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Karo Butter Beans

From: Paul 
Sent: Friday, June 22, 2012 5:41 PM
Subject: Recipe Request

Dear Phaedrus Ė

Several years ago I saw a recipe on a Karo jar for a bean dish that included (as I recall) only 3 ingredients: butter beans, bacon and Karo syrup. 
By any chance do you happen to have or know about this recipe?  We would really appreciate receiving it.

Thanks for your help.


Hello Paul,

I canít find a recipe with only those three ingredients. Thereís nothing even close on the Karo Syrup website. On the Internet and in our files, all of the recipes with butter beans (or lima beans), karo (or just ďcorn syrupĒ), and bacon also contain, in descending order of frequency: ketchup (catsup), sugar (or brown sugar), onions, or mustard. (or some combination of these). The closest that I found to the three ingredient description was the below recipe, which has the ketchup and brown sugar.


Baked  Beans

4 regular size cans butter beans,drained
1 (14 oz.) bottle ketchup
1/2 c. dark Karo syrup
1/2 box dark brown sugar
1/2 lb. bacon

  Mix syrup, brown sugar, and ketchup.  Put into casserole.  Add beans and mix.  Cut bacon into bite size pieces to cover beans. 
Bake uncovered and unstirred 2 hours if in deep casserole, 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours if in shallow casserole.  Serves 16. 

Thanks for checking this out for us. We really appreciate it. We are going to try it in the crock pot with just the three ingredients and 
hope we get the right proportion.


Mackie's Cabbage Relish or Mustard Slaw

-----Original Message----- 
From: Maureen 
Sent: Friday, June 22, 2012 10:46 PM
Subject: Mackie's cabbage relish

Mackie's has been located in Port Stanley, Ontario, selling the best 
french fries and orangeade anywhere. Four generations (at least) call it the 
ultimate summer destination. Can you find the recipe for the cabbage relish 
you can put on the hotdogs and hamburgs? It is not a coleslaw, but a fresh 
relish that is out of this world.

Hi Maureen,

Mackie's originally became famous for their orangeade, but today it's their French fry sauce that people rave about the most. They have never given out a recipe for this mysterious spiced ketchup sauce, and no one appears to have been able to create a copycat.

Other than a statement that Mackie's serves homemade sauces and relishes, I cannot find any mention of a relish served there, certainly no recipe. I found something on a blog saying that Mackie's served a "mustard slaw", which might be the same thing, but I found only the one mention. No description anywhere and no recipes. I searched for a Mackie's menu online, but had no success. Sorry.


Pub Tiki Sesame Chicken Aku Aku

From: L 
Sent: Thursday, June 21, 2012 12:09 AM
Subject: Pub Tiki, Walnut St., Phila., PA

I have been searching for the recipe "Sesame Chicken Aku Aku" which was served at the Pub Tiki Restaurant on Walnut Street,in Phila., PA. 
The description on the menu read "Fried Chicken, Southern Style (So. China) in a creamy sauce with soft, tender noodles".  
I have many fond memories of this restaurant and still can remember this delicious dish that was served there.

Can you help me locate the original recipe to reproduce this dish?

Thanking you in advance for your help!

Hello _______?

Please read the instructions/FAQ at: Instructions & FAQ

There are copies of Pub Tikiís menu here:
and here:

There is an article here that mentions the sesame chicken aku aku:
University of Pennsylvania
In the article, the sesame chicken aku aku is described as "White meat chicken in a white veloute sauce with sesame seeds on the top."

Veloute is a French sauce, so I donít know whether that description is accurate. It may just be a description of the dishís appearance. ďAku-akuĒ is a Polynesian word that has nothing directly to do with food or cooking. Itís a favorite word in Tiki Bar culture and has a spiritual meaning.

There is a basic chicken veloute recipe here: Culinary Arts

Sorry I was not able to locate Pub Tikiís sesame chicken aku aku recipe. If their sauce wasnít veloute, then I have no idea what might have been in it. There are other sesame chicken recipes here:

Deep Fried Food

Yummy Tummy Aarthi


Great Canadian Bagel Company Greek Pasta Salad

From: Dianne 
Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2012 9:54 PM
Subject: Great Canadian Bagel Company Greek pasta salad

I can tell a lot of the ingredients (penne, cucumber, feta) but it's the dressing that I can't figure out. 
Someone there told me it was sundried tomato and oregano dressing with extra garlic added, but I tried that ad it wasn't at all the same. 
Can you help? 

Hello Dianne,

Sorry, I had no success locating a recipe for this or any additional information about it.


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