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Wendy's Stroganoff Baked Potato

From: jackie 
Sent: Wednesday, February 08, 2017 4:19 PM
Subject: Wendy's Baked Potatoes with Stroganoff

I realize this  is an unusual request and probably too old to find, but, would like to find the recipe if I can. 
I used to love the baked potatoes from Wendy's that had the beef stroganoff on top of them. I would eat them 
almost every day before going to work in the evening. I have tried to recreate it, but cannot seem to be able to. 
If you know or have access to this recipe, please let me know. 
Thanks!! you would be making an old lady relive a dream. If you decide to publish it, please let me know when so 
I can snatch that recipe.


Hi Jackie,

Sorry to say, I had no success locating a recipe for Wendy’s beef stroganoff baked potato. I could find only a couple of brief mentions of them at all.

There are some recipes here for Wendy’s Baked Potato toppings, including one with hamburger, onion soup and sour cream: Wendy's Baked Potato Toppings

There is a recipe for beef stroganoff baked potatoes here (Not Wendy’s): Beef Stroganoff Stuffed Potatoes

I’ll post your request on my site. Maybe a reader can help.


Woolworth's Hoagie

From: melody 
Sent: Wednesday, February 08, 2017 6:59 PM
Subject: Woolworth's hoagies!

Greetings from Ohio! I grew up in central Ohio specifically near Newark Ohio. There was a Woolworths in a shopping strip 
called the Newark Plaza in the North End of Newark. When I was an adolescent my mom would take me shopping in that strip 
and occasionally outside of Woolworths they would be selling Hoagies on the sidewalk. I have seen all kinds of recipes 
online that don't look anything like what I had there. All I remember was some kind of a sub like bun and lettuce and 
dressing, cheese and meat that to me was out of this world! I grew up on a 100-acre farm north of town and it was a real 
treat to get into town and have a prepared sandwich for lunch! I have many fond memories of Woolworths including this one! 

I forgot to mention the time would have been late sixties to early seventies. Also on the hoagie there may have been a 
few onions and possibly yellow pepper rings. The dressing seemed to be of the mayonnaise type but my memory could be 
failing me. 
Melody from Central Ohio

Hi Melody,

I have a copy of the Woolworth’s Recipe Book from that era, but some of it is missing and it doesn’t have the hoagie recipe.

I also searched online for the hoagie recipe, but I had no success.

What I did find online were a couple of message board posts in which people described the Woolworth’s Hoagie:

Wooden Boat
“Every Saturday, in a suburb of Cleveland, the Woolworths made a sandwich of fresh bread, and ham, and salami, and cheese. Topped with Eyetalliand (Italian – Phaed) dressing and shredded iceburg.”
"Louise Dybach of Allentown provided information on Woolworth's hoagies for Rose Scrizzi of Allentown. She remembers watching Grace, a former Woolworth's employee, make these hoagies on Saturdays when she went "to town." Louise remembers the following: Grace would start with a sliced roll, then line the roll with American cheese and next came chopped ham. Another lunch meat was then added. Louise is not sure what kind but she does know it was not salami. The hoagie was then topped with tomato slices and shredded lettuce. Onions, if you wanted them, were added next. Oil and a mild vinegar, kept in separate bottles, were then sprinkled on the hoagie. The last ingredient was a spoonful of hot peppers. This was also an optional ingredient. Hopefully this information will be helpful to Rose."

Actually, this sounds very much like one version of what we call an “Italian Sandwich” here in Maine. It’s made here using Italian bread.

These descriptions are the best that I can do at present. I will post this on my site for reader input. There is a delay of about a month. Check back on my main page regularly for a post entitled “Woolworth’s Hoagies”: Uncle Phaedrus

If you are in the mood for experimenting, use the descriptions as a guide. Use hoagie rolls, American cheese (If the cheese doesn’t taste right, try cheddar or provolone or mozzarella.), ham (the description says “chopped”, but sliced sounds possible, too). For the “other lunch meat”, I’d try Genoa salami first, as in the first description, then prosciutto, capicola, or even mortadella. Then tomato slices and lettuce. If you choose, add onions, yellow pepper rings, or a spoonful of hot peppers. for dressing use oil (olive, probably) and a mild vinegar – probably not cider vinegar.)

Also, for reference, look at these recipes:

Philly Italian Hoagie

Classic Italian Hoagie

Maine Italian Sandwich


From: Jerry 
Sent: Wednesday, July 4, 2018 5:33 PM
Subject: the Woolworth's hoagy mystery!
Hi. I had these in the late 1960s, about one per week. 
39 cents at the time, and delicious!
the essential factor was that they were served cold, wrapped in plastic 
and taken out of a refrigerated case. the lettuce was crisp and crunchy,
American cheese, ham and probably baloney, sliced tomato and onion
no dressing or mayo. MAYBE a bit of vinegar and oil.
that was it. no salt and pepper. no oregano i ever noticed.
simple and delicious.
i had some good hot baked subs at college bars,
but nothing ever topped the cheap Woolworth's hoagy!

Luby's Almond Rice

From: David 
Sent: Tuesday, February 07, 2017 9:05 AM
To: '' 
Subject: Lubys Almond rice

Lubys Almond rice

Hello David,

Sorry, I had no success with this.


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