Green Tomato Catsup

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dianne" 
To: phaedrus
Sent: Sunday, November 23, 2003 4:00 PM
Subject: Thank you for the Depression Cake recipes

> I am the lady Nikki was writting about how is missing all her Mother's
favorite recipes and my husband's mother's recipes which I need to know if
you can give them to me as they are lost forever they are corn relish, grren
tomato catsup and crackling bread Thank you Dianne 

Hello Dianne,

See below.


Green  Tomato  Catsup

 Ingredients :
 2 gallons slices green tomatoes
 5-6 lg. onions, sliced
 3-4 green or red sweet peppers, sliced

 Preparation :
    Mix all ingredients and soak a few hours or overnight.  Drain. 2
 c. water 7 c. sugar 2 tsp. salt 4 tsp. pickling spices   Boil
 vinegar, water, sugar, salt, and spices.  Set aside.  Pack the green
 tomato mixture in jars, not too tight.  You can put 1 hot pepper in
 each jar, fill with vinegar mixture.  Put in hot water bath for 5
 Green  Tomato  Catsup

 Ingredients :
 1 qt. onions
 1 qt. vinegar
 1 peck green tomatoes
 3 c. sugar
 Hot red or green peppers to taste
 1/2 box of mixed pickling spices, tied up in cloth bag

 Preparation :
    Chop up onions and tomatoes.  Soak overnight in weak salted
 water.  Drain very good.  Mix onions, vinegar, sugar, and tomatoes
 all in cooker and cook slow until done.  Add salt and hot peppers to
 Green  Tomato  Catsup

 Ingredients :
 2 1/2 gal. green tomatoes
 1 head cabbage
 4 onions
 8 sweet peppers
 Hot peppers to taste
 1/2 box pickling spices (tied in bag)
 3 carrots
 1 qt. vinegar
 3 c. sugar
 Salt to taste

 Preparation :
    Grind tomatoes, cabbage, onions, peppers and carrots.  Let
 vegetables drain in a colander for about 2 hours.  Heat vinegar,
 sugar, salt and pickling spices to boil.  Add vegetables and cook
 until mixture turns white.  Stir to keep from sticking to pan.  Pack
 into jars and seal.

Baked Shrimp

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jennifer" 
To: phaedrus
Sent: Monday, November 24, 2003 1:27 PM
Subject: Shrimp Recipe

Greetings from South Carolina!

In 1990-1997 (more or less) I made a recipe that came from the side of
Progresso Bread Crumbs.

It called for shrimp, scallions (I think), garlic (lots)  butter (lots) and
Progresso plain bread crumbs.  It may have had some parmesan and lemon juice
in it.  You mix all of your ingredients and bake it in the oven for a few
minutes.  It was absolutely delicious and my family loved it.

Anyway, I lost this recipe in a move.  A couple of years ago, I accessed the
Progresso site.  I explained the recipe I was looking for and a lady wrote
back and said it sure sounded good but she had no idea what I was talking

I have spent most of the morning surfing, looking for it or an acceptable
substitute.  I have found nothing and the Progresso site says it is under
construction.  Although I might get the same answer as last time.

Really hoping you can find this recipe.  It was great.  This recipe did not
call for white wine (I don't think).  If it did I never added it.

Thank You


Hi Jennifer,

The recipes below are the closest that I could find to what you describe.


Baked  Shrimp

 Ingredients :
 1 lb. med. shrimp, peeled and deveined
 2 scallions, chopped with some of the green tops
 1 clove garlic
 3 tbsp. butter
 1/2 lb. mushrooms
 1 c. grated Swiss
 1/4 c. white wine
 4 thin slices Swiss cheese
 1/2 c. bread crumbs
 1 tbsp. melted butter

 Preparation :
   Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Saute scallions and garlic in
 butter.  Add shrimp and mushrooms and stir fry for 3 minutes.  Stir
 in grated cheese and wine.  Place mixture in a casserole dish or 4
 individual crocks.  Top with sliced cheese and bread crumbs tossed
 in butter.  Bake 15 minutes or until bubbly.  Broil 2 minutes to
 brown top.  Serves 4.
 Shrimp  Scampi

