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Spike Da Peke

Spike Da Peke
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Living In: Old Bridge, New Jersey, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2012
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Chocolate Almond Mess
Spike Da Peke
About this Cook
A Fifty-something spouse and father, I am a stay at home writer, cook and reader since a spinal cord injury forced me into retirement.
My favorite things to cook
Chocolate in all forms and varieties. Polenta Pasta Risotto Cakes Tarts & Pies Panacotta, custard, puddings etc.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Fudge Apple pie Cherry pie (Where have all the cherries gone?) Home-made Mincemeat Slow roasted anything Corn on the cob Pasties (pronounced pah-stees, N0t pay-stees) Cold fried chicken in a picnic basket Dilly beans
My cooking triumphs
Not spoiling a $175 prime rib roast (I have since become a vegetarian). It has gone down in the family annals as the best Christmas dinner, ever and anywhere.
My cooking tragedies
The Fire Department once visited when I was roasting bones, forgot, and stepped out of the apartment briefly. Oops!
Recipe Reviews 2 reviews
Boston Baked Beans
Well done! Thanks for a great traditional recipe. I'm tired of recipes that say little more than "Pour BBQ sauce over your favorite canned baked beans."

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Reviewed On: Jul. 2, 2012
Scrumptious Strawberry Shortcake
Take It to the Top! It's been a very long time since I've had shortcake this good. Unfortunately, when my grandmother passed away, we couldn't find the recipe for shortcake. This comes as close as anything I have tried to her very fine shortcake. The flavor is good, though I may add just a touch more sugar the next time I bake it. The crumb is wonderful with a melt-in-your-mouth feel. We dressed it with a sour cherry compote comprised of canned sour cherries, honey, ice wine riesling, and a touch of cinnamon, mace, and allspice. The taste was as if a small part of heaven had come down among us. One warning: many recipes overstate their serving power–this really does makes twelve servings. As we are a family of three, we've put a few in the freezer. I hope they will save well. If not, next time I make the recipe (and there will be a next time), I will try to reduce the number of servings.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 1, 2012

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