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Willie Mays Spareribs

  Sometime in the 60's my wife and I bought a book of famous people's
favorite dishes and recipes (I think it was just sports stars--but all
sports).  In it Willie Mays submitted a recipe for spare ribs cooked with
prunes and finished off with a sour cream sauce.  We've lost the book and
recipe.  Can you find it or help?

Country Bougata

On 27 Jul 2007 at 16:41, Paul wrote:

> Hello Phaedrus,
> A fellow Mississippian I see.  I live in the Hattiesburg area.
> I think your site is wonderful, and it often pops up in my recipe
> searches.
> I have a request for a recipe that I heard on TV (donít remember the
> show or the chef) about 20 years ago.  I remember the name as country
> bougata.  Iím not at all sure about the spelling.  Phonetically itís
> boo gotta.
> Start by taking a pita round and cutting it into 2 pocket halves. 
> Stuff the pockets with about 1/3 cup feta cheese, about 1 Tbl dried
> oregano, and drizzle in about 1 Tbl honey.
> Place them on a baking sheet, lying on one another so as to keep the
> honey in as best you can.  A rib rack or other utensil might be
> better.
> Place them in an oven, 350 or so, and let them get thoroughly warm and
> the bread a little toasty. 
> I make this fairly often and I always eyeball the amounts and oven
> temp.   I would love to have an ďofficialĒ recipe or one similar.
> If not, I am happy to share this rather unusual recipe.
> Thank you,
> Paul

Hello Paul,

Yes, I've lived in Mississippi most all my life.

I cannot find a recipe that fits your description. It sounds like a variation on "borekakia apo tiri" (Greek Feta Rolls) or cheese burek. However, those are usually made with filo (phyllo), not pita, and I did not find any with honey.


Bosnian Cake


I found your website and I think the whole idea is great!  You help a lot of
people.  I was wondering if you could help me.  I am looking to surprise my
friend by making her a special cake for her baby shower.  This is all I have
to go on:

"My favorite cake in the whole world is a concoction of chocolate and
hazelnuts, but it's very difficult to make and very unlikely to buy around
here. It's a Bosnian recipe."
I was wondering if you had any way to find a Bosnian chocolate hazelnut cake
recipe.  I have tried some basic google but not had much luck.  I tried your
website google feature and I will go with the german (bavarian) hazelnut
torte if you think that is the closest I can get.

Thank you so very much!

Mary Kate

Apple Cheese Squares

I have been trying to locate a recipe I used back in the early 1970's and 
I believe it came from a recipe card from a Gold Medal flour bag or a recipe 
from the bag itself.  I recall making a crust from the flour, adding either 
canned apple pie filling or just the canned sliced apples - not thickened.  
Then I put a slice of American cheese on top and baked.  Cannot remember the 
spices used,  if any...this is all I can remember.  Can you help?  Thanks.

I have this recipe which sounds very close but not exact to what they want. 
Timm in Oregon

Cheddar Apple Squares

1-1/2 cup Gold Medal flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 cups vanilla wafers, finely ground
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 cup pecans, chopped
1 cup butter, softened
1-1/2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
3 medium apples, pared, cored and thinly sliced
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup pecans, chopped
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg, freshly grated

Combine the flour, soda, ground wafers, brown sugar, chopped pecans and butter;
mix with hands until crumbly. Pat the mixture into ungreased 9 x 13 x 2 inch 
baking pan. Sprinkle the cheese over the crumb mixture.

Combine the remaining ingredients and layer over the cheese. Bake at 350F 
degrees for 45 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool for 5 to 10 
minutes before serving.

Weight Watcher's Candy

Back in the late 60's I went to Weight Watcher's and they had a recipe 
for poo-poo candy made with chocolate alba, crushed pineapple and all 
bran cereal. I don't remember the amounts but my daughter is always asking
me for this recipe. Can you help find it for me, thanks, Nell 


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