 Ingredients :
 1 1/2-2 lb. med. shrimp
 1 lemon
 3/4 c. flavored bread crumbs
 1 1/2 tbsp. Parmesan cheese
 3 tbsp. fresh chopped parsley
 3-4 chopped garlic cloves
 1/2 tsp. oregano
 1/2 green pepper
 3-4 chopped scallions
 1/4 tsp. dry red pepper
 1/3 c. dry white wine
 6-8 tbsp. butter
 5-6 tbsp. pure olive oil

 Preparation :
   Clean shrimp.  While moist, squeeze juice of 1 lemon over shrimp.
 Cover and let sit for couple of hours in refrigerator.  Chop and mix
 all other ingredients with wine.  Pour wine in Pyrex dish and place
 shrimp in dish.  Cover with mixture, spreading evenly over shrimp.
 Place 6-8 tablespoons of butter over mixture.  Pour 5-6 tablespoons
 pure olive oil over mixture.  Place in 325 degree oven for 25
 minutes.  Serves 3-4.
 Shrimp  De  Jonghe

 Ingredients :
 2 lb. cooked shrimp
 2 cloves garlic
 1/4 lb. butter
 2 tbsp. chopped parsley
 1 tsp. chopped chervil
 2 tbsp. scallions, chopped
 1 tsp. tarragon
 1 tsp. salt
 1/2 tsp. pepper
 Pinch of mace
 Pinch of nutmeg
 3/4 c. bread crumbs
 1/2 c. sherry (dry)

 Preparation :
    Peel garlic and mash with a fork.  Work it into butter.  Add all
 other herbs and seasonings.  Work in crumbs and sherry.  Place
 shrimp in buttered individual ramekins and top with butter mixture.
 Bake at 450 degrees for 5-8 minutes or until it is hot and bubbly.
 You can place under broiler for 2 minutes.  Serves 4.
 Shrimp  Scampi

 Ingredients :
 2 lbs. cleaned and deveined lg. shrimp, cut in half
 3-4 scallions, sliced
 3 lg. cloves garlic, crushed
 3 sticks butter
 3/4 c. dry sherry
 1 1/2 c. bread crumbs
 3 tbsp. Parmesan cheese
 1 tbsp. parsley
 Black pepper to taste

 Preparation :
    Saute garlic in 1/2 stick butter, 2-3 minutes.  Add scallions;
 saute lightly 2 more minutes.  Add shrimp and cook until nearly
 done.  Mix in 1/4 cup crumbs, 1 stick melted butter and sherry.
 Place in shallow casserole; sprinkle with black pepper and parsley.
 Toss 1/2 stick with 1 1/2 cups crumbs.  Spread over shrimp.  Shake
 black pepper and Parmesan cheese.  Bake at 375 degrees for 45
 minutes to 1 hour until bubbly and lightly browned.

Croatian Peta

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Shirley" 
To: phaedrus
Sent: Monday, November 24, 2003 9:40 PM
Subject: Croation Cookie Recipe

> I'm looking for a Croation Cookie called Peta it's an Apple Walnut Cookie
> that my grandmother use to make.  If you can locate it I would greatly
> appreciate it.  
> If you locate this could you email me the results my name is Shirley.
> Thank you

Hi Shirley,

I could only locate one recipe, and it lacks the walnuts. See below.


Peta - Croation  Special

 Ingredients :
 4 eggs
 1 c. butter
 1 1/4 c. sugar
 4 c. flour
 4 tsp. baking powder
 1 tsp. salt
 7 or 8 lg. apples

 Preparation :
    Mix the dry ingredients as for pie crust.  Then cut in butter,
 adding the well beaten eggs.  Roll 1/2 of your dough 1/4 inch thick.
  Line your cake pan with this dough.  Cut apples very thin and place
 them all over this dough.  Sprinkle these apples with 1/2 cup sugar
 and cinnamon mixed.  Roll out the rest of the dough and place on top
 of all of this and bake for about 1 hour.  This can be baked on a
 cookie sheet.  After it is cool, cut in pieces and sprinkle with
 powdered sugar.

