Lisa began her career as a teacher. Her students were suffering from mental illness, and her job was to help them mainstream back into society. Life skills were part of the curriculum, and Lisa began hers in the facility's kitchen. She cooked up food for 63 people in under 1½ hours. Thus, The ShortCut Cook emerged.
The flavor for her cooking sat well with the students and the staff. They were amazed at how quickly and deliciously lunch could be served. Her unique cooking style spilled over onto a local cable station who loved the idea of airing a television cooking show that catered to the everyday cook.
The ShortCut Cook Television show hit the airways in 1994. It was the first, live-to-tape cooking show, since Julia Child. No stopping, cutting or editing; nada, nothing. Lisa was a real cook for real people!
For both girls, life was going well, but laying dormant were problems on the home front for Lisa. Her life would change rather quickly and she and Terrie would have to close the kitchen doors. Tragedy doesn't wait, and Lisa would now have to attack a new challenge in her life. The show ended in 2003.
The ShortCut Crew in 2003, taping their final show.