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Urbandale School Lemon Pie

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From: Sharon 
Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2016 10:14 AM 
Subject: Lemon pie from Urban dale school in Dallas TX in the 1950's 

Hi Sharon,

Sorry, I can't find even a mention of this. I'll post this on the site.


Weight Watchers' Creamy Cheesecake

From: Susan 
Sent: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 9:45 AM
Subject: Weight Watcher's Creamy Cheesecake

Good morning!

Back in the 1980's I had a recipe from WWs for something called a Creamy Cheesecake.  
The recipe contained gelatin, ricotta cheese, evaporated milk and some other ingredients.

You could make a giant amount and eat a giant amount for not a giant amount of calories.

I have been looking for this recipe for about 5 years.  I know I had it but can no longer 
find it and the recipes online are not for the same recipe.

I would really appreciate it if you could let me know if you have heard of it or know of it.  
This was my go-to lunch option with some applesauce.  Yummy and good for you.

Thank you in advance.  I appreciate your taking the time to consider this request. Susan 

Hello Susan,

I cannot find any Weight Watchers recipe like that, nor can I find a recipe called “creamy cheesecake” with those ingredients. I’ll post this on the site for reader input.



This is not represented as "creamy" in the recipe, and the ingredients do not match....but it is an authentic WW recipe 
given to me by a long-lost friend in the 1980's.  I found it at

Weight Watchers' Cheesecake

2 envelopes plain gelatin
1 lb. low calorie cottage cheese
1 large can crushed pineapple (no sugar) with juice
4 packets sugar substitute (equal to 8 tsp. sugar)
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. butter flavoring

Soften gelatin in pineapple juice, bring to boil.  Put cottage cheese, pineapple, sugar sub., vanilla, and flavorings in blender.  
Blend thoroughly.  Add gelatin and juice and blend.  Place in graham cracker crust - chill, and top with fruit.

Maybe this is the WW cheesecake recipe Susan is requesting:


2/3 cup Ricotta Cheese fat free
12oz can diet cream soda
1 envelope Knox Gelatin
1 tsp Vanilla extract
1/3 Cup nonfat dry milk
4 envelopes splenda
1/2 cup Crushed Pineapple 


1. Put pineapple in cake pan
2. put 3/4 Cup cream soda in blender add gelatin to soften.
3. Heat rest of soda to boiling and slowly add to blender. Add vanilla, sweetener, milk and ricotta. Pour over fruit.
4. Chill in refrigerator about 2 hrs. 

Number of Servings: 2

Perhaps she can substitute evaporated milk for the nonfat dry milk.


Thank you.  This is close.  There was no diet soda. I remember putting the gelatin in water to soften.  
Maybe I can try it out.  

Again, thank you. Susan

Miss Hullings' Pound Cake

From: Diann 
Sent: Saturday, April 02, 2016 11:23 AM
Subject: Miss Hullings pound cake

Dear Uncle Phaedrus, 

I am looking for Miss Hullings pound cake recipe. Miss Hullings had a restaurant in downtown St. Louis, Missouri. 
I used to catch the bus downtown to get a slice of her pound cake and by the time I made it home the slice of cake, 
crumbs and all were gone. At that time I would save enough money for bus fare and money for a slice of cake. 
The pound cake was so smooth and not too sweet, and would just melt in your mouth. I have tried recipe after recipe 
but they can't compare to Miss Hullings. Can you help me?

Hello Diann,

I had no success finding this recipe. There is a Miss Hullings' cookbook available called "Miss Hulling's Favorite Recipes" by Florence Hulling Apted (1969). You can find used copies for sale at Amazon and other used book sources, such as Ebay. It’s rather rare, so copies are expensive. The most reasonable copy I found was at Ebay: Miss Hullings' Favorite Recipes

I cannot guarantee to you that the pound cake recipe is in that book.

I have a page set aside for Miss Hullings’ recipes: Miss Hullings

I’ll post this on my site for reader input.


From: "Donna" 
Subject: Miss Hullings Pound Cake
Date: Thursday, July 21, 2016 8:31 PM

From a request in May.
I have the cookbook, Miss Hullings Favorites, and in the dessert section there is not one recipe for a cake....pound or otherwise.   
Nor is the recipe that is wanted  in the section of "favorites" by restaurant location. 
So this book is not a source. Good luck on the search. 


From: "Donna" 
Subject: Miss Hullings Again
Date: Friday, July 22, 2016 10:57 AM

This morning I was putting the Miss Hulling's Favorite Recipes back on the shelf and just happened to see the tab next to desserts!!!  It was cakes!!!  
While there is no "pound cake" listed there is Golden Butter Loaf.  Perhaps this is what your reader was searching for?  regards, Donna

Golden Butter Loaf  page 95

1 cup butter
1 1/2 cup sugar
3 eggs
3 cups sifted cake flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla

Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.Continue beating while adding eggs one at a time.Sift dry ingredients and add alternately with milk.  
Add flavoring.Pour into a greased and floured 10-inch tube pan.Bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes, or until done.Remove from pan when almost cool.
Serve  plain, sprinkled with powdered sugar or iced with your favorite icing. 

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