsewhere. She also can be found on the flying trapeze.
The One Thing I Knew I Would Bake with My Daughter
Meringues may very well be my favorite sweet. As a child, I could inhale entire baking sheets filled with the egg white and sugar confections. When my grandmother made her famous (to us, at least) Heavenly Lemon Pie, I’d sneak the meringue crust with my equally naughty cousin, long before the dessert made it to the table.
May 24, 2019
Chopped Liver and Sweet Tea: Cooking Up Memories for Mom
I live in Seattle, but I am a New Yorker with roots in the Deep South — which is to say, I love pork and pastrami, mint juleps and Manischewitz, and chopped liver and sweet tea. The dearth of Jewish delis has affected me more than I thought it would, but I, at least, can find variations of my culinary desires, which tend to be pickles and matzo ball soup. For my mother, the situation is more dire; she longs for tongue and chopped liver, which are considerably more difficult to find.
May 1, 2019
Should You Buy a Spiralizer? 3 Reasons to Say Yay.
Space in my kitchen is at a premium. One-trick culinary ponies are fun, but take up precious space — so why did I buy a spiralizer? Like many others who were trying to make the move to more vegetables and fewer carbs, the zucchini noodle poked its head up from the great internet world of health food blogs and said eat me. If you’re on the fence about buying one, here are three arguments in favor of the trendy tool du jour.
May 1, 2019
The 10 Spices I Bring with Me on Vacation
The increase of apartment and house rentals on the vacation market means greater flexibility when visiting a new place. You can live like a local, cook your own meals, and even entertain friends. But while many of these loaner kitchens claim to be fully stocked, they’re usually lacking in the things that truly make a meal stand out (as well as sharp knives).
Jul 28, 2016
Why a Beer Stein Belongs in Your Camping Gear
Okay, I know what you’re thinking: You want me to carry heavy stone jugs with me when I camp? Hauling beer steins when you have to hike for miles to a campsite may prove to be an additional challenge you don’t want to conquer, but if you’re only walking a short distance to a campsite or if you’re car camping (or picnicking or eating al fresco in your backyard — you get the idea), you may want to consider bringing a few of these go-to German souvenirs along.
Jul 14, 2016
A Tour of the United States in Hot Sauce
They say your palate is a place of memories, which is why I bring home bottles of sauces from all over the country. They’re a way to make the trip last long after your bags are unpacked and your suntan has faded. And, let’s face it, they’re tastier than a snow globe, an ill-fitting T-shirt, or tiny silver spoon. Here are some saucy souvenirs you should try the next time you’re traipsing around the U.S. (Fortunately many are available to purchase online too.
Jul 4, 2016