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Karen Feigenbaum


Karen Feigenbaum
 
Home Town: Illinois, USA
Living In: Illinois, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Low Carb
Hobbies: Sewing, Reading Books, Music
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Baby Lily
Niki on left Lily on right. On watch!
About this Cook
I'm retired from a major candy company, where I worked for 16 years making their ice cream products and some candy products. My favorite things to do are spend time with my three dogs. Lily, my 4 year old boxer, Oreo a 13 yr mixed breed Lab and Niki my 4 yr Long haired Chihuahua mix, who we rescued from the shelter when he was two. It was his second time there in his two short years. He's a sweetie so I really don't understand why he was left there twice. (Well, he can be a bit bossy when he wants a treat, but aren't we all?)And, I love to read just about anything.
My favorite things to cook
Slow cooker and one dish meals. I'm limited by my families like and dislikes though, so I have to improvise on a lot of the recipes I make.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I don't think we have any. No one else in my family really enjoys cooking except my brother-in-law. He's becoming a excellent baker. There isn't any one dish we all have to have every year except maybe bread stuffing at Thanksgiving.
My cooking triumphs
Anything my picky mother and two adult sons will eat and enjoy. I often end up making two different entrees for the same meal.
My cooking tragedies
Fish! I hate fixing it, and can't eat it afterwards anyway. If someone else prepares it, it tastes much better.
Recipe Reviews 86 reviews
Indian Tacos with Yeast Fry Bread
This Fry Bread recipe was so good and we all loved it! The only thing I did differently was I used my bread machine on the dough cycle to make the dough and it worked very well. I tried rolling them out thinner and as a result bigger in diameter after the first few I did but next time I make these I'll leave them a little thicker and smaller. The thinner ones tended to bubble up with air pockets more so when frying then the thicker ones did. They all tasted fantastic though so I will be making these over and over. Both my adult sons liked them better than the store bought taco shells. Fantastic!

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Reviewed On: Apr. 22, 2015
Belgian Waffles
The waffles tasted very good and we did enjoy eating them so I gave them 5 stars for taste. Wish I could have rated them 4 1/2 stars though and this is why. I always try to dirty as few cooking utensils and dishes as I possibly can when preparing a dish but this recipe just doesn't work that way. Also(and this may be the fault of the waffle iron I only paid $19.99 for.) when cooking them the iron stopped steaming after only a couple of minutes and had to reheat which lead to more steaming and overcooked spots in each waffle when finished. This was only the second time I've used it and the first time I made a basic baking powder recipe and had no problem with cooking those waffles, it worked exactly as it was supposed to. I did get 12 waffles instead of 8 and that was using the 3/4 cup of batter my waffle iron calls for so it does make more than stated in the recipe. All in all the taste was very good but the effort was beyond what I wanted to go trough for a breakfast for dinner night. If I make them again I'll try another reviewers method of making the batter the day before and refrigerating it until your ready to make the waffles. That being said, I'm not a syrup person so having them with fresh fruit and whipped cream was perfect. My son had his with fresh blueberry sauce (From the Blueberry French Toast recipe submitted by Robin) and I had mine with sliced and lightly sugared fresh strawberries each topped with whipped cream. Yummy!

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Reviewed On: Apr. 22, 2015
Sweet Corn Bread
This is an excellent corn bread. I only have one suggestion and that is if you decide to make muffins with this recipe, Do Not use paper cupcake liners. I did and half the muffin stuck to the paper. I'm just going to make sure my muffin tin is well greased next time I want to make this into muffins. We love this corn bread. Almost forgot, I added only half the sugar and it was plenty sweet for our liking.

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Reviewed On: Apr. 4, 2015
 
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