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A. Lawrence

A. Lawrence
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Living In: Texas, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2003
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Indian, Southern, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Needlepoint, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Biking, Walking, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I have been cooking since I was a child. In fact, when I was seven, I opened a Saturday lunch restaurant to serve my family (and make some extra money). I have always loved to cook. It's more than the end result. It's the process: the meditative act of kneading bread and the grounding effect of preparing your own food. Cooking is artistic and it's also a way of showing love to others.
My favorite things to cook
Healthy, delicious food. I also have a sweet tooth!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Southern Cooking....I come from a family of great cooks. A "comfort meal" consists of black-eyed peas, cornbread, sweet potatoes, greens, and fried okra.
My cooking triumphs
As a teenager, I made a gourmet Blueberry Tart. It took me hours to complete the task. It was worth it. The result was a perfect, melt in your mouth dessert. My family was so impressed. We still talk about it to this day. I have not made the recipe since, but I still remember how the experience gave me confidence as a cook.
My cooking tragedies
When I was learning to cook, I made an apple cake that was terrible! It looked like there were slices of ham in it! It also had no flavor. I threw the entire thing in the trash. I learned about "botched" recipes from that. Also, one time I was taking a freshly baked apple pie out of the oven and dropped it upside down on the oven door! I had to scoop it back into the pan. It was a horrible mess to clean up too.
Recipe Reviews 19 reviews
Nova Scotian Hodge Podge
We enjoyed this stew very much and served it with cornbread. I used 2 cups green beans and omitted wax beans, and substituted milk for heavy cream.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 15, 2009
Sour Cream Cookies I
This recipe makes cake-like cookies. They are similar to sugar cookies in their flavor. We did not eat them as dessert, but instead enjoyed them as a snack or with tea/coffee. They have a delicate flavor that I enjoy. On a few of them I placed a few chocolate chips prior to baking.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 9, 2009
Bread Pudding I
This makes a tasty summer dessert. I served it plain, without the sauce. I also followed the directions exactly. Good stuff!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 8, 2008

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