LAURASC Profile - (1032987)

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Home Town: São Paulo, Brazil
Living In: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Member Since: Dec. 2000
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking
Hobbies: Knitting, Gardening, Walking, Reading Books
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About this Cook
I'm happily married and a mom to two teens.
My favorite things to cook
Sweets!! :o) I love baking, cake decorating, making candies and chocolates.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Christmas baking...shortbread cookies, my fruit braid, pannettone, egg nog fudge, etc.
My cooking triumphs
The very first time I made a roast chicken. Hubby and I had just started dating and I had just moved into my own place. I barely knew how to boil water let alone successfully roast a chicken! I ended up making what I called "Telephone chicken." I called my friend on the phone and got instructins every step of the way. Hubby was proud of me. Another was the year I successfully made chocolate covered brandied cherries for my FIL. Took a lot of trial and error...kept bleeding brandied cherry juice through the chocolate. But they were *powerful* and decadent. FIL loved them.
My cooking tragedies
When I was a newlywed and decided to make some sort of veal casserole that needed to marinate for 12 hours and long, slow baking. It not only tasted absolutely abysmal but it stunk even worse. I couldn't get the smell out of my house for days!
Recipe Reviews 65 reviews
Boston Baked Beans
This recipe was okay. We really like baked beans in my home but this didn't go over very well. First it was too sweet and second it was too tomatoey. Those two flavors completely overpowered the bacon. It's too bad because it smelled wonderful while cooking and it was easy. I ended up using canned navy beans and cooked it in a cast iron pot for about 2-1/2 hours. The beans were perfectly cooked. I won't be making this again.

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Reviewed On: Apr. 6, 2014
Tasty Orange-Oatmeal Muffins
My family liked them but I found them to be a tad on the bland side. Although the orange flavor was really nice. I noticed that there was no salt in the recipe and debated whether or not to add some. I wish I had, it may have made a difference. My biggest complaint is that they stuck to the muffin papers. I accidentally put two papers in one cup and it stuck to both! I think it may be because the batter was too thin. I won't be making these again.

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Reviewed On: Jan. 19, 2014
Beef and Biscuit
Let me start by saying that the dish tasted really good. It really did. My family even agreed. But I had a hard time getting them to even try it. It did not *look* good and they couldn't get past that. I could and really enjoyed it. I didn't have the refrigerated biscuit dough, so I made a double batch of Bisquick biscuits with buttermilk. I spread half the dough in the bottom of the pan and pre-baked it. Then I topped it with flattened balls of biscuit dough. I won't be making this again, not because I didn't like it, but because I don't think my family will want to touch it again. Too bad.

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Reviewed On: Mar. 29, 2013
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