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Mellow Mushroom Pizza Crust

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Melissa 
Sent: Thursday, April 08, 2010 4:24 PM
Subject: Can you find this recipe?

Mellow Mushroom pizza crust recipe

Mellow Mushroom is a chain of pizza restaurants that was started in the Atlanta area. 
I have been told that it is 1/2 whole wheat and made with spring water. That is all I know.

Melissa S.

Hi Melissa,

Melissa, there are a dozen or more requests for this on various message boards. No one has the recipe. However, I found this tip on one of the boards. It's worth trying.

Mellow Mushroom pizza dough

Using any traditional pizza dough recipe, substitute molasses for the sugar, and use spring waterinstead of tap; this will give your dough that amazing flavor from Mellow Mushroom.


Clayton's Cherry Cobbler

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Janice" 
Sent: Friday, April 09, 2010 4:59 PM
Subject: Cherry cobbler & secret ingredient

> In the 1990s, two ladies and I were on vacation and traveling from Gulf
> Shores, Alabama up to Fairhope, Al, because we'd heard Fairhope was so
> beautiful, and it truly is lovely.  Somewhere along the drive, we stopped 
> at
> Clayton's Restaurant where we enjoyed a wonderful steak dinner and an
> unbeatable cherry cobbler that had a secret mysterious ingredient.  The
> cherry cobbler was served piping hot straight from the oven, and when we 
> cut
> into our cobbler we discovered an indescribably delicious white ingredient
> down inside the middle.  This ingredient didn't melt like ice cream, and it
> wasn't a hard texture, it wasn't chewy, but it was creamy and just
> absolutely set apart this particular cherry cobbler from any ever
> experienced before.  At that meal, the Clayton's Restaurant owner and the
> chef wouldn't agree to divulge the name of this white ingredient.
> The ladies and I made several attempts to guess the white ingredient, but
> the closet we could agree upon was that it likely wasn't a cheese even
> though I held out for mascarpone cheese.
> A year later, we went up to Fairhope purposely to dine at Clayton's
> Restaurant again, but they'd gone out of business.
> I am still seeking the Clayton's Restaurant cherry cobbler recipe with the
> secret ingredient.
> As far as I could determine, Clayton's Restaurant cherry cobbler was
> prepared using the same easy always successful recipe that my mama used -
> except for the mysterious white ingredient.
> Mix dry ingredients and pour into baking dish.  Pour sweetened fruit on top
> of dry ingredients.  Do Not Stir!  Dot top of sweetened fruit with dots of
> butter.  Bake in oven until the crust comes up to the top and until the
> crust is lightly browned.  If you heat the sweetened fruit before you pour
> it over the dry ingredients, the cobbler will cook faster.
> Thanking you,
> Janice

Hello Janice,

Sorry, I cannot find any mention of this restaurant at all.

There are some cherry-cobbler-type desserts with cream cheese mixtures, vanilla custards, puddings, etc.


Miller's Shrimp Pasta Salad

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Sandy 
Sent: Friday, April 09, 2010 6:01 PM
Subject: Shrimp Pasta Salad

Hi Phaedrus,

I had a shrimp pasta salad at Miller's Smorgosbord the other night.  It contained 
salad shrimp, celery, Old Bay seasoning. I believe the base was mayo, but I am not 
sure about any other ingredients.  I would love to duplicate this recipe at home 
can you help me?

Thanks for your help,

Hi Sandy,

Sorry, I had no success in finding a recipe for this dish.


Betty Crocker Snowy Showy Fruit

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jackie"
Sent: Saturday, April 10, 2010 5:13 PM
Subject: Betty Crocker dessert recipe

> Hello,
> I just came across your site and was wondering if you could find an older 
> recipe for me (since you seem to be a pro!!). An ex-boyfriends mother used 
> to make a dessert from a Betty Crocker cookbook (binder style- where you 
> could remove the pages) called "Snowy Showy Fruit". It was a triangle 
> (tower) of meringue with interspersed whipped cream and fruit in it. So 
> delicious!!! I have tried to find it for years!!!! As I am writing this I 
> am hoping it wasn't a Better Homes N Garden cookbook but I'm close to 100% 
> sure it was a Betty Crocker. She had the book around 1999 and I don't 
> believe it was that that old. Maybe from the 80's.
> Thanks so much!!!!
> Jackie 

Hi Jackie,

Sorry, I can't find anything with that name or description. I'll post the request on the site, but it will be a few weeks before it shows up.


Michelle's Beef Ravioli

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Jackie 
Sent: Monday, April 12, 2010 1:53 PM
Subject: Beef Ravioli w/meat sauce

I have missed the beef ravioli with meat sauce from Michelle's, an 
Italian restaurant which was a long-established popular place in 
Santa Rosa, CA  I now live in AZ but every time we made a trip home 
we had to go to Michelle's!  I think it closed about 8 years ago, so 
the recipe may be hard to find.  The restaurant had a landmark, along 
with Lena's next door, in a section of town known as Little Italy in 
the 1920's.  It probably didn't open until 40's or 50's.

Is it possible for you to find?  I've tried to no avail (although I haven't 
requested Bon Appetit magazine).  Thanks so much!


Hello Jackie,

Sorry, no luck. It doesn't appear to be available.



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