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Sara Lee Chocolate Cake

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Steve 
Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2010 1:42 AM
Subject: Sara Lee Chocolate Cake Recipe

Hi Phaedrus, 
Would you know of a copycat recipe for the no-longer-made Sara Lee chocolate-iced 
chocolate cake? It was sold in the frozen section and packaged like the Sara Lee 
pound cake. Thanks for your help.

Hi Steve,

Sorry, I can't find a copycat recipe, clone recipe, or even a recipe that claims to taste similar. I'll post this on the site so that perhaps a reader can help.


Chicken Corn Chowder

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Susan 
Sent: Sunday, January 17, 2010 8:17 AM
Subject: White House Chicken-Corn Chowder


Several years ago I partially copied this recipe.  I recall that it was made by 
a White House Chef for one of the former presidents--a favorite, I think. It has 
both creamed and whole kernel corn in it, and celery and carrots.



Hello Sue,

I cannot find a recipe that mentions the white house, but below are two with those ingredients.


Chicken  Corn  Chowder

1 lg. chicken
1/2 lb. cooked bacon, cut up sm.
3 tbsp. bacon grease
1 c. chopped celery
1 c. chopped onions
1 grated carrot
3 cans creamed corn
1 can whole kernel corn
2 chicken bouillon cubes
1 tbsp. sugar
Salt & pepper to taste
1 lb. noodles
Parsley (opt.)

In a large pot, cover 1 large whole chicken with water and boil until 
done. Separate bones and save rest.  In fry pan, cook bacon and save 
3 tablespoons grease.  Add chopped celery, onions and grated carrot to 
fry pan with grease and saute until tender.  Add to broth from chicken; 
cut up chicken, onion-celery-carrot mixture, corn, creamed corn, bouillon 
cubes, bacon, salt and pepper and sugar.  Bring to a boil.  Add noodles 
and cook until done.  Add parsley, if desired. 
Chicken  Corn  Chowder

1 stick butter or margarine
1/2 chicken (cooked and pulled from bone)
1 1/2 qt. chicken stock
1 sm. onion, diced
1 rib celery, diced
1 carrot, diced
1/2 green pepper, diced
2 tbsp. flour
2 med. potatoes, diced
1 (17 oz.) can creamed corn
10 oz. fresh or frozen whole kernel corn
Salt and pepper to taste
1 pt. heavy cream, warmed
French bread croutons
6 Swiss cheese slices
Parmesan cheese

Melt butter in 3-quart saucepan.  Saute onion, celery, carrot and green pepper 
until almost tender.  Add flour and blend to make roux.  Cook 5 to 10 minutes 
but do not brown.  Blend in chicken stock and bring to a boil.  Add creamed corn 
and return slowly to boil.  Add potatoes and simmer 15 minutes.  Add corn kernels 
and chicken.  Season to taste.  Cook until potatoes are just tender. Stir in heavy 
cream.  Adjust seasonings.  To serve, place in individual oven-proof soup bowls. 
Sprinkle each with French bread croutons, cover top with cheese slice, and sprinkle 
with Parmesan cheese. Place under broiler until browned.  Makes 6 servings. 

Tapioca Hamburgers

----- Original Message ----- 
From: A.J. 
Sent: Monday, January 18, 2010 9:48 AM
Subject: Tapioca Hamburgers?

I was hoping you might be able to help me.  When I was a young lad back in the 
1950's-1960's my late mother had an awesome hamburger recipe made with tapioca. 
They were among the best burgers I ever had then and since.  I have GOOGLED this 
and checked a number of on-line sources but cannot find any recipe for this. 
Can you help?

Many Thanks,

Hello A. J.,

Sorry, I could not find a hamburger recipe with tapioca. I'll post this on the site;maybe a reader can help.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: Terry 
Sent: Thursday, February 04, 2010 7:47 AM
Subject: Tapioca Hamburger request 1/31/10

Hi Phaed!

I just searched for Minute Tapioca Hamburger recipe and came across this:

barbecued hamburgers

Hope this helps.  


Hi Terry,

Gosh... you know, I saw this when I was looking for that recipe for A.J., but I passed on it. The reason I passed on it was that it's more like a "sloppy joe" than a hamburger. There are no hamburger patties in that recipe. It's just a mish-mash of ingredients served in a bowl with a browned bun on the side. I'm pretty literal on recipes. If someone asks for a "hamburger", then I look for a patty in a sliced bun. Thanks for sending it. I'll post it.


Vegetable Lasagne

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Michele 
Sent: Monday, January 18, 2010 8:50 PM
Subject: recipe request


There is a restaurant in Morro Bay Cali called  Bayside Cafe.  Several years 
ago they had a vegetable lasagne on the menu that was tremendous.  They no longer 
do so.  Maybe you can help?



Hi Michele,

Sorry, I had no success finding this recipe.


Eggplant Soup

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Italian  Eggplant  Soup  Parmigiana

1 1/2 c. chopped onion
1 1/2 tsp. minced garlic
3 tbsp. butter
2 lbs. eggplant, peeled and coarsely chopped
2 c. chicken broth
1/4 c. minced parsley
1/2 tsp. oregano
4 slices tomato
8 tbsp. Parmesan cheese

Saute in a kettle chopped onion and garlic in butter until soft. Add eggplant, 
broth, parsley and oregano.  Bring to a boil and simmer soup, covered, for 
30 minutes.  Ladle soup into ovenproof bowls, float a slice of tomato in each 
bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle each slice with two tablespoons 
Parmesan cheese and bake in preheated 400 degree oven for 10 minutes, or until 
the cheese is bubbling and golden.  Serves 4.

"The mackerel was brought out immediately, a whole dusky fish on each plate, and they set silently to work, peeling back the golden skin and separating the tender flesh from rib and backbone."
Murder in the Queen's Armes by Aaron Elkins

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