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Adventures in Lissa's Kitchen

Feb. 21, 2011 1:41 pm 
Updated: Feb. 25, 2011 10:41 pm
My quest for eating healthier has been met with walls of frustration.  My rant: (scroll down if you don't want to hear my complaining, just why I am complaining lol) I get irked when I go recipe hunting and find self-described "homemade" meals using a vast array of canned this… MORE
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Jan. 21, 2011 9:24 pm 
Updated: Jun. 28, 2011 2:46 pm
Alright, I'm doing better with my 'healthier-eating resolution', if that's what you'd call it.  I made a green smoothie yesterday that just pumped me up.  I hadn't blended my veggies in a while, so I decided to get back in the habit to kick my healthier eating up a notch.  I looked in the… MORE
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Jan. 20, 2011 11:54 pm 
Updated: Jan. 21, 2011 10:10 am
When I talked to my husband in the middle of his work day today, he sounded terrible.  Immediately I asked, "what's wrong? do you have a bad headache?"  Occasionally he gets these horrible headaches that render him miserable in such a way he is just incapacitated.  He can't sleep… MORE
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Jan. 16, 2011 8:04 pm 
Updated: Jan. 19, 2011 12:28 am
I'm not gonna lie, it sounded like another diet fad that people did to try and be healthy.  Then people I know were talking about them, including my health-nut friends.  Juice fasts, lemon/tabasco drinks, super-restrictive diets, etc etc and system flushes like high-colonics and what-not.  I… MORE
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I live in beautiful wine country, Northern California, on the edge of state forest. My husband and I are in our 30s and have the most amazing little 2 year old girl. I haven't had as much time in the kitchen since becoming a mom, but I love that she is getting old enough to enjoy my cooking! I enjoy riding my motorcycle and snowboarding, camping, classic and hard rock music, tattoos, singing, and *of course* fiddling in my kitchen! I love trying new recipes and have had fun as an Allrecipes Allstar in the Brand Ambassador program!
My favorite things to cook
Skillet dinners, chicken, vegetables, rice, pasta, cookies, brownies, quick breads, Italian, Asian, mac & cheese, mushroom or broccoli Alfredo, pie-especially apple, pear and chicken pot pie, pork in the crock pot for carnitas or BBQ pulled pork.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My parents have always had lots of food at family get-togethers! Such a selection of food that there's hardly room for plates at the table: nuts, cheeses, wings, beans, meats, veggies and many other side dishes, cakes, cookies, pies, etc-there's something for everyone! There's no excuse if you go hungry at one of our family functions. There's always good food, drinks, people and laughs :D
My cooking triumphs
It's nice to be able to throw things together on the fly without having to make a trip to the grocery store. Learning the methods of cooking have made it easier and my food tastes better. I never have dry chicken breasts, pork chops or burgers anymore! Dec 2012: I finally made fudge that set properly!
My cooking tragedies
Trying out new recipes that don't taste right or I don't care for. Or turning my back to do 10 things at once and burning something. Mistakes = lessons learned. Sometimes you have to do a little trial-and-error to get something how you like it. I'm still trying to perfect French loaf.
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