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Maple Sugar Fudge

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Michelle" 
To: phaedrus
Sent: Friday, November 07, 2003 7:49 AM
Subject: Maple Sugar Fudge Receipe

Hello my name is Michelle and I am needing a receipe for maple sugar fudge.
I love maple sugar and I am 36 weeks pregnant and having a craving!!!  Can
you help??? I sure hope so.  I have looked but have not come up with

Thank You so much,


Hi Michelle,

Gosh, I hope you have time to make the fudge before the baby comes... See below.


Creamy  Maple  Fudge

 Ingredients :
 1 tbsp. flour
 2 c. maple syrup
 1/2 c. milk or cream
 1 c. sugar
 1/4 c. white syrup
 1 tbsp. butter

 Preparation :
    Mix flour and sugar in saucepan.  Mix in syrup and milk.  Cook
 over low heat, stirring once in a while, to soft ball stage, 232
 degrees.  Remove from heat and drop butter on top.  Let cool to
 lukewarm then beat until glossy look begins to leave.  Pour quickly
 into buttered pan.  Nuts may be added if desired.  When cool cut
 into squares.
 Maple  Fudge

 Ingredients :
 1 lb. maple sugar
 1 c. milk
 Pinch of soda
 1 c. walnut meats, cut in pieces

 Preparation :
   Shave maple sugar and melt it, and the soda, and when well
 blended, add the milk.  Boil until soft ball will form, when dropped
 in cold water.  Remove from fire and beat until smooth and creamery.
  Add the nut meats and pour into a shallow pan which has been well
 greased.  When cold, cut in squares.  by Mrs. Wm. A. C. Miller
 Maple  Fudge

 Ingredients :
 2 c. sugar
 1 c. maple sugar
 1 tbsp. corn syrup
 1 c. milk

 Preparation :
    Cook until mixture forms a soft ball in cold water or 236 degrees
 by a thermometer.  Cook well, then beat until creamy and pour into
 buttered pan.

Sand Tart Cookies

----- Original Message ----- 
From: BJ
To: phaedrus
Sent: Saturday, November 08, 2003 4:22 PM
Subject: Lost Cookie

> My sister and I have been searching for many years for our Grannie's
> cookies - just the recipe - I know the actual cookies would be a little 
> dense by now..........
> She was Pennsylvania Dutch - which is German, not Dutch and our family
> originated in Switzerland. They arrived in PA just in time to get 
> drafted for the Revolution which points out that our family has not 
> always been particularly lucky. However, we survived but the cookie 
> recipe hasn't.
> Sand Tart Cookies, as I remember, were kind of a buttery sugar dough which
> were brushed with egg before baking and a pecan placed in the middle.
> BJ 

Hi BJ,

Do any of the ones below seem right?


Sand  Tart  Cookies

 Ingredients :
 2 lbs. of sugar
 2 lbs. of flour (self rising)
 1 1/4 lbs. butter
 1 tsp. of vanilla
 3 eggs
 Walnuts or pecans (chopped in sm. pieces)

 Preparation :
   Mix well sugar, butter, eggs and vanilla, then mix flour, real
 slowly.  Make into rolls (long) put on pan and wrap with Saran Wrap.
  So it don't stick together, put in refrigerator over night.  Next
 day, slice in very thin slices.  Put in a baking pan, cook until
 done (watch carefully).  "Before you bake"  Mix 2 egg whites and
 cinnamon to taste and a little bit of milk in a cup.  Take a small
 paint brush and dip into mix and put on cookie very lightly with
 chopped walnuts, put 1 small on top then bake at 350 degrees.
 Sand  Tart  Cookies

 Ingredients :
 3/4 c. margarine or butter
 1 1/2 c. sugar
 2 eggs
 1/2 tsp. vanilla
 1 tsp. vinegar
 1 tsp. boiling water
 1 tsp. baking soda
 3 c. flour
 1/8 tsp. salt

 Preparation :
    Cream together margarine and sugar, add eggs and vanilla.
 Dissolve together in small bowl vinegar, boiling water and baking
 soda.  Sift flour and salt.  Add flour and baking soda mixture to
 creamed ingredients.  Mix well.  Roll dough and cut out with cookie
 cutters. Bake 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.  Decorate.
 Sand  Tart  Cookies

