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Caviar Pie

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Caviar Pie
(Bon Appetit Jan. '96

16 Servings


Nonstick vegetable oil spray
1 small onion, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon sugar
10 hard-boiled eggs, peeled
1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise
2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
1 8-ounce "brick" Neufchatel cheese (or reduced-fat cream cheese), room temperature
1 tablespoon milk

8 ounces caviar (preferable 2 or more colors)
Lemon slices
chopped parsley
assorted crackers

Spray 9-inch-diameter tart pan with removable bottom or 9-inch-diameter springform pan 
with vegetable oil spray. Combine onion and sugar in medium bowl. Place 10 whites and 
6 yolks in food processor (reserve remaining yolks for another use). Chop coarsely. 
Add mayonnaise and relish and process just until combined. (do not overmix to paste). 
Add to bowl with onion and blend well. Spread over bottom of prepared pan. Refrigerate 
15 minutes.

Combine Neufchatel cheese and milk in processor. Blend well. Drop cheese mixture by 
teaspoonfuls over chilled egg layer and spread gently to cover. Refrigerate until firm, 
about 1 hour. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover and keep refrigerated.)

Spoon caviar decoratively atop cheese layer. Garnish with lemon slices and parsley. 
Press bottom of tart pan up or remove sides of springform pan, releasing pie. Place 
pie on platter; surround with crackers.
From: "Virginia" 
Subject: caviar pie
Date: Tuesday, January 03, 2017 5:09 PM

Hi!  I'm the Virginia of the 2010 Caviar Pie.  I've been swamped with life
issues/things for a few years and haven't had time to keep up with your
site.  However, when I heard Susan Stamberg on NPR's Weekend Edition
talking about a Caviar Pie recipe that she had gotten from a magazine (she
thought possibly Family Circle) years ago, I thought of what I had
submitted.  I checked out her version at NPR
and there are some differences (no pickles, no sugar, and seemed easier to
prepare), so I thought you might be interested in a different version.


Longhorn SteakHouse Bread

----- Original Message ----- 
From: marilyn
Sent: Monday, July 26, 2010 1:54 PM
Subject: round honey wheat loaf @ long horn steak house

Hi Phaedrus,

Thanks for your excellent help with past requests. We recently had dinner 
at the Long Horn Steak House in Monroe, LA. and everyone really liked the 
bread they served. I think this time was different from what we'd had there 
before. These were smallish round loaves which I assumed had maybe stone 
ground wheat flour from the looks of the crust.

Any help will be appreciated.


Hi Marilyn,

I have no idea if this recipe is similar to the "old" bread or the "new", but see below.


Bread Similar To Longhorn Steakhouse

1 1/2 cups warm water
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 cup honey
2 cups bread flour
1 2/3 cups wheat flour
1 tablespoon cocoa
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
2 teaspoons instant coffee
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/4 teaspoons (1 pkg.) yeast

1/4 cup water
75 drops red food coloring
45 drops blue food coloring
30 drops yellow food coloring

Cornmeal for dusting

1. If using a bread machine, add all of the ingredients for the dough
in the exact order listed into the pan of your machine. Set it on
"knead" and when the machine begins to mix the dough, combine the
food coloring with 1/4 cup of water and drizzle it into the mixture as
it combines. After the dough is created let it rest to rise for an
hour or so. Then remove it from the pan and go to step #3.

2. If you are not using a bread machine, combine the flours, cocoa, sugar,
coffee and salt in large bowl. Make a depression or "well" in the
middle of the dry mixture. Pour the warm water into this "well,"
then add the butter, honey and yeast. Combine the food coloring
drops with 1/4 cup of water and add that to the "well." Slowly mix
the ingredients with a spoon, drawing the dry ingredients into
the wet. When you can handle the dough, begin to combine it by hand,
kneading the dough thoroughly for at least ten minutes, until it is
very smooth and has a consistent color. Set the dough into a covered
bowl in a warm place for an hour, to allow it to rise.

3. When the dough has risen to about double in size, punch it down and
divide it into 8 even portions (divide dough in half, divide those
halves in half, and then once more). Form the portions into tubular
shaped loaves about 8 inches long and 2 inches wide. Sprinkle the
entire surface of the loaves with cornmeal and place them on a cookie
sheet, or two. Cover the cookie sheet(s) with plastic wrap and let
the dough rise once more for another hour in a warm location.

4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Uncover the dough and bake it for
20-24 minutes in the hot oven. Loaves should begin to darken slightly
on top when done. Serve warm with a sharp bread knife and butter
on the side. If you want whipped butter, like you get at the
restaurant, just use an electric mixer on high speed to whip
some butter until it's fluffy. 

Apple Butter BBQ Sauce

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apple butter barbecue sauce

1 gallon BBQ Sauce
29 ounces Jar Smucker's apple butter


Combine all ingredients until blended. Refrigerate for up to 1 week. 
Zesty Apple Butter BBQ Sauce
Source: Smucker's®

Recipe Ingredients
1 cup (11 oz. jar) Smucker's Cider Apple Butter 
1/2 cup ketchup 
1 tablespoon prepared mustard 
1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce 
3 teaspoons liquid smoke 
1/2 teaspoon red pepper
1/2 teaspoon coarse kosher salt 
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 
1 cup finely chopped onions 
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar 
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic 
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar 
1/2 teaspoon paprika 
In large bowl, combine all ingredients. Mix well. Add desired meat portions, 
making sure all pieces are well coated. Cover and marinate in refrigerator 
3 to 4 hours or overnight. Bake or barbecue according to your favorite technique. 
Use remaining sauce to baste.
Apple Butter Bbq Sauce


1 quart apple butter 
1 cup apple juice
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar 
1 tablespoon onion powder 
1 tablespoon garlic powder 
2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce 
1 tablespoon dry mustard (mix to a paste with 1 tablespoon apple juice before adding)
salt and pepper to taste 

Mix together in stovetop pot. Simmer 30 minutes to an hour and adjust sweet/tart 
taste according to preference. 

