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Cornmeal Pie

On 26 Dec 2004 at 13:21, Jan wrote:

> Hi, my name is Jan, and several years ago I worked in an RV factory. 
> During a Thanksgiving potluck dinner, I ate, loved, and received the
> recipe for "Cornmeal Pie".  It made 2.  It had 1 can evaporated milk,
> a tall can of coconut...but only 2 tsp or Tbs of other
> ingredients of course!  It was delicious, but I LOST the recipe, and
> cannot find it posted anywhere, and I have looked, believe me.  Old
> cookbooks, internet... Can you help? Is the cornmeal perhaps just a
> thickener?  If so, I may can convert a recipe I found to use cornmeal
> instead of cornstarch... Thank you ahead of time. Jan 

Hello Jan,

Cornstarch and cornmeal are so different that I do not think substituting one for the other would work. I found one recipe with that name and those ingredients. See below.


Cornmeal  Pie

 Ingredients :
 Dough for 9 inch pastry shell
 1 c. brown sugar minus 2 tbsp.
 1 c. granulated sugar minus 2 tbsp.
 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
 1 tbsp. yellow cornmeal
 1/4 tsp. salt
 2 eggs
 1/4 c. (1/2 stick) butter, melted
 1/2 c. evaporated milk
 1 tsp. vanilla extract
 3/4 c. chopped hickory or other nuts
 1/4 c. shredded coconut

 Preparation :
   A dessert treat with nuts, coconut and just a touch of
 cornmeal.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Roll out dough on floured
 surface; fit into 9 inch pie pan.  In large bowl, combine sugars,
 flour, cornmeal and salt; set aside.  In mixer bowl, combine eggs,
 butter, milk and vanilla until just mixed--don't let too many
 bubbles form.  Combine with sugar mixture and blend until smooth.

Mondel Bread

On 26 Dec 2004 at 0:15, RS***@***.com wrote:

> I am looking for two recipes -  Jewish Mondel Bread (like  biscotti) 
> and also a recipe using Bisquick to make a spinach pie .   Can you
> help   Thanks you

Hello ___?

Please send multiple requests in separate e-mails and please always give your first name.

See below for some mondel bread recipes.


Jewish  Mondel  Bread

 Ingredients :
 3 1/2 c. flour
 1 c. sugar
 1 heaping tsp. baking powder
 2 eggs
 2/3 c. vegetable oil
 1/3 c. orange juice or 2 tsp. almond flavor extract
 1 c. chopped walnuts

 Preparation :
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees for 30 minutes.  In a large bowl, mix
 flour, sugar and baking powder.  In a small bowl, add eggs, oil and
 orange juice (or almond extract) and nuts.  Make a well in the dry
 ingredients, pour in wet ingredients. Mix well with hands.  Divide
 dough into two parts.  On a cookie sheet, shape each piece of dough
 into the size and length of a strudel.  Bake in oven at 350 degrees
 for 30 minutes until golden brown.  Remove from oven and cool.  Cut
 into 3/4" slices and spread slices onto a cookie sheet and turn the
 oven to 400 degrees.  Return to oven to brown and toast for 5
 minutes.  Enjoy.
Mondel  Bread

 Ingredients :
 3 c. flour
 3 tsp. baking powder
 1 c. sugar
 Pinch of salt
 3 eggs
 1 tsp. vanilla
 3 tsp. lemon juice
 5 oz. oil
 Chocolate chips (optional)

 Preparation :
   Mix the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.  Make a well in
 the middle of the dry ingredients and beat the eggs, vanilla, lemon
 juice and oil into it.  Separate the dough into 3 equal amounts.
 Then roll one portion at a time into a rectangle approximately 12
 inches long.  Sprinkle the dough, down the center, with cinnamon,
 sugar, nuts, raisins and chocolate chips.  Then fold the edges in
 toward the middle.  Bake on greased cookie sheets for 30 to 40
 minutes at 350 degrees.  Then remove them from the oven and cut them
 diagonally into 1 inch wide strips, so that they become cookies.
 You then return them to the oven and bake 5 minutes more or until
 toasted.  HINT:  To get the filled dough onto the cookie sheet,
 flour 2 spatulas and quickly flip the dough onto the cookie sheet.

HRM Cookie Cutters

On 25 Dec 2004 at 8:35, karen wrote:

> Hello!!!
> Thanks for trying to help with the sugar cookie recipe.  The cookie
> cutters are put out by Educational Products and have a crown
> surrounding the letters "HRM" (not DRM).  The recipe had confectioners
> sugar instead of regular sugar, cream of tartar, vanilla and almond
> extracts, etc.  I remember the recipe said to roll the cookies on a
> surface coated with confectioners sugar instead of flour.  The cookies
> were very flavorful and crisp.  I can't even seem to find the cookie
> cutter company to call or email for the recipe.  This recipe was so
> wonderful because it didn't matter now many times you RE-ROLLED the
> dough, the cookies were never tough.  Thanks for finding the recipe or
> cookie cutter company or anything close.
> Karen

Hi Karen,

HRM cookie cutters were produced by the Educational Products Company in Hope, NJ starting in 1947. They are still selling cookie cutters under the name "Cookie Craft".

