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Woolworth's Scramble Burger

From: Alan 
Sent: Monday, February 19, 2018 4:00 PM

When I was much younger there was an F.W. Woolworth store in downtown Jackson, TN.  
This was in the mid to late 60’s before malls killed all the southern downtown retail 
areas.  Anyway, they had a sandwich at their quick service counter that they called a 
Scramble Burger.  It was a loose meat sandwich but I don’t remember any tomato or 
tomato sauce.  It was served on a hamburger bun with a fine chopped mustard slaw.  
Have you ever heard of it or can you find a recipe?

Thanks so much,


Hello Alan,

This recipe is not in the partial Woolworth’s recipe book that I have, nor was I able to find any mention of it on the Web.

However, there is a video on how to make a “scramble burger” here, and it looks very similar: Scramble Burger

Loose meat and coleslaw.

I’ll post this for reader input.


Belle Harbor Bake Shop

-----Original Message----- 
From: Harriet Bloom
Sent: Sunday, February 18, 2018 5:29 PM
Subject: recipes for cakes from the Belle Harbor Bake shop
 I have wonderful memories of the delicious baked goods from the Belle Harbor Bakery 
 in Belle Harbor New York.
 I would be so grateful to you, if you would be able to get the recipe for their Babka. 
 They also had two amazing sheet cakes  that they sold by the pound .
 One cake was  hazelnut and had a raspberry jam filing between the two layers and the 
 other cake was also sold by the pound and had delicious fruit in it . I believe that 
 it was called a Russian coffee cake.
 I have been searching everywhere for these recipes  as not only are they delicious 
 but they bring back many wonderful childhood memories.
 Many thanks for your help .
 All the very best,

Hello Harriet,

I am not finding any mention at all of a bakery called "Belle Harbor Bakery" or "Belle Harbor Bake Shop." When I search for "Belle Harbor Bakery", I get directed to "Ciro's Pastry Shop" at 415 Beach 129th St in Rockaway ark. Is that what you mean? Was "Belle Harbor Bakery" a place that closed down years ago?


From: "Harriet"
To: "Phaedrus" 
Subject: Re: recipes for cakes from the Belle Harbor Bake shop
Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 11:33 PM

Thank you for your response. It was good to hear from you.. The Belle Harbor Bakery 
was located on Beach 116 th street.It did close quite a while ago. I know that you 
are great at locating old recipes.I hope that you will be able to continue to pursuit 
this request.
Thank you.

Ronnie's Deli Onion Rolls

-----Original Message----- 
From: Deborah 
Sent: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 12:08 AM
Subject: Recipe

Can you find the recipe for the onion rolls that Ronnies Restaurant in 
Orlando, Florida used to make?  The restaurant is now gone out of business. 
Please and thanks.


Hi Deborah,

Sorry, no success with this today.

I searched for this previously, in 2002, and while I didn't find it then, I posted some onion roll recipes. See: 7-19-2002


Subject: Ronnie's
From: Marilyn 
Date: 4/1/2018 10:43 AM
To: Uncle Phaedrus 

Hi Phaed.
Wish you had been able to find the recipe for Ronnie's rolls. 
Here is my only recipe from Ronnie's.  It was published in the Orlando Sentinel long ago, 
right before or right after they closed.  We have adapted it to include hot peppers because 
we always had a few extra in the garden, but if you make it with only the bells, it is just 
like Ronnie's.  You may end up trashing it, but thought I'd send it just in case.
Heather McPherson was the Sentinel Food Editor at that time.  It's possible she has other 
Ronnie's recipes,  & it would be wonderful if she would be able to send them to you.   
Thanks as always for your great site.   Marilyn

"Ronnie's" Sweet Pickled Peppers...or Hot & Sweet
This came from Ronnie's Cafeteria, gone now from Orlando. They used all bell peppers. 
Good either way.
If storing in the refrigerator, no need to sterilize jars & lids.
The following measurements make 1 half-pint, but multiply & have ready the amount of ingredients 
for the size & number of jars you want to make.
For each half-pint:

Enough peppers to fill your jars after cleaning: sweet bell, sweet banana, jalapeno`, hot cherry, 
anaheims, poblanos, hot banana, whatever, cut in pieces or rings

1 T. pickling spice (we have always used McCormick's)
1/8 c. sugar
4 oz. white vinegar, heated but not boiled
Boiling water to top off jars

LIne up jars, sterilized if canning. Have lids & rings in hot water.  Pack jars with pepper pieces.  
To each, add spices, then sugar then vinegar, & top to within 1/8" of the rim with boiling water.  
Put on lids & shake well to mix. If canning, water bathe 15 minutes from waters' return to a boil;  
if not, cool then chill.  Either way they keep about 12 months. 
Easy to make fresh but good to can if giving as gifts. Ronnie’s served a dish on every table, 
the favorite part of the meal for some folks.

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