Lyssiana Profile - (18648677)


Home Town: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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Member Since: Nov. 2005
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Healthy
Hobbies: Knitting, Walking, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I am an overburdened cat mom/housewife/family mediator/cook/maid/worrier.
My favorite things to cook
I love making curries, soups, stews and saucy dishes. I love sauce! I am only beginning to really learn how to bake cakes, but I love every minute of it.
My favorite family cooking traditions
The woman cooks? (Don't be fooled. The family is actually heavily matriarchal but we love to cook for the people we love!)
My cooking triumphs
Making my first cake *and* icing from scratch. Making a cooked butter cream. Becoming the "go to" cheesecake maker among my friends. Making a *perfect* Chicken Tikka Masala.
My cooking tragedies
The first time I made homemade ice cream I forgot to freeze the canister...
Recipe Reviews 11 reviews
Chantal's New York Cheesecake
This is am amazing tasting cheesecake recipe! I made 8 cheesecakes this year for Thanksgiving and this was one of them. I only made two changes because of a gluten free friend: I omitted the flour, and made the crust with gluten free corn chex cereal. I also baked it in a water bath. It got rave reviews and I would absolutely make it again!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 30, 2011
All-Around Good Smoothie
This was AMAZING. I have made my own smoothies before, but this was creamy and flavorful. I made some changes based on the ingredients I had on hand: I used yoplait light banana cream pie, strawberry flavored powdered protein, and left out the flax seed! It was amazing!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 21, 2011
Chocolate Meringue Cookies
These were so easy and tasty! So much better than store bought! I was out of chocolate chips so I used peanut butter chips!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 4, 2011
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