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Laura G

Laura G
Home Town: Annapolis, Maryland, USA
Living In: Bethesda, Maryland, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2003
Cooking Level: Intermediate
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Hobbies: Needlepoint, Gardening, Boating, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Charity Work
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experimental cookery
About this Cook
Raised by an excellent cook, but didn't become more than a serviceable cook myself until about 5 years ago. Now I like to try virtually anything, especially if it delivers hidden vegetables to children.
My favorite things to cook
Savory Italian dishes. Old classics made new. Pie. Cookies. Spicy things. Light biscuits.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Making Chinese dumplings from scratch with my mother, aunts and cousins. Roast beef and Yorkshire pudding at Christmas. The famous "church cake". The sausage strata for Sunday brunch.
My cooking triumphs
My standing rib roast this Christmas -- it was pronounced the best roast ever by my father and husband. I rubbed a glorious roast with olive oil, butter, fresh garlic and liberally splattered it with kosher salt and pepper. I used the dripping to make Yorkshire pudding.
My cooking tragedies
Pumpkin pie without sugar (it looks perfect, but tastes like soapy squash). Pumpkin pie with mold. The cookies that got left on top of the car.
Recipe Reviews 7 reviews
Easy Lemon Cookies
Very, very sneaky way to make excellent lemon cookies. My son called me a "goddess". I didn't have lemon extract (where the heck did it go???), so I just made it straight. I'll try it next with the extract, I'm sure it'll be even better.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 12, 2009
Peach Cobbler III
I liked this recipe, but, like others here, I modified it almost entirely -- I doubled the peaches (fresh), used maybe half the sugar, used brown sugar instead of white, dotted it all with butter at the end and didn't grease the pan because I forgot to. I also added a teaspoon of vanilla, a half tsp nutmeg and doubled the cinnamon (I always double the cinnamon). Instead of water, I poured in a little lemonade I had handy. After taking it from the oven, I let it sit to let the fruit gel up a bit and then served warm with vanilla ice cream. It was very tasty.

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 29, 2008
Snickerdoodles I
A terrific basic snickerdoodle recipe. As I generally do, I replaced half of the shortening with locally-made organic butter. The result was a more buttery taste, but still a light, soft cookie with just the right hint of crackle on the surface.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 23, 2008
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