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Laura Hamilton

Laura Hamilton
Living In: Dallas, Texas, USA
Member Since: May 2012
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Walking, Music
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About this Cook
My name is Laura Hamilton. I was in the military for two years, and now I'm married (as of October 5, 2010) with two beautiful baby boys! :D I love spending time experimenting in the kitchen; I've recently tried bread-making and I've found out that I really like it!
My favorite things to cook
Anything quick and anything sweet! I do like spending plenty of time in the kitchen, but my family prefers I spend more time with them too. Because of that, I've spent a lot of time on quicker meals with less ingredients. And who doesn't love satisfying a sweet tooth with something fresh and homemade?
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every Christmas morning, my mother would make us breakfast pizza with crescent roll dough as the crust. Among all of the food memories she has given me, this is one of my most cherished. :D She has finally given me the recipe, and I tried it this past Christmas to rave reviews from all of my family.
My cooking triumphs
I have several recipes I've been confident enough to serve to company, and people think I'm an amazing cook because of these recipes! One of them is a sweet potato casserole by Paula Deen, one is cheesecake (came out perfect for Thanksgiving 2011), one is chocolate chip cookies, and one is the BBQ Pork for Sandwiches recipe from this site.
My cooking tragedies
Once, when I was much less experienced, I tried to mix up a seasoning base to put on pork chops I was going to saute. I used far too much dried parsley and used vegetable oil; it smelled like I was frying a pine tree, and it tasted even worse. :P I've learned my lesson since then!
Recipe Reviews 73 reviews
Marinated Baked Pork Chops
This recipe always turns out awesome, and it's nice and simple. I usually serve it with rice and either broccoli or green beans. Most who eat it take second helpings.

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Reviewed On: Nov. 15, 2014
All-Day Apple Butter
I used one cup of sugar instead of the four called for in the recipe and used Gala apples. Since I used three cups less of sugar, I ended up with five cups of apple butter at the end. I'm really glad that I only used one cup; reading the reviews made me suspect that four cups would be way too much, and one cup ended up being perfect. Adjust the sweetness to your tastes, but don't be surprised like I was when your yield decreases! I was so disappointed when I ended up with four 8-oz jars to can, and one partially full jar for the fridge. Still very yummy, but seemed like a sparse reward for so much time spent on the apple butter.

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Reviewed On: Nov. 6, 2014
Banana Muffins II
Yummy! I loved these muffins, even without a streusel topping or nuts inside of it. I was out of baking soda, so I just used an extra half a teaspoon of baking powder. They still rose up nicely and they were nice and moist. Great recipe!

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Reviewed On: Oct. 27, 2014

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