LaurelL Profile - (11695873)

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Living In: Los Gatos, California, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
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About this Cook
I am a relative newbie to serious cooking. Spent some time in cooking classes in the past, but only since I found this site have I really had any passion for it. I decided I love this site because I can find recipes for stuff I actually want to eat. My past classes always ended up being incredibly complicated dishes that took forever and I didn't care about eating them by the time they were finished. Now, my cooking serves a purpose- to make dinner a pleasure!
My favorite things to cook
I love trying new recipes. I'm working on cooking every dish I ever loved in a restaurant. My recent fav: chicken marsala. Yum!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Turkey dinner! I just love the whole thing. Especially the gravy.
My cooking triumphs
Recently made roast chicken that turned out perfect. Not dry at all. That was a first for me.
My cooking tragedies
I tried a chocolate chip cookie recipe from this site which ended up a complete mess. The cookies oozed all over the pan and were inedible.
Recipe Reviews 32 reviews
Bananas Foster II
This is an easy delicious way to use bananas you have laying around. My teenage daughter loves it so much she regularly makes it for us!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 1, 2012
Chai Tea Mix
I love this recipe. I've been asked for the recipe several times and given it for Christmas presents. I do think it is way to sweet as written, so I only use 1 cup sugar, which to me tastes much better.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 10, 2012
Laura's Quick Slow Cooker Turkey Chili
Love this recipe! Excellent flavor! TO further cut down on the salt, I switched out one can of tomato soup for a can of no-salt added chopped tomatoes. I also rinsed the beans well to reduce the salt there too. I will definitely make this one again!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 7, 2011

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