Barbados Shrimp

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Barbados Shrimp With Raspberry Sauce

Steamed, chilled, lg. shrimp (enough for 4 to 5 persons)
1 container frozen raspberries, pureed with 3 tbsp. Triple Sec
Black olives
Kiwi or cantaloupe
Fresh raspberries

Arrange lettuce on a small plate. Place 4 to 5 shrimp, an olive, slice of kiwi 
or cantaloupe, slice of tomato and several fresh raspberries on top of lettuce. 
Drizzle raspberry sauce over each.
Barbados Shrimp Curry

3 lbs shrimp, cooked, shelled and deveined the day before 
1/2 head celery, chopped 
1 large onions, chopped 
2 sweet peppers, chopped 
2 garlic cloves, chopped 
1 cup butter 
1 (28 ounce) can tomato puree (or tomato sauce) 
3 tablespoons curry powder 
1 teaspoon thyme 
1 teaspoon marjoram 
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 
1 tablespoon A-1 Steak Sauce 
2 tablespoons sugar 
2 teaspoons black pepper 
1/2 lemons, juice of 
peanuts or slivered almonds 
2 tablespoons raisins 

1 Sauté chopped celery, onion, peppers and garlic in butter in a large skillet. 
2 Remove to large pot or deep casserole and add one large can of tomato puree. 
3 Simmer until the ingredients are tender. 
4 Add curry and drop shrimp into mixture. 
5 Simmer on very low heat for a few minutes. 
6 Add all other ingredients and cook for about 20-30 minutes until thoroughly 
blended and well heated.

8 Servings

I Know I'm a Hobo, But Who Said I was a Bum?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Evelyn 
To: Phaedrus 
Sent: Monday, July 26, 2010 11:40 PM
Subject: Song

Hello. I am looking for a song. The only words I remember are "I know I'm a hobo, 
but who said I was a Bum?"It's from way back in the 30's. 

Hi Evelyn,

The lyrics by Howard Johnson are below. You can actually listen to the 1928 recordings of this song in a couple of places on the web in MP3 format:



Who said I was a Bum? 

Howard Johnson

Sung by Frank Luther and his pards, (Edison Blue amberol n° 5614 - Poss 1928)

I've travelled east
I've travelled west
I've been in every state
A member of the knights of rest
With dues paid up to date.

There's just two things that I despise
Two things I always shirk
The first thing is a cake of soap
The other one is work

My life to me is just as free
I'm always on a lark
Somebody said "you're just a bum"
And I don't like that remark

Who said I was a Bum?
Who said I was a Bum?
I haven't worked in twenty years
I guess I'm not so dumb

And as a tramp along the road
The people hear me hum
I know I'm a hobo, but
Who said I was a Bum?

I must admit
I never fit in any job and say
Whenever I see a pile of wood
I look the other way

I haven't shaved in 'most a year
I really am afraid
because I fear my wire beard
would break the razor blade

The other day while on my way
a cop gave me a chase
I thought I heard him
Holler "Take that mattress
off-a your face!"

Who said I was a Bum?
Who said I was a Bum?
I've been in every hospital
that ever was built, by gum!
and every time they operate
they just cut out my rum
I know I'm a hobo, but
Who said I was a Bum?

My coat is torn, my shoes are worn
There's holes in both my toes
And what is worse
I always nurse a blossom on my nose

And with a glance
You'll see my pants
are baggy at the knees
They're worn so thin
I feel the wind blow through my BVDs

But I ain't got a worry boys
Now what do you think of that?
There's nothing ever on my mind
Except my old straw hat

But who said I was a Bum?
Who said I was a Bum?
Don't think I'm a lonesome guy
Because I look so glum
I've got a lot of cooties
And they keep me busy, some
I know I'm a hobo but
Who said I was a Bum?

I travel in the best of style
No matter what the rate
I ride inside those Pullman cars
some people call them freight

I only eat one kind of food
Just one not anymore
I mean the kind of food
they hand me out the kitchen door

From coast to coast
No man can boast such popularity
Wherever I stop there is a cop
Who waits to welcome me

Well who said I was a Bum?
Who said I was a Bum?
I've been in all the finest jails
Beneath the shining sun

Each time I face a judge
I'm gone for many months to come
I know I'm a hobo but
Who said I was a Bum?

Now any place I hang my hat
Is "Home, Sweet Home" to me
Oh! How I love the man
That wrote that sweet old melody

Another song I'm wild about
It hit me way down deep
a tune I'm always singing
"Please Go Away and Let Me Sleep".

The millionaire is worried
with a lot of bills to pay
While all I have to worry about is
Whether I'll eat today

So who said I was a bum?
Who said I was a bum?

Fifth Avenue and I are through
To me it's just a slum
I'll tell you who I really am
I hope you'll keep it mum

I know I'm a hobo
But who said I was a bum ?

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