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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 79 reviews
Crunchy Oven Fried Tilapia
Like most people said, this fix was a little on the bland side. Needed some extra salt and it would've made for some really good fish!

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Reviewed On: Mar. 20, 2015
Quick Yeast Rolls
I was so surprised that it would take so little time to make yeast rolls, but I'm sold on this recipe! The rolls turn out light and fluffy and dreamy! It's a pretty sticky dough, and I don't really think it's one that's meant for a ton of kneading. Just make sure the ingredients are thoroughly mixed, and you'll be fine.

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Reviewed On: Feb. 28, 2015
Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes
Great dish! The last time I made this, I used mild cheddar. If you like cheese, don't do that; the cheese flavor wasn't nearly strong enough. Also, a 1-quart dish isn't nearly bit enough; the thick cheese sauce tried to run off the sides and mound in the middle because it that was the path of least resistance--the dish was already full to the brim with potatoes and onions. Also recommend dicing the onion instead of leaving it in rings; it adds a nice sweet flavor, but you don't get much of that flavor melded in with the potatoes if you're taking a massive bite of onion by itself. All in all, though, one of my favorite ways to eat potatoes!

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Reviewed On: Feb. 9, 2015

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