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Hearty Garlic Dills

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Joan 
Sent: Wednesday, July 22, 2009 6:16 PM
Subject: recipe request

Dear Phaedrus,

I have been searching and searching for some time for a pickling recipe that duplicates 
the Clausen Hearty Garlic Dills.  I have not had any luck what so ever.  Hoping you can help.

Thanking you in advance for your efforts.


Hello Joan,

I had no success locating a copycat recipe for Clausen Hearty Garlic Dills. However, at least one person who tried the below recipe said it was close and that it was very good.


Hearty Garlic Dills


2 quarts cucumbers
1/3 cup instant minced onion
6 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tablespoon mustard seeds
1/4 cup dill weed
3 cups water
1 cup white wine vinegar
1/4 cup canning salt
a few chili peppers thrown in for good measure


Slice up your cucumbers into long wedges and fill prepared jars (sterilized jars and lids).
Add a bunch of dill to each jar.
Heat vinegar and water with remaining ingredients just long enough to dissolve salt.
Cool this mixture to room temp and then pour into jars up to the rim.
Cover and refrigerate at least 3 days. 

Macaroni and Cheese with Eggs

----- Original Message ----- 
From: bonpo 
Sent: Tuesday, July 21, 2009 4:59 PM
Subject: mac & cheese

do you have or ever heard of a recipe for baked mac & cheese that you put eggs in ?
i love your site !!

Thank you bonnie 

Hello Bonnie,

There are lots of these. See below for a few.


Macaroni  And  Cheese  Casserole

8 oz. macaroni
1/3 stick butter
12 oz. sharp cheddar cheese grated
4 eggs
2 1/2 c. milk
3/4 tsp. salt

Grease a 2 quart casserole dish.  Cook macaroni according to directions on package. 
Drain.  Pour macaroni back into pot and add butter.  After butter melts, alternate 
layering macaroni and grated cheese (saving some for top) in the greased dish. 
Beat eggs, milk and salt.  Pour mixture over macaroni and cheese.  Bake at 350 degrees 
for 45 minutes.  
Macaroni  &  Cheese

1 c. macaroni
1/4 tsp. sharp Cheddar cheese, grated
2 c. milk
3 eggs

Cook macaroni as directed on package.  Beat eggs and add to milk and salt.  Place layer 
of well drained macaroni in casserole dish.  Then layer of grated cheese.  Repeat layers 
until all macaroni and cheese are used.  Pour milk mixture over all.  Bake in 325 degree oven.
Macaroni,  Cheese  And  Egg  Casserole

1 c. macaroni
2 c. milk
1 c. soft bread crumbs
2 tbsp. butter
2 tsp. onion, minced
2 tsp. parsley, minced
6 eggs, beaten
2 tsp. salt
2 c. American cheese, grated

Cook macaroni in boiling salted water until tender but firm.  Mix together all ingredients 
except the bread crumbs.  Put macaroni in buttered 2-quart casserole; pour mixed ingredients 
over macaroni and top with bread crumbs.  Bake in 325 degree oven, covered, approximately 
1 1/2 hours.  Cream of mushroom soup heated for sauce is good.
Old  Fashioned  Macaroni  And  Cheese

4 c. cooked macaroni (shells)
2 tbsp. butter cut in pieces
1 1/4 c. cubed sharp cheese (we use 1
 pkg. Cracker Barrel Extra Sharp)
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
2 eggs, beaten
3 c. milk

Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Combine macaroni, butter, cheese and seasonings. 
Place in greased 1 1/2 quart baking dish. Combine eggs and milk. Pour over macaroni. 
Bake 40 to 50 minutes.  Makes 6 servings.

Kosher Dills

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Joan 
To: 'Phaedrus' 
Sent: Thursday, July 23, 2009 4:13 AM
Subject: Need recipe

Dear Phaedrus,

Thank you so much for your quick response to my other request for a recipe 
duplicating the Clausen Hearty Garlic Dill pickles.  I will be trying that 
recipe when my cukes in the garden start to come in.

I do have another request for another Clausen pickle.  This one is for a recipe 
like the Clausen Kosher Dill pickles.  Even one that is close to it if not the same.

Thank you for your time and your good work.



Hello Joan,

I found a couple of copycats for these. See below.


Claussen Kosher Pickle (Copycat)

This recipe can be adjusted to suit your needs. Keeps in refrigerator for one year. 

30 cucumbers (sliced into quarters lengthwise)- I put most of the cukes in whole so don't get as soft. 
1/3 cup instant minced onion (I mince mine fresh) 
6 garlic cloves, minced 
1/2 tablespoon mustard seeds 
6 heads fresh dill (I use the entire stalk-stem) 
1 1/2 qts water 
2 cups cider vinegar (I use white distilled vinegar) 
1/2 cup canning salt (I use kosher salt-I can never find canning) 

Place cukes in jars 
Boil liquids and seasonings (except dill, put that into jars) until the salt dissolves, then cool. 
Pour over cukes. Close jars. 

I use mason jars and seal them with my Food Saver cannister attatchment, but I also have just 
hand tightened the jars. 
LET SIT ON COUNTER FOR 3 DAYS turning them occasionally, then refrigerate. 
Claussen Kosher Dill Pickles Clone

1 1/2 quarts boiled water, cooled
2 dill flowers
2 garlic cloves, peeled and halved
1 1/4 pounds (8 to 10) pickling cucumbers
6 long sprigs fresh dill
1 tablespoon coarse kosher salt
1/2 cup white vinegar

Put dill flower and garlic in bottom of a Mason jar. Add the cucumbers. Put
sprigs of dill in center of cucumbers. Add salt and vinegar, then fill jar
with boiled water that is now cool to within 1/8th of top. Put on seal and
ring. Shake to dissolve salt. Set upside down on counter away from sunlight
and heat. Let sit 4 to 5 days turning the jar either upright or upside down
each day.

Let sit upright 2 more days, then refrigerate. Lasts about 6 months.

Morrison's Meat Loaf

This is from the actual Morrison's recipe book. Note that this is for a food service quantity, and that the measurements are mostly weight measures, in pounds and ounces.

From: Dale
Subject: Re: Morrison's
Date: Wednesday, July 22, 2009 11:44 PM

Savory Meatloaf

ground  beef            9 lbs
ground  pork            4 1/2 lbs
ground  veal            4 1/2 lbs
mix meats together
powdered  milk          5 oz
reconstitute milk with water and beat in eggs
water                   2 1/2 lbs
add  bread crumbs,chopped onions and parsley,
eggs,  whole           18 ea
L&P, salt and pepper,poultry seasoning
bread  crumbs           2 lbs 4 oz
onion,  minced          1 ea
grease 8 loaf pans(9x4) pack 3 pounds into each
parsley,  minced        1 Tbl
L&P worcestershire sauce 1/2 oz
dot with butter and sprinkle with paprika
pepper                  2 tsp
bake 400F 1hr 10 min
salt                    1.5 oz
poultry  seasoning     1 tsp
butter                  6 oz
paprika                 1/2 oz
yield: 80 4 oz portions


SPAM and Noodles

Baked Spam and Noodles

8 oz Broad egg noodles
1 cn Spam luncheon meat - (12 oz); diced
2 tb Butter or margarine softened
1/2 c Milk
1 Egg
1/8 ts Freshly-ground black pepper

Break up noodles slightly. Cook according to package directions; drain. 
Combine hot noodles, Spam, and butter in greased 1 1/2-quart casserole; 
stir to melt butter and mix well.  Beat together milk, egg, and pepper; 
pour evenly over top. Bake in 375 degree oven 40 minutes. 


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