Candy Mints

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Carol" 
To: phaedrus
Sent: Monday, November 24, 2003 6:27 PM
Subject: Recipe

> Looking for mint recipe,  probably put out by a Magazine in the late
> seventies or eighties
> Ingredients: confectioners sugar, water, karo, flavoring and colour. drop
> on wax paper.
> Can you help please?
> Carol 

Hello Carol,

See below.


Fondant  For  Mints

 Ingredients :
 1/3 c. soft butter or margarine
 1/3 c. Karo white syrup
 1/2 tsp. salt
 1 tsp. vanilla or mint to taste
 3 1/2 c. (1 lb.) sifted powdered sugar

 Preparation :
   Blend butter, syrup, salt and flavoring in a large bowl.  Add
 sugar all at once.  Mix first with a spoon and then with your hands.
  Kneading in dry ingredients.  Turn onto board and continue kneading
 until mixture is well blended and smooth.  Store in a cool place.
 Flavor and shape to suit yourself.  Makes about 1 1/2 pounds candy.
 Food color may be added for color.

 Ingredients :
 1/2 stick butter
 Peppermint oil, 4 or 5 drops
 1/2 tsp. salt
 1 lb. powdered sugar
 4 tbsp. light Karo syrup

 Preparation :
   Mix by hand; divide; color.  Freeze well.  Mix butter, flavoring,
 salt and Karo syrup.  Gradually add sugar until mixture forms a
 stiff dough that will not stick in the rubber mold.  Dip dough in
 granulated sugar before placing in mold, will keep is from sticking.
  Put on wax paper and let harden at room temperature for an hour or
 until set.  May be frozen for several months.
 Peppermint  Candy  Mints

 Ingredients :
 1/3 c. light Karo syrup
 1/4 c. butter
 6 tsp. peppermint (can use more)
 4 c. sifted confectioners' sugar
 2 drops red color
 2 drops green color

 Preparation :
    Combine and beat Karo, butter, and extract.  Gradually add 2 cups
 sugar.  Stir in as much remaining sugar as you can with spoon until
 smooth.  Turn out on confectioners' coated surface.  Knead in enough
 remaining sugar to make stiff dough that is smooth.  Divide into
 thirds.  Color 1/3 red, 1/3 green, keep 1/3 white.  Shape into 3/4
 inch balls.  Place on wax paper.  Press with fork.  Let dry.  Makes
 75 mints.

 Ingredients :
 4 tbsp. softened butter (real)
 1/3 c. light Karo syrup
 1 tsp. peppermint extract
 1/2 tsp. salt
 4 3/4 c. powdered sugar (1 lb.)
 1 drop each of red and green food coloring

 Preparation :
    Blend first 4 ingredients.  Add sugar.  Mix by spoon then by
 hands until smooth.  Divide into thirds.  Color 1/3 red, 1/3 green,
 leave 1 white.  Shape into balls, flatten with fork on wax paper.
 Allow several hours to dry.  Makes 6 dozen.

Stella D'Oro Cookies

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mary" 
To: phaedrus
Sent: Monday, November 24, 2003 9:31 AM
Subject: stella dora cookies

I am trying to find Stella Dora Angel Wing cookies.  My grocery stores don't
carry them. I am in the Columbus Ohio area.

Hi Mary,

Well, I have no way to find out which grocers carry a certain product.

There is a Stella D'oro website at:

Their contact information is:
Stella D'oro Biscuit Co., Inc.
P.O. Box. 1911
East Hanover, NJ 97936

Call 1-888-8STELLA (1-888-878-3552)
Ring them up and ask them where you can get the cookies.

This is the phone of their New York bakery:
Stella Doro Biscuit Co Inc 516-694-5488
134 Milbar Blvd Farmingdale NY 11735

If I were you, I'd call them and ask where is the nearest store to you that sells them.

If you want to buy them online, try here:

You can also buy Stella D'Oro products online here:
Hometown - Treats

You can also buy Stella D'oro products online at Netgrocer:



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