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Ireland's Barbecue

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Janet 
Sent: Sunday, April 03, 2011 11:48 AM
Subject: B B Que


Looking for a BBQue that used to come in a can.  All of my family and 
friends used to eat it.  It was called Ireland's Real Pit Barbeque. 
I am dying for that taste again.  Could you help?  I would be eternally 
grateful.  Thank you for your help.


Hi Janet,

I had no success with a recipe for Ireland's Pit BBQ. I'm afraid they went out of business too many years ago. There's a nostalgia message board about it here:



Blue Cheese Fritters

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Barbara 
Sent: Wednesday, March 09, 2011 10:35 PM
Subject: Mimi's Cafe Blue Cheese Fritters

I would like a recipe for the style blue cheese fritters served at Mimi's Café 
in Southern California.  They are small, smaller than a ping pong ball and they 
were a crispy shell with warm blue cheese inside. Not floury at all on the inside.

Thank you.


Hi Barbara,

I had no success searching for a recipe or copycat for Mimi's fritters, and I cannot search by a description of how something looks. Sorry.

I did find a recipe for "Cafe Blue Cheese Fritters" at this site:

Cafe Blue Cheese Fritters

Might be worth a try.


Sunshine Marble Cake

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Donna 
Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 2010 8:24 AM
Subject: Sunshine cake

My grandmother made a cake that she called Sunshine Cake.  Unfortunately 
when she died we never found the recipe in her recipe file.  As I remember 
the cake was a marbled sponge and angel food cake.  I have tried to locate a 
recipe for a cake similar to this but the marbled cakes I have found are the 
traditional chocolate/vanilla or ones made with plain yellow and white cake mix. 
Thanks for your help.


Hello Donna,

There are dozens of "sunshine cake" recipes, and dozens of "marble cake" recipes, but I did not find one that matches your description. Sorry.


Another Date Nut Pudding

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Elaine" 
Sent: Sunday, April 03, 2011 9:40 PM
Subject: Date Nut Pudding

Dear Phaedrus,

The recipe called for dates and baking soda covered with boiling water. 
Cream butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla, and flour.  Combine with dates and pour 
into floured baking pan.  After baking, I poured a syrup: water, sugar and 
lemon extract over the 'cake'.  Please help me find this old family recipe.

Hello Elaine,

Sorry, I cannot find a recipe that exactly fits your description. The below recipe is the closest that I could find.


Date Nut pudding cake

1 12 oz. dates, ground or cut fine
1 1/2 c. boiling water
1 1/2 tsp. soda
1 1/2 c. brown sugar packed
2 sm. eggs
7 1/2 tbsp. butter
2 1/4 c. flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder in flour
3/4 c. walnuts, chopped
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla

Add boiling water and soda to the dates.  Let stand until other 
ingredients are ready.
Mix other ingredients and add date mixture.  Bake at 350 degrees for 40 


1 tbsp. cornstarch or 2 tbsp. flour
1 stick margarine
1 c. boiling water
1/2 c. white sugar

Boil all this until clear.  Pour on top of pudding cake. 

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