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Heinz 57 Short Ribs?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Randall" 
Sent: Sunday, December 28, 2008 7:11 PM
Subject: Heinz 57 Sauce Short Ribs

Dear Phaedrus,

Back in the 70ís there was a recipe on the back of the Heinz 57 Sauce
bottle for short ribs.  It called for on full bottle of Heinz 57
Sauce, short ribs and very little else.  Basically I think it was just
water, ribs, sauce and simmer.  I searched and searched but with no
luck, hope you can resurrect this one.  I loved it.  I remember
subsisting chicken for the ribs and that was delicious too.  Thanks in


Hello Randy,

Sorry, I had no success. All of the recipes that I find with 57 Sauce call for a sauce made with Heinz 57, worcestershire, and ketchup.


Uruguayan Mazzini

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Teresa 
  Sent: Tuesday, December 30, 2008 7:56 PM
  Subject: Recipe Search

  I lived in Uruguay which is a highly European influenced South American country. At a wedding, 
I ate the most wonderful cake ever. The name of it was Mazzini. I'm not sure that is the correct 
spelling. Maybe it is an Italian recipe. I have searched for it and have had no luck. I did find 
in a forum somewhere where another person had also eaten this cake and was searching for the recipe 
also. Your help would be most appreciated.


Hello Teresa,

I checked all of the Uruguayan recipe sites with no success. I cannot find a cake with a name like "mazzini" anywhere. There is no "mazzini" in my Italian food dictionary. The only "mazzini" that I can find is a savory dish, with chicken. Sorry. It might be found with an accurate spelling of the name. The only suggestion I can offer is for you to post your request on Uruguayan forms/message boards.


Gaucho Cookies

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Lou 
Sent: Wednesday, December 31, 2008 11:28 AM
Subject: Cookies

I was wondering if you might have run across the original recipe for Burry's Gaucho cookies. 
They were popular in the 60's/70's. Once the owner died they vanished. 
They are similar to one of the Girl Scout cookie recipes, But not quite the same. With their 
oatmeal type cookie & peanut butter filling, they were quite good.
Any help would be greatly appreciated

Hello Lou,

Wish I could help, but I had no success finding a recipe. Lots of folks are lamenting the disappearance of gaucho cookies.


Howard Johnson's Macaroni & Cheese

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: LINDA 
  Sent: Wednesday, December 31, 2008 9:15 AM
  Subject: Recipe hunt

  First of all let me tell you what a wonderful site this is.  I found many great looking 
recipes and am anxious to try them.  I did not, however, come across what I was looking for 
(my hubby's favorite) - Howard Johnson's Macaroni and Cheese.  We used to buy it frozen 
locally, but the store's supplier quit it.  We even drove to an existing HoJo's in Lake 
Placid last summer and had some.  They would not, however, sell any frozen so we bought a 
couple of portions fresh and brought it back with us.  I would like to try making it but 
have had no luck finding a recipe.  I will truly appreciate any help you can provide. 
Thanks again  for a great site; I'm sure to become a frequent flyer.

Hi Linda,

Sorry, there doesn't appear to be a home recipe available. Both of the companies that had recently sold the frozen versions of Howard Johnson's dishes went out of business:

"Fairfield Farms Kitchen's closed their operations in 2006. America's Kitchen of Atlanta, Georgia, had the rights to manufacture the HJ food products, licensed by La Mancha Group, LLC, successor to Franchise Associates, Inc. (FAI). La Mancha also owns the original HJ recipes. However, America's Kitchen shut down in May, 2008. Since then, it is believed the HoJo retail frozen food line has been discontinued due to the closure of America's Kitchen..."



Key foods sells, or used to sell, a frozen version of Howard Johnson's Macaroni & Cheese. It's not clear whether this is an old ad for a discontinued product or if they still sell it.

HoJoLand says Mama Mae's Frozen Mac & Cheese is very close to that of Howard Johnson's.

Mama Mae's has a website here.

Gaucho Casserole

A trying times tight budget recipe.

Gaucho Casserole

1 lb. ground beef
1 pkg. taco seasoning mix
1 c. water
1 can (15 oz.) chili beans in sauce
1 can (16 oz.) stewed tomatoes (chop to desired size)
1 1/2 c. instant rice

 Brown ground beef.  Put in microwave dish.  Add seasoning mix, water, chili beans and stewed 
tomatoes (including liquid).  Cover and microwave on high 6 to 7 minutes (until bubbly hot). 
Stir in rice.  Cover and let stand 10 minutes. Serve.


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