Laura Profile - (10269022)

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Living In: Montana, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
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Recipe Reviews 15 reviews
Tortillas I
I lost my original recipe so I made these as listed knowing that the fat was the only difference. These came out bland, but it didn't matter so much since I made tacos with them and the filling was flavorful. I have a few tips for those who are less adept at making tortillas. First, ask if you can watch and help someone experienced. Just about everyone who makes awesome tortillas will tell you that they learned from someone else. Next, if you want a tortilla that you can nibble on I recommend using bacon grease or butter for flavor. Also, IMO, the only two things that contribute to tough, crunchy tortillas are not enough water in the dough and overcooking them. Both come with practice and patience, and keep in mind that you want to use the highest heat possible to just barely brown the outside while just barely cooking the inside. Multitasking is key, as well, to making this short and quick. Roll out tortilla A, place it on the skillet, start rolling out tortilla B, flip A finish rolling out B, put A on a plate between a towel and put B on the skillet, and so on.

18 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 10, 2010
Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball
This was super easy to make, and it turned out awesome. I lined 6 muffin cups with plastic and spooned the cream cheese mixture in to each one to make them evenly sized (though they could easily be split into 3-4 evenly sized balls for larger gatherings than I was going to). I also made some without nuts for those who have allergies, instead using cocoa powder for the outside. Will use these with some Ritz Brown Sugar crackers that I mistook for regular crackers.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 5, 2010
Italian Bread Bowls
It took me 3 tries to get this recipe down, not because it was difficult but because I'd never made yeast bread on my own before. Tonight they came out with a thin, crispy crust. All three times I did add 1 tbsp sugar, reduce the flower a bit (I couldn't say how much, though) and substituted garlic salt for regular salt. Tonight we paired this with the Delicious Ham and Potato Soup from this site and topped it generously with fiesta blend cheese. YUM!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 9, 2010

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