lisajayne Profile - (18457899)

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Home Town: Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA
Living In: Ferndale, Michigan, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2006
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Knitting, Quilting, Sewing, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Boating, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Painting/Drawing
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Maddie and Mom
About this Cook
I have three wonderful children ages 9, 11, and 14. I am also fortunate to have my partner's daughter with us for half of each week. I was a kindergarten/1st grade teacher for the last six years and searching for what my next path will be. My mom would stand me up on a chair in the kitchen, mixing the gelatin for our "salad" while she prepared the rest of the meal. I've been hooked ever since.
My favorite things to cook
Everything. I love to read cookbooks and recipes. This site has become a hobby of mine.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every Thanksgiving is the same meal, though I have experimented with brines, clay-pots, etc. with the turkey itself. Turkey, Green Bean Casserole, Corn Pudding, Broccoli-Pine Nut salad, yeast rolls, homemade cranberry-walnut sauce and squash pie. Every Christmas I make my mom's Finish Cupcakes, that taste means Christmas is here.
My cooking triumphs
A Japanese friend used to bring me sushi, which I love. When she moved she gave me a Japanese cookbook (which I couldn't read!) sushi rice and a sushi mat with some seasoned rice-wine vinegar. I figured it out with a few sentences penciled in by her - I was so proud of myself!
My cooking tragedies
I don't know that it qualifies as a tradegy, but when you cook for six people, I always hear from someone that they don't like the dish I've prepared. I'm constantly compiling mental lists of likes and dislikes around the table.
Recipe Reviews 28 reviews
Broiled Tilapia Parmesan
Wonderful. I used the suggestion about the Old Bay seasoning and the breadcrumbs and the paprika,garlic powder, etc. I didn't use the lemon juice and it was just perfect.

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Reviewed On: Jan. 11, 2007
Pizza Pinwheels
I just made these tonight for the second time. Definately double the recipe. The kids ages 9-14 love 'em and the adults ate their share, too.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 11, 2007
Crustless Cranberry Pie
This is a great recipe! I do have to tell everyone that it's cranberry, it seems to look like raspberry to everybody. Really pretty and it improves over several days. Thanks.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 26, 2006

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