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Louis Pappas' Greek Salad

----- Original Message ----- 
From: dean  
Sent: Sunday, April 24, 2011 1:26 PM

Unc, There was a famous Greek restaurant in Tarpon Springs, Fl called Louis Papas. 
Iím trying to find the recipe for their famous greek salad which had potato salad 
on the bottom. Ever hear of this?...Thx for any info...Dean 

Hello Dean,

There's a recipe here:

Louis Pappas' Greek Salad


Chili Lasagna

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Jean 
Sent: Monday, April 25, 2011 8:06 PM
Subject: Old Lasagna recipe request

Dear Uncle Phaedrus,

I'm a pretty good searcher myself but have yet to come up with this recipe from 
the mid seventies. It was called Chili Lasagna and was published in a women's 
magazine sometime between 1974-1981. My best guess is 1975 as I don't think I 
had children yet, but I could be wrong. The recipe called for several different 
cheeses but no ricotta or cottage cheese and a healthy amount of chili powder 
(1/4 cup)? I have tried to re-create it but I am doing something wrong. 
The magazines I read at that time were Women's Day, Family Circle, and Good 
Housekeeping. I have tried all of their current websites and came up empty. 
Hope you can help, my husband still talks about that lasagna and I would love 
to make it for him.

almost forgot, the recipe did not include anything like chili beans, or canned 
chili of any sort. Those recipes I have found hundreds of.

Thank you for your efforts,


Hi Jeanne,

See below.


Chili  Lasagna

1 (16 oz.) pkg. noodles
3/4 lbs. ground beef
1/2 c. chopped green pepper
1/2 c. chopped onion
1 (29 oz.) can tomatoes
1 (8 oz.) pkg. cheese slices, cut in 1/2 inch strips
1 (6 oz.) can tomato paste
1/4 c. chili powder
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Cook noodles, drain, set aside. Brown ground beef, 
green pepper and onion until tender and lightly browned.  Add tomatoes (smashed) 
and tomato paste, chili powder, salt and pepper. Cook until mixture boils. 
In 13 x 9 inch baking dish, spread 3/4 cup chili sauce mixture.  Layer 1/3 of 
noodles; spread 1/3 of remaining sauce over noodles; top with 1/3 of cheese strips. 
Repeat layers twice, arranging last cheese strips over top in attractive pattern. 
Bake 40 minutes or until hot and bubbly.  9 servings. 

Le Peep Gooey Buns

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Mark 
Sent: Sunday, May 01, 2011 8:39 AM
Subject: Le Peep Gooey Buns

I would like to make them. I cannot find them in your index or recipe list.

Little help please.


Hello Mark,

See these sites:

The 217

Journey to Fabulous Foods


Redeye Gravy

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Red-Eye Gravy

Country Ham and Red - Eye Gravy

For each serving:  Fry to a golden brown 1 slice of country ham. Begin cooking 
with a lid on your fry pan.  Cook approximately 10-12 minutes per side on medium 
heat.  Leave lid off after you turn your slices and continue turning until all 
the slices are brown.  Remove country ham to platter.  Turn heat up a bit and 
add to the drippings 1 teaspoon of perked coffee per slice of ham and let simmer 
a couple of minutes. Served over hot grits, eggs, biscuits, or the ham slices.
Red-Eye Gravy

3 tbsp. ham drippings
3/4 c. strong coffee or water
1 tsp. brown sugar

Bring ham drippings, coffee or water and sugar to a boil. Serve gravy alongside 
fried country ham, or over hot grits.
Red Eye Gravy

Country ham drippings from frying 2 pieces of ham
1/2 c. water
1/2 tsp. instant coffee or 1 tbsp. strong brewed coffee

After frying ham, remove from skillet, leaving drippings.  With heat still on, 
add water and stir a few minutes.  Add coffee and boil a little longer.  Serve hot.

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