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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
RyRy's Raw Brownies
Asian Chicken and Rice
Easy Taco Skillet
English Muffin Bread
Sopapilla Cheesecake
  
Green Tea Shortbread
Frosted Banana Bars
Crab Rangoons
Chocolate Mint Crinkle Cookies
Chocolate Dipped Pistachio Biscotti
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 503 reviews
RyRy's Raw Brownies
The ratio of nuts to dates must be off because there wasn't enough stickiness to hold it together, and it was bitter without enough sweetness to balance the cocoa powder. Also, the vanilla stood out too much. Sorry RyRy, but I've had better raw brownies. Thanks for a try.

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Reviewed On: Jul. 22, 2015
Asian Chicken and Rice Lettuce Wraps
Incredibly easy and flavorful! I made changes to suit my fancy: instead of just celery and carrot, I also added chopped white onion and red bell pepper, and the other change was to use a can of mixed stir fry veg instead of just the water chestnuts. Since we were camping, I followed the skillet directions on the rice package, and to keep our grubby hands off our food, I shredded the lettuce and turned it into rice bowls. Thanks for the simple and tasty recipe! Will definitely take this one camping again and again!

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Reviewed On: Jul. 22, 2015
Easy One-Pan Taco Skillet
This is a great base recipe! Added onions and garlic to the meat, then topped it all off with diced avocado and sour cream. A can of ro-tel, as others suggested, would make a great addition.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 9, 2015
 
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