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lisa diven

lisa diven
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Living In: San Diego, California, USA
Member Since: Apr. 2007
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Healthy, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Biking, Walking, Photography, Music, Charity Work
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Lisa 2011
About this Cook
born and raised in San Diego, CA
My favorite things to cook
Curries, Italian dishes, Pizza from scratch, Cream Dishes, Chicken,
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving and Christmas Church Potlucks
My cooking triumphs
making homemade pasta and pizza dough
My cooking tragedies
decorative desert baking
Recipe Reviews 6 reviews
Roasted Cauliflower Soup
This is a great recipe as-is. As originally created it is wonderful but a little bland for my taste, so I did modify the recipe a little to my likes, I added 1 yellow bell pepper, I used white pepper vs black pepper for appearance purposes and I like the taste better of white pepper. I also added some curry powder and celery salt. Instead of using chicken stock I used the water and added chicken granules for the basic same effect. I also added some fried tofu garnishes as well. This put the soup over the top in my book.

24 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 26, 2011
Spanish Rice Bake
very tasty. I used 1 cup onion, 2 tablespoons minced garlic and 1 green bell pepper and cooked them with the meat. I also seasoned the base mixture (meat, onion, garlic and bell pepper) with salt, pepper and the cumin. (I used 1 teaspoon cumin) In addition I used 1 cup salsa. While cooking there was not enough water so the total amount of water I used was almost 2 cups. This was definitely a crowd pleaser as I used it for a church potluck and it was finished fast. I received a lot of compliments. Definitely a keeper.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 24, 2010
Egg and Sausage Casserole
Very easy and very good, I added some Lawry's season salt to the egg mixture and it was good. Next time I might add some finely chopped onion, mushroom and broccoli to the egg mixture, but it is very good as is.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 24, 2010
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