Capel Rugs announces winner of centennial cookbook contest

Capel Rugs and winning recipe both share 100-year history

Capel RugsTROY, N.C. — Capel Rugs has selected Ann Hiatt, rug department manager of Salem Creek in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, as the winner of its centennial cookbook contest.

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The contest, part of Capel Rugs’ year-long 100th-anniversary celebration, invited the company’s customers to submit recipes that have passed down generations. Along with the recipes, contest participants shared the history and stories behind their dishes.

Hiatt’s winning recipe, “The World’s Best Cookie,” which combines pecans and raisins, was passed to her by her father. He typed it up for Hiatt in 1985, at which point it was already 75 years old. “It was my great grandmother’s,” said Hiatt. “(My father) was a wonderful cook/baker and our home growing up always had a tin of these cookies in the kitchen.”

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“This cookie recipe is not only delicious, but the recipe is also more than 100 years old,” said Vickie Carder, sales representative for North Carolina, Capel Rugs. “It’s a perfect match for celebrating Capel’s 100th anniversary year.”

Hiatt received a $100 prize for winning the Capel cookbook contest. Her recipe will be posted for all to enjoy at

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