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Belgium Slice Cookies

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: carol 
  Sent: Thursday, November 05, 2009 3:48 PM
  Subject: cookie recipe

  Do you have the recipe for Belgium Slice Cookies from McKenzies'
  They were so very good and much missed.


Hi Carol,

Sorry, no luck with this one.


Maria's Meatball Soup

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Donna
  Sent: Thursday, November 05, 2009 10:15 AM
  Subject: Long...lost Recipe

I have been searching for months for a recipe called" Maria's Meatball Soup. 
I made several times but cannot remember what ingredients are used for the 
Meatballs. The recipe was on a recipe card.....I received a sample of 10 in 
the mail with a request for a subscription...I believe in the 90's. Some of 
the ingredients are celery, carrots, onions, beef broth, small shell pasta, 
canned tomatoes, beef bones. Of all the research I have done I only found 1 
other request on the internet for the same recipe. I did find out that Curtain 
Publications USA 1973 published this recipe. I could not find any other info 
beyond that. Hopefully you can help.....I have been collecting recipes and 
cooking for over 35 yrs.and have decided to write a cookbook for my family 
and this recipe was an all-time favorite. Thank you for your time. 

Hello Donna,

The recipe itself is not on the Internet as far as I can tell. You can, however, buy a set of those recipe cards here:

There might be more sets for sale on E-Bay.


Tomato Noodle Soup

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Wayne 
  Sent: Thursday, November 05, 2009 4:49 PM
  Subject: Inquiry: Creme of Tomato soup with Homemade Kluski Noodles

I used to spend every friday during the 60's with my Grandparents. Gma would made 
what I can best remember was a canned stewed tomato soup with butter, milk and homemade 
noodles. She called them kluskis but I think she used a dumpling batter. They resembled 
fried (not baked) Cheestos in appearence being bumpy and uneven in length and width. 
They were white and not orange, of course, and had some bulk. Any hints? 
Thanking you in advance for your consideration regarding this mattter.

Hello Wayne,

Well, was your Grandma Polish? Things like national origin help me locate these requests. Without the name of the dish or something more to go on, this request is problematic.

There's a recipe for kluski dumplings below.

There's a recipe for Polish tomato soup that says "serve with kluski dumplings" here:

Kluski Dumplings

Without more information, this is the best I can do.


Kluski Dumplings

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon salt
Approximately 1/3 cup lukewarm water

Combine first three ingredients; slowly add the water, beating with a fork until a sticky 
dough is formed (the dough should be thick and gummy). Scrape the dough onto a plate and 
with a spoon break off bits of dough (about 1/2 teaspoon) into a pot of boiling water. 
When all the dough is used, stir the kluski and bring water to a boil. Drain. Serve as desired.

Note: If the spoon is dipped into the boiling water from time to time, the dough will 
not stick to the spoon. This recipe can be doubled or tripled.

Serve sauteed in butter and onion or with gravy.

Seafood Casserole

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Carol 
  Sent: Friday, November 06, 2009 11:50 AM
  Subject: Seafood Casserole

I'm looking for a recipe my Mom cooked back in the 70's. Some of the ingredients I remember are:

  uncooked macaroni
  hard boiled eggs
  water chestnuts
  seafood (crabmeat?)
  a cream sauce (could have been canned soup?)
  maybe pimentos...

  It was very unique, but also very yummy.



Hi Carol,

Sorry, I had no success with this. Need the name of the recipe.


Bert's Horrible Cookies

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Bob 
  Sent: Friday, November 06, 2009 5:09 PM
  Subject: looking for a cookie called Bert's horrible cookies

We used to get these cookies in a small store up in Salem, Massachusetts 
called Gourmet Fare.  The store is not longer in business, and I'm afraid 
the recipe may be gone for good.

It was called Bert's Horrible Cookies.  They were thick, chewy chocolate chip 
cookies, but the center of the cookie was a chocolate(almost brownie consistency) center.

I've looked online for anything like this, and I haven't been able to find anything.

Can you help me out with this?

Sincerely yours,

Hello Bob,

Sorry, no luck with a recipe.


From: "Kristen " 
Subject: Horrible Cookies......
Date: Sunday, July 24, 2011 9:13 PM

Dear Bob,

I am the daughter of Bert, from Gourmet Fare, and found your question on Uncle Phaedrus, 
Finder of Lost Recipes.
Our family secret is safe and sound with me, the youngest daughter of his 8 children.
My daughter and I are going to continue my mom and dad's business.
We will be securing a new location shortly and we will be offering Horrible Cookies to 
be shipped world wide.


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