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April N.


April N.
 
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Living In: San Diego, California, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2006
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Quick & Easy
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April
About this Cook
Mother of three wonderful kids. Learned to cook from one family member. But mostly I learned by trying things out and just throwing things together. I hate measuring!
My favorite things to cook
mexican food (authentic), pasta dishes, healthy cooking, and sandwiches. One of my favorites is a veggie sandwich with pesto mayo.
My favorite family cooking traditions
homemade green chili or regular chili with homemade tortillas are a kid favorite in my house. My kids also love homemade burritos. I always cook my own beans.
My cooking triumphs
Most everything I think I can master. I usually can personalize a meal and make it better. I love throwing ingredients together based on something I ate or saw on tv.
My cooking tragedies
Haven't quite mastered home-made breads if they have to rise. They are hit or miss.
Recipe Reviews 16 reviews
Fluffy Pancakes
Very good recipe! I did have to add more milk because it was so thick it didnt make circles on the pan. I had to triple the recipe to feed me and three hungry kids. They were fluffy and delightful. I followed the recipe exact except for having to add a little bit more milk. Thanks for sharing.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 24, 2011
Tzatziki Sauce
This was very very good with a couple changes per other reviewers. I used the already strained greek yogurt and also strained minced cucumber on a few coffee filters. After an hour, I folded up the filter and squeezed the juice out of the cucumbers. I cut the dill in half and put 2 cloves of garlic. This was very good and thick. Not only was it great on my gyros from this site, but very good with raw veggies.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 10, 2011
Traditional Gyro Meat
This was off the hook! Im a big gyro fan and hate paying an arm and a leg for it. I added extra garlic and salt per other reviews, and subbed onion powder for onion for the kiddos. I also did not process the meat. Flavor was spot on...even my 9 and 15 year old were highly impressed. Served it with tzatziki from this site, and a greek salad. Thanks so much for sharing!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 10, 2011
 
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