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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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Dec. 31, 2012 6:37 pm 
Updated: Jan. 7, 2013 4:51 pm
I wanted to do a blog around Thanksgiving but I didn't get around to it.  I will take the opportunity now to reflect not only upon what I am thankful for, but also the good things that have happened over this past year, and some of the joy experienced this holiday season.Time always finds a… MORE
 
 
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Apr. 20, 2012 11:12 pm 
Updated: Apr. 24, 2012 3:45 pm
There's no doubt about it, the Allrecipes website has a lot to offer, including a great community. I first stumbled upon Allrecipes.com a few years after I moved out of my parents' house.  I had thoroughly exhausted my piddly cooking repertoire.  I didn't even really know how to cook… MORE
 
 
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Feb. 26, 2012 4:40 pm 
Updated: May 2, 2012 6:01 pm
So February is full of holidays, apparently every month is full of holidays, special weeks or the whole month is devoted to something.  Or several somethings.  Every day is an excuse to celebrate something! This is a link to a useful website regarding holidays.  Who knew?  I like to be… MORE
Dark Chocolate Truffles
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Fiber One Cereal Bars with Chocolate Bottoms
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Crab Cakes
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Mardis Gras King Cake
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Jan. 20, 2012 5:59 pm 
Updated: Feb. 9, 2012 9:14 am
Hey there.  Just thought I’d a share a few things I’ve made lately.  I’ve tried out some new recipes and of course made several old usuals too.  Some of those newbies I won’t bother to mention, you win some you lose some, but I’ll share the goods: Portuguese Chourico and PeppersThis was a new… MORE
Banana Chocolate Almond Oatmeal
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Lissa's Onion Soup à deux
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Green beans with 'shrooms, celery, almonds.
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Chourico and sweet peppers over rice
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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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Dec. 20, 2011 5:48 pm 
Updated: Dec. 30, 2011 10:30 am
Earlier this month, my friend, Christal, and I got together to bake some cookies. When I say ‘some,’ what I mean is a bottle of champagne and 7 or 8 hours later in the kitchen, there were stacks of cookies everywhere! It was a blast! We listened to Christmas music and giggled and chatted… MORE
Toll House Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Nestle Dark Chocolate Cookies
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Me in the Santa hat with Christal
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I baked about 17 dozen cookies!
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Nov. 28, 2011 6:39 pm 
Updated: Dec. 2, 2011 6:24 pm
Looking Back on the Last 12 Months Prior to the launch of the 2011 Respect the Bird campaign, I was already in full agreement of the spirit and meaning of RTB.  I too, was tired of Christmas decorations popping up next to Halloween costumes and red and green candy next to black and orange candy. MORE
Matteo Kitty
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Me & Hubby
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In my front window...
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Me (in purple), MIL, Hubby (middle), his brothers and brother's GF..
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Sep. 21, 2011 12:14 pm 
Updated: Oct. 24, 2011 5:55 pm
September has been B-U-S-Y!!!  The first week, college classes were already in session from the end of August. Three of my classes are on the main campus, which is about an hour or so from home (my other class is in town, 25 minutes away).  I’ve been enjoying nice motorcycle rides to and from… MORE
our Campsite
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Me & the Seaweed
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DH flies my kite for a little while
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Clam Chowda Breadbowls
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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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*~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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