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Liz and Alissa Make Stuff

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Liz and Alissa are best friends who like to make stuff, be it food, drink, quilts or otherwise. For each episode they will attempt to make something new and tell you all about it, the good, the bad and the friendship ending. New episodes every other Wednesday

Liz and Alissa are best friends who like to make stuff, be it food, drink, quilts or otherwise. For each episode they will attempt to make something new and tell you all about it, the good, the bad and the friendship ending. New episodes every other Wednesday


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Liz and Alissa are best friends who like to make stuff, be it food, drink, quilts or otherwise. For each episode they will attempt to make something new and tell you all about it, the good, the bad and the friendship ending. New episodes every other Wednesday






Ep 53 - Liz and Alissa Answer Your Burning Questions! (It's our party, we can release a week late if we want to)

Happy second birthday to us! That's right, this podcast is entering it's terrible two's and in classic toddler fashion it has become incredibly temperamental and impossible to reason with. We encountered some technical difficulties the first time we did this so you are listening to take two (itself not free from tech issues, unfortunately) and we are answering some of you, our listeners, most pressing questions! We are giving you all the mildly interesting details about how we pick a show...


Ep 52 - Liz and Alissa Make Meatballs (Belles of the Balls)

In this episode we're talking about four different versions of spherical heaven, meatballs. We've made Swedish, ginger meatballs in a coconut broth, veggie packed italian meatballs and meatball banh mis. We are balled out but it was worth it. The Pickle Front Slice a jalapeño and add to 2 cups of vodka in a closed container. Allow to sit for at least 24 hours, then remove jalapeño. Salt the rim and fill a glass with ice. Add 1/2 tbsp pickled vegetable liquid, 1.5 oz jalapeños...


Ep 51 - Liz and Alissa Make Tacos (In the yellow pocket of big taco)

Let's taco bout tortillas. We made them, corn and flour varieties. They were good! We also recreated two favorites from a dearly departed favorite taco spot, talked deviled eggs, yet again, made gallons of pico de gallo and reveled in our master frying skillz. The Pico de Cocktail Rim a glass with salt (we used habanero salt but kosher or smoked would be great too). Fill glass with ice then add 1.5 oz of tequila, 2 Oz pico de gallo juice and the juice of half a lime. Stir then fill rest...


Ep 50 - Liz and Alissa Make Eggs, Again (That's a Color)

Hey, we're 50! Episodes, that is. What better way to celebrate this momentous podcast event than with the return of something as thrilling as EGGS. This year we dyed Easter eggs with food stuffs and came up with two new types of deviled eggs. The dying, not so hot. The deviling? EXTREMELY HOT. So hot in fact, we want you to get in on the action! If you are planning to celebrate Egg Sunday this week, invent your own deviled egg and share it with us! Either on Instagram (@lizandalissa) or in...


Ep 49 - Liz and Alissa BAKE OFF Again! (Your Special F***ing Day)

Oops, we did it again. We are gluttons for punishment and our abysmal meat pie and Charlotte Royale didn’t do enough to scare us off of attempting more great British baking feats. And this time, we convinced a guest to join us! Kait, co-host of The Worst Bestsellers, took a stab at a star-studded Swiss roll and we made...drumroll please...a wedding cake. I don’t want to give anything away but, I don’t care, WE ALL KICKED ASS WITH THIS ONE. We also discuss further perils of candle making,...


Ep 48 - Liz and Alissa Make Candles (Burn it to the Ground)

We’re waxing nostalgic for a time before half the things in our kitchens were covered in paraffin. Why, you ask? Because we made candles! Stupid, barely scented, fifty dollar candles. We never promised you a rose garden (scented candle) and we never promised you we’d actually succeed at half the shit we do for this show! But we can laugh at our failures, right? Or at least you all can! In addition to our adventures with wax, Alissa figured out the recipe for full box Chex mix, Liz’s vision...


