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*~Lissa~*


*~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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Aug. 31, 2013 2:46 pm 
Updated: Sep. 10, 2013 6:12 pm
I'm not a red meat eater.  I eat it very rarely.  I'd never even cooked it myself other than making corned beef at St Patricks Day.  I stopped eating it when I was an early teen.  It just started becoming unappetizing to me.  I didn't like the taste of it or the look of it.  Then I took a few… MORE
 
 
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From The Blog:  Adventures in Lissa's Kitchen
Sesame Tahini
Mexican Chocolate FroYo
Lentil Tacos - very good!
Vanilla Frozen Yogurt
  
"Maria's Mexican Rice"
Cilantro-Lime Coleslaw
Texas Hash
breakfast muffin cups
Sweet and Spicy Pork Chop with Grapefruit Salsa
About this Cook
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.
Recipe Reviews 419 reviews
Cream Cheese Shortbread
This is a cross between a shortBREAD COOKIE and a shortCAKE BISCUIT. I would have assumed this were a cookie recipe had it not been for the other review and the description mentioning "for strawberry shortcake or even peach shortcake." So I made this for strawberry shortcakes. The dough was so wet and sticky to work with that I just dropped it onto the bakesheet and formed it into circles. Cooked up to little puffed, cakey cookies and tasted fine as well, but I think I'll stick with my usual shortbread recipe for cookies and usual biscuit recipe for shortcakes. Thanks for the try.

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Reviewed On: Jul. 14, 2014
Tahini
Toasted the seeds in a dry saute pan on the stove top because it's easier for me to watch their browning that way. Considering the price of tahini at the store, I thought it was fair to make it instead (Buying the seeds in bulk or in bags from the health food store is much more cost effective than buying the little jars from the spice section!) Not only that, it probably took me as long to make this as it does to stir the store-bought container when the oil has separated, lol! I feel it needed a pinch of salt to brighten the sesame flavor. I made just enough tahini for making a garbanzo can's worth of hummus (quartered this recipe). Look forward to making that tomorrow!

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Reviewed On: Jul. 12, 2014
Johnny's Spice Rub
This is potent stuff and really packed some flavor into the ribs I cooked low and slow for 6 hours before applying BBQ sauce. The rub and BBQ sauce went rather well together as the spice from the rub complimented the sweet and smoky sauce. Recommendations: there is some mouth tingle. For less mouth tingle, perhaps cut the paprika and black pepper back by half. Oh, I traded a tablespoon of paprika from smoked paprika, yum. Will make again, with a little less paprika and black pepper next time. Good rub, will have to try on steak.

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Reviewed On: Jul. 6, 2014
 
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