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Orange Cookies

----- Original Message -----
From: "Marian" 
To:  phaedrus
Sent: Sunday, October 13, 2002 3:17 PM
Subject: Looking for Orange Cookies dipped in Chocolate

> I bought a chocolate cookbook from the grocery store 
> (the kind they have at the checkouts), can't remember 
> what was the name or the brand they used. It was for 
> desserts...all sweets.  Loaned it to my sister says 
> she gave it back...uh-uh, no she didn't...and she can't 
> find it!  This was probably back in '87-89.
> Among the recipes in there that I am now looking for was:
> Orange Cookies dipped in Chocolate
> This was like a sugar cookie with grated orange peel in it, 
> pressed, baked and then dipped in a mixture of melted chocolate 
> with corn syrup and dried on wax paper.
> The cookies were so tender and melted in your mouth.
> I hope you can find these as they were the best desserts in 
> my repertoire, and I miss them something fierce!
> Many thanks,
> Marian

Hello Marian,

Perhaps the one below?


Orange  Butter  Cookies  In  Chocolate

 Ingredients :
 1 c. sugar
 3/4 c. butter, softened
 1 tsp. vanilla
 1 egg
 2 c. all purpose flour
 1 tsp. baking powder
 1/2 tsp. salt
 2 tbsp. grated orange peel
 6 oz. pkg. semi sweet chocolate chips
 1/4 c. butter
 3 tbsp. light corn syrup

 Preparation :
     In a large bowl beat sugar and butter until light and fluffy.
 Blend in vanilla and egg.  Combine flour, baking powder, salt and
 orange peel.  Add to butter mixture.  Roll dough into 1 inch balls.
 Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.  Flatten with bottom
 of glass dipped in sugar to 1/8 to 1/4 inch thickness.  Bake at 350
 degrees for 6 to 8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.  In a
 small saucepan over low heat combine chocolate chips, 1/4 cup butter
 and corn syrup stirring constantly until smooth.  Remove from heat.
 Dip 1/2 of each cookie into glaze; shake off excess chocolate. Place
 dipped cookies on waxed paper lined cookie sheets.  Chill until
 glaze is set, about 10 minutes.  Makes 6 dozen cookies.

Cold German Potato Salad

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Joseph 
  To: phaedrus
  Sent: Wednesday, October 16, 2002 8:10 AM
  Subject: Cold potato salad

  Can you find me the real recipe for COLD potato salad. I had it 
  when I was in germany. Over here all I can get is the HOT. I know 
  some of the ingredients is vinegar, onions, bacon bits, parsley etc.  
  Thank you

  PS.  and the vinegar isn't the same as we have here.  I believe it 
  is stronger.

Hello Joseph,

The two recipes below were on the web.


  Cold German Potato Salad
  2 pounds potatoes 1 small onion, chopped
  1/4 cup cooked, crumbled bacon 2 tbs.. chopped sour pickle
  2 to 4 tbs. chopped celery 1 hard-cooked egg, chopped
  1 beef bouillon cube 3/4 boiling water
  1/2 tsp. pepper 3 tbs.. oil
  3 tbs.. vinegar 1 tsp. salt
  Cook potatoes in boiling water to cover until tender but 
  firm; drain. Peel, cut into vertical slices. Cool. Add onion, 
  bacon, pickle, celery, and egg to potatoes. Dissolve bouillon 
  cube in 3/4 cup boiling water. Stir in pepper, oil, vinegar, 
  and salt. Pour over potato mixture. Toss. 
  Chill until ready to serve.
  Yields 8 to 10 servings
  Cold German Potato Salad

  2 lbs. waxy potatoes, boiled in their jackets and cooled
  1/2 med yellow onion, sliced in fine wedges and separated
  2 stalks of celery with leaves, diced small
  2-3 Tbsp salad oil
  2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  1 Tbsp water
  Salt and Pepper to taste

  Carefully peel potatoes after they have cooled and slice into 
  3/16" (3-4 mm) slices.  Add the oil, onion, celery and water 
  and carefully stir mixture.  Sprinkle vinegar over salad and 
  add salt and pepper.  Be somewhat generous with the salt and 
  pepper, carefully mix in and taste for vinegar and seasoning; 
  adjust if necessary.  Let set for about 1 hour before eating.

Dad's Oatmeal Cookies

----- Original Message -----
From: Mary
To: phaedrus
Sent: Wednesday, October 16, 2002 9:15 AM
Subject: Dad's oatmeal cookies

> Hi there,
> When I was a child in Baltimore, Maryland, there was a company 
> that either made or distributed (I think they actually did the 
> baking on site) oatmeal cookies. The brand name was "Dad's."  
> There is a Dad's website, but naturally does not include the 
> recipe.  The cookies were more thin and crisp than chewy, and 
> I always suspected brown sugar and vanilla were prominent.
> But I've never had or made any that were really like Dad's.  
> The closest were Pepperidge Farm Irish Oatmeal cookies, which 
> they don't offer any more.

