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Creme Olga Soup

On 8 Apr 2005 at 13:09, Geno wrote:

>  I believe it was in the 60's when Life Magazine published a series of
> articles "Great Dinners," and in one issue they published a recipe of
> a marvelous soup called "Creme Olga."  It was composed of chicken
> broth, mushrooms, egg yolks, scallions,  and heavy cream.  I just
> don't remember the exact ingredients and their amount.  If you can
> find this recipe I certainly would appreciate it.  
> Geno

Hello Geno,

See below.


Mushroom and Scallion Soup (Creme Olga)
4 Tbsp. butter
12 scallions (Spring onions), green AND white parts, chopped
1-3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
4 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
3 cups chicken stock
8-ozs. mushrooms, chopped
1/2 cup heavy cream
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
Chopped fresh tarragon or chives for garnish (optional)
 Heat the butter in a large pot over moderate heat and sauté the 
scallions and garlic until tender but not brown, about 5 minutes.
 Stir in the flour and cook 2 to 3 minutes. 
 Add the stock and mushrooms and bring to a boil, stirring frequently. 
Simmer covered for 5 minutes. 
 Rub the soup through a fine strainer or purée in an electric blender 
or food processor. Strain, return to the pot and add the cream, salt, 
and pepper. 
 Reheat and serve garnished with chopped fresh herbs if desired. 
Serves 4 to 6.

Kresges Apple Dumplings

I use to work at Kresges when I was a teenager. You said that you could 
not find a recipe for their apple dumplings with vanilla sauce and I can 
tell you why.  First of all the apple dumplings came in already made and 
frozen all we did was bake them.  As for the vanilla sauce that went on 
them, it was vanilla pudding from a can but with extra milk added to it. 
This should solve the problem.  Confession is I always liked this dessert 
myself.  I worked in the cafeteria of Kresges. Hope this helps you out.

Homemade Mustard

On 6 Apr 2005 at 7:33, Laura wrote:

> My husband brought home some mustard a person he worked with made and
> now  he's hooked on homemade mustard.  Only problem is I have no idea
> how to  make it.  Do you have any recipes for it?  I am interested in
> a plain  yellow mustard and a spicy brown type mustard.
> Thank you so much for your time.
> Laura 

Hello Laura,

I can help. There are recipes below, recipes here:
Mustard 1

and more recipes here:
Mustard 2


Homemade  Mustard

 Ingredients :
 1 c. cider vinegar
 2 cans Coleman (2 oz. cans) dry

 Preparation :
    Marinate overnight. 1 c. sugar   Combine with mustard mixture in
 double boiler.  Cook until thick like pudding, stirring constantly.
Homemade  Mustard

 Ingredients :
 1 c. sifted dry mustard
 2 scant c. sifted flour
 3 tbsp. sugar
 1 tsp. salt

 Preparation :
    Add enough vinegar to be runny.  Beat well.
Homemade  Mustard

 Ingredients :
 4 oz. dry Coleman mustard
 1/2 c. beer
 1/2 c. white vinegar

 Preparation :
    Mix and let stand 1/2 hour.  Beat 3 eggs and add 3/4 cup white
 sugar and add to mustard mixture.  Cook until thick (about 5
Homemade  Mustard

 Ingredients :
 1/4 c. dry mustard
 1 1/2 tbsp. cornstarch
 1/2 tsp. salt
 1/4 c. sugar
 2/3 c. water
 1/3 c. vinegar

 Preparation :
    Mix mustard with a little water.  Let stand.  Mix cornstarch,
 sugar, salt with remainder of water until smooth.  Add vinegar.
 Cook over low heat, stirring constantly for 5 minutes.  Remove from
 heat.  Cool.  Add mustard.  Mix well. Yield 1 cup.
Homemade  Mustard

 Ingredients :
 1/2 c. dry mustard
 1/2 c. flour
 1/4 c. sugar
 1/2 tsp. salt
 1 c. boiling water
 1/4 c. vinegar
 1/4 c. salad oil

 Preparation :
    Mix first 5 ingredients until paste like.  Add oil and vinegar
 and blend in blender.  May add few drops yellow food coloring, if

Pea Picking Cake

On 9 Apr 2005 at 13:50, robert wrote:

> Hey folks have you heard of a pea picking cake?   Know the  recipe?
> Thanks, Bob

Hello Bob,

See below.


