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The Singing Chef

From: cindy 
Sent: Thursday, December 01, 2011 1:31 PM
Subject: looking for a recipe


I'm looking for one of Chef Pasquale's recipes.  It was bacon wrapped chicken in a creamy white sauce. Hope you can locate it for me. It was delicious.  

Thanks, Cindy

Hi Cindy,

I had no success locating this without the name of the dish.

Chef Pasquale Carpino, or the “Singing Chef” as he was known, published four cookbooks: La Cucina di Pasquale with Judith Drynan in 1980, Pasquale's Kitchen Express Cookbook Volume one and two in 1990 and Today's Cooking with Chef Pasquale in 1999.
The recipe you want might be in one of those. There are new and used copies for sale at various sites on the web, including Amazon. His Canadian TV show, “Pasquale’s Cooking Express”, is available on DVD. See:
Pasquale’s Cooking Express
It’s also being rerun on OMNI.1 and Citytv in Toronto.

There is a Facebook fan page for Chef Pasquale at:

If you post a request there, someone who has the cookbooks might be willing to send you the recipe. At the very least, someone there might know the name of the dish.

I will post this request on my site in case one of my readers can help.


Stand-Up Cookies

From: Linda 
Sent: Wednesday, December 14, 2011 12:50 PM

I'm looking for a recipe for cookies called "Stand-Up Cookies".  They are  probably 
of German origin and like a biscotti.  Is there one out there?

Thank you so much.

Hi Linda,

I checked every reference that I found regarding “stand up cookies”, and from what I found, there is no particular recipe for “stand up cookies”. The key thing about “stand up cookies” is not the recipe, but the cookie cutters that are used. These cookie cutters make particular shapes of cookie pieces that will fit together so that the assembled cookie will stand up rather than lay flat. They come in animal shapes and others. “Stand up cookies” are usually made with sugar cookie dough or gingerbread dough. No special recipe – just your usual sugar cookie or gingerbread recipe. The only German connection that I found was that one person mentioned using spritz cookie dough to make them.
For examples of “stand up cookies”, see these sites:
Jay and Ash Conway Blogspot



Kitchen Krafts


You can buy the cookie cutters on some of those sites, but Amazon and other places have them as well.

This is the only kind of “stand up cookies” of which I could find any mention at all.


Wyatt's Egg and Olive Salad

From: Patti 
Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 6:22 PM
Subject: Egg and Olive salad

Hello, I'm Patti W. in Fort Worth, TX. I'm trying to locate a recipe to make for my dad. 
It was called Egg and Olive salad made by Wyatts Cafeteria before they closed down. 
I've tried Google and multiple other sites, but unable to find the recipe that Wyatts made. 
If you could locate it I would be deeply appreciated. 

Hi Patti,

Sorry, I could not find any mention of this dish. I’ll post this on my site. Perhaps a reader can help.


Sweet Soiree

From: Stephanie 
Sent: Thursday, December 01, 2011 11:32 AM
Subject: Recipe Request

Dear Phaedrus,

I am looking for the recipe of a cookie sandwich that was my very favorite for years. There was a bakery in Denver, CO that was called Sweet Soiree. 
They made these small sandwich cookies that were like cat's tongues but they were round and filled with the most delicious praline cream or lemon cream fillings. 
It was a light and creamy filling with strong flavor that was not overpowering and the praline had the nutty flavor, but did not have nuts it was a filling more 
than a frosting (but creamy and fluffy like a frosting if that makes sense) and the cookies were about one inch round with a layer of the filling/frosting. 
I have moved from Colorado and the Sweet Soiree bakery has now closed. I have been searching for a recipe for these super delicious cookies and cannot find anything that is close. 
I have scoured Google (just looking for sweet soiree) and I would love it if you could help me find a recipe for these cookies. I have not entered any recipe sites requesting this recipe. 

Thanks for your help!


Hi Stephanie,

I had no more success than you – I found just a few mentions of Sweet Soiree Bakery– no recipes and no detailed listings of their products. One review of the Sweet Soiree Bakery mentioned their cat’s tongues, but did not mention a filled cookie like you describe.

Cat’s Tongues, or “langues de chat” (French) or “lenguas de gato” (Spanish) are basically just thin sugar cookies. I have no idea what the cookies you are describing might be called, and without the name of the cookies, I have little way to search for a recipe.

You might use a cat’s tongues recipe for the cookie part, but I have no idea for the filling. There is a cat’s tongues recipe here: E-Recipe


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