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Homemade Noodles

 ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Louise 
  To: phaedrus
  Sent: Friday, August 23, 2002 3:41 PM
  Subject: noodles

  I would like a recipie for homemade noodles.

  Thank you

Hello Louise,

Below are three recipes.


  Homemade Noodles 

  40 minutes (40 min prep)
  1 batch noodles

    3    egg yolks  
    1    whole egg  
    3    tablespoons cold water  
    1    teaspoon salt  
    2    cups flour  

  1    Beat the egg yolks with the whole egg until very light.  
  2    Beat in the salt and water.  
  3    Stir in the flour and work with hands until blended.  
  4    Divide dough into 2 parts.  
  5    Roll out each part as thin as possible on a lightly floured board.  
  6    Let stand until partially dry (like chamois skin), then roll up 
       like a jelly roll and cut into strips of any desired width.  
  7    Shake out strips and allow them to finish drying before using or 
       storing them.  
  Homemade Noodles

  Makes 2 servings  
  1 cup all-purpose flour 
  1 egg 
  1 pinch salt 

  1 Mix all ingredients. Roll thin with flour, then roll like a jelly roll. 
    Cut into 1/2 inch strips. Let dry. 
  2 Drop into hot chicken broth. Boil for 15 minutes. 
  Egg Noodles
  6 eggs
  3 Tbsp. oil
  6 Tbsp. milk
  3/4 tsp. salt
  3/4 tsp. baking powder
  4 1/2 cups flour  

  Put eggs and other liquids in bowl. Whip; add dry ingredients. 
  Blend and knead. Roll and use with noodle cutter or can be hand 
  cut by using a knife. Let noodles completely dry. Package and 
  freeze or use some immediately.

  NOTES : To dry, lay them out overnight and package the next morning. 
  Package in individual freezer bags, pop in the freezer, and they are 
  ready to use when you want delicious homemade noodles. 

Red Tomato Pie

----- Original Message -----
From: Pat
To: phaedrus
Sent: Friday, August 23, 2002 6:50 AM
Subject: Red Tomato Pie

> I was wondering if you have a recipe for a red tomato pie. It had a bottom
> pie crust, cheese, etc.  It was great! I had it once at a tea room in
> Massachusetts.
> Pat 

Hello Pat,

I found several. Check the ones below. If none of these is right, and you can narrow the ingredients down, let me know and I'll look some more.


Tomato  Cheese  Pie

 Ingredients :
 9 inch pie shell
 5 med. ripe tomatoes
 1/2 lb. (1/2 c.) grated cheese (use Mozzarella)
 4 eggs
 1/2 c. milk
 1 tsp. salt
 1/4 tsp. pepper

 Preparation :
   Fill pie plate with alternate layers of tomato slices and chese.
 Beat eggs and milk.  Stir in salt and pepper.  Pour over
 tomato/cheese mixture.  Bake at 450 degrees 15 minutes.  Reduce to
 325 degrees for 40 minutes until center is firm.  Let stand 10
 minutes before cutting.  (Fresh basil sprinkled over top before
 baking is nice.)  Serves 4-6.
 Tomato  Pie

 Ingredients :
 1 c. Bisquick
 1/4 c. water
 1 tbsp. butter
 4-5 med. tomatoes
 1 c. shredded Cheddar cheese
 1/2 c. mayonnaise
 1-2 green onions
 2 tbsp. fresh parsley

 Preparation :
   Mix Bisquick mix, water and soft butter with fork and press into a
 9 inch pie dish.  Layer tomatoes, peeled and sliced 1/2 inch thick
 on crust.  Sprinkle Cheddar cheese on top.  Mix mayonnaise, onions
 and parsley; spread over cheese.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30
 minutes.  Lower half of oven.  Make sure it bubbles on edges.
 Tomato  Cheese  Pie

 Ingredients :
 1 (9") pie crust
 2 lg. beef steak tomatoes
 1 tsp. salt
 1 tsp. garlic powder
 2 tsp. dried parsley
 1 tsp. dried basil
 1 tsp. dried oregano
 1 tsp. dried marjoram
 1 tsp. dried thyme
 Ground pepper to taste
 3 tbsp. olive oil
 1 doz. black olives, sliced in half
 5 slices provolone cheese
 6 oz. grated mozzarella cheese

