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Adventures in Lissa's Kitchen

 
May 30, 2013 9:37 pm 
Updated: Jun. 6, 2013 11:31 am
Life's Little Moments, featuring Sargento Cheeses I love riding  my motorcycle.  There is something freeing about it that gives me a closer connection to nature as the wind rushes alongside me and my bike.  Smells of the fresh-cut grass, flowers, and the lake are pushed up into my nose. … MORE
 
 
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Jan. 11, 2012 10:53 pm 
Updated: Apr. 26, 2012 7:31 am
Just sharing some of the recipes I’ve made recently.I cannot make a single recipe without tweaking it to suit my preferences, except when it comes to baking.  I am to understand baking is somewhat of a science when it comes to ratios.  This really is not my area of expertise so any tips and… MORE
Chef John's Mac and Cheese
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Roasted Broccoli with Bell Peppers
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Stir-Fry with sauce (and chicken)
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Peanut Sauce
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Aug. 17, 2011 11:17 am 
Updated: Aug. 18, 2011 6:54 pm
I love camping!  I remember camping with my dad and younger brothers often when I was a kid (camping was never mom's cup of tea), until high school when I became 'too busy' to go camping.  Camping with my dad involved loading the aluminum boat with camping and fishing gear and heading to the… MORE
Tents are up!
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Camping near the ocean cliff.
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'No cooking required' ?!?!
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Hubby & me in the sun's rays at Ft. Ross
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Aug. 11, 2011 11:31 am 
Updated: Aug. 16, 2011 4:30 pm
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Jul. 15, 2011 12:05 pm 
Updated: Feb. 15, 2012 3:46 am
No more blank wall, we've got cabinets! In my last blog, I shared that the old wall-oven and counter-top stove were removed from Lissa's Kitchen; we cut into the counter and got a freestanding oven range.  Also removed an ugly old florescent light that hung above the counter and replaced it with MORE
Before: Old Stovetop (only pic I could find!)
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Before: Old Wall Oven. Cutting space for new floor oven.
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Oven Range: Check!
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Coming along!
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Jun. 7, 2011 9:11 pm 
Updated: Jun. 28, 2011 10:11 am
The weather has been so strange this year.  I have lived in Lake County, Calif. since 2004 and this is the first year it has rained into June and been this cold.  Usually, by the end of May it is warm, sunny, and the rain is gone till October. This year, June 4th was the last rain of the… MORE
 
 
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Apr. 3, 2011 6:58 pm 
Updated: May 2, 2011 12:16 pm
ok, I'm finally going to do it.  I'm going to have my first garden. I have a terrible brown thumb, but I am determined to grow my own fresh, organic herbs and veggies.  I need some help.  I am going to hit up the book stores and search the net, but I would also love the input… MORE
 
 
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*~Lissa~*

Home Town
Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA
Living In
Cobb, California, USA

Member Since
Aug. 2004

Cooking Level
Intermediate

Cooking Interests
Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy

Hobbies
Scrapbooking, Gardening, Camping, Walking, Reading Books, Music

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About Me
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 1 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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