Ep 47 - Liz and Alissa Make Pioneer Woman Recipes (The P-Widdy Research Society)

Here's what's happenin' on the ranch: along with special second time guest, Lauren, we made recipes from everyone's favorite city gal turned Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond. We all love some of Ree's recipes and make them regularly. Others, not so much. Join us as we journey through Ree's frontier and make, among other things, escalloped cabbage, the best lasagna ever, and Marlboro Man's favorite sandwich. Listen to find out if these recipes were approved by cowboys, hungry kids, and me, I mean,...


Ep 46 - Liz and Alissa Make Breakfast (The Most Important Cocktail of the Day)

Just like your mom always told you, breakfast really is the most important cocktail of the day. Breakfast foods are maybe some of our most favorite foods so we’re a little shocked that it’s taken so long to actually do this episode. We made congee, shakshuka, grits and yeasted waffles, not to mention the sunniest, most refreshing tequila cocktail you’ve ever had before 10 am. The Sunshine Mary 3 stalks of celery Juice of one lemon 1 cup fresh carrot juice 1/2 cup fresh yellow tomato...


Ep 45 - Liz and Alissa Make Lemons into Everything but Lemonade (Join Us on Our Acid Trip)

Pucker up, we picked a bushel of lemons and turned them into absolutely everything we could think of, minus lemonade. Limoncello, lemon cheesecake, Atlantic Beach pie (we know, what?), chicken piccata, and lemon salad. Ooh la la, it was delicious. Liz has also been unable to resist remaking 2 of our 3 fast food copy cats AND she tried (and failed) to duplicate our former macaron glory. The Sourpuss Make lemon sugar: finely chop the zest of one lemon and combine with 2 tbsp white...


Ep 44 - Liz and Alissa Make Fast Food (The Day Alissa Ate Two Big Macs)

What do you get when you combine a hankering for basic AF chili, a woman with zero chill on Instagram stories and a podcast in constant need for new content? Homemade fast food, of course! We’ve long said that we wanted to make a chicken sandwich that was both delicious AND didn’t infringe upon the rights of others. This episode we were finally inspired to do it. Find out to what success we were able to recreate such fast food classics as “Wendy’s Chili!”, “The Big Mac!” and the chicken...


Ep 43 - Liz and Alissa Make Vision Boards (The Secret Works? I Guess???)

Happy New Year! This week we went against every skeptical bone in our bodies and made vision boards with Kate Spencer, cohost of Forever35 and experienced vision boarder. Spoiler: we liked it. Will the secret work? Will Alissa actually knit something in 2019? Will Liz breathe the same air as Harry Styles? Only time will tell but we're feeling positive! We also find out what blasphemous things were added to Chex mix this holiday season, how many chickens gave their lives for Alissa's...


Ep 42 - Liz and Alissa Make Appetizers (Holiday App-splosion)

Is the best way to celebrate the holiday season having a party and stuffing your friends full of hors d'oeuvres? Yes, yes, a thousand times, yes! That's what we did and we are feeling festive AF. Join us on an epic journey through the wonderful world of appetizers. PLUS: the epic return of CHEX MIX CORNER. Drinks The Cooking Bubbie The Brown One Apps Fried, Stuffed Olives Kale and Prosciutto Bruschetta Ina’s Herb Dip Salt and Vinegar Potatoes Roasted Vegetable...


Ep 41 - Liz and Alissa Make Hanukkah Foods (My Favorite Essential Oil is Peanut)

It’s the Festival of Lights and we have had our very own oil related miracle. We made our very own Hanukkah feast, complete with brisket, two types of latkes, applesauce and jelly donuts. We are stuffed but basking in the glow of the menorah. Be sure to listen to the end of the episode, we have a very exciting something that we want to try and it involves YOU! The Gimel and Tonic This is more of a technique than a recipe. This drink is a very lime heavy gin and tonic, previously called...


