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Arctic Circle Secret Sauce

 ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Diane  
  To: Phaedrus
  Sent: Monday, May 20, 2002 2:54 PM
  Subject: Artic Circle - Secret Sauce

  In Utah there is a fast food chain called Artic Circle and they 
  make a special sauce that they put on their hamburgers and also 
  serve as a dipping sauce for their french fries.  I believe that 
  it has mayo, ketsup etc.  Would love to have the recipe/clone for 
  this sauce if you can find it.  I've contacted their headquarters 
  myself with no luck....HELP!!!


Hi Diane,

I found a post by an ex-arctic circle employee who said the sauce is very simple. Just equal parts of :


Banana Cookies

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Mrs. Stroobants 
  To: phaedrus
  Sent: Monday, May 20, 2002 3:04 PM
  Subject: Recipe Search -- Banana Cookies


  I'm looking for a recipe for Banana Cookies -- from My Great Recipes 
  -- they were mail order laminated index type cards with the picture 
  on one side and the recipe on the other.  I probably ordered them 20 
  to 15 years ago.

  Thanks for your help.

  Mrs. Stroobants

Hi Mrs. Stroobants,

Sorry, there are a few hundred banana cookie recipes, but none that say they are from "My Great recipes." The one below is from a 1953 Betty Crocker Cookbook.


  Banana Cookies

  From the Betty Crocker Cooking Book  1953 

  1 cup soft shortening (part butter)
  1 cup sugar
  2 eggs
  1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2)
  1/2 cup buttermilk
  1 tsp. vanilla
  3 cups flour
  1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  1/2 tsp. salt (omit if using salted butter
  1 cup chopped nuts (optional)

  Mix well the shortening, sugar, and the eggs. Stir in the bananas, 
  buttermilk, and vanilla. Blend the flour, soda, and salt (if used). 
  Chill one hour. Heat oven to 375F. Drop rounded teaspoonfuls 2 
  inches apart on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake about ten minutes.

Found this:
Eggless Banana Refrigerator Cookies from "My Great Recipes" cards


Yield: 10 dozen cookies

1 cup butter or 1 cup margarine
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup fully ripe banana, mashed
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

1) Cream together butter, sugar and vanilla. Add bananas and beat until well mixed.
2) Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Add a little of the banana mixture at a time, beating well after each addition. Dough will be sticky.
3) Divide dough into 4 parts. Put 1 part on each of 4 sheets of waxed paper. Dampen hands and shape dough into long rolls, 1-inch in diameter.
4) Wrap rolls. Refrigerate or freeze until firm enough to slice easily.
5) Using a serrated knife, cut into 1/2-inch thick slices. Place 2-inches apart on oiled cookie sheets.
6) Bake at 375 about 10 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Lift edge of a cookie to be sure they are not getting too brown.
7) Remove cookies to wire racks to cool. Store airtight.

Tips: Oiled cookie sheets are required for these cookies. Brown speckled bananas are ideal for this recipe for they mash nicely and have excellent flavor. 
Properly wrapped rolls of ready-to-slice dough can remain in the refrigerator up to 10 days.

Carrot Salad

----- Original Message -----
From: Roselyn 
To: phaedrus
Sent: Monday, May 20, 2002 3:27 PM
Subject: Carrot Salad

> What's the receipe?  I have shredded carrots, raisins and mayo.
> Thanks thanks thanks!!!

Hi Roselyn,

Try the first one below. If you want to get fancy, try one of the other ones.


 Carrot - Raisin  Salad

 Ingredients :
 2 carrots
 4 tbsp. mayonnaise
 1/2 c. raisins

 Preparation :
   Peel carrots with a peeling knife.  Use grater to shred carrots;
 watch the knuckles.  Mix shredded carrots with raisins and
 mayonnaise in large bowl.  Serve and eat!
Carrot  And  Raisin  Salad

 Ingredients :
 3 c. carrots, shredded
 1/4 tsp. salt
 1 c. seedless raisins
 1/4 c. mayonnaise

 Preparation :
   Combine the carrots, salt and raisins in bowl.  Add the mayonnaise
 and mix lightly.  Serve on crisp lettuce leaves.  Serves 4-6.
Carrot  Salad

 Ingredients :
 1 1/2 c. grated carrots
 1 c. raisins
 1/2 c. sliced celery
 1/2 c. chopped nuts
 1/3 c. mayonnaise
 1/4 tsp. salt (opt.)

