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Applesauce Cookies

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Cathy 
Sent: Thursday, September 09, 2010 8:35 AM

Dear Phaed,
Im really hoping you can help me here...About 40 years ago my grandmother 
use to make Cookies that we as kids called Applesauce cookies. They were 
real soft and plump with fat juicy raisins, spicy like spice cake sort of . 
More the texture of a cake than a cookie though. My grandma lived a very 
meager life and she was dirt poor. I don't remember her ever owning any 
spices and I stayed with her often so I am almost leaning towards a cake 
mix that had all the spices in it already however I have tried many from 
the internet and hers were a little heavier than the product I get and 
nicely browned. Mine turn out light colored. I dont know for sure if they 
actually had applesauce in them..just what we called them. I so miss these cookies.
Thanks for all your posts..I love them!

Hi Cathy,

Not much to go on there. Maybe the below recipe?


Spice - Applesauce  Cookies

1 spice cake mix
1 c. raisins
1/2 c. oil
1/2 c. applesauce
1 egg

Mix cake mix, raisins, oil, applesauce and egg.  Drop by teaspoons on greased cookie sheet. 
Bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes.

Twin Mountains Muffins

----- Original Message ----- 
From: rita 
Sent: Saturday, September 04, 2010 12:18 PM
Subject: Meta Givens recipes

Love your website!   I know you said to limit it to one request, but since 
these both will come from the same source I hope you will excuse me asking 
for two.  I am looking for Meta Givens recipes for Twin Mountain muffins and 
a Pancake recipe using evaporated milk.  These are simple but memorable recipes. 
I don't have them because I let my ex-husband keep the Meta Given cookbooks 
since he is the one who found them at auctions. 
Your help would be appreciated greatly.


Hi Rita,

The Twin Mountain muffins recipe is below.

Rita, you may ask for as many recipes as you wish, but each recipe request should be in a separate e-mail, no matter the source.


Twin  Mountain  Muffins

1/4 c. butter
1/4 c. sugar
1 egg
3/4 c. milk
2 c. flour
3 tsp. baking powder

Cream butter and sugar and egg well beaten.  Sift baking powder with flour 
and add to first mixture, alternating with milk.  Bake in buttered muffin 
pans 25 minutes. First 20 minutes 300 degrees.  Last 5 minutes 400 degrees. 
Makes 12 large or 18 small muffins. 

Whirlpool Microwave

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Richard" 
To: "Phaedrus" 
Sent: Saturday, September 04, 2010 7:20 AM

> Good Day To You.
> I purchased a used whirlpool over the stove microwave model number
> GH7145XFBO
> can you find the operating instructions for me?
> Thank you
> Richard

Hello Richard,

This was not difficult. Whirlpool has a website at:

Whirlpool Corp.

I went there, to the Product Literature Page:
Whirlpool Corp. Product Literature

I put in the first 6 digits of your model #, and the attached manual in *.pdf format is the result.


Pickled Okra

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Pickled  Okra

1 clove garlic per pt.
1 qt. vinegar
1/4 c. salt
1 hot pepper per pt.
1 tsp. dill seed per pt.
1 c. water

Place garlic and hot pepper in bottom of jar.  Remove part stem from okra. 
Pack okra firmly in jars.  Add dill seed, then bring vinegar, salt, and 
water to a boil.  Pour hot over okra in jar.  Makes 6 pints.
Pickled  Okra

4 c. water
1/4 c. canning salt
1 clove garlic per pint jar
Okra, young pods
2 c. vinegar
1 tsp. sugar per pint jar
1 red hot chili pepper per jar

Stuff okra into clean jars which garlic, sugar and pepper have been placed. 
Boil water, vinegar and salt.  Pour over okra in jars.  Seal and place in 
hot water bath or 300 degree oven until okra changes color.  Remove and 
let sit to cool and seal.  Ready to eat in about 2 weeks.

Chico Inn Breadsticks

Chico Inn Breadsticks:

1 envelope active dry yeast 
1/4 warm water (105 degree-115degress F) 
1/4 cup beer,room temperature 
1/4 cup olive oil 
1 Tblsp fennel seed 
1 1/2 tsp salt 
pinch of sugar 
4 1/2 cup bread flour 
egg wash

Combine yeast and water in large bowl and let stand 10 minutes to proof. 
Add next 5 ingredient and blend well. Stir in enough flour to make stiff dough. 
Turn onto floured board and knead until smooth and elastic. Place in lightly 
oiled bowl,cover and let rise in warm draft free area until doubled. Preheat 
oven to 350 degrees F. Punch dough down,let rest briefly. Lightly  grease baking 
sheets. On floured board, roll dough to 1/4 X 7  inches. Gently roll with hands 
to about 8 inches. Brush lightly with egg wash and bake until golden brown,about 
20 minutes turning over halfway thru baking.
Chico Inn  Hot Spring Lodge    Pray Montana  chef Larry Edwards 

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