 Ingredients :
 1 c. butter
 2 c. sugar
 2 c. flour
 2 eggs

 Preparation :
    Cream butter and sugar; add eggs; add flour.  Best to make the
 dough the night before.  Must be cold to roll out.  Cut a piece off
 to roll and keep the unused portion in the refrigerator.  Roll THIN.
  Use cookie cutters and decorate with sugars; brush with egg before
 adding nuts, etc.  Do not overbake.  Cook until edges just start to
 turn brown.  Bake at 350 degrees.  Watch your oven while
 baking the cookies, some ovens are hotter than others.
 Drop  Sand  Tart  Cookies

 Ingredients :
 1 c. butter, melted
 1 1/2 c. sugar
 2 eggs
 2 c. flour, sifted
 1/2 tsp. baking powder

 Preparation :
   Mix together butter and sugar; add eggs, flour and baking soda.
 Refrigerate overnight or put in freezer for 10 minutes.  Drop balls
 of 1/2 teaspoon on ungreased cookie sheets.  Top with cinnamon.
 Garnish with walnut or pecan halves.  Bake 10 to 15 minutes until
 golden brown at 350 degrees.

Jelly Jars

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Carolina
To: phaedrus
Sent: Friday, November 07, 2003 1:14 PM
Subject: Jelly Jars

Hi Uncle Phaedrus,

I am back again with a different request.
I have been looking here in Wilmington for the small round jelly jars we
used to use for jelly etc. gifts at Christmas. A retailer at a hardware
store here said they do not make them any more.
Somehow I fail to believe that!
I cannot tell if the two jars I have left are made by Ball or  another
canning jar company. There is no name anywhere on these little jars.
Can you help me?
Thank heaven for someone like you for those of us stuck!

Hi Carolina,

Ball & Kerr both make 4 oz and 8 oz jelly jars. Have you tried Wal-Mart? You can get them from, or try these sites:

ball 4 oz

kerr 8 oz

Ball & Kerr 4 oz

8 oz ball

ball 12 oz jelly jars


Vegetarian Recipes

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "C." 
To: phaedrus
Sent: Friday, November 07, 2003 1:26 PM
Subject: Searching for recipe!

Hi there!

 I have been searching internet,books,etc. for over a year for a vegetarian
"mock" meat recipe!
 *ANY* mock meat! Beef,tuna,chicken,etc. I have had no luck! I have only
found recipes that call for mock meats, but none how too make them! Also, we
have found recipes calling for textured vegetable protein granules, but have
no idea what they are or where to buy them. I would appreciate any help! On
behalf of vegetarians everywhere, thanks a bunch!
        C . 

Hello C.,

Please give your first name when making requests.

I've got a bunch of links for you:

Mock meats

Ratner's (Famous NYC Vegetarian restaurant) Mushroom Cutlets

Ratner's Vegetable Cutlets

More Ratner's recipes

"Not-Meat" for sale

"Veat" for sale

Vegetarian Meat & Potatoes Cookbook


TV Trivia

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "lisa" 
To: phaedrus
Sent: Friday, November 07, 2003 8:20 PM
Subject: soap opera trivia

Dear Uncle Phaed,

I almost feel silly for asking this, but my daughter-in-law has turned me
into a die-hard Young and the Restless fan.  One of the Characters on the
show, J.T. Hellstrom is played by an actor named Thad Luckinbill.  Lucille
Ball's daughter Lucie Arnaz was married to an actor named Laurence
Luckinbill.  Is Thad their son, thereby Lucille Ball's grandson.
On the Y&R website, in a interview Thad mentions that his grandparents were
involved with a movie called "Striking Distance".
Do I have the connection right?  Is there a website that might know?  I don
t have a clue where to look for this.

Hi Lisa,

Well, let's see. If you go back to that Y&R interview and re-read it:
I think you'll see that what he actually said is that he was on a trip to Pittsburgh with his grandparents, and when he saw that "Striking Distance" was being filmed there, he snuck onto the set. I don't believe he says that his grandparents were involved in the movie, although I can see how a quick read might mislead one into thinking so.

His bio on this site:
Says that he thinks he's a distant cousin to Laurence Luckinbill.

Apparently, neither his parents, nor his grandparents, were in show business. Their hometown and Thad's is Enid, Oklahoma, which is where Thad grew up.

Don't feel silly. I'm not a soap opera fan, but I enjoy getting a non-recipe question once in a while.



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