kpaigel Profile - (1920221)

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Living In: Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2002
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean
Hobbies: Gardening, Camping, Biking, Reading Books, Wine Tasting
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Angel Lush
Dried apricots with blue cheese and pecans
Apricot-Cherry-Almond Bundt
About this Cook
Fun and friendly and always ready for a dinner party or soiree! I grew up in Raleigh and Cary and have lived in the area most of my life. I'm married to a wonderful guy who also cooks, and I work for NC State University as an instructional designer. I'm also a graduate student at NCSU in Adult and Higher Education.
My favorite things to cook
Anything Southern! Collards, turnip greens, deviled eggs, mashed potatoes, hopping john, potato salad, barbecue pork, dirty rice--you name it!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I loved Sunday dinners at my great grandma's because she cooked everyone's favorite dish--so we could choose from meatloaf, turkey or roast beef, as well as macaroni and cheese, boiled or mashed potatoes! She was a wonderful woman who made all her dishes with love.
My cooking triumphs
The New Year's Day feast I cook for family and friends every year. I believe it sets us up for a year of staying in touch!
Recipe Reviews 26 reviews
Spritz Cookies II
This is a good recipe. I didn't think the first batch was sweet enough so I used 3/4 cup of sugar and I thought that worked better. I also use green food coloring after mixing the flour. My mom and I made Spritz cookies when I was a kid and she can't find her recipe. This one is close, but something is a little different--we used to sift the flour so that might be it. Also, you don't want to chill the dough before using the press. I noticed some other reviewers did that and had trouble. The dough works best when it's at room temperature.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 11, 2010
Eggnog Quick Bread
I had high hopes for this, but it was pretty bland--tasted like yellow cake to me (which is good but not when you're expecting a quick bread). It doesn't keep very well either.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 31, 2009
Eggnog Cheesecake III
This was easy and delicious. It received great reviews from my friends and family! I used the food processor and everything turned out well--but it split as it was cooling. I hated to do it, but I spread coolwhip on it so it would cover the huge crack, then ground a little fresh nutmeg on top. The coolwhip was barely noticeable and it was a lovely dessert.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 18, 2008
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