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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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Dec. 31, 2014 10:36 pm 
Updated: Jan. 4, 2015 11:29 pm
Not going to lie...I like to bake cookies, brownies, make chocolatey confections and candies, yummy things of that sort.But I really hate when my tasty treats stick, or spread, or get stuck in a pan.  I hate greasing cookie sheets.  I prefer not to use those non-stick sprays.  I get sad when my… MORE
 
 
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From The Blog:  Adventures in Lissa's Kitchen
English Muffin Bread
Sopapilla Cheesecake
Green Tea Shortbread
Frosted Banana Bars
Crab Rangoons
  
Chocolate Mint Crinkle Cookies
Chocolate Dipped Pistachio Biscotti
Easy Cashew Sea Salt Toffee
Crispy Panko Chicken Breasts
Country Goulash
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 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.
Recipe Reviews 499 reviews
Black Bean Rice Burgers
We thought the flavors were fine, though I added garlic and taco seasoning. The issue was the consistency. Maybe the salsa was too saucy or something because we were unable to form patties, just had to drop it into the pan because it was rather runny, and it was hard to flip with a mushy texture inside once crisp and browned on the outside. Will perhaps try again.

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Reviewed On: Jun. 20, 2015
Garlic Chicken Fried Chicken
I do not understand all the reviews complaining that chicken can't be fried in 15 minutes. This recipe is for chicken fried chicken, which means a thin cut of meat, breaded or battered then fried, and these ingredients clearly state "skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - pounded thin." My own chicken was done in maybe 7 minutes, though I did I don't have an electric skillet so I used a deep, heavy bottomed pan on the stove and my trusty thermometer. I did s&p the chicken directly, then coated in the seasoned flour, dipped it in the egg mix, then into the flour again. I had also followed the note from the submitter stating the garlic powder was meant to be T, not t. This came out flavorful, crispy on the outside, tender moist chicken on the inside, a big "winner, winner chicken dinner!"

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 17, 2015
Dark Chocolate Brownies with Caramel Filled DelightFulls(TM)
Very expensive to make because of the two bags of morsels, and the caramel is practically undetectable. Disappointing.

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Reviewed On: May 27, 2015
 
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