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Classic Creamy Tomato Soup from Souplantation

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Margarita 
Sent: Sunday, October 25, 2009 3:43 PM
Subject: searching for Classic Creamy Tomato Soup recipe

I'm looking for the recipe to Sweet Tomatoes/Souplantation's Classic Creamy Tomato Soup. 
I(It's not the same as the tomato and onion soup they serve.) This is without question the 
best tomato soup I have ever had--and this is from someone who doesn't usually even like 
tomato soup!  I'm a teacher and love my job, but after the occasional rough day it would 
be nice to come home to some of this soup.  It's a great "comfort food" dish.
The only two ingredients that I know for certain are in the soup are cream and celery.
Thanks very much for any help you can provide,
Margarita (yes, that's my real name.  It means "daisy" in Spanish.)

Hello Margarita,

I wish that I could help, but I cannot find a recipe or a copycat for Sweet Tomatoes/Souplantation's classic creamy tomato soup.


Mustard Caper Sauce

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Ann 
Sent: Sunday, October 25, 2009 7:39 PM
Subject: Lost Mustard Caper Sauce Recipe served cold 

I once had a wonderful grilled foods recipe book (mid 80's), and for special 
occasions made a whole grilled beef tenderloin which I served with a mustard 
caper sauce from the grilled foods cook book (I think it was one that came with 
the grill). It was different from most mustard caper recipes because it was not 
cooked, from pan drippings, etc.,  It was delightful for summer, but nice year 
round. The primary ingredients were coarse ground mustard, pickled capers, 
whipping cream, and I believe some lemon.  It's especially nice because it also 
goes beautifully with left over tenderloin, or any nice, cold, rare beef.

Any help you can provide will be much appreciated. 

I appreciate and respect your request guidelines.and yes, I'm one of "those".
I use my middle name, and most often my real first name initial.

Thank you.

L. Ann 

Hi L. Ann,

Wish I could help, but all of the mustard caper sauce recipes that I find are cooked. I'll post the request on my site. Perhaps a reader can help.


Bari Bowties

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Roseanne 
Sent: Monday, October 26, 2009 9:51 PM
Subject: searching for an old recipe

Dear Phaedrus:

My grandmother came from Bari, Italy in the 1920s.  She used to make this traditional 
cookie at Christmas time that we dipped in a fig sauce. I remember the cookie had to 
be fried because it looked like a bow tie or a strip of dough that was given a twist 
in its center and was very light and crisp (very similar to cookies found today that 
are dusted with confectioner's sugar).   I'm pretty sure it was a fig SAUCE and not a 
GLAZE only because we dipped the cookie in it as we ate.  I would very much like to 
continue her tradition of serving this at Christmas but I don't even know the proper 
name of the treat and my grandmother has since passed away.  I am not that adept using 
the Internet but have tried googling Bari, Italy, cookie recipes and Italian Christmas 
cookies to no avail.  Can you shed any light on my quest?  I would be ever so grateful!


Hi Rosanne,

There is a fried bow ties recipe on my site. See:

Italian Bowtie Cookies

Also, there is a discussion here about them:

Bowtie Cookies

I cannot find any recipes for them specific to Bari, nor can I find a recipe for the fig sauce.


Chili Crispitos & Chicken Crispitos

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Desirea 
Sent: Monday, October 26, 2009 7:33 PM
Subject: Request

I was wondering if you knew where I could get crispitos just like the ones they 
serve/served in school cafeterias??

Thank YoU!


Hello Desirea,

Crispitos are a Food Service product made by Tyson Foods. They are only sold in case quantities and only to places like school cafeterias as far as I can tell.See:

Tyson Foods

Market Day, a fund-raising organization, used to offer them as a fundraising product, but they show them as "discontinued". See: Market Day

Some people have been able to get them by calling their local school cafeterias. Sometimes the cafeteria will sell you a few.

If not, then perhaps you can buy them by the case from Food Service Direct. See:

Food Srvice Direct

I recently saw these in our local Whole Foods. Try there.


Peanut Jumble Cookies

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Cyndy" 
Sent: Tuesday, October 27, 2009 11:35 PM
Subject: Peanut Jumble cookies

I loved Peanut Jumble cookies as a kid. They were chewy and had whole 
peanuts on the top. We bought them at Von's grocery store, they may have 
been Van De Camp's brand.
peanut butter,

Thank you for your help,

Hi Cyndy,

The only ones that I can find any mention of were made by Archway, and are discontinued. Sorry, I had no success locating a copycat recipe. This cookbook has a peanut jumble cookies recipe:

Recipe Dreams


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