Monday, December 11, 2006

Searching for more old recipes...

Here are new recipes searches...if you have any of these, please let me know.

Searching for Recipe from the Uncle Ben’s Package:
"Years ago, my favorite aunt used to take a package of Uncle Ben's Long Grain and Wild rice, cook it according to directions, and then do something with onions and canned B&B mushrooms and combine them. She served it as a side dish, but it was so delicious I sometimes ate it as my main course. I've tried Uncle Ben's but can't locate it; I'd really appreciate some help. Thanks, Mary"

Anyone heard of Artichoke Foam? Seeking Recipe…
"Years ago I had a recipe for artichoke foam, I move from Mass. to Fla and somehow it got lost. I remember sitting own after I steamed the artichokes and patiently scrapping all the leaves to get the pulp of the artichokes to make the recipe. If anybody has the recipe you will make one old lady happy. M. Roy"

Pastry Stuffed with Potatoes and Onions:
"I found your site from the Wall Street Journal, and I thought I would give this a try. I am trying to find a recipe that my husband remembers when he was growing up in Northeastern Pennsylvania. He would dearly love to have this again, and I have no idea how to go about making it, as I have never heard of it nor had it before. It was called “Pumpish” (sp?) Made with unleavened bread dough (?). The dough was rolled out, you put ground potatoes, onions and salt & pepper on top of the dough, seal the ends together and roll the whole thing flat. It was then baked on a cookie sheet. If anyone can find a recipe like this, I would be very grateful."

Searching for a Fruit Cake recipe with mashed bananas.
"Back in the early fifties, my sister in law gave me a recipe for fruit cake that included mashed bananas, dates and two small jars of preserves (any flavor you like) as well as the usual candied fruit and raisins. It was a dark fruitcake made with brown sugar and real butter. I have lost the recipe and can’t remember the proportions. I have done a google search and found several that were similar, but none with all of the ingredients I remember. It was a large recipe that would not fit in a standard mixing bowl, but had to be mixed in a large canning pot or old fashioned dish pan. Have you heard of this recipe?"

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

The Search Goes On...

My apologies! I've been significantly short on time to look for recipes. The following are some requests with "found" recipes and some requests that I need help with! When you see this symbol then you know I need help finding the recipe

Recipe Request for Suet Pudding:
“Yrs ago my Mom used to make a "suet pudding" using good suet and cut up(cubed) beef all rolled up in a "muslin" cloth bag and boiled in a large pot. It was supposedly a traditional New Year's day dinner. Have you and info on this dish? I'm sure there were more ingredients, but perhaps not. Thanks, Phil.”

Would you believe there is a Suet Pudding Club in the UK ? Just click on the link in blue type and you can find out all about it and Suet. Plus there is a recipe – it doesn’t call for beef, just suet. If anyone has a recipe using suet and beef, please send it to us.


Recipe Request for Green Beans and Cereal:
“My grand mother used to prepare fresh green beans with a cereal, I think was called Ralston purina cream of wheat. This came out of the dutch/german amish area of western Pennsylvania north of Pittsburgh.” From Sam

This is a new one on us – so if you know anything about this recipe – please let us know. We’ll keep searching!
Recipe Request: Beef Poppykoshe
“I am looking for a recipe that I remember being called "beef poppykoshe". It consisted of beef round steak, tomatoes, potatoes, onion, cabbage. It had the consistency of stew and was served over rice or noodles. I think it also had bell pepper and some tabasco sauce. Your help would be great.” Cheryl

Cheryl, I think you are looking for Beef Paprikash -- if you search on Google you will find quite a few old recipes for Beef and Chicken Paprikask (pronounced by many people as "poppykosh").
Here's a link to one of the recipes I found Beef Paprikash
Recipe Request: Peanut Candy
"My Grandmother used to make a peanut (not peanut butter) candy made with sorghum syrup. I believe she ground some of the peanuts. I would like to find a recipe similar to hers. Thank you" Starla

I found lots of recipes similar to the one Starla is looking for on the George Washington Carver History Site and here is- Peanut Molasses Candy

Recipe Request: Hot Grape Nuts
“Hi, I was wondering if you had the recipe for a hot Grape-nuts cereal that used to be on the back of their box. My kids and husband just loved it and it was great on a cold day. Thanks, Gretchen"

Try these links:
Recipe Request - Molasses Finger Cookies
“There once was a small chain of grocery stores in Southern California known as Jurgensen's. They made a cookie called a Molasses Finger. They had the taste of a ginger snap, but they were wonderfully chewy. I haven't had much luck reproducing them. Any ideas? Thanks, Cheri”

Anyone have this recipe? Please send it along.


Recipe Request: Type of Shortbread with Chocolate Chips in the Center
“I have a friend who died in 1990- when we were kids in the late 70’s, we always made a cookie at Christmas at her house. The family lost the recipe. I feel sure it was one from one of those Pillsbury or other brand-related cookbooks of the 60’s-70’s, but I am not sure why I feel so sure of this. Anyway, I’m going to describe the recipe, and hope that maybe someone knows it. Thanks in advance; I’ve been looking for this since 1990 to no avail.

The recipe was generally a basic shortbread variation, nothing fancy. You shaped the dough into a ball, and you put several chocolate chips inside as you shaped the ball, so that they baked in the middle. I think you then dipped the tops of the dough balls into round candy sprinkles. Then bake, that’s it.

Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions on other ways to search.

Could use some help with this seach!
I quite a few more emails requesting recipes so I will be posting again soon.

Friday, August 18, 2006

Green Tomato Pie

On another cooking forum, there was a request for some Green Tomato Pie recipes. Here are some Green Tomato Pie Recipes from "America Cooks", published in 1940. More sweet than savory. I haven't tried any of these recipes but plan to get some green tomatoes soon and give them a whirl.

(Indiana) Green Tomato Pie, page 189
Begin with 1 1/2 pounds of green tomatoes, sliced, stew them 5 minutes in syrup made with 1 1/2 cups of water and 1/2 pound of sugar. Add grated rind of 1 lemon, 3/4 tsp. cinnamom, cook tomatoes until transparent. Add 1/2 cup of seedless raisins or chopped figs. Coo a few more minutes. Spread over baked pie shell, cover with stripes of fresh pie dough and bake until brown. (no time or oven temperature provided)

(Kansas) Green Tomato Pie, page 244
Five or 6 large green tomatoes. One cup sugar, 2 T vinegar, 1 T flour, cinnamon and butter (no amounts listed). Core and slice tomatoes very thin, sprinkle very lightly with salt and let stand while you prepare your dough for crust. Line a large pie dish with dough. Put in flour and half the sugar. Add tomatoes, then vinegar. Pour remaining sugar over all of this. Sprinkle with cinnamob and dot generously with butter. Add top curst and bake at 425 degrees until lightly brown. Serve hot or cold. (The original owner of this cookbook add: grated rind of 1 lemon)

(North Carolina) Green Tomato Pie, page 640
Green tomatoes, sliced thin1 lemon, sliced think2 cups sugar1/2 cup waterLine pie tin with pastry. Lay in a layer of tomatoes, a layer of lemon and a layer of sugar, repeating until there are 3 layers of each. Pour water into middle. Cover with pastry, put into a hot oven (no temperature listed) and bake slowly (no time listed).

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