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Hot Tomato Kraut

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Mary 
  To: phaedrus
  Sent: Saturday, September 14, 2002 7:18 PM
  Subject: Hot Kraut

  I am looking for a recipe for hot kraut.  Some of the ingredients 
  are as follows:

  Green Tomatoes
  Hot peppers

  It was out of an old canning book from the forties or fifties.

  Hope this is enough info

  M :)

Hi Mary,

Sure. I have three recipes for this. see below.


  Mom's  Hot  Kraut  Relish        

   Ingredients : 
   2 lg. heads cabbage, grated as for slaw
   6 med. green tomatoes, chopped fine(leave seeds)
   2-4 med. hot peppers chopped fine (the more the hotter)

   Preparation : 
      Mix all vegetables together.  Pack in pint jars (about 9 or 10). 
   To each jar add 2 teaspoons canning salt and 1/2 teaspoon sugar. 
   Fill with boiling water.  Cover with seals and tighten lids.  It
   will take 2-3 weeks to "cure".  The mixture will bubble and juice
   will seep out of jars.  When bubbling has stopped, rinse jars in
   cold water - dry - it is ready to eat. 
   Hot  Green  Tomato  Kraut

   Ingredients : 
   2 lg. heads cabbage
   6 med.-lg. green tomatoes
   2-4 hot peppers (like jalapeno)

   Preparation : 
      Grate cabbage or chop like for slaw.  Chop green tomatoes
   coarsely; chop peppers very fine.  Mix all together.  Pack in jars. 
   To each quart jar add one (1) teaspoon canning salt.  If using
   pints, add 1/2 teaspoon canning salt.  Pour boiling water over the
   kraut mixture. Seal lids.  The kraut will take about 2-3 weeks to
   cure.  You will notice bubbling in the jars.....when the bubbling
   stops, the kraut is cured.  Wash off jars with cold water and
   re-tighten the seals.

1.  2 gallons chopped green tomatoes.  
2.  1 gallon chopped cabbage.  
3.  6 hot green peppers.  
4.  1 cup coarse salt.  
5.  Mix everything together.  
6.  Place in 3 gallon crock.  
7.  Let stand, covered with cloth, for 9 days.  
8.  May be left in crock or put in jars.


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Camille
  To: Phaedrus
  Sent: Friday, September 13, 2002 9:31 PM
  Subject: (no subject)

  I recently ate at Giorgios Resturant located on A1A in Miami 
  The food was fabulous. It was predominately greek cuisine. 
  Instead of serving bread and butter we were served bread and 
  something they called greek hummus. I would like to replicate 
  the recipe however they would not tell me the ingredients. 
  I recognized some of the ingredients to be chick peas, garlic, 
  fresh red pepper chopped finely, olive oil and perhaps other herbs.

  If you could help me with this recipe I would be eternally grateful.

Hi Camille,

I couldn't find the Giorgio's recipe, but I did find several good hummus recipes. See below.


  Eatzi's Hummus

  1)  Garbonzo Beans (chickpeas)   3 cans (15 oz. each) 
  2)  Paprika   1/4 tsp. 
  3)  Lemon Juice   1/4 cup 
  4)  Whole Peeled Garlic   1/8 cup 
  5)  Tahini Sesame Paste  1/4 cup 
  6)  Extra Virgin Olive Oil   1 1/2 cups 
  7)  Kosher Salt   1 tbs. 
  8)  White Pepper   1/2 tsp. 

  1)  Chop garlic and set aside. 
  2)  Drain garbonzo beans and rinse with cold water 
  3)  Place all ingredients together in a food processor, 
      blend for about 3 minutes, or until desired 
  3)  Be sure to scrape down the sides of the food 
      processor to puree all the garbonzo beans. 

  Pita Bread: 
  Brush pita with olive oil, and toast in the oven until 
  crisp.  If pepper can be sprinkled on top 
  or sesame seeds, parmesian cheese, roasted cumin, etc. 