They have a website, and there is a sugar cookie recipe on that site that may be the one you want. See:

Cookie Craft


Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch

On 23 Dec 2004 at 20:36, beverlie wrote:

> this going to be a hard request...because I don't have a 
> lot of information to go on..but I was born in 1951...I was 
> a voracious reader, still am..and along about the time I 
> was around 9 or 10 or so..I remember reading about an 
> old woman, I think she had magical powers, her name 
> was something like "mrs. Piggly wiggly and one of the 
> book titles was something in the cabbage patch..wish I 
> could remember more..but about that time I was also 
> reading the Happy Hollisters...and the Bobbsey 
> it would be something in that area...I would 
> like to find this so I could read it to my grandchildren..can 
> you help me...? sorry, not much to go on...Thanks 
> Beverlie ...from Indiana

Hello Beverly,

Could it be "Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch", by Alice Hegan Rice? This was a very popular children's book written around the turn of the century. It was even made into a movie in the 1940s. It's out of print, but there's a copy for sale & picture of the cover here:

Ruby Lane

You can also buy it at They have a couple of used copies for sale.

Another book, or series of children's books, that might be part of what you remember is a series about "Mrs. Piggle Wiggle." They have these for sale at Amazon as well. See:

Mrs. Piggle Wiggle


Spinach Pie

On 26 Dec 2004 at 0:15, RS*****@***.com wrote:

> I am looking for two recipes -  Jewish Mondel Bread (like  biscotti) 
> and also a recipe using Bisquick to make a spinach pie .   Can you
> help   Thanks you

Hello ___?

Please send multiple requests in separate e-mails. Please sign your first name to requests.

See below for spinach pie recipes with bisquick.


Impossible  Spinach  Pie

 Ingredients :
 1 (10 oz.) pkg. frozen spinach, thawed & drained
 1/2 c. chopped onion
 1 c. shredded Swiss cheese (4 oz.)
 1 1/2 c. milk
 3/4 c. Bisquick
 3 eggs
 1 tsp. salt
 1/4 tsp. pepper
 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg

 Preparation :
    Heat oven to 400 degrees.  Grease 10" x 1 1/2" pie plate.  Mix
 spinach, onion and cheese in pie plate.  Beat remaining ingredients
 until smooth, 15 seconds in blender on high or 1 minute with hand
 beater.  Pour into pie plate.  Bake until knife inserted in center
 comes out clean, about 30 minutes.  Cool 5 minutes. Garnish as
 desired.  Refrigerate any remaining pie.
Spinach  Pie

 Ingredients :
 1 c. Bisquick flour
 1 chopped med. onion
 2 pkgs. frozen chopped spinach, drained and thawed
 1/2 c. grated Parmesan cheese
 1/4 c. oil
 4 eggs, beaten
 Pepper to taste (salt optional)

 Preparation :
    So simple!  Mix all ingredients together.  Grease a 9-inch round
 pie plate.  Pour ingredients into pie plate and bake at 350 degrees
 for 30-35 minutes or until slightly golden on top.  Serve from oven
 or from refrigerator.
Spinach  Pie

 Ingredients :
 2 pkgs. frozen spinach, thawed and drained
 1/2 c. chopped onion
 1/2 c. chopped green pepper
 1 lg. can mushrooms
 3/4 c. Bisquick
 1 1/2 c. milk
 3 eggs
 1 c. shredded Cheddar
 Salt and pepper to taste

 Preparation :
    Saute first 4 ingredients in butter.  Blend Bisquick, milk, eggs,
 and salt and pepper in blender for 15 seconds.  Pour blended mixture
 over vegetables. Sprinkle with 1 cup shredded Cheddar. Bake at 400
 degrees for 30-45 minutes or until inserted knife in middle of pie
 comes out clean.
Italian  Spinach  Pie

 Ingredients :
 1 pkg. spinach (follow instructions on pkg.)
 4 eggs
 1/2 c. oil
 1/2 c. Romano cheese
 3/4 c. water in addition to spinach water
 1/2 c. Bisquick
 1 c. chopped onions, med. size or 1/2 c. to taste
 1/2 c. salami, or pepperoni, or ham, or sausage or mushrooms
 Salt & pepper to taste

 Preparation :
    Beat eggs, oil, water, cheese, salt and pepper.  Add spinach,
 onions and Bisquick together.  Beat well with beater for 1 minute.
 Put in ungreased Pyrex pie plate.  Bake at 350-375 degrees for 35-40
Impossible  Greek  Spinach  Pie

 Ingredients :
 1/2 c. green onions, sliced
 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
 1 tbsp. butter or margarine
 1 (10 oz.) pkg. frozen chopped spinach, drained and thawed
 1/2 c. creamed cottage cheese
 1 c. milk
 1/2 c. Bisquick baking mix
 3 eggs
 1 tsp. lemon juice
 1/4 tsp. pepper
 3 tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
 2 tbsp. feta cheese

 Preparation :
    Grease a 9 x 1 1/4 inch pie plate.  Cook and stir onions and
 garlic in butter in a 10 inch skillet until onions are transparent
 (2-3 minutes).  Stir in spinach.  Layer spinach mixture and cottage
 cheese in pie plate.  Beat milk, eggs, Bisquick and lemon juice and
 pepper until smooth (15 seconds in a blender or 1 minute with hand
 beater).  Pour over spinach/cottage cheese mixture. Sprinkle with
 feta cheese, Parmesan cheese and nutmeg.  Bake 35-40 minutes at 350
 degrees or until knife inserted comes out clean.  Garnish with ripe
 olives, if desired.


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