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The Boathouse Hungarian Mushroom Soup

 From: patricia
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 7:34 AM
Subject: Hungarian mushroom soup recipe

uncle phaedrus, I have searched for mushroom recipes trying to get one that would taste as "great" as the 
Hungarian mushroom soup from the "boathouse" restaurant in minaqua wi. I even called the kitchen at there 
and tried to get the recipe. 

It is so delicious! the best mushroom soup I ever had. it has "sherry"in it. other recipes searched don't 
come close to theirs.ty from my heart..patricia

Hi Patricia,

I found multiple reviews of The Boathouse Restaurant that praised their signature Hungarian mushroom soup, but I could not find their recipe or a copycat or even a recipe that someone said was a “tastes like”.

There are multiple authentic Hungarian mushroom soup recipes with sherry on the web, but since I have never tasted The Boathouse’s soup, I could not recommend one.

I’ll post this on my site. Perhaps one of my readers has had The Boathouse’s soup and can recommend a “tastes-like” or offer some insight.


Stickney's Hick'ry House Chicken Noodle Supreme Soup

-----Original Message----- 
From: Laurie
Sent: Thursday, February 25, 2016 2:19 AM
Subject: Looking for Recipe


I don't know if you remember a chain from the Bay area named Stickney's. At 
one time they had several restaurants around San Jose down to Palo Alto. The 
last one operating prior to 2003 was in the Town and Country Village in Palo 
Alto on El Camino Real, kitty corner from Stanford. They made a chicken 
noodle soup that was the best I have ever had. I'm not sure if Kay Stickney 
is still alive but do know her husband passed but sure though by now she 
would be up there in years. Have always hoped she might share the recipe but 
I have looked over the years to no avail. Hoping you might have better luck, 
if still looking for lost recipes.
Thank You so much,

Hi Laurie,

A request for a recipe for the "chicken noodle supreme" soup from Stickney's Hick'ry House was made to the food column in the Contra Costa Times newspaper in 2008 and has had no success. Another request for the same recipe was made on the website in 2013, also with no success. That doesn't bode well for finding the recipe. There are multiple requests for Stickney's Hick'ry House BBQ sauce, as well, and no success there, either. I could not find any recipes, copycats or "tastes-likes" at all from Stickney's. Sorry.

I'll post this on the site for reader input.


-----Original Message----- 
From: Laurie 
Sent: Thursday, February 25, 2016 12:03 PM 
To: Phaedrus 
Subject: Re: Stickney's Hick'ry House 

You'd think by now if Kay Stickney were still alive, she would have let the recipe out 
since so many people loved it! LOL.....Thank You for your response and maybe someday we will find it.

The closest to it's taste I have ever found is the Chicken Noodle soup at Chix Fil A. 
Perhaps someone who can pick that apart or if that recipe is available, might be a start for a copy cat.
Thanks again,

Hi Laurie,

There is a copycat for Chick Fil A chicken noodle soup here: Sparkpeople


Bill Knapp's Chicken Fricassee

From: Roxanne 
Sent: Saturday, February 27, 2016 4:38 AM
Subject: Bill Knapps

Can you please find me the recipe for Chicken Fricassee.  It was my favorite and I was just thinking of it the other.  
Sure would taste good in this cold weather. 

Hi Roxanne,

I’m afraid I must disappoint you. I and others have been searching for this recipe for years, and none of us has had any success.

There is a recipe here that you might try: Leeks & Geeks


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