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Laurie S.

Laurie S.
Home Town: Troy, Michigan, USA
Living In: Plymouth, Michigan, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Camping, Charity Work
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About this Cook
My parents, sister & brother politely ate my first master creation at 15...spinach lasagne. Eeeew, it needed help! Things have improved greatly since then and cooking has been a lifelong passion. The kitchen is my favorite place to hang out.
My favorite things to cook
Baked goods, soups, chilis, stews, crockpot dishes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Making cookies with my kids, preparing recipes from my mom and grandma.
My cooking triumphs
I have rarely let the lack of proper tools get in the way of preparing something I really want to make. Being creative I have done things like use an empty wine bottle as a rolling pin before I owned one! When I am excited to cook something I get innovative with missing tools and ingredients.
My cooking tragedies
Meat. I have a fairly limited repetoire but thankfully my husband loves to grill year round (even when he has to brush a foot of snow off the grill after he has shoveled a path to get to it!)
Recipe Reviews 46 reviews
Homemade Black Bean Veggie Burgers
Easy, healthy, satisfying and delicious. Added more bread crumbs to make the mixture less wet and to make burgers stick together.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 25, 2015
Basic Cream Cheese Frosting
This beats the pants off canned cream cheese frosting! Easy to make and just what I was looking for frosting a spice cake. I only needed about half of the amount it makes to frost the top of a 13x9-inch cake. Hmmmm, guess I'll need to bake something else to use up the remaining frosting :)

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 20, 2011
Favorite Old Fashioned Gingerbread
Doubled the spices as recommended by other reviewers and it made a dark, spicy, moist gingerbread that tasted even better the day after I baked it. Served with fresh whipped cream. We loved it!

21 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 31, 2011
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