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Alisa S.A.

Alisa S.A.
Home Town: Missoula, Montana, USA
Living In: Spokane Valley, Washington, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Low Carb, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Sewing, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Biking, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Charity Work
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Alisa in Mexico
About this Cook
I am married Homeschooling mother of 2. I have a problem with sugar, that I love it! I like strong coffee with a bit of cream. I don't really like cheese or raw onions.
My favorite things to cook
I never sample a recipe before I serve it at a family dinner or party. I just go for it like an adventure for the palate. except for red meat or pork we don't eat very much of for health reasons but I like to cook with veggies from the garden, bake pastries,like custard pie. invent new recipes and improve on the old. Potato salad is fun, I put just about any thing in it.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving turkey. The coveted family "comfort foods" recipes are a must have. Yet which I will collect from aging family members. Summertime B-B-Q whether it be vegetables or meat, gotta experiment with flavor.
My cooking triumphs
oh, every time the flavor, texture, temperature turns out, that is triumph. Chicken mango nachos, coconut prawns with mango chutney. I had been cooking the holiday turkeys in a apple maple recipe, but, wine brine I use now gets me rave reviews. My husband and family mention how moist and delicious the turkey is throughout the year. We didn't know we liked turkey! Roasted potatoes with Rosemary, Thyme and lots of salt and Amish Cinnamon Rolls/Sticky Buns
My cooking tragedies
oh, I forget like, baking powder sometimes, and whenever I try to cook with coconut oil and milled flax instead of fat, it never turns out well. Lasagna is my enemy. 5 times in 5 years I've tried and failed. Chewy granola is elusive. I have yet to make one that does not crumble...
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Buttermilk Pie III
I love buttermilk pie, but we melt the butter over low-med heat then add only 1 cup sugar and flour, then gently whisk into buttermilk mixture. Create a foil tent over the prebaked crust and batter. Bake at 350 for 45-50min. It comes out perfectly. Spongey and not runny at all.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 26, 2008
Chewy Granola Bars
This recipe was difficult to use, even after reading reviews: texture like a cookie and crumbly. Next time I will increase maple syrup and honey, skip sugar, add whatever I want, isn't that where the fun is in making granola? You guys have great tips! Thanks

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 3, 2008
Lucy's Mac and Corn
My grandmother always put sweet onions in hers, it is delicious

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 3, 2008
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