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Apple Kuchen

----- Original Message -----
From: Kathy
To: phaedrus
Sent: Thursday, December 20, 2001 6:08 AM
Subject: apple kuchen

> I'm looking for an apple kuchen recipe that was in a Good Housekeeping
> magazine in 1954 or 1955. Could you help?
> Kathy 

Hello Kathy,

I can give you an apple kuchen recipe, but there is none that I can locate that was in Good Housekeeping. Sorry.


Apple Kuchen


2 1/2 tablespoons softened butter
3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/3 cup unbleached white flour
1 teaspoon baking powder

3 medium apples, peeled and thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


1 cup milk
3 tablespoons unbleached white flour
2 tablespoons sugar
2 eggs, separated
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

FOR THE BATTER: cream the butter until smooth. Beat in the 
confectioners' sugar. Add the eggs and vanilla. While constantly 
beating, add the flour and baking powder and beat for a few more 
minutes. Spread the batter in a buttered 10-inch pie plate. Arrange 
the apple slices on top and sprinkle on the cinnamon.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

For The Topping: In a saucepan, mix flour, sugar with the milk. 
Cook on low heat until thickened. Remove the pan from the heat 
and whisk in the egg yolks. In a separate bowl, beat the egg 
whites until stiff.

Fold in the egg whites and vanilla with the rest of the topping 
and mix thoroughly. Spread the topping over the apples and bake 
the kuchen for 30 to 35 minutes. or until the topping is set and 
lightly browned.

Bisquick Fruitcake

----- Original Message -----
From: Sherry
To: phaed
Sent: Friday, December 21, 2001 4:25 PM
Subject: 70's Fruitcake Search

> I am trying to find a recipe that I have misplaced.  It was from 
> an advertisement in the late 70's, for either Jiffy Mix or Bisquick 
> Baking mix.
> It had a jar of NoneSuch Mincemeat in it.  The ad picture showed it 
> baked in a Bundt pan.  It was very simple and easy, just difficult 
> to find now!
> Just found your site, and love it!
> Thanks!
> Sherry

Hi Sherry,

Glad you like the site. :-)

Let's see... I could not find any recipes that used a bundt pan; I could not find any recipes that used jiffy mix; I could not find any recipes that called for Nonesuch mincemeat by name.

I did however, find a recipe that used Bisquick and canned ( or rather jarred.) mincemeat. See below.


Fruit  Cake

 Ingredients :
 3 c. Bisquick
 3 eggs
 1/2 c. milk
 1 (28 oz.) jar mincemeat
 2 c. pecans
 2 lbs. mixed fruit
 1/2 lb. red cherries

 Preparation :
    Mix well.  Bake at 325 degrees until done (possibly 1 1/2 hours).

Toffee Bars

---- Original Message ----- 
  From: Cathy 
  To: phaedrus
  Sent: Friday, December 21, 2001 10:41 AM
  Subject: HELP!!!

  I can't find my mother's recipie for toffee bar cookies. I do 
  remember that it was an old recipie because it had that it called 
  for 8- 5 cent Hershey Bars. It was made in a 9X13 pan, with flour,
  butter,vanilla,eggs, brown sugar  baked then choc. bars on top 
  sprinkled with nuts, but I can't remember the measurements. 
  Can you help?


Hi Cathy,

Well, I found a LOT of toffee bar recipes that are very close to the one you describe, but none that is exactly like it. Below are the ones I found.


  Toffee Bars 

  Beat together: 
  1/2 cup brown sugar 
  1/2 cup white sugar 
  1/2 cup butter 
  1/2 cup shortening 
  2 egg yolks 
  1 cup oatmeal 
  1 cup sifted flour 
  1/2 teaspoon vanilla

  Press into 9 by 13 inch pan, greased, and bake 20 minutes at 350 
  degrees. Cool 10 minutes. Then frost with 6 Hershey bars melted 
  with 2 tablespoons butter. Set in refrigerator until set before 
  Toffee Bars

  1/2 c. butter
  1/2 c. shortening
  1 c. brown sugar
  1 beaten egg yolk
  1 tsp vanilla
  2 c. flour
  1/2 tsp. salt
  Plain Hershey Bars (I buy the box that has six)
  Grated Walnuts

  Mix together butter, shortening and sugar; add beaten egg yolk, 
  vanilla, flour and salt. Pat on cookie sheet (this is very stiff 
  and you'll have to work it around to cover the sheet). Bake 15 min. 
  in 350 oven. Immediately lay Hershy Bars on top so that they melt. 
  Spread around with knife to cover. Top with grated walnuts. 
  DO NOT REFRIGERATE or the chocolate will separate. Cut into squares.
  English Toffee

  1 cup sugar
  2 sticks margarine
  3 tbsp. water
  1/2 tsp.vanilla
  3/4 cup chopped almonds
  5 to 10 Hershey bars

  1. Cook sugar, margarine and water over med. heat, stir until 
  mixture separates and is toffee colored (approx 10-15 min). 
  Remove from heat and add vanilla.
  3. Pour into a cookie sheet coated with margarine. 
  4. Lay Hershey bars on top of mixture to melt. 
  5. After chocolate melts, spread around and sprinkle nuts on top. 
  6. Cool and break into pieces with knife.
  Ealain's Toffee Bars 

