LSmith Profile - (13213465)

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Home Town: Oregon, USA
Living In: Beaverton, Oregon, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2009
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Healthy, Vegetarian, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Knitting, Quilting, Sewing, Gardening
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About this Cook
I grew up on a rotation of the same 10 meals from my mother's mother. Today I like sitting down to healthful meals that are varied in ingredients, technique, and flavor.
My favorite things to cook
I love making good food from scratch, from chicken soup to green beans to orange chicken.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love our traditional Catholic Easter dinner with leg of lamb, asparagus, and hard-boiled eggs.
My cooking triumphs
I'm thrilled each time my childrens' palette grows by one dish. Latest success: rhubarb crisp.
My cooking tragedies
My husband insists that it's the Havarti cheese omelets from early in our marriage. Yikes, too much Havarti!
Recipe Reviews 1 review
Scotch Shortbread I
I've been making this recipe for years. It's my favorite shortbread cookie. I will use salted butter if they need to stand by themselves, but I almost always top them with something. Mmm, try lemon curd, it's lovely. I like to roll them out thick, as much as 3/8", to simulate those beautiful, artificial storebought cookies that my kids beg for. This is a delicious, understated cookie that pairs well with anything. I'm not completely sure, but I think that the rice flour adds delicacy to the cookie. I have made them with 2 1/3 c wheat flour and they don't seem quite as tender.

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Reviewed On: May 18, 2009

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