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Cored Stuffed Potatoes

-----Original Message----- 
From: Tom
Sent: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 10:32 AM
Subject: Baking potato And Ground Beef

Uncle Phaedrus, when I was a little boy in 1950's my mother got  recipe for 
a baking potato with ground beef.  She would core a potato length wise and 
fill the center with a spicy ground beef mixture.  For years I have hunted 
the recipe with no luck. Can you help?

Thanks so much,

Hello Tom,

I found some recipes that involved coring a potato and filling it with something before baking. However, I found nothing with a spicy ground beef mixture. I have no idea of what the spicing might have been. Perhaps ground beef and taco seasoning? This sounds like the kind of recipe that one finds in magazines, etc.

See these sites for what I found:

Stuffed Baked Potatoes

Taste of Beirut

Rosemary Baked Potatoes

I'll post this for reader input. Without a unique name for the dish, I don't know what else I can do.


Hey Phaed:

For Cored Stuffed Potatoes... try searching for "Potato Bombs."    

Timm in Oregon

Beehive Bakery Donuts

From: Mike 
Sent: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 8:49 AM
Subject: Donuts

OK we might have a tuff one for you here lol,growing up in Gainsville Florida there was a place called the beehive bakery 
that had the most amazing huge yeast raised donuts,they were yellow in color not sure why but you could taste the yeast 
in them more than donuts today,if you could find this recipe you'd make my decade! 
Thanks! Mike

Hi Mike,

Wish I could say I found it, but I could not find even a mention of Beehive’s donuts. Looks like Beehive had several owners, from articles and obituaries in the Gainesville Sun:

The Gainesville Sun - May 1, 1986 gives the owners as Glen & Laura Harris

The Gainesville Sun, Saturday, June 8, 1991 gives William Donovan Hottinger (d. 1991) as the owner.

The Gainesville Sun February 11, 2006 gives John Robert Crawford as the owner.

I’ll post this for reader input.


Apricot Jello

From: Sharon
Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2016 8:56 PM
Subject: Need help

Dear Uncle
  Can you help me and find out if Knox still makes apricot jello.I have looked in 12 stores here in Indiana also called two in Mt.Carmel IL.
No one carries it.
Thank you 


Hi Sharon,

I am a bit confused by your request. You see, “Knox” makes UN-flavored gelatin. They’ve never made an apricot flavored gelatin as far as I know. “Jello”, on the other hand, makes flavored gelatin dessert mixes and they do make an apricot flavored one. I did not find anything about it being discontinued. It appears to be in short supply for some reason. Other people have had problems locating it, as well. See: Jello Facebook Page

Kraft still has apricot Jello listed as an active product. See:

You might be able to get it from

Kraft had a product locator page, but it appears to have been removed. You might try calling Kraft at: 1-877-535-5666


Hey Phaed:

If you can't find the right flavor Jell-O... make your own.  

Timm in Oregon

Fruit Gelatin from Scratch


1/2 ounce or 2-1/4 tablespoons unflavored gelatin
1/2 cup cold water
3 cups fruit juice of choice
Juice of 1 lemon
White granulated sugar to taste


Soak the gelatin in cold water until softened. Strain the fruit juices, if needed, and then heat to boiling point. 
Pour the hot juice over the gelatin. Add the lemon juice and sugar to taste and then chill until set.

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