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Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and Glamour.com.

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  1. susan

    I noticed you measured sugar in a liquid measuring cup. that would impact the consistency of your cookies.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I’m not sure what you mean. How do you measure? Also, that measuring cup is holding flour, not sugar.

      1. Lisa

        The cup you used has a pour spout for measuring liquids. Dry measures look like these:
        http://www.gourmetsleuth.com/images/dry_measuring_cups.jpg

        Here is a detailed explanation of the difference and why you use different measures:
        http://reluctantgourmet.com/tools/tools-gadgets/item/669-dry-measuring-cups-vs-liquid-measuring-cups The main reason is what Lori said the settling of ingredients and it’s affect on the taste.

        Weighing dry ingredients is the best way to measure. Since you have a scale you may find it easier to just start weighing, and it’s fairly easy to convert dry measure to grams.

        Several cooking magazines, like Cooking Light, have started giving recipes in weights. It seems that the Europeans are ahead of us on weighing dry ingredients, as most of their recipes come with weights. I’ve tried weighing dry ingredients and found it does make a difference.
        Hope that helps!

        1. Lisa Eirene

          Thanks for the links. I will check them out. Oh and I do have those metal ones that are for dry measuring! I do have a food scale in the kitchen and I just don’t use it like I should!

  2. Lori

    I always weigh my ingredients when baking because flours can compact, so a cup of flour by volume might actually be 1-1/8 cup by weight, which can lead to drier baked goods.

    I love poached eggs. One of my favorite breakfasts growing up was poached eggs on toast!
    Lori recently posted..Let it snow!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Interesting! I will try that next time.

  3. Courtney @ Don't Blink. Just Run.

    Favorite comfort food is probably my grandmother’s meatloaf and some mashed potatoes. I don’t know how she makes it though – never gotten the recipe. We don’t make it very often.
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      I’ve never made meatloaf before. I’d like to try, though.

      1. Courtney @ Don't Blink. Just Run.

        It’s funny because I’ve never actually made it myself. My wife usually makes it, however she grew up with her family adding oatmeal. My grandmother and mom always used bread crumbs. So she’ll usually make two – one with meat and bread crumbs and she makes herself a veggie one with oatmeal.
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        1. Lisa Eirene

          Oh interesting, never thought about oatmeal!

  4. Miz

    (((runs to itunes to rent THE WATCH)))
    Miz recently posted..Christmas fatigue.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Yay! Let me know what you think. 🙂

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