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Lisa D

Lisa D
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Living In: Grand Junction, Colorado, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Camping, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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Valentines Day Cookies!
Sweet memories
Kids and Cookies
Award Winning Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chicken Noodle Soup Made With Grandma's Noodles II
About this Cook
I am a homemaker and a mother of one beautiful daughter who is three. My family is my passion and I love being able to meeting their needs. I have been very blessed with a wonderful husband, who I've been married to for almost six years and is the love of my life. My daughter Abreia brings a wonderful joy to my life each and every day. It's amazing the things you can learn when looking through a child's eyes. All the small wonders of the world that we so many times as adults overlook, that a child can show you all over again. When I am not tending to the needs of my family I enjoy reading, cooking, baking, decorating cakes and cookies, photographing my beautiful daughter and shopping.
My favorite things to cook
My favorite things to cook would be; comfort food, chicken fried steak mashed potatoes and gravy, fried chicken, things my mother taught me how to make. As much as I love comfort food I also love to try new things. I'm always looking for new recipes to " spice" up the usual weekly dinner menus. I get tired of having the same old things week after week. When I and baking one of my favorite things to bake is cookies. I am always looking for a new perfect cookie recipe. I would have to say there has not been a type of cookie that I've tried that I haven't liked.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My favorite family cooking traditions I think are more memories then tradition. I can remember as the little girl not wanting to play but the other kids, but wanting to be in the kitchen with my Gammy, Grandma and Mom cooking, baking, and making candy. Now it's my Daughter in the kitchen "helping" me cook, bake and make candy.
My cooking triumphs
I would have to say that my greatest cooking triumph would have to be, correctly making a cream gravy. I really struggled with it. To thick, to thin, to lumpy, just couldn't get quite right.Thank God for my mom. I had so much trouble with it she finally came over one night and showed me exactly what I was doing wrong. It's not too much of our problem now days.
My cooking tragedies
The one that sticks out most in my mind is the first time I cook with cast iron. My husband and I had been married less than a year and at the time were staying with his mother. All she used was cast iron skillets, I had never used them before. Well I attempted to make pork chops that night, and let's just say they turned out less than perfect. Granted they were still edible, just a "little" dark in color, and a bit on the salty side. But my wonderful husband just kindly, commented that next time I should use a little less salt. Five years later and I still have not live it down, especially when I from time to time still get heavy handed the salt.
Recipe Reviews 9 reviews
Outrageous Chocolate Chip Cookies
These are so yummy! And what a great way to get rid of any Misc. chocolate candy you have left over! I had some resse's pecies that just weren't getting ate that I tossed into the mix, turned out great!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 8, 2008
Award Winning Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies
Very good, i just had to try this one because of the pudding! I found the cookies very cakey and fluffy, and that made them a little dry for my liking, i think the next time i make these i will use a bit more butter. Over all it is a wonderful recipe!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 8, 2008
Molasses Cookies
Made these for my mom and she loved them! She will never have to buy store bought Molasses Cookies again. So simple too!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 8, 2008

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