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Novelist Lisa Logan


Novelist Lisa Logan
 
Home Town: Sherman Oaks, California, USA
Living In: Inland Empire, California, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2007
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Sewing, Gardening, Walking, Reading Books
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About this Cook
I'm a romance novelist who writes smokin' hot books. I've got more than twenty titles in publication under three different pen names. (jroseallister.com for any who are interested.) I have seven children and seven grandchildren and live with my husband, who is also a writer as well as an actor and prop maker.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake and make candy, though I typically only manage this at the holidays! My favorite thing to cook right now is the perfect steak, though ironically I don't eat much red meat. I watch how-to cooking videos when I have time to learn and refine techniques.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My father worked in a candy factory as a very young man, and my great grandmother was a candy making whiz. My mom made all sorts of candies every Christmas, and after a several year hiatus (fudge only) I have picked up this family tradition.
My cooking triumphs
Won first prize in a Halloween baking contest for my "haunted house" cake. My two-toned fudge has people chasing me around at work begging for more. So does my whole wheat chocolate chip cookies, guava cake, and banana bites.
My cooking tragedies
Um, I'd gladly go into this, but this section says I'm only allowed one thousand characters maximum. LOL I will say that my first disaster was chocolate, cheddar cheese, and Lawry's seasoning salt tortillas. I was eight. My mother ate every bite, bless her soul.
Recipe Reviews 26 reviews
Cowboy Hash
Super easy! I rated this four stars because I found it a tad bland as written, but a few added touches dials this up to a 5-star dish. I sautee fresh onion and garlic before browning my meat, then deglaze the pan with a mix of water and worcestershire sauce to scrape up the yum bits. I season the meat with salt and pepper before dumping in the corn and beans. Fresh corn right off the cob in season is a nice touch. Garlic powder, more worcestershire to taste, and a bit of cayenne if you like it spicier kicks this up nicely. I serve over rice as suggested. This will go in the rotation for no-fuss nights. Thanks for sharing!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 2, 2011
Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies
So easy and quick, and they turn out quite tasty! I accidentally bought the honey flavored peanut butter, and it was divine in this recipe. When baking cookies, I always swap out a portion of white sugar for brown sugar because I find my cookies turn out moister that way, so I did half white and half brown for this. Heaven!

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 23, 2011
Zippy Zucchini
This was really yummy with a bit of flavor doctoring, and I would have given it 5 stars for sure if not for that. I did add some garlic and seasoned bread crumbs, and sprinkled more Parmesan on top along with Italian seasoning. I also found I needed about an extra 15 min baking time even after preheating the oven. So easy and a great way to use up the bountiful supply of summer zucchini! Thanks for posting

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 28, 2011
 
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