 Preparation :
   Roll out the pie crust to fit a 9 inch round or square deep dish
 baking pan.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Prick pie crust with a
 fork evenly on bottom and sides.  Put a layer of dried beans in the
 crust to prevent the bottom from bubbling up.  Bake for 10 minutes.
 Let crust cool for 10 minutes, remove beans.    While the crust is
 cooking, slice tomatoes into 1/2 inch slices.  Lay tomato slices on
 a platter and sprinkle with salt, pepper, herbs and garlic powder.
 When crust is cool, layer bottom with provolone slices.  Then tomato
 slices.  Sprinkle with half of the olive oil.  Put grated mozzarella
 on top and dot with olive slices.  Sprinkle top with other half of
 olive oil.  Bake in the 375 degree oven for 25 minutes or until
 bubbly and brown on top like a pizza.  Let pie sit for 10 minutes
 before cutting.  Serves 3 people 2 good slices each.  I prefer a
 butter crust.  Great with a side salad.
  Cheese  And  Tomato  Pie

 Ingredients :
 4 c. seasoned croutons
 3 med. tomatoes, sliced in wedges
 1 sm. green pepper, diced
 2 eggs
 1 1/2 c.milk
 1 tsp. salt
 1/2 tsp. pepper
 1/2 tsp. paprika
 1 tsp. basil
 1/2 tsp. dry mustard
 2 c. shredded cheddar cheese

 Preparation :
   Pour croutons in greased 10" pie plate.  Layer tomatoes over
 croutons.  Mix next 8 ingredients and pour over tomatoes.  Top with
 cheese.  Bake for 40 minutes at 350 degrees or until brown and
 Tomato  Pie

 Ingredients :
 1 (9-inch) unbaked pie shell
 8-10 lg. ripe tomatoes
 Salt and pepper
 1/4 c. chopped chives
 2 tbsp. fresh basil
 1 c. mayonnaise
 1 c. grated Cheddar cheese (can be half Parmesan)

 Preparation :
   Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Drop tomatoes in boiling water for
 10 seconds to loosen skins and peel and slice them into colander to
 drain.  In a small bowl, mix mayonnaise and cheese.  Fill pie crust
 with tomato slices, mounding toward center.  Sprinkle with salt,
 pepper, chives and basil.  Spread mayonnaise and cheese over
 tomatoes.  Bake for 35-45 minutes.  To prevent over-browning, cover
 with foil for 10 minutes.
 Prize  Winning  Tomato  Pie

 Ingredients :
 1 (9 inch) deep dish pie shell
 3 med. tomatoes, peeled
 1 med. onion, chopped
 12 slices bacon, crisp, crumbled
 1 c. shredded extra sharp Cheddar cheese
 1 1/2 c. mayonnaise (diet if desired)

 Preparation :
    Bake pie crust 5 minutes.  Slice tomatoes in bottom of crust.
 Layer onions, then bacon.  Mix mayonnaise and cheese together. Add
 this for pie topping. Bake at 325 degrees for 30-40 minutes. Serves 6.
 Swiss  Tomato  Pie

 Ingredients :
 4 c. stale bread cubes
 2 c. grated Swiss cheese
 3/4 tsp. salt
 1/2 tsp. dry mustard
 1 1/2 c. milk
 2 med. tomatoes, sliced
 2 eggs
 1/2 tsp. paprika
 1/8 tsp. pepper

 Preparation :
    Place bread cubes in pan.  Cover with tomato slices; put grated
 cheese on top. Beat together eggs and seasonings and pour over.
 Bake 40-60 minutes until puffy and brown.

Refrigerator Cake

----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Cathy 
  To: phaedrus
  Sent: Saturday, August 24, 2002 11:49 AM
  Subject: recipes are long lost?

  Hi there Uncle!  There are recipes Im dying to have but cannot find 
  them in your archives or any of the sites Ive scoured over the years, 
  can you help at all?  Thanks a million!

