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Redrock Canyon Rub

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Jay 
Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2009 3:11 PM
Subject: DRY RUB

Hello Phaedrus,

The RedRock Canyon Grill Restaurant Co. makes a Dry Rub that is used on 
their Rotisserie Chicken. I've asked if I can purchase it in bulk but cannot. 
Can you please help with the ingredients for this Dry Rub?

Thanks Jay

Hello Jay,

Sorry, looks like they don't tell and no one has been able to create a copycat.


Hunky Cabbage

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Theresa" 
Sent: Sunday, June 28, 2009 10:38 PM
Subject: Hunky Cabbage Recipe

> I'm looking for a Hunky Cabbage recipe that my Grandma used to make. The 
> recipe included ham, cabbage, and tomato's (possibly stewed tomatoes). It 
> was served over mashed potatoes.
> The recipe may have been Pennsylvania Dutch or it may have been from a 
> Hungarian/Slovakian recipe.
> Thank you for your help!
> Theresa 

Hello Theresa,

Sorry, I had no success with this. I saw something like this called a "soup" elsewhere. There is a recipe for "Chunky cabbage soup" below, but it has ground beef rather than ham.


Chunky Cabbage Soup
1 med. head green cabbage
2 med. carrots, thinly sliced
1 lg. sweet onion
4 ribs celery sliced on the bias
1 envelope onion soup mix
1 lb. lean ground beef, cooked and drained
1 lg. green bell pepper
4 fresh tomatoes or 1 lg. can tomatoes (juice included)

Coarsely chop cabbage, onions and tomatoes. Place first 6 ingredients in large heavy pot with enough water 
and/or tomato juice to just see through veggies. Simmer until vegetables are tender but not mushy.
Sprinkle with onion soup mix and stir in. Add cooked ground beef and simmer slowly 30 to 45 minutes. 
Small dice potatoes may be added with meat if desired. This soup works well in a large 5 quart crockpot. 
This soup freezes well.

Chocolate Chess Pie

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Julie 
Sent: Thursday, June 25, 2009 3:26 PM

Hi Uncle Phaedrus!

What a wonderful service you provide. I am in search of a chocolate chess pie recipe, 
a local grocery store chain makes - Ukrop's. 

Their original recipe is from a local bakery, Dot's Pastry Shop in Richmond Va. 
I have been unsuccessful in my search. I have been told 

It is real similar to the one Golden Corral serves but I am unable to locate that 
one either. Any help would be really appreciated. 



Hello Julie,

I had no success at all finding a chocolate chess pie recipe or copycat recipe for the pie from Dot's Pastry Shop or Ukrop's Supermarket or Golden Corral.

There are requests on several message boards for the Golden Corral recipe, but no one has found a recipe or copycat. Respondents have offered substitute recipes. See:


Taste of Home

Your best bet is probably the below recipe, which is not a copycat, but claims to taste similar to Ukrop's.


Chocolate Chess Pie 

Makes 16 servings

makes 2 pies


2 1/2 cups sugar 
7 tablespoons baking cocoa 
4 eggs 
1 1/4 cups evaporated milk 
1 tablespoon vanilla extract 
1/2 cup margarine, melted 
2 pie crusts, 8-inch, frozen 

Preheat oven to 350.

Put sugar, cocoa, eggs, evaporated milk, vanilla and margarine in a blender and 
blend thoroughly. Pour into pie shells and bake in preheated oven 35-40 minutes 
or until the top of the pie has puffed up.

(The center should still be shaky.) Take care not to overbake.

Oatmeal Cookies with Pickle Juice

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Margaret"
Sent: Saturday, June 27, 2009 2:32 AM
Subject: Oatmeal cookies with pickle juice?

> Hi:
> I'm trying, without success, to find my Auntie Harriet's recipe (or 
> something similar) for oatmeal cookies. The  distinctive ingredient 
> was sweet pickle juice.
> Auntie Harriet was a university educated pharmacist turned farmwife 
> and mother of eight in the early part of the last century (perhaps 
> as a pharmacist she realized that pickle juice would give baking soda 
> an extra boost?) She was a member of Salem Lutheran Church in Dakota 
> City, Nebraska -- I found one of their old cookbooks online, but 
> unfortunately while she did have recipes in it this wasn't one of them. 
> I remember that the pickle juice made the cookies exceptionally tender.
> Anyway, if you have knowledge of any oatmeal cookie recipe that uses  
> sweet pickle juice I would appreciate it!
> thanks,
> Margaret

Hi Margaret,

Sorry, I had no success locating a recipe like that.


Rusty's Hacienda Enchiladas

----- Original Message ----- 
From: madeline 
Sent: Sunday, June 28, 2009 7:45 AM
Subject: enchilada sauce

Many years ago my husband and me use to eat at a Mexican restaurant called 
Rusty's Hacienda in North Hollywoood Ca., They had the best cheese enchiladas, 
in which i compare to all enchilada sauces and they all come up short.

Rusty's is still there but i don't know if they changed hands. If you could 
find the recipe for their enchilada I would be so greatful. I can't tell you 
the ingriedents except to say it was a red sauce

Thank you.



Hello Madeline,

Sorry, I had no success with this.



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