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Macaroni & Cheese Muffins

----- Original Message ----- 
From: rhohman 
Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 5:51 AM
Subject: baked Macaroni and cheese muffins

Uncle Phaedrus,

I am looking for a baked macaroni and cheese muffin that i had
at the Mt. Vernon resturant in Va. when i was there on Mar.26 2011
for my grandaughter wedding. They were delicious. I have looked 
everywhere for a recipe and can not find one.
I am hoping you can help me. 
Thank you

Hello Eleanor,

I'm sure you mean the "Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant"? I did not find anything at all like "macaroni & cheese muffins" on their regular menu at:
Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant Menu

However, on their "Private Lunch" & catering menu, I found a "Passed Appetizer" listed called "Mini Macaroni & Cheese Tarts". Is that what you mean?

I had no success locating a recipe of a copycat recipe for Mount Vernon Inn's mini macaroni & cheese tarts appetizer, nor did I have any success locating any recipe at all for mini macaroni & cheese tarts.

Mount Vernon Inn sells a cookbook of "historical and modern recipes". Maybe it's in there. You can order it online:

I did find a few recipes for macaroni & cheese muffins (not from The Mount Vernon Inn) on these sites:

Mini Macaroni & Cheese Muffins

Mac & Cheese Muffins

Macaroni & Cheese Muffins

Macaroni - Cheese Muffins


Pineapple "Kiffeleges"

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Susan 
Sent: Friday, April 22, 2011 4:03 PM
Subject: Pineapple kiffeleges

My grandmother who is of Austrian descent but married a hungarian made something 
like  a kiffel but it was filled with a pineapple filling (she never used any 
other kind of filling)  It was folded in half to form a triangle and had a light 
sugar coating on the outside.  It was also bigger and had more filling than a 
kiffel.  They were more like a turnover than a cookie.  She called them kiffelges 
(not sure of spelling).  

Thanks for your help


Hello Susan,

There does not appear to be a word in any language close to "kiffeleges" or "kiffelges". Perhaps it was just the way she pronounced "kiffels" or "kiffels" or "kipfels" as it is also spelled. I did not find any Austrian or Hungarian recipes for these with pineapple. I did find a Jewish recipe for "hamantaschen" that is sometimes called "kipfels" and is sometimes filled with pineapple jam:
Pineapple Kipfels or Kolacky or Hamantaschen (with photo)

I also found a recipe for "German Tea Kipfels" that uses candied pineapple:
German Tea Kipfels

German rugelach may be similar and sometime has a pineapple filling:

Other than those, all I can offer you is some pineapple filled cookies recipes:
Pineapple Filled Cookies

Incredible Pineapple Filled Cookies


BH&G Dressing

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Lizbeth 
Sent: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 2:13 AM
Subject: Please Help Me Find This Recipe


I have lost an old issue of Better Homes and Gardens that contained a recipe 
for a salad dressing that was to be used on both fruit and cold cuts. 
The picture that went with the recipe showed slices of rolled up turkey and 
honey glazed ham, slices of cantelope and possibly honeydew melon, black grapes, 
and strawberries beautifully arranged on a bed of curly edged lettuce. 
The dressing was a creamy salad dressing that was to be poured over the whole 
thing, and went just as well with the meat as it did with the fruit and lettuce. 
It was very delicious and it's driving me crazy that I can't find this recipe. 
I want to guess that this recipe was from round about June of 1986. 

If you can find it for me, I will sing your praises from the rooftops to everyone 
I know.  Thanks for whatever help you might be able to give me.


Hello Lizbeth,

Lizbeth, I do not have a collection of Better Homes & Gardens issues, nor is access to such a collection available on the Internet. Also, there is no way to search the Internet for a recipe based on a description of the picture that appeared beside it in a magazine. I have to have things like the name of the recipe and/or some of the ingredients. I did a cursory search for "Better Homes and Gardens" + "salad dressing recipe," but, not unexpectedly, I did not find your recipe. Sorry.

I'll ask a few of my associates and post this on my site. Maybe someone will recognize the recipe. Best I can do.


Stouffer's Chicken Crepes

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Meg Finegan 
Sent: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 3:30 PM
Subject: stouffers chicken crepes

About 30 years ago My mother would buy Stouffer's chicken crepes.  I remember 
the filling was chicken in some creme mixture, probably some vegetables too. 
In a separate pouch there was a creme sause with sliced musrooms that you would 
put over the crepes.


Hi Meg,

Sorry, no luck with a copycat recipe for this commercial product. Here are some others:

Easy Chicken Crepes

Creamed Chicken Crepes

Chicken Crepes Supreme


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