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LAURAMA1230


LAURAMA1230
 
Home Town: Westford, Massachusetts, USA
Living In: Stafford Springs, Connecticut, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2002
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Reading Books
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About this Cook
I'm 40-something years old (I've been on this site a while!) and have been cooking for as long as I can remember. I started off baking with my mother, then moved on to cooking meals. I'm constantly on the lookout for new recipes to keep things interesting for the kids & I - so far, they've tried most everything I've cooked and more often than not, like it! I love to feed other people and get their opinions about my new recipes - I hardly ever cook the same thing twice.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook things in the crock-pot and any kind of dessert. I'm partial to recipes that are quick and fairly easy.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter are all big meals for us and they're all special to me in different ways. Food plays a big part in our celebrations - from appetizers to the main meal, we love good food! And we always have too much of it!
My cooking triumphs
I made roast lamb for Easter a few years ago using a recipe on here that was UNBELIEVABLY good - I had never cooked lamb before, so I was really excited about how delicious it turned out! I've made it since and it's still delicious.
My cooking tragedies
Not a cooking tragedy, but an embarrassment. I was helping my mother prepare the turkey one Thanksgiving and she wanted me to take out the bag of giblets. We were straining and struggling, trying to pull the bag out the tiny opening and couldn't figure out why the opening was so small - needless to say, we weren't going at it from the *neck*, where you're supposed to be. That's right - I had my hand up the turkey's behind.
Recipe Reviews 194 reviews
Vegetarian Cottage Cheese Patties
I made these following the recipe but without the wheat germ (didn't have any and it said optional) and they seemed really runny to me. They didn't hold their shape very well but they taste delicious. Does the kind of cottage cheese matter? I used 4% small curd. Maybe I should have used large curd? Either way, they taste good.

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Reviewed On: Mar. 9, 2014
Slow Cooker Chicken Chili with Greens and Beans
Made the recipe as written and it wasn't very flavorful - which is fine by me because I don't like spicy. I liked that it incorporated the kale (it's so good for you and the kids had no idea it was there). Easy to throw together for a weeknight dinner. Thanks!

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Reviewed On: Feb. 18, 2014
Sweet Potato and Coconut Bread
Switched out the walnuts for pecans, otherwise followed the recipe exactly. It's delicious - not overpowering one way or the other as far as taste goes. Not too sweet, not too cinnamon-y - very nice quick bread that uses up sweet potatoes when you've got extra.

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Reviewed On: Feb. 17, 2014
 
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