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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 69 reviews
Zesty Slow Cooker Chicken Barbecue
I must say that I was nervous when I was making this recipe. For one, Italian dressing seemed like it would be funky with barbecue sauce. Then I thought maybe adding brown sugar would make it a little sweet, but for a good review, I did it anyway. I put it on high for 4 hours, and after hour 1, it was still a frozen mass. Didn't break apart until after hour 2. Was hard feeling at hour 3. But after hour 4...oh wow! Pulled apart and was melt-in-your-mouth tender and very flavorful. Yum!

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Reviewed On: Sep. 18, 2014
Grandmother's Buttermilk Cornbread
LOVE this cornbread! I serve it with ham and collard greens for an awesome Sunday dinner! The first time I made this, I accidentally added baking powder instead of soda at first; instead of throwing out the batter, I just added in the required amount of baking soda and kept the baking powder addition. Ended up even fluffier and lighter--yum!

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Reviewed On: Sep. 15, 2014
Sloppy Joes II
Not bad! Made exactly as written and served on regular toasted sandwich bread. Good flavors, even though it was a touch bland and just a touch too sweet. I like my sloppy joes a little tangier, but this was still great as is!

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Reviewed On: Sep. 11, 2014

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