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Sweet Corn Tamale Cakes

From: LG 
Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2012 6:56 PM
Subject: need a recipe


I love those sweet corn tamale cakes at the Cheesecake Factory. can you get the recipe? 
They serve them with a drizzle of sour cream..yummm! I think they have some fresh corn or canned corn in them with maza, cumin??? LG

Hello LG,

Cheesecake Factory does not give out their recipes, so the “real” recipe isn’t available. There are copycat recipes here:

Meemo's Kitchen

Copycat Recipes


Kmart Subs

From: Mona 
Sent: Monday, April 02, 2012 11:54 AM
Subject: K-Mart Deli Subs

I can remember my mother buying subs from the snackbar/deli counter at K-Mart many years ago. 
I remember they contained: bologna, salami, ham?, some type of sliced cheese, and a pale yellow sauce. 
They were always made ahead of time and you could buy one or a take home packs of three. 
Is there any way you could help me find this recipe? 

Thanks in advance……Mona

Hi Mona,

There are recipes for this on these sites:

Food Network UK

Taste of Home


Duncan Hines Triple Chocolate Cake

From: Ellie
Sent: Monday, April 02, 2012 7:48 PM
To: Phaed 
Subject: triple chocolate cake

I am looking for a triple  chocolate cake form the back of the box.  It is made with Duncan Hines devil's food cake mix  
I tried Duncan Hines and they were no help.  It used Devils food cake mix, chocolate chips and chocolate pudding.  
they were mixed together in an oblong pan with ???? and baked for???

It was printed on the cake box in the mid 70's.

Thank you,

Hello Ellie,

Well, you say that Duncan Hines was no help, but they have a “triple chocolate cake” recipe right on their website that calls for Duncan Hines devil’s food cake mix, chocolate pudding, and chocolate chips.

Duncan Hines

It calls for a bundt pan rather than an “oblong” pan, but other than that, it is remarkably like your description.


Easy Tart Tatin

From: Emily 
Sent: Saturday, March 31, 2012 8:18 PM
To: Phaedrus 
Subject: Recipe

Hi Phaedrus....I haven't bothered you in a long time.  Now I am wondering if you have a recipe for "Easy Tart Tatin" from Simple Vegetarian Pleasures?  
If so, would you please share it....and thanks.


Hello Emily,

Sorry, I don’t have the “Simple Vegetarian Pleasures” cookbook by Jeanne Lemlin, and I had no success locating that recipe on the web. The cookbook is still in print, and you can get a used copy for as little as $2.00 plus shipping at Amazon.

There are plenty of easy tart tatin recipes on the web, though. See these sites:

Vegetarian Times

The Eccentric Cook

Dana's Latkin

Wolfgang Puck

Crash Test Kitchen

Tastes of Italy


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