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Blueberry Kuchen

-----Original Message----- 
From: Geralyn 
Sent: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 7:24 PM
Subject: german blueberry kuchen

I am looking for a coffee cake recipe that was in the Kansas City Star most 
likely in the 1980s.  It was for a 9x9 cake.  The cake was almost white in 
color and was topped with fresh blueberries, lemon peel and sugar mixture.



Hello Geralyn,

I cannot find a blueberry kuchen recipe that says it is from the Kansas City Star, but the below recipe appears to fit your description except for the pan size.


Blueberry Kuchen

1 1/2 c. flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 c. sugar
1/4 c. melted margarine
2/3 c. milk
1/2 tsp. grated lemon peel
1 egg
1 c. blueberries

3 tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. grated lemon peel

  Mix margarine and sugar, add milk and egg.  Mix well.  Add flour, baking 
powder, salt and 1/2 teaspoon lemon peel.  Pour into greased 8x8x2 inch pan. 
Sprinkle blueberries mixed with 3 tablespoons sugar and 1 teaspoon lemon 
peel over top of dough.  Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes or until 
lightly brown (325 degrees and 35 minutes for glass pan). 

Paradise Bakery

From: "Marjorie" 
Subject: Paradise Bakery Recipes
Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 2:48 PM

These recipes were in our local paper here in Arizona. Loved these at Paradise Bakery. They no longer sell them.


Paradise Bakery Pesto Dipping Sauce

12 oz. basil
7 oz. garlic (chopped)
4 oz. pine nuts
6 oz. Parmesan Cheese
1 cup lemon juice
1 Tbsp. white pepper
2 Tbsp. salt
4 cups olive oil

Place all ingredients, except olive oil, in the food processor. Process until smooth. Scrape the bowl. With the motor running, slowly pour in the olive oil.  
Place in a sealed container, label and refrigerate. Serve with bread cubes.
Paradise Bakery Sun Dried Tomato/Pineapple Dipping Sauce

11 oz. sun dried tomatoes
3 cups canned pineapple
1½ Tbsp. sugar
1 Tbsp. Salt
3 oz. garlic (chopped)
1 tsp. soy sauce
6 oz. olive oil

Place all ingredients, except olive oil in the food processor. Process until slightly chunky. Scrape bowl. With the motor running, slowly add the olive oil.  
Place in a sealed container, label, date and refrigerate. Serve with Bread cubes.

Steak Soup

From: wayne
Sent: Thursday, June 06, 2013 4:43 PM
Subject: Request for a recipe for steak soup

Hi Phaedrus, 

    In 1985 I worked at the Briarciff Mall in N. Myrtle beach, SC. In the mall at that time there was a restaurant that served a "steak soup". 
The name of the restaurant I believe was either Windjammer or Spinnakers. They served this really delicious soup, I used to eat it all the 
time when I worked in the mall. I changed companies and moved to Tennessee. When I returned to the mall 10 years later while on vacation, 
I went to have some more soup, but the restaurant was no longer open.

Can you please help me find a copy of the recipe?

Thanks for all of your help, in advance.


Hello Wayne,

Sorry, no success. I found a couple of mentions of Spinnaker’s in the Briarcliff Mall, but no menu and no recipes.

I have a couple of steak soup recipes, but they are from Portland, OR and Kansas City, MO restaurants. If you want those, write back and let me know.

I’ll post this on the site in a few weeks in case a reader can help.


From: wayne
Sent: Friday, June 07, 2013 7:52 AM
Subject: Re: steak soup

Hi Phaedrus,
Yes, I would like to get the steak soup recipes you have.

I thank you very much for your help.


Hello Wayne,

Below are the two that I have. They are somewhat similar, and neither is what I envision regarding the name “steak soup”. They look more like “ground beef vegetable soup” to me. Where’s the steak? “Ground beef” is not usually equal to “steak”, except in "hamburger steak" or "Salisbury steak". I guess that's their thinking, but I'd be disappointed to order "steak soup" and get "hamburger soup".


Steak Soup 
from Clinkerdagger, Bickenstaff, & Pitts in Portland, Oregon
("Dear SOS - Favorite Restaurant Recipes from the Los Angeles Times" by Rose Dosti)

1 cup(2 sticks) butter or margarine
1 1/2 cups chopped onions
1 1/2 cups sliced peeled carrots
1 cup diced celery
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 pound ground beef
2 1/2 cups water
1 can (8 ounces) chopped tomatoes
1/3 cup beef stock base
1 package frozen mixed vegetables

Melt butter in large saucepan over medium heat. Add onions, carrots, and celery and saute until onions are tender,
about 15 minutes. Add flour and stir until well blended and smooth. Cook until mixture boils around edges, but do
not overcook or roux will break down. Se aside.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Crumble ground beef onto rimmed baking sheet and pat into 1-inch thick layer. Bake
15 to 20 minutes or until meat is browned (color of beef will determine color of soup).

Drain meat. Break into 1/2-inch chunks. Add half of water to saucepan with cooked vegetables and bring to simmer. 
Add tomatoes, beef chunks and beef stock base/ Season with pepper. cook and stir 10 minutes. Add remaining water 
and frozen vegetables. Cook 5 minutes longer or until vegetables are tender. Do not boil.
Steak Soup 
from Plaza III Restaurant in Kansas City, Missouri
("Ford Times Cookbook #6" Compiled by Nancy Kennedy)

1 cop ground beef
1 cup flour
1 stick butter or margarine
5 cups water
1 tsp Ac'cent(MSG)
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 tsp beef base
18 oz can tomatoes, chopped
1 1/2 tsp Kitchen Bouquet
1/2 cup each of chopped onions, carrots, and celery, parboiled
1 cup frozen mixed vegetables

Brown meat and drain. Melt butter in a 2-quart pan and whip in flour to make a smooth paste. Add water and stir while
heating to thicken, continue stirring. Add Ac'cent, pepper, beef base, tomatoes, and cook a minute. Add Kitchen Bouquet,
rest of vegetables, and cooked beef. Cook over medium heat for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Do not salt. Makes 1 1/2
quarts and may be frozen for later use.

Southern Living Cake

-----Original Message----- 
From: Tammey 
Sent: Thursday, June 06, 2013 11:02 PM
Subject: I would love to find a Southern Living recipe for a white cake with 
icing from whipping cream powdered sugar and chopped fresh strawberries I 
made this delicious cake around about 32 years ago. It needed to be 
refrigerated. My father in law loved this cake and I would love to be able 
to make it for him!! Can you help??

Hello Tammey,

I was not able to find a Southern Living recipe that fit your description. I'll post this on the site in a few weeks. Maybe a reader can help.


I saw your post about the Southern Living recipe for white cake with strawberry icing. The icing recipe is in the 1988 Southern Living Recipes book. 
It was published in the June magazine. There is no mention of the white cake, which was probably just that, a white cake. 

Southern living Strawberry Cream

3/4 cup whipping cream
1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar
2 cups sliced strawberries

Beat whipping cream until foamy;gradually add powdered sugar, beat until soft peaks form. Fold sliced strawberries into whipped cream. 



Thank you! I will let you know how it turns out. The original recipe was a simple one .. So this will be close. Have a blessed day!

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