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April


April
 
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Member Since: Dec. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Mexican, Italian, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Walking, Photography, Reading Books
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About this Cook
My favorite things to cook
I really love making deserts but also love trying to find delicious low calorie main dishes to serve my family.
My cooking triumphs
Last year my daughter was wanting a specialized chocolate cake for her birthday. I told her I could make one for her, which would be unusual for our family because we usually just get store bought birthday cakes. I ended up creating what I called a Death by Chocolate Overdose Cake with four different layers of chocolate with a brownie base, a mousse filling topped with a dark chocolate cake and then covered with ganache icing! A chocolate lover's dream and plus all 4 of my kids exclaimed "Wow, mom it's better than a store bought cake!"
My cooking tragedies
When I was about 11 I was making a pumpkin pie for our family Thanksgiving dinner and yet somehow forgot to add in the sugar! Needless to say, it didn't taste too good without the sugar, but fortunetly my great-grandmother, who was a diabetic, enjoyed it!
Recipe Reviews 7 reviews
Cake Balls
Great recipe! I used Duncan's Dark Chocolate Fudge cake and mixed it with Pillsbury's Peppermint icing. Wonderful combination and I dipped some in white and others in chocolate coating. I did follow others advice and waited till the cake cooled to add frosting and then once mixed I refrigerated the mixture a few hours before making into balls and then refrigerated the balls a few hours before dipping them. Worked great!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 18, 2012
Banana Chip Muffins II
These were very good muffins, but I did make a few changes. I used 2 whole eggs, added 1 tsp. of vanilla and 1/4 cup of milk and reduced sugar to 1/2 cup. Made a great base recipe and the muffins were moist and had the perfect consistency.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 2, 2012
Cinnamon and Sugar French Waffle Toast
Yummy and wonderful idea! Everyone in my family really enjoyed them and loved the idea of french toast waffles!! Will definitely make again!

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 29, 2011
 
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