LAURAM62 Profile - (1813326)

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Home Town: Kansas City, Kansas, USA
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Member Since: Aug. 2000
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Low Carb, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
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About this Cook
Busy mother & wife, SAHM but busy always. Love to cook, sew, tend to our animals, garden, can, etc.
My favorite things to cook
I do love to bake! I am now diet controlled diabetic, or what they call borderline, family trait I inherited. Love to try new recipes, just ask my family.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Traditions would have to be holiday dinners, my family won't let me change the menu because they love it the way it is!
My cooking triumphs
I have several really. I love to take recipes, tweak until they become something our family loves.
My cooking tragedies
When you play with recipes you always have tragedies. But to me they are really learning experiences as you move into what the changes need to be made to better the recipes.
Recipe Reviews 6 reviews
Slow-Cooker Barbecue Ribs
My family really liked these ribs, great way to have ribs in the winter. Like others though I made changes! I didn't use the chili sauce, cut the ketchup, added BBQ sauce, used apple cider vinegar instead of regular vinegar. Then I had too many ribs for the slow cooker for this, so I put them in a large roaster in the oven at 250 degrees F, let them cook approx 8 hours. They were wonderful, fell off the bone!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 15, 2006
Crispy Orange Beef
This was a pretty fair start at making the Crispy Orange Beef. I used the cornstarch for the beef, I tried a couple of strips with flour as others stated, but you don't end up with the same crispness. Let the beef sit in the cornstarch for 5-10 before you place it in the skillet. Like other I couldn't find 'rice wine vinegar' there is rice vinegar, I used about half the about called for, replaced the other half with beef broth. Next time will cut the rice vinegar down further. I also double the sauce since we like these types of items a little more saucy. I used Minute Rice instead of the long cooking rice, for speed, works fine. I also used frozen broccoli spears, steamed them in the mircrowave until hot & still somewhat firm. Will try this recipe again with some moderate changes.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 15, 2006
Cindy's Country Style Creole Pork Roast
This might be something others like, but my family just didn't like it. The flavor just wasn't really there, just not through the meat well enough. And with the bacon on top I thought it added too much greasy flavor. Sorry but not something I'll make again. But the meat once shredded, put into a crock pot with BBQ sauce & simmered made some great BBQ pork for sandwiches.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 15, 2006

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