  2-3 medium cloves of garlic 
  Bunch of fresh parsley 
  2 large scallions, cut into 1-inch pieces 
  2 (15-1/2 oz.)chickpea or garbanzo beans canned, rinsed and drained 
  6 tbsp Tahini 
  6 tbsp fresh lemon juice 
  1 tsp salt 


  Put garlic, parsley, and scallions in a food processor, and mince. 
  Add the chick peas, tahini, lemon juice, and salt, and puree to 
  a thick paste. 
  Store in a tight covered storage container and refrigerate. 
   Fresh Hummus
  Makes approx. 2 cups

  2 cups shelled chickpeas
  4 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  1/2 teaspoon plain salt or Iodized salt
  2 Tablespoons olive oil (Your favorite brand)
  2 medium cloves of organic garlic from your organic garden
  1/2 teaspoon dry oregano (1 teaspoon Fresh)
  1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  2 Tablespoons tahini (Check special food section in your market)

  Put chickpeas in a medium saucepan and cover with water. Add 1 
  tablespoon of the lemon juice and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Bring to a 
  boil and cook until tender (about 20 minutes). Drain and place 
  in food processor. Add other ingredients and pulse food processor 
  until everything is chopped, then blend until smooth. If the mixture 
  is too thick, add a little more olive oil until the desired consistency 
  is reached. 

  Serve as an appetizer with pita bread squares, or in sandwiches.

No-Fail Fudge

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Nellie 
  To: phaed
  Sent: Saturday, September 14, 2002 5:01 PM
  Subject: No fail fudge

  I recently lost my recipe for peanut butter fudge, that only had 
  3 ingredients:
  Peanut Butter
  Granulated Sugar
  This recipe used NO butter at all, and no vanilla; and was so easy 
  to make and sooooo very delicious.  I learned a valuable lesson here...
  always put web page in notebook of anything you might need to look up 
  later.  I found this online, but have no idea where; and altho I have 
  searched any peanut butter fudge recipe, I have not been able to find 
  this special one.
  Everyone loves this fudge, and I love making it, because if is so easy 
  and "Never Fail"!  I do hope you can help me!
Sincerely, Nellie 

Hi Nellie,

I have three like that. See below.


  Peanut  Butter Fudge

   Ingredients : 
   2 c. sugar
   1/2 c. milk
   2 tbsp. peanut butter

   Preparation : 
     Bring to a boil and boil for 5 minutes.  Beat until stiff and
   place in small buttered pan.   
   Patti's  Peanut  Butter  Fudge

   Ingredients : 
   3 c. sugar
   1/2 c. peanut butter
   1 c. milk

   Preparation : 
     Cook on medium heat until it forms into soft ball.  Remove from
   heat.  Best thing is to put in mixing bowl.  Mix with hand mixer
   until it gets a little stiff.  Put on greased (I use butter), 6x9
   inch casserole dish.  Let set until cool.  
   Grandma's  Peanut  Butter  Fudge

   Ingredients : 
   3 c. sugar
   1 1/2 c. milk
   About 3/4 c. peanut butter

   Preparation : 
     Combine sugar and milk in a large pan.  Stir and bring to a boil
   until it forms into a soft ball (use a candy thermometer).  Takes
   about 15 minutes.  Stir in the peanut butter (over a sink of cold
   water) until firm.  Spoon into a greased 8"x8" pan.  Refrigerate.  

Noodles Romanoff

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Robert 
  To: phaedrus
  Sent: Saturday, September 14, 2002 3:15 PM
  Subject: Noodles Romanoff

  Dear Uncle Phaedrus:

  In the early 1970's when I was a young girl, one of my favorite 
  dinnertime side dishes was Noodles Romanoff.  My mom prepared it 
  from a box mix (possibly a Betty Crocker product, but I'm not sure 
  of the brand).  I don't know exactly when the product was discontinued, 
  but I've never been able to find a similar box mix for at least the 
  last 20 years or so!

