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Alissa Szeplaki

Portland, Maine, US

Bio:

Illustration student at Maine College of Art planning to be a children's media illustrator and concept artist!
Interested in animals, fantasy worlds, and LGBTQ+ topics. My work is a generous mix of digital and traditional mediums, such as watercolor and colored pencil. Also love illustrated children's books and recipes!
I can also be found attending music concerts, practicing my ballet technique, playing the piano, or devising delicious recipes for my friends and family.

Recipes By Alissa Szeplaki

Grandma's Chocolate Shortbread Cookies by Alissa Szeplaki

Portland, Maine, US

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My Fave Memory with food is making my Grandma’s chocolate shortbread for Christmas. Since I was very young I can remember munching on the chocolatey scalloped cookies. There was always a line down the middle because of my Grandma’s specific cookie cutter, which seemed perfect for breaking in two but never for sharing! When I was finally old enough to help my mom bake, it was a delicious dream come true to make the family-famous cookies for ourselves!

Huge NYC Pizza by Alissa Szeplaki

Portland, Maine, US

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My Fave Memory with food is the day my significant other and I traveled almost 300 miles to meet in New York City. With a long distance relationship we don’t see each other often, so we make it count when we do! A few hours before the concert we planned to attend that night, we both got hungry and decided to look at our delivery options, which were far and few in between unfortunately. Against my significant other’s will, who doesn’t like pizza, we took to the little pizza place across the way as a last resort. It wasn’t until after we ordered two slices that we realized they were bigger than our heads! The biggest slices of pizza I’ve ever seen - we definitely could have split one! But, being that we were headed straight to the concert after dinner, we had to finish both slices no matter how big they were or how much my significant other hated pizza! I, however, personally think it was a delicious slice of pizza, and a time I will never forget!