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Lisa Ellis

Lisa Ellis
Home Town: Drummond Island, Michigan, USA
Living In: Drummond Island/ Detour, Michigan, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2008
Cooking Level: Professional
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Sewing, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Boating, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I am in my early 40's. I have two boys, 19 (who is in collage)and 4, I know it sounds crazy. Took me 16 years to get pregnate after many doctors told me I couldn't get pregnate. After the shock/deniel/5 preg. tests wore off, we settled down with a new boy. He has really changed all of our lives I can't even imagine life with out him now. Its so different being older, when I was young with my first boy everything was such a worry about being a good parent doing the right thing, I could go on and on, now it's wonderful to just enjoy him. He keeps me young and makes me smile. He sails with us and goes out into the woods with me while I am pursueing my hobbie, macro photos of wild flowers. I am a professional cook have been for 20 yours. I just started a new job, it's the first time in a long time I am not in charge, it's refreshing. Opens me up to do more creating.
My favorite things to cook
I enjoy cooking just about anything but do love mexican. I also love Christmas as I try alot of new recipes to give as gifts. I have given Homemade sausages, different flavors of pasties, and many kinds of candies. I like to cook with friends it brings us together to have fun and make memories in the kitchen.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every year over the holidays we make egg nog from an old recipe my mother got from her mother. We make a big batch with the kids and sit around the fireplace and sip our nog. We also go to my brothers and sister in laws and have Thanksgiving and Christmas morning brunch. Everyone brings a dish to pass. My husband when we where date couldn't believe all of the food.
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Butternut Squash Soup
My entire famiy loves this soup! I did change a few things, I had roasted buttercup and butter cream squashes. I used about 6 cups loosly packed of the squash.I added a half of red sweet pepper to the onions whie I was sauteing them.I used broth and added a sprinkling extra of the cayenne pepper. Instead of warming after processing I put it in a crock pot to hold while everyone gets together for dinner. a salad and crusty bread and it was a great meal.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 16, 2013
Cranberry Chicken II
My family and I loved this recipe. I only added 1pkg. of the onion soup mix and it was just as good! I will be making this again. But will be using legs because thats what my family prefers.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 27, 2009
My Country Style Steak
I made this recipe yesterday and we where all surprised! My husband said.."I never have thought about cutting the cube steak up." I used onion/mushroom soup mix (because thats all I had on hand and omited the salt, using garlic powder instead, as the soup mix its self is plenty salty enough for our family. I also added a can of mushroom pieces. It ended up being a bit to thick. But I was having some electric skillet mayhem, it would not turn down low enough. So I added a bit of apple cider to thin it back down. It was awesome. I served it over rice with pea pods for our veggie. It will becoming a favorite meal at our house. My husband already said "Dont lose that recipe!"

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 28, 2008

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