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Brenda Laughlin Sumner

Brenda Laughlin Sumner
Home Town: Sulphur, Louisiana, USA
Living In: Lancaster, Massachusetts, USA
Member Since: May 2004
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Southern, Low Carb, Healthy, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Knitting, Gardening, Music
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About this Cook
Stay at Home Mom to twin girls. A HUGE pet Peeve of mine is when someone changes a recipe, adds ingredients or screws around with the technique... then has the nerve to give it a bad review!
My favorite things to cook
Southern/Cajun, New England Fare, Mexican and Italian
My favorite family cooking traditions
The holidays were always very special for my family. I can remember my grandparents cooking for what seemed like days when I was a kid. I've followed that tradition with baking lots of goodies in the days approaching the holiday season. I hope to continue the tradition with my girls someday.
My cooking triumphs
having a published cookbook :)
My cooking tragedies
I'm not very good at cooking fish or any sort (unless you count fish sticks!). I always tend to overcook it and can never get it quite right.
Recipe Reviews 36 reviews
The Perfect Cinnamon Roll Icing
I thought this was a really good recipe, with exception of too much butter. It may have been because I use high grade Irish butter and not a grocery store brand. I made it twice, and the second time I put 1/2 the butter, and 3 ounces of cream cheese. It was still plenty sweet enough. For 1/2 of the recipe, I added orange extract instead of vanilla, and that was also exceptionally good.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 16, 2015
Garlic Bread
I did make a couple of changes per other reviews. I tripled the garlic and garlic powder, used only 1/2 the black pepper, and doubled the cheese. It was SO good. My house smelled amazing too. Perfectly paired with spagetti and meatballs. My daughter even ate it for breakfast!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 6, 2014
Easy Apple Crisp
Now I know why New Englanders need cheddar cheese with their apple pie and crisp. This was SOOO sweet. Next time I'll put in only 1/4 cup of brown sugar, especially since the cake mix already has sugar in it. I also added 1/2 cup of oats and that helped.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 21, 2011
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