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Chili's Baby Back Ribs

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: pen 
  To: phaedrus
  Sent: Saturday, March 29, 2003 4:12 AM

I would like the recipes for Chilies Baby back ribs and Friday's (TGIF) 
baby back rib's recipe. Thanks,
Penny 

Hi Penny,

I've got the Chili's recipe for ya, but all I could find from Friday's was their Jack Daniels grilling sauce. See below.

Phaed

              
 Chili's Grilled Baby Back Ribs

 4 racks baby back ribs
 --Sauce--
 1 1/2 cups water
 1 cup white vinegar
 1/2 cup tomato paste
 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
 2/3 cup dark brown sugar -- packed
 1 teaspoon liquid smoke hickory flavoring
 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
 1/4 teaspoon paprika

 1. Make the barbecue sauce by combining all of the ingredients for
 the sauce in a medium saucepan over medium heat. When it comes to a
 boil, reduce heat and simmer sauce, stirring often, for 45 to 60
 minutes or until sauce is thick.
 2. When you're ready to make the ribs, preheat the oven to 300
 degrees.
 3. Brush sauce over the entire surface of each rack of ribs. Wrap
 each rack tightly in aluminum foil and arrange the packets on a
 baking sheet with the seam of the foil facing up. Bake for 2 to 2-1/2
 hours or until the meat on the ribs has pulled back from the cut ends
 of the bones by about 1/2 inch. When the ribs are just about done,
 preheat your barbecue grill to medium heat.
 4. Remove the ribs from the foil (careful not to burn yourself -- the
 liquid inside will be hot!) and grill them on the barbecue for 4 to 8
 minutes per side or until the surface of the ribs is beginning to
 char. Brush sauce on both sides of the ribs a few minutes before you
 remove them from the grill. Just be sure not to brush on the sauce
 too soon or it could burn.
 5. Serve the ribs with extra sauce on the side and lots of napkins.
 Makes 4 servings.
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 TGI Friday's Jack Daniels Grill Glaze

 1 head of garlic
 1 tablespoon olive oil
 2/3 cup water
 1 cup pineapple juice
 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce
 1 tablespoon soy sauce
 1 1/3 cups dark brown sugar
 3 tablespoons lemon juice
 3 tablespoons minced white onion
 1 tablespoon Jack Daniels Whiskey
 1 tablespoon crushed pineapple
 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper   

 1. Cut about 1/2-inch off of top of garlic. Cut the roots so that the 
 garlic will sit flat. Remove the papery skin from the garlic, but leave 
 enough so that the cloves stay together. Put garlic into a small casserole 
 dish or baking pan, drizzle olive oil over it, and cover with a lid or 
 foil. Bake in a preheated 325 oven for 1 hour. Remove garlic and let it 
 cool until you can handle it.
 2. Combine water, pineapple juice, teriyaki sauce, soy sauce, and brown 
 sugar in a medium saucepan over medium/high heat. Stir occasionally until 
 mixture boils then reduce heat until mixture is just simmering.
 3. Squeeze the sides of the head of garlic until the pasty roasted garlic 
 is squeezed out. Measure 2 teaspoons into the saucepan and whisk to combine. 
 Add remaining ingredients to the pan and stir.
 4. Let mixture simmer for 40-50 minutes or until sauce has reduced by about 
 1/2 and is thick and syrupy. Make sure it doesn't boil over.

 Makes 1 cup of glaze. 

Cracker Barrel Fried Apples

----- Original Message -----
From: "Rhi" 
To: phaedrus
Sent: Thursday, March 27, 2003 10:57 PM
Subject: Fried Apples

> Uncle Phae,
> I have eaten at the Cracker Barrel two times and both times I have 
> had a side of their Fried Apples. They are such a sweet treat! 
> I asked the waiter last time if she knew how to make them and all 
> she could tell me was that they already arrived baked. If you could 
> find out more for me, it would be helpful. Here is what I can tell 
> you is in the recipe from taste: apples (either gold or green), 
> cinnamon, (maybe nutmeg) and sugar. I don't know if the recipe is 
> actually fried or baked. They are not greasy, but more like baked 
> apples from a pie. Oh, one more thing, they leave the peeling on them.
> Thanks!
>
> Rhi

Hi Rhi,

I found a copycat recipe for them. See below.

