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Dawn Duckett


Dawn Duckett
 
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Living In: Magnolia, Arkansas, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Biking
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Raw Apple Cake
Good and Easy
Slow Cooker Taco Soup
The BEST Pecan Pie there is!!
My wonderful family!
About this Cook
I've been married for over 23 years. We have 3 children, 15-girl, 12-girl, 9-boy. We are active in our church and Christian school activities. We live on a farm and also own 3 carwashes, an insurance agency, commercial rental property and storage units. We stay busy!!! We love to travel and vacation as a family. Cooking is fun for me, but I usually don't have much time to prepare. I do alot of Crock-Pot dishes and cook on weekends and eat left-overs during the week. The holidays are my favorite time to cook as well as the Summer when fresh fruits and vegatables are available.
My favorite things to cook
Desserts, fresh vegetables, Southern (comfort) foods and breakfast items (usually for dinner). I love making Pumpkin pies and Pumpkin bread during the fall and winter.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I'm from a large family that all live in close proxmity, so we can get together a few times a year easily. All of our "get-togethers" are centered around food. Starting with black-eyed peas, cabbage, corn bread and ham on New Year's Day, we follow with Ham, Lasagna,Salads and rolls on Easter; Speciality sandwiches and sides on Mother's Day; Our huge family reunion around the 4th of July with potluck foods galore; Turkey, dressing, sweet potatoes, cranberries, raisin pie, pumpkin pie and pecan pie and pumpkin bread on Thanksgiving; Christmas time brings Ham, with sweets and treats, chips and dips, and Mom's famous Golden Potato Soup; We end out the year eating up all the left overs and my Dad's Chili. Also, my Dad is a wonderfil grillman, cooking some of the best steaks in the county. If we are lucky, we can get him to grill a steak for us a couple of times during the year.
My cooking triumphs
I love to make foods and enter into our County Fair in September. I've won blue ribbons on my corn bread muffins, Peanut Butter Surprise Cupcakes, and my Hidden Valley Ranch Green Beans (my own recipe).
My cooking tragedies
My worst meal every was in the second week of marriage. I tried to cook meatloaf like Mother makes (on top of the stove). Most of it burned and stuck to the bottom of the pan, and what I did get out was purple?! Just last week I accidently put baking soda instead of baking powder in my homemade peach cobbler and didn't notice until I open the oven when the timer went off and was hit in the face with the smell of baking soda. So, you can see I still have alot to learn when it comes to cooking.
Recipe Reviews 7 reviews
Cranberry Sauce I
I made the recipe just as stated. I was unclear on how long to cook the sauce once the cranberries started popping but ended up cooking it until all berries were popped and quite soft and the sauce was beginning to thicken. After pouring it in a bowl and letting it cool for a couple of hours, it was the perfect consistency. It did seem a little tart, so next time I will follow some other suggestions and put 1/2 cup orange juice and 1/2 cup water to see if that helps. It is definately easy, very tasty, and impressed my family at our Thanksgiving Dinner.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 14, 2008
Raw Apple Cake
Great tasting cake and smells wonderful as it is baking! I made exactly as the directions stated, with the exception of using Red Delicious Apples. Next time I will leave the 1 Tablespoon of milk out of the icing so it will be fluffier and thicker, but it did taste wonderful. It does remind me of an "old fashioned" apple cake. I am going to make it next week for our annual Fall Festival.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 19, 2008
Slow Cooker Chicken Stroganoff
This recipe gets 10 stars for "EASY". And, very good. I followed the recipe just as written, with one exception; I did not cut up my chicken breasts before cooking. I used the frozen ones, and just let them thaw in the refrigerator over night. I resisted the urge to add any liquid and was very surprised that there was plently of liquid in the pot at the end of 6 1/2 hours of slow cooking on low. The 2 tablespoons of margarine (not butter) and the juices from the chicken were sufficient to produce all the liquid needed. I sprinkled the entire package of dressing mix over the chicken and margarine and put the lid on. I had to cook a little longer because we were not home and got home a little later than I expected, but I could not tell that the extra 1/2 hour cooking time effected it at all. When I poked the chicken with a fork, it fell apart and basically shredded on it on with only a few twists of the fork. I put the entire block of cream cheese in the microwave for 30 seconds to soften it before I mixed it with the soup. I then added it to the chicken and let it cook on low while I cooked some wide egg noodles to go with the stroganoff. By the time the noodles were done, the stroganoff was ready to serve over the noodles. I severed with some steamed green peas, which my daughter mixed with her stroganoff and noodles and said it was really good. (I might mix the peas in with the stroganoff next time.) We ate this with some Pillsbury Place and Bake Crescent Round

13 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 24, 2008
 
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