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April D.


April D.
 
Home Town: Washington, USA
Living In: Seattle, Washington, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2005
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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custard pie III
About this Cook
I have a teenage boy, baby twins and one hungry husband to cook for. I learned my way around the kitchen from my Louisiana mama who could cook for an army with a little flour, sugar and salt. I love to cook from my garden produce and the holidays are spent baking gifts of bread and pies for friends and neighbors. We eat together every night around the table so it's important that I have a full arsenal of recipes at hand to keep the boys happy.
My favorite things to cook
I love making yeast bread, pumpkin pie from scrach and anything in my slow cooker. The boys love my chicken, zucchini and cous cous skillet and my home made cinnamon rolls. I don't own a bread machine and love making my whipped cream by hand.
My favorite family cooking traditions
At holidays I am the pie lady and I love to put together a Christmas morning brunch for friends and family to stop by and enjoy with us before they head off to Christmas dinner with grandma, last Christmas we had 23 people over in our tiny little house, a new record. If you live next door you can count on a Christmas quiche and I love that my son loves to cook almost as much as I do. I enjoy teaching him how to make bread and he has successfully made dinner for the family a number of times.
My cooking triumphs
Any time it turns out right and the boys love it is a triumph.
My cooking tragedies
Before we bought a new stove, any meal baked in my old worn out Kenmore oven was a tragedy. My loveley new Bosch is my pride and joy and I keep her clean and shiny.
Recipe Reviews 68 reviews
Cherry Cobbler I
Really good! I used fresh bing cherries and like many people, I used 1/2 cup sugar in the batter and then 1/2 cup sugar and 2/3 cup water in the syrup and it turned out perfect, not too sweet with a slightly crispy top and a very pretty sauce. I also used more cherries and put it all in a 3qt Pyrex baking dish. I served it with a little vanilla ice cream and it was the perfect summer dessert! I'm trying to keep myself busy so I'll stay out of the kitchen and resist the temptation to eat another big helping. So good!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 20, 2012
Mom's Fabulous Chicken Pot Pie with Biscuit Crust
Oh my gosh, so yummy! I used chicken thighs and mushroom broth and it was soooo good! You can assemble the mixture on the stove top in an oven safe pan or cast iron skillet and throw the whole thing in the oven and you have an awesome one dish dinner! I served with a simple green salad and it was the perfect Monday night dinner.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 23, 2012
Sweet Potato Rolls
Made these for Thanksgiving and they were a hit. My husband who doesn't usually like rolls really loved these and other family memebers really raved. I thought they were pretty good but I'm giving them 5 stars based on my family memebers response. I baked one whole sweet potato and mashed it and that instead of the canned and brushed meted butter on top after they baked. These were a great addition to the holiday meal.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 27, 2011
 
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