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Miss Hullings' Salmon Croquettes with Pea Sauce

-----Original Message----- 
From: Maggie
Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2014 12:55 PM
Subject: Miss Hullings Salmon Croquettes with pea sauce

Please see the above, thank you.   


Hi Maggie,

I had no success locating a Miss Hullings recipe. It may be in one of the Miss Hullings cookbooks, which you can find for sale at Amazon or E-Bay.

There are several other recipes for salmon patties and pea sauce. For one, see: Salmon Patties with Creamed Peas

I'll post this on the site. Some of my readers have the Miss Hullings cookbooks. Perhaps they will help out.


Grady's Restaurant Queso Dip

From: Tammi 
Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2014 2:35 AM
Subject: Looking for recipe from restaurant that is no longer in business.

There used to be a restaurant that was part of the Howard Johnson Motel establishment in Cookeville TN 
called Grady's and they made the most wonderful Mexican dip for tortilla chips. It wasn't like salsa and 
it wasn't like liquid cheese. It was like a fluffy cream cheese with just the right amount of spices. 
I've tried for 15 yrs to replicate it but no luck. There must be a secret ingredient that I am missing. 
If you could help, I would be most grateful.

Hello Tammi,

Grady’s Restaurant (aka “Grady’s Goodtimes Restaurant” and aka “Grady’s Lounge”) was at 2019 E Spring St (aka 2019 Highway 70 East) in Cookeville, TN. Howard Johnson’s Motel is at 2021 E Spring St.

Searching for “Grady’s Restaurant” Cookeville, TN, I was taken to a menu with no name on it that listed “chips with your choice of queso or spinach dip.” I am therefore led to believe that the dip you seek was a queso dip.

However, I can find no other mention of the dip at Grady’s Restaurant. There are dozens of queso recipes with all sorts of ingredients, but I could not confidently recommend a recipe without knowing what Grady's queso was like.

I’ll post this on the site in case a reader can help with Grady’s particular queso.


Seessel's French Pinwheel Cookies

-----Original Message----- 
From: Marilyn 
Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2014 2:22 PM
Subject: Seesel's French Pinwheel Cookies

Ever since the Seesel's Grocery Stores of Memphis, TN have been shuttered, I 
have been in mourning for this lost cookie.  Seesel's name for them was 
French Pinwheel Cookies.  They had a very buttery flavor and either 
strawberry or raspberry preserves to make the "pinwheel" effect and then 
they were topped with a Royal Icing glaze. Chopped nuts sparingly in the 
dough may have been pecans, but not sure.  Have Googled until my fingers 
bled, even approached the owner's children (now in their 50's or 60's) 
through a mutual friend, to no avail, tried some recipes that sounded like 
they could be the real deal but came out nothing like what I have been 
searching for.  I think I've checked your archives to a sufficient degree 
and am not finding anything even possibly by another name.  Please help me, 
I have Jones-ing for these cookies for about 20+ years!

Hi Marilyn,

Sorry, I had no success with this. I saw a request to the Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper for this recipe from 2010 that has never been answered. Brothers Art and Jerry Seessel sold the stores in 1997 to Bruno's -> Albertson's -> Schnuck's -> Kroger's (Kwik-Shop)?. One of those companies who owns or has owned them is likely to have the recipes, whether they are using them or not. If the Seessel family didn't sell the recipes with the stores, then they yet may be the only ones who have them. Best I can do is post this on my site. Maybe a reader can help. Your best hope is probably a former Seessel's Bakery employee.


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