  I thought I got lucky again, several years ago (not quite as far back 
  as my childhood) when I accidentally ran across a frozen dinner version 
  of Noodles Romanoff.  I remember it was in a red box and I think it was 
  made by Stouffer's.  This was also a very delicious side dish and very 
  closely reminded me of my all time favorite cheesy noodle dish.  

  Have any insight?  I appreciate your efforts, and truly enjoy your site.  

Hi ? (C'mon, the e-mail says "Robert", but you say "when I was a young girl...."),

How about the below recipe? The person who tried it says it tastes like the Betty Crocker boxed mix.


  Noodles Romanoff 

    1    cup cottage cheese  
    1    cup sour cream  
    2    cups noodles, boiled, drained, hot  
       onions, minced garlic  
       Worcestershire sauce  
    1    dash Tabasco sauce  
     1/2    teaspoon salt  

  1    Mix ingredients together gently. Season with minced onion, garlic,
   a little Worcestershire sauce, a dash of Tabasco sauce. 1/2 tsp. salt.  
  2    Place in greased 2 qt. casserole (8"). Sprinkle with grated cheese. 
   Bake at 350 F 40 minutes.  
  3    Serve hot.  

  Reviews & Comments : 

  "This was very good and reminded me of one of my favorite, now 
  discontinued, comfort foods: Betty Crocker's Noodles Romanoff. 
  For our tastes, I found that 1 tsp of Worcestershire sauce was 
  enough, as I didn't want it to overwhelm the dish. I also made 
  this stove-top (like the original!), returning the drained noodles 
  to the pan and adding the remaining ingredients, rather than baking 
  it and it was delicious." 

Rock Cookies

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Kris 
  To: phaedrus
  Sent: Friday, September 13, 2002 10:37 PM
  Subject: looking for a recipe


  I am looking for a recipe that my grandmother used
  to make during the Christmas holiday's.

  I think it may be a German recipe. It is a cookie
  small  hard brown balls. Grandma called them rock


Hi Kris,

I believe that one of the recipes below is what you seek.


  German  Rock  Cookies

   Ingredients : 
   1 c. butter
   1 1/2 c. sugar
   3 eggs
   4 c. flour, divided
   1 tsp. baking soda
   1 tsp. cinnamon
   2 c. raisins, chopped
   2 c. chopped nuts

   Preparation : 
      Cream together the butter and sugar.  Add the eggs, 3 cups of
   flour, baking soda, and cinnamon.  Mix thoroughly and add the last
   cup of flour.  Stir in the raisins and nuts.  Drop by teaspoonfuls
   onto ungreased cookie sheets.  Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10
   minutes or until lightly brown.
   German  Rock  Cookies

   Ingredients : 
   1 1/2 c. brown sugar
   3 eggs
   1 c. oleo
   1 lb. seedless raisins
   Candied cherries
   1 lb. cut dates
   1 lb. walnuts
   3 c. flour
   1 tsp. baking soda

   Preparation : 
      Hand cream together eggs, sugar and oleo.  Dissolve baking soda
   with warm water, add flour, fruit and nuts.  Drop by teaspoon and
   bake at 350 degrees until brown. 
   "Rock"  Cookies

   Ingredients : 
   1 c. butter (margarine)
   1 c. sugar
   2 eggs
   1/2 tsp. cinnamon
   1/4 tsp. cloves
   1/4 tsp. nutmeg
   1/2 tsp. salt
   1/2 tsp. soda
   3 c. flour
   2 c. raisins
   1 c. chopped nuts

   Preparation : 
     Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Cream in butter, gradually beat in
   sugar, add 1 egg at a time.  Mix cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, salt,
   soda and flour thoroughly.  Stir in raisins and walnuts.  Mixture
   will be thick.  With rounded tablespoons, shape into rough mounds. 
   Bake 15 minutes or until just beginning to brown.  Remove to racks. 
   Store in tightly covered tin.   


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