Hi Mary,

See the recipe below. Someone else was nostalgic for Dad's cookies, too.


Dad's Oatmeal Cookies

" A delightful childhood memory of buying cookies after school for 
a penny apiece is what I envision when someone says Dad's Cookies. 
They were baked on Winters Lane in Catonsville, Md. during my 
childhood days and then on Pratt St. in Baltimore before being 
bought by a New York company. "

1 cup butter
1 cup white sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground allspice
2 teaspoons ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3 cups quick cooking oats


1 Cream first three ingredients until fluffy, add eggs and vanilla. 
Mix all dry ingredients into butter mixture. Stir in oats. Let 
dough stand at room temperature for 2 hours.
2 Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
3 Drop dough by tablespoonfuls onto lightly greased cookie sheets. 
Flatten cookies slightly and bake for 10 minutes. Do not overbake.
4 Take cookies from the oven when still puffy and edges are just 
beginning to brown. Let cookies cool a minute or two on cookie sheets 
before removing. Cool completely on racks. They are fragile and 
difficult to remove from the cookie sheets when they are still warm, 
so work gently.

 Makes 30 servings

German Wurstsalat

 ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Joseph 
  To: phaedrus
  Sent: Wednesday, October 16, 2002 8:13 AM
  Subject: German Wurst Salat

  When I was in Germany I had the good fortune to taste and enjoy 
  a German Wurst Salad.  It was made out of Bratwurst and couple 
  of other types of meat, onions ,parsley, vinegar and some other 
  spices.  Could you find it please.
  Thanks a lot.

Hello Joseph,

Below are a couple of different wurstsalat recipes.


  Wurstsalat (Wurst Salad)
   Ingredients (Zutaten) 
  Qty Unit Ingredient -- Preparation Method  
  150 Grams Cold Cuts (Fleischwurst) -- Sliced or Schinkenwurst  
  100 Grams Salami (Salami) -- Sliced  
  200 Grams Gouda Cheese -- Sliced  
  200 Grams Zucchini  
  1 Each Red Bell Pepper  
  1 Each Onion (Zwiebel) Medium  
  5 Tablespoon(s) Vinegar (Essig) Red Wine  
    Salt (Salz) -- To taste  
    Black Pepper -- To taste  
    Sugar (Zucker) -- To taste  
  6 Tablespoon(s) Olive Oil (Olivenöl) or Canola  
  1 Bunch Chives (Schnittlauch) -- Chopped  
  Preparation (Zubereitung) 
  Prepare Ingredients 
  Cut Wurst and cheese in thin strips. Remove seeds from bell 
  pepper and cut into strips. Cut zucchini through twice and 
  slice. Peel onions and slice in rings. 
  Combine Ingredients 
  Mix together vinegar, salt, pepper and sugar. Add in the oil 
  using a wire whisk. Toss with vegetables and meat. Sprinkle 
  with the chives. Serve immediately. 
  Title: Wurstsalat (Sausage Salad)
 4    Precooked cold knackwurst, Peeled, and sliced thin
 1 sm Onion, trimmed, peeled, Sliced thin
 Salt (to taste )
 Freshly ground black pepper
 3 tb Wine vinegar
 4 tb Vegetable oil
In a salad bowl combine sliced knackwurst and sliced onion. 
In a small bowl whisk together vinegar, oil, salt and pepper. 
Pour dressing over knackwurst, toss and serve with a good 
rye bread.
serves 4 

Cleaning Moldy Bricks

----- Original Message -----
From:  Delbert
To:  phaedrus
Sent: Wednesday, October 16, 2002 3:00 PM
Subject: mold

> how do you remove mold from bricks i have mold on the 
> outside of my house.

Hello Delbert,

Try this:

"You can make an effective home cleaner to remove mold and mildew from bricks. The formula is 1/3 cup all-purpose household or laundry detergent, 1 quart fresh household chlorine bleach, and 3 quarts warm water. Add 1/2 to 2/3 cup of an alkaline cleaner such as washing soda or a cleaner with tri-sodium phosphate for a stronger cleaner."

"Apply this solution, and scrub the surface with a soft brush. When the surface is clean, rinse it thoroughly with fresh water. Always take care not to spray vegetation. If vegetation is accidentally sprayed, rinse the plants thoroughly with fresh water. This solution is also caustic to humans so wear protective clothing, rubber gloves, and eye protection."

Once you get the mold off, you have to keep the bricks clean, or it will come back.



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