  1/2 cup Butter, softened 
  1/2 cup Margarine, softened 
  1 cup Brown sugar 
  1 Egg 
  1 1/2 cup Flour 
  6-8 Hershey bar 
  3/4 cup Nuts, chopped 
  In bowl mix all ingredients except hershey bars and nuts. Spread 
  into a 9X13 pan. Bake 350 for 20 minutes. Melt chocolate in microwave 
  on low, and spread on cooled bars, sprinkle with nuts. 
  Toffee Bars 

  .2 cups flour .1 cup butter .1 cup brown sugar 
  .1 teaspoon vanilla .8 regular hershey bars .pecans; chopped 

  In a medium bowl combine flour, butter and brown sugar. Pack in a 
  10 x 10 baking pan and bake 350 for 20 minutes. Top with hershey 
  bars. When melted spread bars and sprinkle nuts on top. 

Chicken Salad with Grapes

----- Original Message -----
From: kritter
To: phaedrus
Sent: Friday, December 21, 2001 10:58 AM
Subject: green grape and chicken salad

> When I was a kid, I made a Green Grape and Chicken Salad that was 
> so delicious.
> A teacher borrowed my recipie card and I never got it back. 
> Can you help me find it??

Hi Kritter,

Here's the problem: There are 105 chicken salad recipes with grapes in my database & I don't know which one you want. I'm sending a few. If it's not one of these, I'll need to know more ingredients so I can narrow it down.


Easy  Chicken  Salad

 Ingredients :
 6-8 chicken breast halves, cooked and deboned
 6 or less celery stalks, chopped
 1 can drained Chinese water chestnuts, sliced
 2 c. seedless white grapes, cut in half, about 1 c.
 Low calorie mayonnaise
 1/4 to 1/2 c. fresh lemon juice

 Preparation :
    Chop chicken into bite sized pieces.  Combine grapes, celery, and
 water chestnuts.  Add mayonnaise and lemon juice.  Mix well.  Keep
 chilled until ready to serve on lettuce.  Makes about 8 servings.
 Chicken  &  Grape  Salad

 Ingredients :
 1 lb. skinless, boneless white chicken
 1/2 c. low-fat sour cream
 1/2 c. non-fat plain yogurt
 1/2 c. light mayonnaise
 2 tbsp. poppyseeds
 Coarse black pepper & salt to taste
 Chicken stock
 1 c. diced celery
 1/4 roasted pecans
 1 1/2 c. seedless grapes, red or white

 Preparation :
   Poach chicken until tender, in enough stock to cover.  Cool, dice
 and set aside.   In mixing bowl, blend sour cream, yogurt and
 mayonnaise.  Add the chicken, grapes, celery, pecans and poppyseeds.
  Season with pepper and salt to taste.  Chill.  Serves 4.
 Chicken  With  Grape  Salad

 Ingredients :
 5 c. diced cooked chicken
 1 c. chopped celery
 3 c. seedless grapes (white or red)
 1/2 c. mayonnaise
 1/2 c. sour cream

 Preparation :
   Fold together all ingredients and chill well.
   Grape  Chicken  Salad

 Ingredients :
 1 qt. baked chicken breast (cut bite size)
 1 sm. can water chestnuts (slice and drain)
 2 c. chopped celery
 1 1/4 lb. white seedless grapes, cut in half
 1/2 c. toasted slivered almonds or pecans
 1 1/2 c. mayonnaise
 2 tbsp. soy sauce
 1 level tsp. curry powder

 Preparation :
     Mix well and pour over salad and mix.  Refrigerate.

Green Peas and Garlic

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Mrs. Burns 
  To: phaedrus
  Sent: Wednesday, December 19, 2001 10:40 AM
  Subject: Peas & Garlic Recipe Sought

  I'm looking for a recipe that calls for green peas and garlic.  
  I had this at a restaurant in Kittery, Maine - but the restaurant 
  is no longer there.  That was the BEST vegetable dish I've every 
  eaten! I've looked all over the internet for such a recipe, but 
  can't find one.

  Thank you,
  Mrs.. Burns

Hi Mrs Burns,

The recipe below is the only one I can find like that.


  Green  Peas  With  Onion  &  Garlic

   Ingredients : 
   For 4 Servings You Will Need:
   1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen green peas
   2 tbsp. butter
   1 clove garlic, peeled & squashed, not minced
   1 sm. white onion, sliced
   3 tbsp. water
   1/2 tsp. salt
   1/4 tsp. pepper

   Preparation : 
1.  Heat butter in saucepan that has a tight fitting lid; add garlic and saute 
    over medium to high heat for 15 seconds or until it is coated with butter. 
    Add the onion. Saute quickly until onion rings are separated.  
2.  Add peas and toss with spatula until vegetables are mixed.  
3.  Add water. Cover, bring to a boil. Then turn heat down to medium or low
    and steam for 4 to 5 minutes. 
4.  Season with salt and pepper. If liquid has not all boiled off, stir over 
    high heat until it disappears.  
5.  Turn into serving dish; remove garlic before serving.  
Tips:  If desired, you may add a pinch of your favorite herbs to the peas, such
       as basil, tarragon or marjoram. Good served with: Any baked or roasted 
       poultry, fish, meatballs or meatloaf. 
       For 2 Servings: Half of the ingredients.  
       For 8 Servings:  Double the ingredients. 


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