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ZCMI Ham & Cheese Bread

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Laura 
Sent: Saturday, October 30, 2010 6:06 PM
Subject: ZCMI Ham and Cheese filled bread

I need help locating the specific recipe used by ZCMI to make their hoagie sized 
bread baked with ham and cheese in the center.  It was a favorite of mine and I 
would love to recreate it.

Hi Laura,

Sorry, I had no success locating this recipe. I'll post it on the site. Perhaps a reader can help.


Remo's Hot Dogs

----- Original Message ----- 
From: DORIS 
Sent: Monday, November 01, 2010 6:56 AM
Subject: Remo's Hot Dogs

Best hot dogs in the world are Remo's Hot Dogs in Gallipolis, Ohio. Spicey, 
Italian flavor foot-longs.  I live in Cincinnati now, 3 hours away from them. 
Can't even find a similar recipe. Can you help?  Thank you, Hayden 

Hello Hayden,

Wish I could help, but I had no successs locating a copycat recipe for Remo's hot dogs.

There is an article about Remo's here:

Daily Tribune

And this article appears to indicate that Vietnamese Sriracha hot sauce is one ingredient in Remo's sauce:

L.A. Times

I'll post this on my site. Maybe a reader can help.


Westland, MI Coney Island Chili

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kevin"
Sent: Monday, November 01, 2010 6:36 AM
Subject: Coney Island Chili (Westland Shopping Mall)

>  Hello Phaed;
> When I was a young teenage boy back in the early 1980's, there was a small 
> Coney Island restaurant in Westland Shopping Center, Westland, Michigan. 
> Westland was about a 30 minute drive from Detroit.  I think the owners 
> were Greek, but I cannot be certain.
> The bowls of chili they had were incredible ... so thick that you could 
> dip a French fry in and pull it out covered in this marvelous, spicy, 
> golden brown, and sticky chili.  It was so "sticky" that you didn't even 
> need to scoop your spoon.  There really was nothing else like it.
> There were a few Coney Island restaurants around the Detroit metropolitan 
> area at the time, but none had chili like this.
> This particular Coney Island eventually closed down, and I've been missing 
> their chili ever since.  I can only guess that it shut down some time 
> around 1987.  Perhaps they moved ... but I don't know.
> Twenty-six years later, I'm still craving that wonderful chili.
> I've looked through your archives without success.  Do you think you can 
> help out this old fool?  You would certainly be a real hero in my life.
> Kindest Regards,
> Kevin.

Hi Kevin

Wish I could help, but I can't find even a mention of this particular coney island. Best I can do is post your request on my site and hope that one of my readers has a recipe.


Van de Kamps Spice Cake

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Charlotte 
Sent: Saturday, October 30, 2010 7:07 PM
Subject: recipe

Van De Kamps spice cake from the 60's 8" double layer was made only on holiday's 
with a cream frosting w/chopped pecans

Hi Charlotte,

Sorry, I had no success locating this recipe.


Burgundy Cherry Chutney Ring

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Emily " 
Sent: Sunday, October 31, 2010 10:57 PM
Subject: Burgundy Cherry Chutney Ring

> Hi Uncle Phaedrus,
> I'm trying to find a recipe for my mother.  She remembers making it in
> the 60s if that helps.
> It was a recipe for a molded savory-ish salad that used Knox Gelatin.
> The primary ingredients that she remembers are canned dark cherries,
> burgundy, sour cream and chutney.  She recalls that one layer was the
> reserved cherry juice and burgundy mixed with the sour cream and one
> layer contained the gelatin, cherries & chutney.
> I hope you can help me with this recipe.
> Thanks for your time,
> Emily

Hello Emily,

Sorry, I had no success locating this recipe.


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