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Pillsbury Cookie Dough Recipe

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Debby 
  To: phaedrus
  Sent: Tuesday, November 19, 2002 11:52 AM
  Subject: Pillsbury Cookie Dough Recipe

  I once had a recipe that used 2 large rolls of Pillsbury 
  cookie dough.  Line a 9" x 13" pan with one of the rolls 
  of cookie dough.  The center filling (made with cream cheese) 
  is spread over the dough, then the other roll of cookie dough 
  covers the filling.  Somehow, I misplaced it and would like it 
  Thank you.

Hello Debbie,

Could this be it?


  Chocolate  Chip  Cream  Cheese  Squares

   Ingredients : 
   2 rolls Pillsbury chocolate chip cookie dough
   2 (8 oz.) pkgs. cream cheese, softened
   1/2 c. sugar
   2 eggs
   2 tsp. vanilla

   Preparation : 
      Freeze rolls slightly for easier slicing.  Cut up first roll in
   1/4" slices and press together in bottom of 9"x13" pan.  Mix cream
   cheese, sugar, eggs and vanilla until smooth.  Pour over layer in
   pan.  Cut second roll in 1/4" slices and lay evenly over cheese
   mixture (it will bake together).  Bake at 350 degrees for 30
   minutes.  Cool.  Keep refrigerated. 

Pineapple Bread Pudding

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Mary
  To: phaedrus
  Sent: Monday, November 18, 2002 11:33 PM
  Subject: Pineapple Bread Pudding

  Could you help me find a recipe for pineapple bread pudding?

  Thanks, Mary 

Hello Mary,

See below.


  Baked  Pineapple  Bread  Pudding

   Ingredients : 
   3/4 stick margarine
   1 c. sugar
   5 slices bread, cubed
   4 eggs, beaten
   1 can (1 lb.) crushed pineapple (undrained) or tidbits

   Preparation : 
     Cream sugar and margarine, add beaten eggs and beat well.  Add
   pineapple, fold in bread cubes.  Bake in greased 1 1/2 quart
   casserole, or deep pie plate, uncovered, 45 minutes to one hour at
   350 degrees.  Serves 8.  
   Pineapple  Bread  Pudding

   Ingredients : 
   1/2 c. butter
   1 c. sugar
   4 eggs
   1 can crushed pineapple
   5 slices white bread

   Preparation : 
      Melt 1/2 cup butter.  Add 1 cup sugar.  Add 4 beaten eggs.  Drain
   1 (16 ounce) can of pineapple.  Mix all above.  Add 5 slices of
   white bread, cubed.  Mix in with all of above.  Pour this into well
   buttered casserole.  Bake 1/2 hour at 350 degrees.  Sprinkle top
   with nutmeg.
   Pineapple  Bread  Pudding

   Ingredients : 
   10 slices of bread in sm. pieces
   4 eggs, beaten
   1/8 stick of butter
   1/4 c. sugar
   1/2 tsp. cinnamon
   1/4 tsp. nutmeg
   1 can crushed pineapple, juice

   Preparation : 
      Butter 2 quart pan.  Put bread into bowl along with spices.  Toss
   lightly.  Add eggs, mix lightly.  Blend in pineapple.  Sprinkle with
   cinnamon and sugar mixture.  You may add raisins, nuts or chocolate
   chips to above.  Bake at 350 degrees.  Enjoy! 

Nathan's Frankfurters

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Lana
  To: phaedrus
  Sent: Tuesday, November 19, 2002 1:24 PM
  Subject: Nathan's Hot Dogs

  I am looking for a way to buy Nathan's Hot Dogs. They used to sell 
  them here in Colorado at Walmart, but alas, no more. I am willing 
  to do mail order - web, etc.  Please help!!


Hi Lana,

Don't panic. You can buy them online here:

Hometown Treats


Savory Salt

----- Original Message -----
From: derek
To: phaedrus
Sent: Tuesday, November 19, 2002 7:01 PM
Subject: Savory Salt

> Hi Phaedrus,
> I am hoping that you can help me find a particular spice.  
> It's called "savory salt".  My dad used to use it when he 
> made vension jerky. I've looked everywhere for it and have 
> had no luck.  I know the stuff at least used to exist since 
> I can remember my dad having a jar of it.  Any suggestions 
> on where I can get some would be a big help.
> Thanks
> Derek

Hello Derek,

I had to be careful here, because there are two kinds of "savory salt". One is simply a mixture of herbs for the use of people who must eat a low-sodium diet. This kind doesn't actually contain any "savory" at all.

The other seems to be a mixture of the herb "savory" or "summer savory" and ... salt. "Savory" or "summer savory" is an herb used to flavor meat.

I think you can buy the real kind here:



Nipples of Venus

----- Original Message -----
From: Amy
To: phaedrus
Sent: Wednesday, November 20, 2002 4:16 PM
Subject: Nipples of Venus

> Hello Uncle Phaedrus,
> I think I have a challenge for you!  Years ago I saw the 
> movie "Amedeus" (about Mozart). In a particular scene in 
> the movie Mozarts wife goes to see Mozart's contemporary 
> who is extremely jealous of him Serijeve (spelling?), and 
> she tries to sell him some of Mozarts music, he offers her 
> some confections  while she waits for hime to lookover the 
> sheet music.  It's the confections I am looking for.... 
> they are called "Nipple of Venus"  But they aren't chocolate 
> like most of the recipes I've found,  they look like they are 
> covered with possibly coconut, and topped with a pecan  I think. 
> Any chance you could find this out for me?
>    Much thanks.     Amy

Hi Amy,

I have heard that "nipples of Venus" (Capezzoli di Venere), not to be confused with "minni di Sant' Agata" (nipples of Saint Agatha), are simply brandied chestnuts. The person who posted the below on a message board seems to know what she's talking about:

"Capezzoli di Venere"

">This is a Viennese confection made famous by the movie "Amadeus." It >consists of fresh chestnuts, boiled in water for 5 minutes or baked on a >cookie sheet at 450F for 5 min, after cutting an X on the stem end, then >cooled, peeled and coated liberally with buttercream candy mix (1 bag 10x >sugar, brandy or a flavored extract, enough butter to make a stiff paste >and food coloring) and allowed to harden."

Note that in the movie "Amadeus", they just used marzipan.

See also:
Nipples of Venus
More Nipples of Venus
Nipples of Venus Again



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