Phaed

Cracker Barrel Fried Apples

6 large tart green Granny Smith apples
1 tsp. lemon juice
1/4 C. bacon drippings
1/4 C. brown sugar
1/8 tsp. salt
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
Dash of ground nutmeg

In a large skillet, melt bacon drippings. Pour apples evenly into the
skillet. Sprinkle with lemon juice, brown sugar and salt. Cover and cook
over low heat for 15 minutes, until apples are tender and juicy. Sprinkle
with cinnamon and nutmeg.

Molasses Coconut Eggs

 ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Mark & Shari 
  To: phaedrus
  Sent: Friday, March 28, 2003 7:44 PM
  Subject: molasses coconut eggs

  i am looking for a molasses coconut eggs. could you please find one for me
  / thank you

Hi Shari,

Below are the only two recipes that I could find.

Phaed

  Molasses Coconut Eggs

  3/4 Cup Light Cream or Canned Milk
  1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
  2 Tbl. Sugar
  1/4 Cup plus 2 Tbl. Baking Molasses
  2 Tbl. Butter
  3 Cups Coconut

  Place cream, sugar, molasses and butter in a heavy sauce pan. Bring 
  to a boil. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Boil over med. heat until 
  it forms a ball in cold water. Add the coconut. Drop by tablespoons 
  or shape into eggs. Chill in the refrigerator and then coat with 
  chocolate.
  -------------------------------------------------
  Molasses  Coconut  Eggs

   Ingredients : 
   1 pt. molasses
   1 egg
   2 1/2 lbs. powdered sugar
   1 stick butter
   1 tsp. vanilla
   14 oz. fine coconut

   Preparation : 
     Mix until well blended.  Chill for several hours.  Shape and let
   set overnight, then coat with chocolate.   

Diabetic Recipes

----- Original Message -----
From: Sandy
To: phaedrus
Sent: Saturday, March 29, 2003 11:59 AM
Subject: need help


> hello I am a dieabetic and have a 2yr old so I don't have alot of time
> to plan and make meals. I was wondering if you could find me quick
> dieabetic recipes for supper time.
> thanks sandy L.
>

Hi Sandy,

This is the type of question that is too general and open-ended for me to send recipes. I hope you can understand why. There are dozens of diabetic recipes sites. Below are a dozen of them. I can't go through all of the recipes on all of these sites and look for just the ones that are "quick". Even if I could, I have no idea which ones you might like. This is something you'll have to do for yourself. It would be a great help to you, I think, if you set up a recipe directory on your computer and, as you go through these websites, save the recipes that you like for future use.

Meals for You

Diabetic Lifestyle

Diabetic Recipes

diabetic-diet-and-recipes

diabetic

childrenwithdiabetes

special-diets

allrecipes

diabetic-lifestyle

diabeticgourmet

cooksrecipes

Phaed


Naughty Child Pie Redux

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Dave 
  To: phaedrus
  Sent: Saturday, March 29, 2003 12:09 PM
  Subject: nauhty child pie

  I read about naughty child pie in a book by Elmore Leonard. (Tishomingo 
  Blues pp261). It seems to be a Southern  Civil War era dish made with 
  green tomatoes Thanks, Dave 

Hello Dave,

Here's what one of Elmore Leonard's friends says:

"Elmore and I attended the Jackson Muster in Summer 2000, the largest civil war reenactment in the Midwest. In the program, Elmore saw, under the pie contest entries, a reference to "Naughty Child Pie" a green tomato pie as outlined in the book. The pie came in second in the contest. He used the name. He did not know about the origins or meaning of that name. He just liked its sound. That's the way he is. If the contest winner had some secret meaning, we don't know."

Dave, the "Jackson Muster" is a civil war re-enactment held in Jackson, Michigan. Not exactly what I'd call the "Heart of Dixie"...

I have not been able to find a recipe anywhere for "naughty child pie". I am a third-generation Mississippian, and none of my family, including my mother - who has been cooking Southern recipes all of her seven decades - has ever heard of "naughty child pie."

Maybe it's an old Michigan recipe....

Phaed

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