Laurie Bassart1 (Street Articles Author)
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I’m fairly new to this article writing, blogging thing but I’m kinda diggin’ it. I actually think that I have sort of a natural talent for it. I’ve been a Sunday school teacher for over 20 years. I think that that has made me a very good storyteller. Teaching kids makes you become a better teacher and storyteller. The cool thing about teaching kids is you get instant feedback for how well you are teaching the class. If you ramble on even a little bit, those little varmints will start to fidget and misbehave. Teaching kids forces you to condense the information down in the simplest terms, yet you have to keep the story exciting or you will lose their interest.

I apply those same storytelling techniques to my writing. Condense as much information as I can into easy to understand terms and still keep it exciting enough to hold people’s interest.

I think that everyone is an expert at something. Something that I have gained some expertise in is alternative cancer treatment, and I have put my money where my mouth is because I am currently using an alternative treatment to treat my own breast cancer. Now I’m getting people asking me questions and asking me for advice. I’m really not that smart. All I did was read a book! I read a book called, “Outsmart Your Cancer,” by Tanya Harter Pierce. My goal is to write short summaries of some of the different alternative treatments that Ms. Pierce writes about in great detail, and my website is devoted to educating people about alternative cancer treatment.

My son Cory is autistic and so my world pretty much revolves around him. We're best bud's and we love just hanging out together.

I’m happily married to my husband Carlos and each year just gets better and better. Every challenge we face in life just brings us closer together. I am confident that we will get through this latest cancer challenge and I continue to look forward to a promising future!

Chocolate Espresso Cupcakes
Cupcakes are so in now. They come all gussied up to all kinds of formal occasions like weddings, fancy parties, graduations, ect… Trendy cafés featuring gourmet cupcakes are all the rage. There are also several new TV shows featuring bakers making all kinds of delicious gourmet cupcakes. Cupcakes have made…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Desserts   Oct 11, 2012  
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Pasteles De Guayaba, (guava Pastries)
My Cuban husband loves pasteles de guayaba. They take him back to his childhood growing up in Miami, where they can be found in any Cuban bakery. I serve these pastries anytime as dessert, but many Cubans eat them for breakfast kind of like a Danish with their cafe' con…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Desserts   Jun 17, 2012  
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Espresso Chocolate Chip Cookies
I’m not really sure if Espresso Chocolate Chip cookies qualify as a fancy dessert or not but Boy are they fun, and Oh so good! I love these cookies! This recipe is the basic Ghiradelli chocolate chip cookie recipe just tweaked a little to allow for the added espresso coffee,…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Desserts   Apr 02, 2012  
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Authentic Cuban Flan
This is a recipe that comes from my Cuban husband's family. It is the best that I've ever tasted. Enjoy! Preheat oven to 350 degree's. Step 1 Take 1/2 cup sugar and place it in a fry pan. Melt the sugar over medium high heat until it turns into a…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Recipes   Jan 23, 2012  
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