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Lisa Ramos

Lisa Ramos
Home Town: San Jose, California, USA
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Member Since: Jun. 2000
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Dessert, Gourmet
Hobbies: Knitting, Hiking/Camping, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I am a 40-year-old stay-at-home wife and homeschooling mom to two precious girls, ages 8 and 4. I also freelance edit and write part time. My husband of 18 years and I live on two beautiful acres of pines and oaks in the Sierra Nevada foothills. I enjoy reading and socializing with friends, as well as simply living where you can actually experience the change of the seasons, see the stars at night, and hear the wind whisper through the pines.
Recipe Reviews 11 reviews
Beth's Spicy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
I have not made these yet but wanted to respond to Jamiesd. Yes, using all butter instead of half butter, half shortening would cause the cookies to flatten. Butter melts at a lower temperature than shortening and does not provide the same structure and body. Better luck next time!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 12, 2009
Creamy Pesto Pasta Salad with Chicken, Asparagus and Cherry Tomatoes
This salad was a refreshing main dish for warm days. I added freshly ground mixed pepper and freshly grated parmesan cheese (in addition to more salt). I also sprinkled the toasted pine nuts over the top right before serving, so they wouldn't get soft. This recipe makes a lot, so it is perfect for sharing. Definitely a keeper.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 9, 2007
Sun-Dried Tomato Dip
I served this dip with Mini Toasts from Trader Joe's. Everyone said it was addicting. (Even the kids loved it.) The flavor ripens beautifully when the dip is made a few days ahead. Also great as dinner with a nice glass of pinot! :)

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 18, 2006
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