Lisa4Dennis Profile - (13391966)

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Home Town: Carson, California, USA
Living In: Los Angeles, California, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2008
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Biking, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I'm married, have 2 college-aged daughters, and come from a big family. I love to cook and entertain. I don't know how to cook small ... only big. I love spicy and flavorful meals ... can't stand bland.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook Hawaiian, Southern dishes, and good old fashioned comfort food. My family is from Hawaii so I love that type of food. My husband is African American and his family is from Alabama and I also love those flavors as well (still learning though). I love baking as well (cakes, cupcakes, cookies, almost any dessert).
My favorite family cooking traditions
Always make more than you need because 2nds and 3rds are always in order when the recipe is good.
My cooking triumphs
I can make some pretty awesome desserts.
My cooking tragedies
I can't make peach cobbler to save my life. Pie crust is always a challenge for me. I hate making bread (too much work).
Recipe Reviews 34 reviews
Barbecue Ribs
I loved the sauce. I couldn't find chile sauce so I used 1/2 Heinz Chili Sauce and 1/2 Lousiana Hot Sauce. Delish. I was in a hurry to make this for a weeknight dinner so I took a shortcut. I cut the ribs into individual ribs, boiled them for 20 minutes, then fried in oil for 2-4 minutes (until brown). Then I sauteed all fried ribs on the stove with the sauce for about 10 minutes. We ate and loved it. No the meat was not falling off the bone because I took this shortcut, but it was very good still. Next time, I'll try this using the method in the instructions ... maybe on a weekend when I have more time. But the sauce is very delicious and my family really loved it.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 29, 2014
Ono Butter Mochi
I've had better, but this is good, just not great.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 16, 2013
Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread
Before I rate a recipe, I always make it exactly as written. So I did it with this one too and loved the bread just as written. The texture, sweetness, and density was wonderful. The flavor is very subtle (not overwhelming) with a little spice. I made several mini loafs (for gifts) and one small loaf to taste (for my family). Rave reviews and just delicious! I wouldn't change a thing. Not sure why people think this was oily or too sweet ... not my experience at all. Great great recipe and I love that it makes such a large batch. This is my new go-to quick bread recipe.

9 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 16, 2013

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