  Last bnut not least, there is a refrigerator cake with some kind of 
  very thin cookies separating at least 7-10 layers -it had chocolate 
  in the layers but also some kind of cream or frosting.  All the layers 
  were extremely thin... it was scrumptious! 

  If you can help at all id REALLY appreciate it!!!!!



Hi Cathy,

Please send each request in a separate e-mail.

Regarding the other two, searching for a recipe on the Internet requires unique words or combinations of words for the search engines to "key" on. Descriptions of dishes are often too vague to make a search successful.
The below recipes are the closest that I could find to what you describe.


  Refrigerator  Cake

 Ingredients : 
 2 pkg. Stella Dora Anise Sponge cookies (not toast)
 3 oz. pkg. chocolate pudding, not instant
 3 oz. pkg. vanilla pudding, not instant
 1 sm. container Cool Whip
 Chopped nuts, optional

 Preparation : 
   Cook pudding according to directions for pie filling.  Let cool. 
 Line a 9 x 13 inch pan with sponge cookies which have been cut in
 half lengthwise.  Pour chocolate pudding on cookies.  Put another
 layer of cookies.  Pour vanilla pudding on top.  Cover with
 remaining cookies.  Refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight. 
 Spread with Cool Whip and sprinkle with nuts when ready to serve. 
 Note:  Can be made as high as desired by alternating cookies and

Tomato Jam

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Sarah 
  To: phaedrus
  Sent: Monday, August 26, 2002 11:57 AM
  Subject: Help finding recipe

  I am looking for an old recipe my husband's grandmother used to make.  
  It is a jam which was made out of jello & tomato juice, but no real 
  fruit was in it.  If you could help us, it would be greatly appreciated.


Hello Sarah,

There are several recipes for jam made of jello and tomatoes or tomato juice. See below.


  Tomato  Jello  Jam

   Ingredients : 
   4 c. tomato juice
   1 box Sure Jel
   4 c. sugar
   2 (3 oz.) boxes (or 1 (6 oz.) box)
      raspberry Jello

   Preparation : 
      Dissolve Sure Jel in tomato juice and bring to hard boil.  Add
   sugar and bring to hard boil for 1 minute.  Skim and add Jello. 
   Stir until Jello is dissolved. Pour into jars and seal with wax.
   Mock  Jam

   Ingredients : 
   10 c. green tomato pulp
   2 lg. boxes strawberry or raspberry Jello
   8 c. sugar

   Preparation : 
     Cook tomato pulp and sugar over medium heat for 20 minutes. 
   Remove from heat.  Add Jello.  Stir well.  Put in jars and seal.  
   Mock  Raspberry  Jam

   Ingredients : 
   5 c. green tomato puree
   3 c. sugar
   1 (6 oz.) pkg. raspberry Jello

   Preparation : 
      Mix (puree and sugar) and boil 15 minutes.  Add Jello.  Stir in
   until dissolved. Pour in jars.
   Tomato  Raspberry  Jam

   Ingredients : 
   4 c. tomato, skinned and chopped
   4 c. sugar
   1 tsp. lemon juice
   1 (3 oz.) pkg. raspberry Jello

   Preparation : 
      Bring tomatoes, sugar and lemon juice to boil in kettle for 20
   minutes.  Shut off heat and stir in Jello.  Let stand for 5 minutes
   to dissolve, stir, pour into container.  When cool, freeze.  I boil
   the tomatoes until done, then add sugar and boil 20 minutes.  Real
   good if you like raspberry jam.

Cookie History

----- Original Message -----
From: "Christine" 
To: phaedrus
Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2002 3:23 PM
Subject: cookie history

> I am needing some information on the history of 3 different cookies.  
> I need to know about Mexican wedding cookies, German molasses cookies 
> and Belgium cookies.  This is for a project I am doing in October so 
> if you can help me please let me know.  If there is any cost involved 
> I need to know before you do anything.
> Thank you,
> Christine

Hi Christine,

No charge for Unc's services.

I struck out on all three of these. There's just not much history of individual recipes on the Internet.

However, I did find this website:

Food FAQ

These folks specialize in recipe histories & they list Mexican Wedding Cookies as one they've already researched. Why don't you try them? They have access to books, etc. that I don't have.



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