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Laurie Hess

Laurie Hess
Home Town: Kansas City, Kansas, USA
Living In: Shawnee, Kansas, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2001
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Sewing, Gardening, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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My dog Chewy
About this Cook
I am an empty nester mom with a hungry husband and an adorable dog. I have three boys that come home periodically for holidays and family get togethers. I have a huge extended family that loves to eat. I try to introduce healthy alternatives to the traditional fattening favorites, but with some recipes I realize you can skip the all the fat or you lose all the flavor. I'm always on the look out for new recipes. I love cooking shows & magazines.
My favorite things to cook
I love making soups. I could be called the soup lady. I love making different salads. I have grown to like vegetarian, Thai, Italian, and of course, Mexican! I like to use the slow cooker to simplify weekday dinners.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Making special Holiday meals has become one of my favorite activities.
My cooking triumphs
Prime Rib for Christmas dinner one year, sweet potato & banana souffle, Italian sausage soup to name a few.
My cooking tragedies
I've had my share, most recently made a batch of brownies that were totally stuck to the pan ...I had used a Gheradelli mix and added butterscotch chips, which was a big mistake! I learned don't use box mixes and GREASE the pan thoroughly!
Recipe Reviews 115 reviews
Fresh Broccoli Salad
The best!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 13, 2012
Fluffy Two Step Cheesecake II
Very easy, quite delicious!! Thank you!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 13, 2012
Three Animal Italian Meatballs
Pretty tasty! I just used 1.2 lb ground turkey and 1 lb of Italian turkey sausage and kept the same amount of other ingredients. It made about 21 meatballs. I poured a jar of tomato basil pasta sauce and a can of diced tomatoes over the top. Then sprinkled on parmesan cheese. Served with wheat spaghetti for a delicious healthy dinner. Big hit with the guys!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 18, 2012
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