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alisa soderstrom

alisa soderstrom
Home Town: Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, USA
Living In: Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2004
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Italian, Low Carb, Healthy, Vegetarian, Kids
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Walking, Fishing, Reading Books, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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About this Cook
Now that I am a gramma, cooking seems to be not so much a chore anylonger, but a pleasure. I have cooked for over 40+ years and enjoy creating and trying new recipes all the time. As age comes so do other things such as diabetes. Now I am learing to cook some really challenging new dishes.
My favorite things to cook
My favorite foods to cook include kid friendly recipes, which has many to choose from. I also enjoy creating appetizers as there are so many alternatives to choose from when using the same ingredients to make simple dishes. As a diabetic now , I have to make several small snacks a day in between my regular meals and what better way than to create appetizers.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Since I have many old recipes from great grandmother, grandma percy, mother, I now add the collection of our favorites to them and on each special occassion, my daughters and I and the young ones incorporate the new recipes into the old recipes and have the best of both worlds old and new alike. Every recipe turns out great and we have new stories to add to the old ones when we cook together.
My cooking triumphs
Ive all ways had a rough time making biscuits, but due to JP Big Daddys biscuits I have finally been able to make a biscuit that is not flat or tasteless. thanks JP "big daddy". Thank you allrecipes without your site, I would not have been able to succeed in baking the perfect biscuit that I constantly get raves about time and time again.
My cooking tragedies
My worst cooking tragedy happened when I decided to not to stuff the turkey at thanksgiving as the family stated that they wanted a cripsy baked stuffing instead of in the bird moist. What a calamady that was! the bird was too dry, and to say the least...tasteless. The family laughed it off and we still make jokes about that poor dry turkey and how we could have made toothpicks from some parts of the surface meat. Now I stuff the bird and make a seperate bowl of baked stuffing.
Recipe Reviews 29 reviews
Bill's Sausage Gravy
This was an awesome recipe! Thanks for sharing. My hubby loved it and it's definitely a keeper in recipe box ;)

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Reviewed On: Aug. 19, 2014
Salisbury Steak with Mushrooms
This was an awesome and definitely a keeper. I did not change anything as I love to try recipes just like they are so that the creator gets an honest opinion and rating. I do not plan to change anything in the future, I love this recipe just he way it is. Thank you for sharing Eskarina :)

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Reviewed On: Feb. 16, 2014
Apple Cider Sauce and Pork Loin Chops
Made this recipe without changing a thing, followed it to a 'T'. It was great except that my chops turned out very dry. I noticed a couple others had the same problem. I don't know if it was the cut I bought (center cut pork loin), or maybe It's because I used an electric oven which heats at a higher level than a gas stove, but next time I will set it at 350 and cover it with foil and bake for only 20 minutes. I think it is always better to find out what I did wrong before blaming the creator of the recipe. This really was a very good recipe, thanks for sharing it with us. I will definitely be making this again.

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Reviewed On: Feb. 10, 2014
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