Ep 40 - Liz and Alissa Make Pies (Thanksgiving Episode 2.0)

Pie, glorious pie! Is it the least exciting part of the most exciting meal of the year? Yes! But is it still delicious and worth talking about? You tell us! JK, anything worth making is worth talking about, amiright?! If you say no then this is not the podcast for you. In this episode we talk about the six (6!) pies we made a week before the most pie heavy holiday America has to offer. We also fill in the gap between Liz’s pysanky phase and her crocheted mitten phase and learn about Alissa’s...


Ep 39 - Liz and Alissa Make Secret Gifts (But Mostly It's About Halloween)

Our annual quilt guild retreat is approaching so we teamed up to make secret gifts for our Fabric Fairies (think Secret Santa but for quilt dorks). With Liz's help, Alissa faced her fear of sewing bags and they came out awesome. We also have a rundown of Halloween costumes, Harvaween costumes and how at peace we are now that October is over! The Bitter Fairy In a glass combine, over ice, 1 1/2 oz reposed tequila, 1 oz sweet vermouth, 3/4 oz Campari and 1/2 oz fresh orange juice. Stir....


Ep 38 - Liz and Alissa Make Oktoberfest (Nobody Puts Cabbage in a Corner)

Roll out the barrel cause we're having a barrel of cabbage. Also sausage, spaetzle, pretzels, sauerkraut and cheese sauce. It's an extremely delicious barrel. We are still obsessed with cucumber snack, thanks for asking and we even found a way to fit it into our German feast. The Salty Brat Salt the rim of a pint glass. Fill the glass 2/3rds of the way with German lager and the rest of the way with grapefruit soda (we used San Pellegrino). Add a squeeze of lime and 5 dashes of grapefruit...


Ep 37 - Liz and Alissa Make Condiments (Sauce is Boss)

We're having flashbacks to the Night of a Thousand Dips because we made condiments! Are they dips? Are they sauces? Are they everything that our hearts desire? How about all of the above. Join us on this magical journey of making mustard, ketchup, mayonnaise and ranch. Find out what Liz made with 3 pounds of bananas, hear what Alissa has been experimenting with in the Duggarverse and so much more! Hot Sauced Make honey syrup: combine 3 TBSP honey and 3 TSP water in a glass measuring cup...


Ep 36 - Liz and Alissa Make Duggar Food (A Quiver Full of Cans)

You asked and we delivered. We've made a veritable feast, fit to feed a family of 21. There were so many cans involved, our recycling bins are overflowing. And we're joined by very special guest (sorry, not Jana) Liz's sister Lauren! The Side Hug In a glass, muddle 6 luxardo or similar cherries, 1/2 tsp syrup from cherry jar (or more or less to taste), 2 oz bourbon or vodka, juice from one wedge of lemon, 1/8 tsp vanilla, 2 dashes angostura bitters. Strain into a different glass over...


Ep 35 - Liz and Alissa Make Fall (Ignore the weather, eat the pumpkin)

In Southern California, we cling to what meager scraps of Autumnal changes mother nature deigns to kick in our direction so we have no choice but to manufacture that crisp fall feeling that you know we love. Knitting, pumpkin, cider, we are making it happen, because science won't do it for us. PLUS! We got a phone number! Give us a call and leave us a voicemail! The Amazing Cider, Man In a shaker, combine: Shake for 15 seconds. Pour over ice. Top with sparkling cider. Alissa...


Ep 34 - Liz and Alissa Make a Pupu Platter (The REAL Best Egg Rolls in Los Angeles County)

Even if you've never ordered a pupu platter in your life, if you live in the US you've surely snickered at it's amazing name. This episode we made more pseudo chinese food than your pupu can platter with SHOCKING results. Well, we're shocked at least. The SummerRoll Spritz Makes two cocktails. In a shaker, combine: Shake for 15 seconds then pour over ice. Top with coconut LaCroix. Ginger Cilantro Simple Syrup Dissolve two cups of sugar in two cups of water in a medium pot over...