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Babe Ruth's Barbecue Sauce

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Larry 
Sent: Sunday, September 05, 2010 10:59 AM
Subject: Babe Ruth's Barbecue Sauce Recipe


I am trying to find a recipe for Babe Ruth's Barbecue Sauce Recipe.

I believe it included Butter and Beer, that I all know.

Can you help me find this recipe?


Hello Larry,

I read that the Babe mixed up a gallon or so of his special barbecue sauce before he went on hunting trips. So, I know that he had his own recipe, but I cannot locate it on the Internet. I'll post the request on my site - perhaps a reader can help.


Vegetable Sunshine Casserole

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Loran" 
Sent: Sunday, September 05, 2010 7:37 PM
Subject: recipe request

> Hello...
> My mother, some 65 years ago, used to make a vegetable “Sunshine 
> Cassarole.” Of course, Mom passed away years ago.
> Her cassarole was layered, had thinly sliced potatoes, thinly sliced 
> carrots, sliced hard boiled eggs, sliced green stuffed olives, and sour 
> cream. There may have been other items, but I do not remember other 
> ingredients. Mom may have added mayonnaise. (There must have been 
> something to keep the sour cream from hardening in the oven.)
> The cassarole was a yellow or gold color, and had a savory flavor. There 
> was more of a liquid base than sour cream would create.
> Mom had lived and fed a family through the depression. Her depression 
> macaroni/goulash recipe remains one of our favorites.
> Hope you can help.
> Loran

Hi Loran,

Sorry, I had no success. I could not find a "sunshine casserole" recipe with those ingredients or another casserole recipe with those precise ingredients. Most have sausage or bacon. I will post this on the site - perhaps a reader can help.


Chocolate Brazil Nut Pound Cake

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Judy 
Sent: Tuesday, September 07, 2010 11:46 AM
Subject: last hope

I am looking for a recipe for Chocolate Brazil Nut Pound Cake.  My mother, who is 98, 
lost the recipe years ago and thinks about it still.

The recipe involved ground Brazil nuts but no fruits. The cake was to be baked in a 
10 inch round tube pan and then decorated by setting a doily over the top and dusting 
confectioners sugar over to make a pattern.

We think the recipe came from the Detroit News in the late 1950's.


Hi Judy,

Sorry, I had no success locating a recipe fitting your description. I will post it on the site so that perhaps a reader can help.


Bananas with Red Sauce

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Connie 
Sent: Thursday, September 09, 2010 4:14 PM
Subject: bananas with red sauce

Dear Uncle Phaedrus,

I have searched the internet for a recipe for several years with no luck. 
I am hoping you can help me.  Several years ago I ate at a Shoney's Restaurant 
when we were traveling and I had an item from the buffet.  It was sliced bananas 
in a red sauce (could be jello and could be strawberry or raspberry or even cherry 
flavor) that was not too thick or thin.  I have seen it occasionally on other buffets 
I have eaten at.  The only similar recipe I have found used strawberry glaze from 
the supermarket which is way too thick and sweet.  I would really appreciate any 
help you can give me in re-creating this simple but wonderful dish.

Thank you for you help,


Hi Connie,

Sorry, I could not find this. I'll post it on the site so that perhaps a reader can help.


Margaret found this on a message board:

"I used to work for shoneys about 10 years or so ago. I worked on the salad bar 
so sometimes I had to make the strawberry & bananna salad. pinkish glaze on the 
fruit is strawberry glaze, you can find it in a bottle in the produce section. 
It is the same stuff we used on our strawberry pies. "

Diana Sugar Cookie

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Vicky 
Sent: Monday, September 06, 2010 6:05 PM
Subject: Recipe Request

The Cookie Tree makes my ideal sugar cookie called The Diana Sugar Cookie 
Location:  441 Bridge Street, Ste A  Yuba City, CA, 95991. 
I would like the recipe for this cookie,
Thank you. 

Hi Vicky,

Sorry, no luck. This recipe doesn't appear to be available, and no one has created a copycat. Try this one: Taste of Home


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