laurencelle Profile - (18503043)

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Home Town: La Broquerie, Manitoba, Canada
Living In: St. Adolphe, Manitoba, Canada
Member Since: Mar. 2006
Cooking Level: Not Rated
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Dessert
Hobbies: Gardening, Camping, Boating, Fishing, Reading Books
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About this Cook
I'm a working wife and mother of two daughters. I work evenings so I don't get to make dinner too often but when I do, I try to make it special.
My favorite things to cook
I seem to prefer making desserts, although it's not a conscious choice on my part. What I've really enjoyed is learning how to make basic foods that you take for granted but that are easy to make, like scones or pudding.
My cooking triumphs
I don't so much have any specific triumphs but thanks to this site, I've become known as the chef in the family. Thank you to all you submitters and reviewers who make me look good!
My cooking tragedies
Not so much a tragedy but I recently made a major mistake with a recipe that had only three ingredients...three ingredients, people! It still turned out okay though.
Recipe Reviews 30 reviews
Lemon Sorbet
I bought a bag of lemons the other day and have been looking for ways to use them. I came across this recipe which sounded light and good and I'm glad I tried it. As per other reviewer's suggestions, I zested the lemon peel. I used club soda for the mineral water - the carbonation really adds a great element to it. Lastly, I used splenda instead of sugar with surprisingly great results. As other peole have said, you basically have to eat it as soon as you make because if you freeze it, it becomes a ball of ice. I actually don't mind that - I just broke it up into small lemon ice chips and it's a great snack with virtually no calories. Try it!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 30, 2008
Awesome Ham Pasta Salad
I would rename this salad "Pretty good Ham pasta salad". I personally really liked it however there was quite a bit leftover after my luncheon was done. My husband found it quite sweet and didn't really care for it - and per other reviewers suggestions, I had reduced the pickle juice. I'm keeping this recipe, however what I may do in the future is add more salty ingredients to balance out the sweetness, like crispy bacon or olives.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 16, 2008
Bananas Foster II
So easy yet so fantastic! I used rum extract as I didn't have any rum on hand. I only added a tbsp of extract because I didn't want a fake rum taste to it. I made one other little change and that was to use pecans instead as I am not a big walnut fan. I made this twice and the only suggestion I have is that if you're going to go to the trouble of making this sauce, buy good quality ice cream. The first time I made it, I used just regular, inexpensive ice cream and it was great. The second time I made it, I used premium ice cream and it was out of this world.

12 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 15, 2008
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