LauraJean Profile - (16029263)

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Home Town: Sammamish, Washington, USA
Living In: Lexington Park, Maryland, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2010
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Sewing, Gardening, Camping, Boating, Photography, Music, Painting/Drawing, Charity Work
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Green Market Salad
About this Cook
I am a military wife and SAHM of two daughters ages 4 and 3 and a 2 year old baby boy. I am pregnant with my fourth child and am due in August. I want to be one of those mothers that my children always brag about, and will grow up thanking me for making such amazing food! I want to create traditions in our family surrounding food and special occassions. I am experimenting with vegetarian dishes, and have been moving further and further away from any animal products not certified organic and free range.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake, and my family are all real big dessert lovers, so I get great pleasure in making delicious treats for us to enjoy. I love making all sorts of parfaits because they are easy, quick and delicious! I love making crock pot meals like roasts and pulled pork, but enjoy making dishes that are super healthy and are colorful.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I always cook a hot meal for breakfast on Sunday morning. I want that to be the one day a week that my family can rely on something from scratch, and delicious!
My cooking triumphs
I have nearly mastered the perfect flaky pie crust, and have gotten away from the thick and chewy ones!I used to wonder how vegetarians could find anything to eat, but have since become a master at finding and making delicious vegetarian meals!
My cooking tragedies
I used to make really chewy and thick pie crust. I would kneed it too long. I have since corrected this and have perfected a flaky and light pie crust by not handling it so much.
Recipe Reviews 13 reviews
My Best Clam Chowder
Very delicious! I gave it 4 stars simply because it wasn't the BEST clam chowder I have ever tasted, but it sure is yummy!! I made the mistake of dumping the drained clams whole into the chowder before thinking that I should probably cut them up first. So I ended up fishing them out, chopping them, and putting them back in.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 25, 2013
Classic Dinner Rolls
These rolls are super easy to make and SO yummy! The only down side to them is that within about an hour they turn rock hard, so they are definitely just for making to with your meal and not save any for later. Not that you COULD save any, since they are so delicious you will probably finish them all before thinking about it!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 25, 2013
Artichoke Spinach Lasagna
I LOVE this recipe! The best part are the artichokes. It is so nice to have an alternative to the traditional lasagna. I will continue making this, as it is a huge hit in family, including my 2, 3 and 4 year olds!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 25, 2013

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