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Snapping Turtle Recipes

----- Original Message ----- 
From: mike 
Sent: Monday, June 14, 2010 12:28 AM
Subject: snapping turtle

Uncle Phaed,
I am looking for a snapping turtle recipe that was some kind of a casserole. 
Not exactly sure of a name or anything just that snapping turtle meat was one of 
the ingredients.Turtle recipes other than fried or soup would be appreciated.
Thanks for your time ,

Hello Mike,

I can't find a "snapping turtle casserole" recipe, but I found these snapping turtle recipes:

Crockpot Snapping Turtle

Dutch Oven Snapping Turtle

Barbecued Snapping Turtle

And these "turtle casserole" recipes:

3 Turtle recipes

Turtle & Rice Casserole

Turtle Casserole


Chocolate Dunking Cookies

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Chuck 
Sent: Monday, June 14, 2010 7:41 AM
Subject: Desperately seeking the ultimate chocolate dunking cookie

Dear Uncle Phaedrus

I have been looking for this recipe for 35 years and then my wife reminded me 
about your website.  Let me take you back to circa 1976, I am a preteen living 
in Utah and being sent back to Peoria, IL to spend the summer with my grandma. 
She made me a cup of coffee and made the most amazing cookies..dark chocolaty, 
dense, heavy, dry-but not like biscotti dry - just densely dry and perfect for 
dunking.  We have tried other recipes and nothing comes close.any ideas what type 
of cookie this was or the recipe?  They were not frosted or iced, just thick and 
heavy, not chewy but they had an amazing chocolate flavor and did not fall apart 
when you dunked them in hot coffee.  Any help you can lend would be very appreciated. 


Hello Chuck,

Searching for a cookie recipe with just someone's description of how the cookies looked or tasted is problematic. That sort of description is rarely part of a recipe. Searching for a recipe, particularly something as common as a chocolate cookies recipe, more often than not requires the recipe's exact name or several ingredients unique to that recipe.

The only recipe that I can find that's called "chocolate dunking cookies" is the same one that I found back in 2002. It's here:

Dunking Cookies

It's listed as a "diabetic" recipe, but to make it non-diabetic, just use the extra 1/4 cup of sugar instead of the sugar substitute.

Searches for "dunking cookies" or "cookies for dunking" didn't turn up anything that sounded like your description. Sorry.


JL Hudson's Cheesecake

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Camille 
Sent: Sunday, June 13, 2010 8:17 AM
Subject: old recipe from J L Hudson's


My name is Camille.    I am looking for the recipe for J L Hudson's Cheese Cake. 
This was the best ever and was made in a loaf pan.  Light and fluffy with a hint 
of lemon.  This was not made with a lot of cream cheese, because it was not heavy..
reminded me of a cold souffle, just melted in your mouth.  I am wanting this for my 
Dad's 90th birthday in August if possible.  Thank you so much.


Hi Camille,

I wish that I could help, but I had no success locating this recipe. Sorry.


Hudson’s cheesecake
From: Marie 
Date: 11/9/2023, 1:53 AM

I always loved Hudson’s cheesecake. Their cheesecake was the only place 
I was able to find it. 
I recently found a recipe that I believe is Hudson’s cheesecake. It’s called 
Japanese Sponge cheesecake. I made it and if my memory serves me it is 
the Hudson’s cheesecake. 

Japanese Cotton Cheesecake

Try it. I believe it won’t disappoint. 
If you try it, please let me know what you think. 
Happy baking!

Love's BBQ Bread

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Debbie" 
Sent: Monday, June 14, 2010 1:29 PM
Subject: loves barbacue pit bread recipe

>I am looking for loves barbacue pit recipe for the wonderful bread they 
> made.  Hope you can help
> Debbie

Hi Debbie,

Sorry, I had no success locating this recipe.


Great Green Beans

----- Original Message ----- 
Sent: Monday, June 14, 2010 8:13 PM
Subject: lost recipe

OK, Let's give this a shot.  
The recipe name was Great Green Beans.  It came in a free mini cookbook from one 
of the major cooking magazines during the early 90's, when you subscribed to the 
magazine.  I have searched the archives of the few magazines that I can remember.
The ingredients as I remember were, fresh green beans, tomatoes, and it was served 
over couscous.  There was also balsamic vinegar used.  I remember the balsamic and 
the couscous because it was the first time I had used either one.  I think there was 
garlic, and onions, possibly caramelized.
It was fabulous as a side dish, and I used to add chicken to it for a one pot meal. 
I lost it in a move, and would love to get it back.
Thanks for your help.
Linden, from Pa.

Hi Linden,

Sorry, I had no success locating a green beans recipe like this. I found several recipes with the name "great green beans", but none with those ingredients. I'll post it on the site so that perhaps a reader can help.



Timm offers up this recipe, but note that it lacks the balsamic vinegar, and the onions & garlic.

I frequently use this recipe for a quick light meal. Sometimes I add cooked, 
chopped chicken and substitute chicken stock for the vegetable stock. 
Timm in Oregon

Green Bean and Tomato Couscous


9 ounces couscous
2/3 cup hot vegetable stock
2 tablespoons olive oil
9 ounces green beans, trimmed, blanched and chopped
2 tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1 lemon, juice only
2 tablespoons fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped
Sea salt to taste
Black pepper, freshly ground to taste


Place the couscous into a heatproof bowl, pour over the hot stock and olive oil 
and cover with cling film. Leave to stand for five minutes. Add the green beans, 
tomatoes, lemon juice and parsley to the couscous; season with salt and freshly 
ground black pepper to taste and stir well.
I knew I had one more similar recipe and I finally found it. 
 Timm in Oregon

Tomato and Green Bean with Basil and Couscous Salad 


8 ounces couscous, cooked
Vegetable or chicken stock as needed 
8 ounces fresh green beans, steamed 
1/4 cup olive oil 
2 tablespoons balsamic or rice wine vinegar 
Kosher salt to taste 
Sugar to taste 
1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered 
1/4 cup fresh basil, julienne
1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted 
2 tablespoons red onion, diced 

For the Garnish:

Fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
Fresh basil, julienne


Cook the couscous to package instructions using vegetable or chicken stock, 
set aside to cool 

In a bowl combine the olive oil, vinegar and salt and sugar to taste for vinaigrette. 
Stir the vinaigrette into the cooled couscous and mix thoroughly mixed. Add the green 
beans, tomatoes, basil, pine nuts, and red onion; mix well. Garnish with slice of fresh 
mozzarella and fresh basil. 


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