Taking a simple drive can change a life. “I was in my car when I got the idea to bake and sell my aunt’s banana bread recipe,” says Liza Molinary. “It took me by surprise because it was so obvious that I almost ignored it.” For more than 20 years, Liza’s aunt has been baking and giving away her delicious banana bread to friends and family in Puerto Rico as a special treat. Ten days after Liza’s idea to go into business for herself, Liza’s Kitchen: Gourmet Banana Bread Artisans was launched. “I sold 75 breads my first week,” she says. “I have noticed how people crave a fresh, natural, artisan product made with simple ingredients that both tastes great and makes them feel happy.” All the breads are made-to-order and come in a box that includes serving suggestions and wine pairings. The breads are available in Traditional, Walnut or Chocolate Chip and make excellent hostess gifts and thank-you treats for friends, clients, employees and corporate meetings. They also help make everyday coffee and dessert special; 786.584.7946; #LizasKitchenMiami.
Nostalgia is in the air as we re-introduce you to a few Key Biscayne mothers we’ve profiled over the years to see what it was like raising their kids on the island now that they are all grown up.
When we first profiled Barbara & Tino Peña and their family 11 years ago in a wildly popular “Super Parents!” feature, their four children ranged in age from 10 months to 8 years old. Today, the parents are the wiser for it and their kids have grown up right before their very eyes.