laurie Profile - (1113173)

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Living In: Ocean View, Delaware, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2001
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Knitting, Gardening, Boating, Reading Books, Music, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I live at the beach with my wonderful husband - a martial arts trainer - and my dog Pilot, who literally 'talks'. Non-stop. She never shuts up. She gets that from her heritage - she's half chocolate lab; half husky.
My favorite things to cook
THANKSGIVING DINNER! Lots of things - soups, baked goods, appetizers, main dishes - you name it.
My favorite family cooking traditions
THANKSGIVING DINNER! I do a lot of my own freezing during the summer. We always have delicious blueberry pie, lima beans with corn and tomatoes, pepper relish, to name a few!
My cooking tragedies
When it comes to hard boiled eggs, I'm useless without my drop in egg timer. I have a bread maker, but am not much for making it outright.
Recipe Reviews 28 reviews
Better Than...Cake
Moistest cake you'll ever eat. For those who say the chocolate chips dominate it, try this: instead of 2 cups of standard chips, I use 1.5 cups of MINI chocolate chips. For me this works much better. I save a little bit of the dry cake mix and toss them in it before adding to the batter to keep them from sinking to the bottom. ALSO, I use a standard vanilla glaze (powdered sugar, vanilla, milk) Its not has heavy as standard frosting and is a nice contrast to the chocolate.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 5, 2012
Winter Chicken Bake
This was great. We ate every bit. I too made 2 small changes after reading the vegetables may become dry or burned. 1) I caramelized the onions first and 2) since I didn't have cranberries on hand, I used about 1/3 cup crushed pineapple in natural juice (not syrup) to add moistness. FABULOUS.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 21, 2011
Banana Bread VII
so quick and easy. i used chocolate chips instead of nuts and dusted with powdered sugar once cooled. Delicious

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 18, 2010

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