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Morrison's Cafeteria Mushrooms

From: Cindy 
Sent: Wednesday, July 01, 2015 4:13 PM
Subject: Morrison's Cafeteria Mushrooms

My husband loves mushrooms and on occasion will talk about the mushrooms he would get at Morrison's  Cafeteria. 
I know there was a Morrison's in Anderson, SC he would get them at. He also talked about Morrison's in two 
locations in Georgia when he lived in Morrow and his grandmother lived in Noonan. He said the mushrooms were 
small whole ones in a brown gravy/sauce put in bowls as a side. Hopefully you will have some luck in finding 
something similar.

Much Thanks,


Hi Cindy,

This is the recipe that’s in the last version of Morrison’s Kitchen Manual.


Morrison’s Mushrooms

Yield: 45 – 3 oz. servings
1/2 lb Oleo (Today we would use butter)
1 lb diced onions
1 lb diced bell pepper
Melt Oleo (butter) in sauce pan and add onions and bell peppers and saute until tender. Do not brown.
1/2 gallon beef base stock. If beef stock is not available you can use  1/3/4 oz. beef base to ˝ gallon of water.
1 lb. fresh tomatoes, diced
1/2 tsp. pepper
2 oz. sherry
Add these ingredients to above and heat to simmer.
Dissolve 4 oz. corn starch in 4 oz. water and stir in.
5 lbs. fresh mushrooms, whole (Use button mushrooms if available) 
Wash, drain and dry and add to above. Remove from heat. Ready to serve in five minutes. 

Thanks, James!

Hilltop Steakhouse Dinner Rolls

-----Original Message----- 
From: Lauren
Sent: Wednesday, July 01, 2015 9:27 AM
Subject: Hilltop Steakhouse- Saugus, MA

Dear Phaed,

I just stumbled across your website and am amazed at your work!  My coworker 
was discussing how she loved the Hilltop Steakhouse's dinner rolls and so I 
am on the hunt to find the recipe.  If you come across it, I would love if 
you posted it!


Hi Lauren,

I had no success with the dinner rolls recipe. I have their lobster pie recipe: Hilltop Steakhouse Lobster Pie

I searched for their salad dressing recipe a few months ago, but had no success: Hilltop Steakhouse Salad Dressing

I'll post your request on my site. Perhaps a reader can help.


From: "Karen" 
Subject: Hilltop Steak House Dinner Rolls
Date: Wednesday, August 05, 2015 1:20 PM

Hi Uncle Phaedrus,

I am your reader who had asked about a recipe for the Hilltop Steak 
House salad dressing.  I saw on your post that Lauren is looking for the 
recipe for the Hilltop Steak House dinner rolls.  Shortly after the 
restaurant closed my dentist and I were lamenting over the closure.  He 
mentioned he did find out that a wholesale / outlet retail bakery - 
Piantedosi in nearby Malden, MA supplied the dinner rolls to the Hilltop 
restaurant.  I just called Piantedosi, and they confirmed that indeed 
they did provide these rolls.

I was told the rolls that were the Hilltop dinner rolls are #301 and 
they are available in a frozen form (one can cook them up fresh) in the 
freezer case at Piantedosi's Malden, MA outlet store.

Hmmm . . . think I'll take a ride over . . .



Karen from Boston

Rike's Department Store Pineapple Bran Muffins

From: Pamela 
Sent: Wednesday, July 01, 2015 6:36 PM
Subject: Pineapple Bran muffins 7-2-2015

Hello....My name is Pamela and I live in Dayton,Ohio. I have looked in so many places for this muffin recipe...It used to be sold
in the bakery in Rike's Dept store...its not your normal pineapple bran muffin... they were sold unmolded out of large muffin pan 
and were in the bakery case on a tray upside down. They were super moist and almost sticky when you touched the outside of the muffin. 
They also had bigger size pieces of pineapple inside the muffin. I have combed the internet and your site for this recipe. I even 
wrote to the Dayton Daily News food dept thinking since they had lots of the Rikes old documents when they went to Macy's brand. 
I hope you have more luck than I have and it would be a true miracle if you found it. I love your website and gave so many ppl that 
I know your link so they also can enjoy looking thru so many old and unique recipes. 
Thank you in advance for taking the time and your vast knowledge to help.


Hi Pamela,

Sorry, I had no success with this. I see that you have had requests for this on other message boards for several years with no success. It just doesn’t appear to be available.

I’ll post this so that readers can give their input, but unless we hear from a former Rike’s Department Store Bakery employee, I see little hope.


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