 Preparation :
    Combine ingredients and chill.  (Can use "light", no cholesterol
 Delicious  Carrot  Salad

 Ingredients :
 2 c. finely grated carrots, or more
 1 apple, chopped
 4 slices pineapple, chopped & drained
 1/2 c. shredded coconut
 1/2 c. miniature marshmallows
 1/2 c. raisins
 1/3 c. chopped nuts (opt.)
 1 Sweet 'n Low
 1/2 c. sour cream
 2 tbsp. mayonnaise

 Preparation :
   Mix first 6 ingredients thoroughly.  Mix last 3 ingredients, then
 combine mixtures and chill before serving.  Add more dressing if
 needed.  This is a favorite salad for winter Texans in Rio Grande
 Carrot  Salad

 Ingredients :
 1 1/2 c. chopped fine golden delicious
 1 1/2 c. grated carrots
 1/2 c. raisins
 1/4 c. salted peanuts
 1/2 c. mayonnaise
 1 tbsp. lemon juice

 Preparation :
   Toss carrots, apples, raisins and peanuts.  Blend mayonnaise and
 lemon juice.  Toss with above mixture.  Makes 6 servings.
  Carrot  And  Raisin  Salad

 Ingredients :
 8 carrots, finely shredded
 1 c. raisins
 1 tsp. vinegar
 1 1/4 c. mayonnaise
 3 tbsp. honey
 1 tsp. cinnamon

 Preparation :
   Combine carrots, raisins and vinegar in a bowl; mix well.  Combine
 mayonnaise, honey and cinnamon in a small bowl.  Mix well.  Pour
 over carrots, mix well.  Chill covered for 2 hours to several days.

Jar-Doo Chicken Wings

----- Original Message -----
From: Peter
To: phaedrus
Sent: Monday, May 20, 2002 11:18 AM
Subject: The wings that don't exist?

> Hello there, I have a mystery, and having seen your excellent track
> record for finding things, I thought I'd venture a question.
> I have had three separate people ask me this over the past six months.
> The only common denominator is, they're all from, or have visited,
> Canada.
> There is a Chinese preparation called "Jar Doo Chicken Wings"
> I have tried three separate search engines, from Singapore to
> and back to Google and Dogpile.
> No results.
> These people tell me that these wings are abundant in Canada, in many
> Chinese restaurants.
> One would think that they would be here in the states also.
> If you can locate these, I would be very grateful.
> Peter 

Hello Peter,

Hmmm.... I could not find a restaurant recipe for jar-doo, char-doo, jar-du, or char-du, with or without the hyphens. I did, however, find a Chinese restaurant ad that said jar-doo chicken wings are Chinese barbecued chicken wings. You know, China is a very big country, and people living in neighboring provinces often have different names for the same foods. Below is a recipe for jar doo chicken wings. Maybe these are close to what you want.


Jar Doo Chicken Wings

Main course material: 1 1/2 lb (750 g) chicken wings 
Spices: 2 tsp minced fresh ginger root
1 TBS dry gin
2 TBS water
2 tsp granulated sugar
1/2 tsp salt
4 TBS soy sauce
Vegetable oil for deep frying 
Equipment: PowerFlamer Outdoor Stir Fry Stoves. 
Preparation: Remove wing tips from chicken wings, discard or save for stockpot. 
Cut wings into two pieces; place in bowl. 
In small bowl, combine ginger, gin and water. 
Stir in sugar, salt and soy sauce. 
Pour over wings and marinate 30 minutes. 
Drain wings. 

Cook: In deep saucepan half filled with oil, or in deep fryer filled as per manual
instructions, heat oil to 375F. 
Fry wings, a few at a time, until brown and cooked through, 10 to 15 minutes. 
Remove with slotted spoon, drain. 
Repeat with remaining wings. 

Olive Garden Pesto Ravioli

 ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Beth
  To: phaedrus
  Sent: Tuesday, May 21, 2002 3:41 PM
  Subject: Recipe for Olive Garden???

  Do you have a recipe for Olive Garden's 
  Chicken Pesto Ravioli  ? 
  I would appreciate any help in finding this recipe. 
  Thank you, 

Hi Beth,

The only recipe that I could find was for the pesto part. This recipe assumes you have already made the chicken ravioli. See below.


  Pesto Ravioli 

  1 lb chicken ravioli 
  2 tbsp Butter 
  2 cloves Garlic, finely sliced 
  2 tsp Chopped basil 
  1 tbsp Pine nuts 
  Salt and pepper 
  1 tbsp Parsley, chopped 
   Cook ravioli in boiling salted water. Rinse under cold running water. 
  Drain and set aside.  In a skillet, melt butter and cook garlic until 
  soft but not browned. Add basil, pine nuts and season with salt and pepper. 
  Add ravioli. Sprinkle with parsley, and heat for a few minutes.

  Yield: 6 to 8 servings 


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