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Sairey Gamp

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Evelyn 
  To: Phaedrus 
  Sent: Monday, May 17, 2010 5:55 PM
  Subject: character

Can you tell me what book contains the character 'Sairey Gamp'? 
Iv'e run across that name twice in the past few weeks.  I'd like 
to know a little more about her.  Thank you.  Evelyn 

Hi Evelyn,

"Sairey Gamp" is a character in a lesser-known Charles Dickens work entitled "Martin Chuzzlewit ".

For more on her, see :

Charles Dickens Page


Horn & Hardart Wheatsworth Cereal

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: jack 
  Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2010 7:50 AM
  Subject: Horn and Hardardt Wheatsworth Cereal

  Is it possible that this cereal was actually Ralston Hot Wheat Cereal, 
  which is still available?

Hello Jack,

No, I don't think so. You see, there was actually a "Wheatsworth, Inc". The company/bakery was located in New York and specialized in making whole wheat products such as flour, crackers, biscuits, and cereal. They invented "Milk Bone" dog biscuits and were bought out by Nabisco in 1931, giving Nabisco the rights to the Wheatsworth name from 1931 on. Most Wheatsworth branded products gradually disappeared, but Nabisco still sells "Wheatsworth Crackers", which, I assume, are based on an original Wheatsworth product. Milk-Bone dog biscuits are still going strong, but Nabisco sold the rights to that product in 2006. Knowing all this makes me think that Horn & Hardart actually bought their whole wheat cereal from the nearby Wheatsworth Company in Manhattan.
For reference, see:



  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Jaci 
  Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2010 7:34 PM

hi  lookin for easy  caramallow recipe   my 83 year old mom would love it  thanks--Jaci 

Hello Jaci,

See here:



Better Than Love Cake

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Susan 
  Sent: Wednesday, May 05, 2010 1:04 PM

I am looking for a recipe for a cake for which I have no name.  I believe it is based 
on a german chocolate cake mix, then drizzled with Eagle brand milk, chocolate ice 
cream topping, caramel ice cream topping, heath bits, and cool whip however I am not 
sure if these are all the toppings.  Could you help me please. 


Hi Susan,

The recipe for this that I found is called "Better Than Love" (I doubt that...) See below.


  Better  Than  Love  Cake

  1 German chocolate cake mix
  1 can Eagle brand sweetened condensed milk
  1 jar of Mrs. Richardson's butterscotch caramel fudge topping
  Cool Whip
  Heath bar bits

Prepare cake mix according to the directions on the package.  While the cake is baking 
place the milk and caramel in hot water.  While the cake is still hot, poke holes in 
it using a wooden spoon.  Pour the can of milk and the jar of caramel over the top of 
the cake.  Allow cake to cool and top with Cool Whip and Heath bar bits. Keep refrigerated. 

More Blue Boar Recipes

Blue Boar's Buttered Coconut Pie   

3 lbs. sugar
4 oz. powdered milk
4 oz. cake flour
1 lb. 4 oz. eggs, break and weigh
11 oz. melted butter
8 oz. dark Karo syrup
2 c. hot water
2 c. cold water
2 drops yellow coloring
1 lb. shredded coconut
5 unbaked pie crusts

Mix sugar, milk, and flour. Add eggs and blend well. Add butter and dark syrup; 
mix until blended. Add hot water and mix well. Add cold water and coloring. 
Mix well. Stir in coconut. Pour into crusts. Place in preheated 350 degree oven. 
Turn oven down to 325 degrees immediately. Bake 35 minutes or until set. 
Yield: Five pies. 
Blue Boar Dip   

2 c. sour cream
1 c. cottage cheese with chives
3 c. shredded Cheddar cheese
1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
2 tsp. horseradish

Combine ingredients and chill. Serve with vegetables. 
Blue Boar's Congealed Cucumber And Onion Salad 

24 oz. lime gelatin
2 qts. boiling water
4 lbs. mayonnaise
4 lbs. cottage cheese
2/3 tsp. salt
6 oz. grated onion
4 lbs. chopped, peeled cucumbers
2 lbs. pecan pieces

Dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Cool. Mix mayonnaise, cheese, salt, and 
onion together. Add mayonnaise mixture to gelatin. Blend well. When it begins 
to congeal, stir in cucumbers and pecans. Place in large bowls or flat cookie 
sheet type pans. Refrigerate overnight. Cut or scoop and serve on lettuce leaf. 
Yield: 60 servings. 


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