LisaC Profile - (18511824)

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Living In: Dayton, Ohio, USA
Member Since: Apr. 2006
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
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About this Cook
I've been married for 16 years to a wonderful guy and we have two great teenage daughters that keep us VERY busy with their sports & activities. Because we are constantly on the run, sitting together as a family during meals is a priority to us. This website has really helped me keep that little bit of "family-time" during dinner...
My favorite things to cook
When I have the time, I LOVE to have friends & family over so that I can cook for them. ITALIAN is always my first choice!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I come from a very large family and preparing for the Holidays is something I do very early. My mother & I will find a day to go through the holiday recipes (new & old) that we will serve during the Holidays. Then, she & I will take a day to do our holiday baking. She's 81 years young and the best cook I know!
My cooking triumphs
There are several foods that I'm CONSTANLY asked for. The first, my LASAGNA. I've been making this since I was 13 and have perfected it over the years; my husband swears it's the best in the world. The second is my STROMBOLI, which I only make during football/sports parties. The last party we had, I made THREE and it still wasn't enough! Lastly, my VEGGIE PIZZA. The key ingredient for this is Mayonaise (instead of Sour Cream). Every time we have a Party for one of my daughter's soccer teams, I'm always asked to bring this (only now, they have me make two!).
My cooking tragedies
One Christmas I decided to get very brave and make Leg Of Lamb; something I had NEVER made before. After four hours, it was still raw & tasted horrible. That was 13 years ago; maybe I'll try it again some day...
Recipe Reviews 7 reviews
Slow Cooker Beef Vegetable Soup
This is EXCELLENT recipe for BUSY FAMILIES!! The first time I made it, it came out on the thicker side (maybe too much meat?), so I added a little corn starch/water mixture to thicken it even more; now it's VEGETABLE STOUP. The only thing I did differently was to add Oregano and a little Creole seasoning in place of salt. Served with Beer Bread (another to-die for recipe) & salad for a great meal!! ONE RECOMMENDATION: For a more tender, fall-off-the-bone meat, I recommend cooking it for at least 7-8 hours on low. After 6 hours, my meat was tender (and tasty), but after 7 hours, you could cut the meat with a fork.

22 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 20, 2011
Easy Beer Bread Mix
**ATTENTION FANS OF TASTEFULLY SIMPLE'S BEER BREAD** This recipe is a DELICOUS (and MUCH cheaper) alternative to TS's Beer Bread! I whipped up a double batch in no time and have to say that this recipes is a KEEPER! THE BEST PART: It's made with simple staples that nearly everyone has in their kitchen. I especially love the idea from other Reviewers of putting all the dry ingredients together in a bag and attaching to a bottle of beer for Christmas gifts.

8 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 2, 2011
Whipped Hot Chocolate
This hot chocolate is absolutely DELICIOUS!! It is SO CREAMY and FROTHY!! The only comment I have is that this only made, at most, 4-1/2 cup servings, so DOUBLE the recipe and ENJOY!!

32 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 2, 2010

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