ALISAE Profile - (18774080)

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Home Town: Bountiful, Utah, USA
Living In: Orem, Utah, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2004
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy
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Alisa Ellingson
About this Cook
I'm a former librarian, recently turned stay-at-home mom. This leaves lots more time for cooking, which I love! I have a husband, a toddler and a baby on the way, so not a very big crowd to cook for usually. I love having guests over for dinner because it gives me an excuse to cook more.
My favorite things to cook
I love trying new recipes, so I turn to this site daily. I promised my husband I would learn to make bread if he bought me a mixer, so he did. Now I'm trying out all sorts of yeast bread recipes until I find just the right one. I also love using my crockpot, because it makes me look like a pro without a lot of effort.
My favorite family cooking traditions
As a little girl, I used to help my mother make honey candy around the holidays. This was a fun family activity, but I haven't attempted it on my own because you need at least a few people to help pull it once it is cooked, and it has to be done immediately or it will harden. I'll have to see if I can get the recipe from her so I can post it.
My cooking triumphs
I make delicious cookies, and delicious desserts in general. I am always asked to bring desserts for parties and potlucks. My husband loves it, but he claims he has gained like 50 pounds since we married. If it's true, then he was totally mal-nutritioned before, because he is still skinny as a rail.
My cooking tragedies
My first loaf of bread. Dense and flavorless. Still looking for that perfect recipe! Also, one time I made this no-fail eggnog cake for a Christmas potluck, and I got to the party and found that it was totally raw in the middle. I threw the whole thing out before anyone could see, and when I got home, I discovered that my oven temperature was all off and I had to have it fixed. That's another recipe I should post, because really, it's no-fail (unless your oven malfunctions).
Recipe Reviews 47 reviews
Apple Butter Pork Loin
Tender, and smelled great while cooking, but INCREDIBLY bland. I made a gravy from the juice/drippings which made it tolerable, but I will not make this again.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 4, 2009
Baked Havarti Chicken
We quite liked this. The only change is that I used plain havarti rather than dill, just because it's what I had. The flavors are really nice together.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 8, 2008
High Altitude Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies
These are really good and soft, but maybe a tiny bit sweeter than I like. Also, I only had a little more than half a bag of milk chocolate chips, and I thought that was perfect. They stored really well, and were still very soft the next day.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 4, 2008

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