Pea  Picking  Cake

 Ingredients :
 1 box Duncan Hines yellow cake mix
 1 sm. box vanilla instant pudding
 4 eggs
 1 can mandarin oranges with juice
 1 1/2 c. oil 
 3 sm. pkg. vanilla instant pudding
 1 (13 oz.) Cool Whip
 1 lg. can crushed pineapple

 Preparation :
   Mix these 2 ingredients together.  Add:  Mix well, cook in layer
 or tube pan at 325 degrees for 40 minutes.  Drain pineapple; mix
 ingredients together and spread on cool cake.
Pea  Picking Cake

 Ingredients :
 1 box Duncan Hines butter cake mix
 1/2 c. vegetable oil
 4 eggs
 1 (11 oz.) can mandarin oranges with juice
 1 (9 oz.) Cool Whip
 1 (16 oz.) can crushed pineapple
 1 sm. box vanilla instant pudding mix

 Preparation :
    Mix together and bake 15 minutes at 350 degrees.  Makes 4 thin
 layers.  Mix crushed pineapple (use juice also) with the dry pudding
 mix.  Fold in Cool Whip.  Frost cake and store in refrigerator.
Pea  Picking  Cake

 Ingredients :
 1 box Duncan Hines golden butter cake mix
 1 can crushed pineapple
 2 boxes Jello instant vanilla pudding
 3 c. milk
 1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese
 1 lg. carton Cool Whip
 Chopped nuts

 Preparation :
   Bake the cake mix as directed on box.  As soon as it is done,
 remove from oven and mash it down flat with a potato masher.
 Immediately pour over it the can of pineapple (juice and all); on
 top of that pour the pudding which has been prepared using the 3
 cups milk.  Also add the cream cheese to the pudding and mix well.
 Pour over the pineapple.  Top with Cool Whip.  Sprinkle with chopped
 nuts and coconut.  Chill overnight.

Homemade Kahlua

On 6 Apr 2005 at 11:07, Carol wrote:

> I cannot find a recipe for making homemade kalahua, can you help?
> Thanks
> Carol

Hello Carol,

See below for several. The Karo syrup one sounds good.


Homemade Kahlua Recipe

6 cups sugar
6 cups water
20 teaspoons instant coffee
1/2 gallon vodka
12 teaspoons pure vanilla
Mix sugar, water, coffee together and bring to slow boil. 
Turn heat down and simmer 1 hour. Remove from heat, cover 
liquid with plastic wrap. Let sit for 12 hours, then remove 
wrap. Add vodka and vanilla, stir well. Bottle in dark bottles. 

Drinkable immediately. Recipe may be halved.
Homemade Kahlua

4 cups water
4 cups sugar
1/4 cup Instant Coffee
1 quart (4 cups)vodka
1 vanilla bean
Combine Water and sugar. Boil for 5 minutes. Add coffee and boil 
5 minutes more. 
Remove from heat and add vanilla bean.
Allow to cool.
Add Vodka. Pour into a jug. Let set for 2-3 weeks in a dark place.
Homemade Kahlua

2 1/2 cups Sugar 
1 cup Corn syrup 
1 1/2 oz instant Coffee 
2 oz Vanilla extract 
3 cups boiling Water 
1 fifth Vodka 
Mixing instructions:
Dissolve sugar in 2 cups of boiling water and add corn syrup. 
Dissolve the instant coffee in the remaining water. Pour syrup 
and coffee in a gallon jug. Let it cool. Add vodka and vanilla 
when cold. For the best result, let the mixture "mature" for 
4-5 weeks
Homemade Kahlua

8 cups Karo Corn Syrup with real Brown Sugar
2 oz. instant coffee or 3/4 cup (decaf, if desired)
1 vanilla bean, split
1/2 cup sugar
3 cups bourbon
In a large saucepan combine all ingredients stirring well until 
very smooth.

Heat over medium heat to a low simmer.
Cool completely, transfer to attractive bottles, label and give 
as delicious gift. Great in coffee, desserts and over ice cream.
Makes 11 cups


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