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Home Town: Columbus, Ohio, USA
Living In: Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Low Carb, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Knitting, Quilting, Sewing, Needlepoint, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing
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  • Peach Pie
  • Peach Pie  
    By: Marcia Kammann
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About this Cook
My favorite things to cook
I like to make appetizers and desserts. I'll make 5-course meals when it's just our family, but when entertaining guests, we opt for a plethora of appetizers and desserts. Makes for a casual evening of grazing and visiting and truly is a simpler way to have fun with friends.
My cooking triumphs
My husband absolutely abhors it when I try new recipies for the first time when we've invited company for the evening. He's so fearful I'll "bomb" and lose all our friends. "Trust me", I say. My oldest daughter graduated high school this past May. I wanted to have a little soiree after the ceremony so I invited about 30 friends and tried out 5 never before tried recipes (all from Allrecipes.com)for appetizers. What a hit! My husband bragged all night long how he had "washed his hands" of anything to do with the food and how great everything turned out. I was one proud cook and easily received the praise of my guests.
My cooking tragedies
When I was a Newlywed I wanted to impress my new husband with my microwave cooking skills. We had received a microwave bundt cake pan as a wedding gift so I thought I'd try a microwaved carrot cake. I followed the directions to the letter and was so disappointed when the cake refused to come out of the pan! I turned it upside down on top of a soda pop bottle and waited, and waited, after 3 days, it still hadn't "dropped". I was so upset and embarrassed, I picked up the cake, pan and all, and literally threw it out the front door while screaming, "Let the birds eat it!" Laughing, my husband said, "They can't - their beaks will break!"
Recipe Reviews 1 review
Pumpkin Swirl Bread
I made the recipe by the letter and was disappointed in the result. I expected a creamy filling in the center, like when you bite into a Twinkie. This was not the case. The cream cheese filling had a very distinct "egg" taste to it which I do not like. The second time I made it, I reduced the sugar by 1/4 cup and I did not mix an egg with the cream cheese and sugar. The bread was less sweet and the cream filling was baked through but did not have the "eggy" taste. I would rate this 3-1/2 stars; it's "good" but not "great".

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Reviewed On: Nov. 18, 2012

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