Adventures in Lissa's Kitchen Blog at Allrecipes.com (8/2011)

Adventures in Lissa's Kitchen

 
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
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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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*~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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