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Breakfast Bake

-----Original Message----- 
From: Margaret 
Sent: Saturday, September 07, 2013 10:24 AM
To: 'Phaedrus'
Subject: RE: tuna & pasta salad

Are you still doing recipe searches?

If so I am scouring the net looking for a breakfast bake recipe.  I find
things close but not the exact one.

Pillsbury crescent rolls or biscuits (not sure which)
layered on the bottom.  Then things I remember:

ham cut up

Hello Margaret,

You should bookmark my main page and check it occasionally to keep up with the latest searches: Finder of Lost Recipes

I had limited success with your breakfast bake. Try these:

Ham and Biscuit Egg Bake

Hame and Cheese Omelet Bake


Chocolate Zucchini Bread

From: Bill
Sent: Friday, September 06, 2013 10:03 PM
To: Phaedrus 
Subject: chocolate zucchini bread?

Hello, long time no talk:
A friend of mine is asking for chocolate zucchini bread or cake or whatever.  Have you ever heard of this?
If you have, do you have a recipe?  Thanks as always in advance.   Bill

Hello Bill,

There’s quite a bit of variety in recipes for this. There’s one recipe here: Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

And three more below.


Chocolate Zucchini Bread

3 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 c. sugar
3 tsp. vanilla
1 c. oil
2 c. grated zucchini
3 c. flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
3 tsp. cinnamon
1 (3 oz.) instant chocolate pudding
1/2 c. coconut
1/2 c. nuts
1/2 c. chocolate chips

Beat eggs until light add sugar, vanilla, and oil.  Mix well.  Stir in zucchini. Sift in flour, salt, soda, baking powder and cinnamon.  
Blend with creamed mixture. Fold in coconut, dry pudding, nuts and chocolate chips. Put in 2 loaf pans 9x5. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.  
When cool you may sprinkle with powdered sugar.  
Chocolate Zucchini Bread

3 eggs, slightly beaten
2 c. sugar
1 c. oil
2 tsp. vanilla
2 c. grated zucchini
3 c. flour
2 tbsp. cocoa
1 tsp. soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. each cinnamon & salt
1 c. chopped pecans

  Beat eggs, sugar, oil and vanilla.  Add zucchini; mix well.  Sift dry ingredients; stir until moistened.  Fold in pecans, 
spoon into greased and floured loaf pans.  Bake at 325 degrees for 50 minutes or until bread tests done.  Remove to wire rack to cool.  
Let stand, wrapped for 24 hours before slicing. 
Chocolate Zucchini Bread

3 eggs
2 c. sugar
1 c. salad oil
2 oz. unsweetened chocolate
2 c. grated zucchini
3 c. flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1 c. coarsely chopped almonds
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking soda

  Beat eggs until lemon colored.  Beat in sugar and oil.  Melt chocolate and stir into egg mixture with vanilla and zucchini.  
Sift flour with the salt, cinnamon, baking powder and soda.  Stir into zucchini mixture with almonds.  Mix well.  Grease and 
flour two 9x5 loaf pans and pour batter into pans, dividing evenly.  Bake at 350 degrees F. for 50 to 60 minutes or until 
toothpick inserted into bread comes out clean. Do not overbake. Cool in pans for 15 minutes. Turn out onto racks to finish cooling.  
Breads freeze well. Yield:  2 loaves.  

Good Times Swiss Mushroom Burger

From: amber 
Sent: Saturday, September 07, 2013 8:48 PM
Subject: hiya

it's NOT the complete burger per se, it's the mushroom sauce I am seeking from our local Colorado chain called "Good Times."  
NOBODY makes it like that, nor better!



Hello Amber,

I see that someone named Amber requested this 4 years ago on and has not had any success. See:

I did not find any recipe or copycat for this. Keep in mind that Good Times is a fast food chain, and it is therefore likely that the mushrooms and sauce are not prepared fresh at the individual Good Times locations. When this is so, the local employees of a chain like "Good Times" have no idea what ingredients are used, particularly the spices. The mushrooms and sauce may be shipped to the local branch frozen from a central Good Times location in a complete form, or perhaps just the sauce comes in frozen, or the sauce may be a pre-made product that is just mixed with water and heated with the mushrooms added. As such, it would be highly unlikely to find the actual recipe. When you see a recipe for something from a fast food chain, it is almost always a “copycat” or “tastes-like” recipe that someone has created because chain recipes usually call for one or more pre-made ingredients provided by the company, which the home cook cannot obtain. No one appears to have created a copycat recipe for the mushrooms and sauce from Good Times.

Their on-line menu describes the burger this way: Good Times Burgers

Mushroom Swiss Burger
An all-natural beef patty, a mountain of savory, sauteed mushrooms and a slice of Swiss cheese

They have an online nutritional disclosure of the ingredients in the mushrooms & sauce here: Good Times Burgers attachment file

As you can see, it’s not much help in trying to duplicate the mushrooms and sauce:

mushrooms, water, margarine (liquid & partially hydrogenated soybean & cottonseed oils, water, salt, mono & diglycerides lecithin, sodium benzoate, citric acid & calcium disodium edta added as preservatives, colored with beta carotene, vitamin a palmitate added), salt, modified food starch, hydrolyzed plant protein (corn gluten, wheat gluten, soy protein, autolyzed yeast extract, partially hydrogenated cottonseed & soybean oils), spice, dehydrated onion, dehydrated garlic, caramel color, xanthan gum. CONTAINS: MILK, SOY, WHEAT

There are recipes for sauteed mushrooms with sauce, but I cannot recommend a recipe because I have never tasted the Good Times Swiss Mushroom burger and would therefore have no idea which, if any, recipes might taste similar.

I’ll post this. Perhaps a reader who has had the Swiss mushroom burger from Good Times can provide a recipe that they know from experience tastes similar.


Junior's Deli Sweet Kraut

From: amber
Sent: Saturday, September 07, 2013 8:49 PM
Subject: Junior's of Los Angeles

ONCE we went there and they had 'sweet kraut,' as opposed to sauerkraut.  Never able to re create and I have their cookbook :) 
and have had input from others, to no avail.


Hello Amber,

Junior’s was actually “Junior’s Deli” and it began as a Jewish Delicatessen. There is a website here: Jrs Deli. Juniors closed at the end of 2012 after a dispute with their landlord. The founder of Junior's LA is deceased, and his sons have chosen not to move the deli to another location. See this article: LA Times

I had no success finding any recipe, copycat, or even much mention of Junior’s sweet kraut.

There are some “sweet kraut” recipes around. I can’t really recommend one because I have never had Junior’s sweet kraut and would not know which recipes might taste like it. Do you know Bavarian style sauerkraut? It is sweeter than ordinary sauerkraut. You might try some commercial Bavarian sauerkraut and see if it’s step in the right direction. There are home recipes for making Bavarian sauerkraut on the web, if you think that’s similar. Here are a couple of “sweet kraut” recipes that I found:
Schmidt's Sweet Sauerkraut

Sweet Sauerkraut

The Amish also make a sweet sauerkraut.


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