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Parigini Cookies

From: Francesca 
Sent: Thursday, January 14, 2016 9:13 AM

Subject: HI

HI I would like to know if anyone has this type of cookie receipe.

They are a spongy type cookie with candid fruit.

Thank you.

Hello Francesca,

I would like to help you find this recipe, but I need more information. Do you know the name of the cookie? Where did you get this picture of the cookie? Where have you bought or eaten this cookie? The cookies in the photograph look like biscotti with candied fruit, but biscotti is not a spongy type cookie. Biscotti is usually a dry, crisp cookie, but I believe I have heard of a soft biscotti. See these pages for pictures and recipes of biscotti with candied fruit:

Taste of the South

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Christine Atelier


From: Francesca 
Sent: Thursday, January 14, 2016 12:04 PM
To: Phaedrus 
Subject: RE: mystery cookies

No they are not biscotti it’s a sponge cookie with candid fruit.

I believe they are called Parigini??  Something like that.

Hello Francesca,

I see where the photo and description came from: Dolceriatinghino The only place that I can find these biscuits with almond and cherry mentioned as being spongy or soft or spongecake is on that site that sells them as a commercial product. Have you ever known of these cookies other than as a commercial product?

There is a recipe here for “parigini biscotti”. That’s all that I can find. I can't say whether these will be a hard, crisp biscotti or a soft biscotti: Parigini Biscotti


Big Boy's Bean & Bacon Soup

From: Denise 
Sent: Thursday, January 14, 2016 7:20 PM
Subject: Big Boy Restaurant Bean with Bacon Soup

I really hope you can help. My husband has been talking about Big Boy's bean with bacon soup that he used to get in Michigan. 
He tried to get the recipe when he lived in Michigan and was told that it was shipped in already prepared. I have scoured the 
internet and not found a copycat recipe. Please help so I don't have to keep living through his attempts to re-create it. 
It was not a white bean based soup. Thanks



Hi Denise,

Like you, I had no success finding a copycat or “tastes-like” recipe. I’ll post this on the site for reader input. Maybe someone at least knows of a bean & bacon soup that tastes similar.


Lazarus Marinara Sauce

-----Original Message----- 
From: Emily 
Sent: Thursday, January 14, 2016 5:11 PM
Subject: Lazarus recipe

Lazarus marinara

Hello Emily,

I have the Lazarus recipe books, volume one and two, and there is no "marinara sauce" recipe in either of them, nor can I find any mention on the Internet of the sauce by itself. There is a "shrimp marinara" recipe from Lazarus, with shrimp in it, if you want that.

I'll post this for reader input.


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