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Bonnie Lang Turnage-Mortgage O

Bonnie Lang Turnage-Mortgage O
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Living In: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2001
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Slow Cooking, Italian, Southern, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I am a mother of three, and have lived in Louisiana all of my life. I have been cooking since I was 6, helping in the kitchen with my Mom. I specialize in Italian and southern cooking, and I entertain often. My house is the family spot for good food and family togetherness.
My favorite things to cook
Spaghetti meatballs, lasagna, crawfish etouffee, gumbo, chicken dumplings, pot roast gravy, and many kinds of desserts.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We're Italian, but also cook many southern dishes. My family plans everything around what we're going to fix to eat!
My cooking triumphs
I can make chicken dumplings as well as my great grandmother.
My cooking tragedies
I can't think of anything tragic I've made! But our family tragedy is losing my brother in a car accident. He was a professional chef and the best cook in our family. Cooking has not been the same since we lost him. He was my only sibling and I feel his loss more in my kitchen.
Recipe Reviews 27 reviews
Baked Omelet Squares
The picture posted on this recipe makes it look slightly overdone, it actually came out much better than it appeared in the picture.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 2, 2006
Best Rolls Ever!
This is the closest I've come to my great grandmother's rolls. The secret to light and fluffy rolls is to not overknead, or they turn out biscuity. These come out perfect with my Kitchenaid mixer every time. It's also even better using bread flour, which makes them lighter and softer. I don't refrigerate over night, instead I let rise for 45 minutes and then dump on floured surface and make into rolls using as little dusting flour as possible. Cover with plastic and let rise again for 30-45 minutes before baking. Be sure to put the rolls about 1 inch apart, being closer together makes for a taller and softer roll. Excellent recipe, thank you!

52 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 14, 2006
Mayonnaise Biscuits
These were quite good, and easy! Instead of dropping the biscuits, I shaped them in my hands with a little dusting flour. Not as much work as rolling them out, but came out close to that. Will definitely keep this recipe!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 14, 2006
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