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Red Robin Stuffed Zucchini

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Linda 
Sent: Tuesday, July 13, 2010 12:44 AM
Subject: Looking for a stuffed zucchini recipe

I am looking for a stuffed zucchini recipe like the appetizer that Red Robin 
used to serve.  I know that it had bread crumbs and parmesan cheese in it and 
they served it with ranch dressing.  I tried asking Red Robin for it, but was 
only told that they had discontinued it. It was to die for. Can you help me out? 
I have so much zucchini in my garden! 

Hi Linda,

Sorry, I had no success at all locating a copycat recipe for Red Robin's stuffed zucchini. There are other recipes for stuffed zucchini with bread crumbs and parmesan cheese. See:




ZCMI Recipes

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Crystal 
Sent: Saturday, July 17, 2010 10:26 AM
Subject: Two ZCMI recipes I've been searching for

First, ZCMI rum and butter fruitcake
Second, A chocolate cookie with minty gum drops in it.

Hi Crystal,

Sorry, I had no success locating either of these.

See here: ZCMI


Bill Knapp's California Mushroom Salad

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Karen 
Sent: Saturday, July 17, 2010 11:07 PM
Subject: Request for recipe

California Mushroom Salad. I used to LOVE this salad, Could you please send it to me? 
Thank-you Karen 

Hello Karen,

I cannot locate a recipe for California Mushroom Salad. Bill Knapp's used to serve one. Is that what you mean? You didn't say so. The only other salad with that name that I found mentioned is this, from a catering menu:

California Mushroom Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette
"A mixture of mushrooms are marinated in a balsamic vinaigrette with minced garlic and herbs. "

I found no recipes at all.


More Bill Knapp's

From: "Karen" 
To: "
Subject: Re: California Mushroom Salad
Date: Monday, July 19, 2010 3:09 PM

Yes Bill Knapps did serve that salad.. It was marinated button mushrooms
with lots of cheddar cheese  and I think greens. It was quite a large salad
and delicious!
Having grown up in California, I have had many versions of a California Salad. 
Here are two versions from my recipe files.

Timm in Oregon.

California Mushroom Salad


2 heads romaine lettuce, cut into 1 inch strips 
2 tomatoes, peeled and cut into wedges 
1 ripe Hass avocado, peeled and diced
1/2 cup Bermuda onions, diced or minced 
8 ounces white or cremini mushrooms, sliced 
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, fresh grated 

For the Dressing:

7 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 clove garlic
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons lemon juice, freshly squeezed
1 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
2 dashes Worcestershire sauce 
1 coddled egg, boiled for 1-1/2 minutes

For Garnish:
4 ounces bacon, chopped, cooked crisp and hot


Prepare large wooden salad bowl with 1 tablespoon of olive oil; add the salt 
and rub with garlic. Remove the remaining garlic. Add the romaine lettuce, 
tomatoes, avocado, onions and mushrooms, and sprinkle with cheese. Mix the 
remaining olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, and seasonings thoroughly. Add the 
egg and whip vigorously. Garnish with the bacon.
California Avocado Mushroom Salad


1/3 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon wine vinegar
1 tablespoon parsley, chopped
1 clove garlic, halved
1 teaspoon kosher salt
Black pepper, freshly ground to taste
Juice of 1 lemon
2 ripe Hass avocados
1/2 pound mushrooms, thinly sliced
Crisp lettuce leaves
Parsley sprigs for garnish

Combine the oil, vinegar, parsley, garlic, salt, pepper and lemon juice; chill well.

Halve the avocados lengthwise, twisting gently to separate halves. Whack a sharp 
knife directly into seeds and twist to lift out and then peel. Place the avocados, 
cavity side down, on cutting surface, and slice very thin. Layer sliced avocados 
and mushrooms on a rimmed platter.

Marinate in the chilled dressing for 1 hour before serving. Drain and serve on lettuce 
leaves, garnished with parsley.

Mozzarella Marinara

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Karl 
Sent: Saturday, July 17, 2010 11:59 AM
Subject: receipe for Maggiano's Rest Mozzarella marinara

Would like the recipe, or as close as possible for the above dish. 
Thanks, Karl 

Hello Karl,

Sorry, I had no success locating a copycat for this recipe. Here is the description:

"Mozzarella Marinara - Whole milk mozzarella cheese breaded and fried, topped with provolone cheese and marinara sauce."

There is a "close" recipe for Maggiano's marinara sauce here:
marinara sauce


Whole Foods Tapioca

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Amy 
Sent: Monday, July 19, 2010 4:00 AM
Subject: Whole Foods Tapioca Recipe Request

I am searching for the recipe to make a particular type of tapioca pudding that is 
sold in the bakery area of Whole Foods in Austin (it is the flagship store on N. Lamar). 
It is very different from typical tapioca pudding, the tapioca balls retain their 
shape and are not very mushy and the pudding is very thick and shape-able and rich. 
Any help would be appreciated as my husband loves it and we are not able to make it 
to Austin very frequently.
Thank You,

Hi Amy,

Sorry, I cannot locate a recipe or a copycat for the Whole Foods pudding. Whole Foods is the sort of place where they might help you with a recipe if you ask at the bakery counter.


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