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Zambuca Vinaigrette

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Paula 
  Sent: Sunday, March 22, 2009 2:20 PM
  Subject: Zambuca Flavored Vinagarette

Recently, we ate at D'Amico's Italian Restaurant in the Bloomfield section of Pittsburgh, PA. 
They made the most wonderful spinach salad with fried pancetta bits, red onion slices, and 
shaved parmesan -- but the dressing was amazing -- it  was a zambuca flavored vinaigrette -- 
the zambuca flavor was very mild, not overpowering, but nonetheless, you certainly could taste 
the wonder anise flavor.  The waitress said that it was warmed slightly and then poured over 
the spinach salad.

  Can you find this recipe for me????


Hello Paula, I think you mean "sambuca". Sorry, there is no recipe available for the sambuca vinaigrette from D'Amico's. There are only two sambuca vinaigrette recipes on the web that I can find. Here's one:

Sambuca Vinaigrette: 

juice of a lemon 
2 T Sambuca 
2 cloves garlic 
2 T basil 
dash pepper

The other is in this *.pdf file:



Malaysian Melange

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Giuliana 
  Sent: Friday, March 27, 2009 2:56 PM
  Subject: recipe challenge


  I have one that could stump you:

  I had these recipes prior to my house fire in 1995 and lost them.

  It was from the Rocky Mt News.

I know I am supposed to have the name, but I don't remember.  It was a sausage and banana wok dish 
that had some amazing exotic combinations of food though I can not remember the other ingredients. 
Maybe chili powder?  
It was obviously prior to the end of 2/1995 (my fire) and was in the recipe/maybe Wednesday section 
of the paper.

  If you find the recipe I will make you some also!!!


Hi Giuliana,

Well, I cannot find a recipe like that one that so much as mentions the Rocky Mountain News, and without the exact name of the recipe, there's little chance of finding it otherwise. However, I did find the below recipe that has bananas and sausage and some pretty exotic combinations of ingredients, so I thought I'd pass it along to you.


   Malaysian  Melange

  1 c. rice (white, brown, yellow)
  2 c. water
  3 cubes or a dollop of chicken bouillon

 Make rice in normal fashion but with bouillon or chicken stock.  Heat until fairly dry--set aside.

Basic Curry:
  2 tsp. ground coriander
  1 tsp. ground cumin
  1 tsp. ground turmeric
  1/2 tsp. ground ginger (fresh is better)
  1/2 tsp. ground mustard
  1/2 tsp. (more or less depending upon your palate) ground chilies
  1/2 tsp. feunegrek (helps but not necessary)
  Vinegar--enough to make paste of above
  A dab of allspice
  Enough of your choice of cooking oil to fry onions.
  Fry curry paste while stirring (2 or 3 min.)
  1 lg. onion
  Garlic-as much as you can stand
  Salt-to taste, 
  scallions-to put in at the end 
  peanuts-1 gill near the end
  2 eggs
  Coconut cream to taste
  Sausage--sliced paper thin
  Buttermilk and/or yogurt - some
  Bananas--ripe--2 med. (add at end)
  Chicken and/or eggplant and/or zucchini

After you fried the basic curry paste, throw in the onions and some additional oil and fry 
2 or 3 minutes.  Then throw in and fry the meat until almost cooked (but not the shrimp). 
Then the vegetables (if any, but not bananas yet) and the eggs, and the coconut cream and 
buttermilk/yogurt.  Cook until vegetables are almost done.  Add rice, sausage, bananas, 
peanuts.  After it's all combined and hot, while the rice is absorbing the sauce--add the 
scallions--saving some for the top--along with some fresh peanuts and sausage slices.  

Dishpan Cookies

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Pat 
  Sent: Sunday, March 22, 2009 6:49 PM
  Subject: Fw: Re: Recipe request

Good  Evening: 

Thank you for your receipe  for Wife Saver.
Would you be able to find a receipe for me that was called Dish Pan Cookies---used to make 
them years ago; seemingly lost the receipe.  Again Thanking you in advance     Patricia

Hello Patricia,

See below.


  Dish  Pan  Cookies

  2 c. brown sugar
  1 c. sugar
  2 1/3 c. vegetable oil
  5 eggs
  2 tsp. soda
  1/2 tsp. baking powder
  1 tsp. salt
  4 c. flour
  1 1/2 c. minute oats
  2 c. Rice Krispies
  4 c. Corn Flakes (measure before crushing)
  6 oz. miniature chocolate chips
  6 oz. peanut butter chips
  1 c. nuts
  And anything else you happen to have in the cupboard

Cream first 4 ingredients together.  Mix remainder together in a separate huge bowl.  Gradually 
add creamed mixture to dry mix.  Batter will be very stiff.  Drop by teaspoonful on ungreased 
cookie sheet and bake at 325 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes for crunchy or 8 to 10 minutes for 
chewy.  Makes a bunch. 
  Dish  Pan  Cookies

   --Cream together:--

  2 c. brown sugar
  2 c. butter or margarine
  4 eggs

  --Stir in:--

  2 tsp. soda
  1 tsp. baking powder
  1 tsp. salt
  4 c. flour

  1 1/2 c. oats
  4 c. corn flakes
  1 c. chopped nuts
  8 oz. chocolate chips
  2 c. coconut

   Mix well and drop by tablespoon. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes. 12 dozen  


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Thirzah 
  Sent: Tuesday, March 24, 2009 8:35 PM
  Subject: 2003 recipe request - update

  Hi there,

  I was searching for a recipe for delicato balls and found your page

  However, i knew they were made from oatmeal so searched further.  The reason you might have 
had trouble finding the recipe is due to some controversy over the name of these sweets (which 
are, incidentally, quite delicious).  I will not cast judgement but will refer you to the 
wikipedia page which in turn links to a recipe.


Thanks, Thirzah. The recipe is here:



Biff Burgers & Boiled Burgers

From: "Ernesto " 
Subject: Biff Burger Special Sauce and Kenney's Boiled Burger
Date: Thursday, March 26, 2009 1:26 PM

Can you tell about the Biff Burger chain. Also included is their recipe for their special sauce.
Recipe follows: 1 Large can ketchup; 2/3 to 1 cup mustard; 1 cup sweet pickle relish; 1/16 or 1 1/3 
cup salt;pinch ginger;2 tsp liquid smoke.

Also information about Kenney's Boiled Burgers. Included also is recipe for Kenney's Boiled Burger 
Sauce: 1/4 cup ketchup,Catalina Dressing, 2 Tbsp: Sweet Pickle Relish,Sour Cream,Dash:Worcestersauce


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