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54th Street Bar & Grill Ranch Dressing

-----Original Message----- 
From: Kaye 
Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2012 11:01 AM
Subject: Salad dressing recipe

Recently ate at 54th Street Bar & Grill in Kansas City, Mo.  The food was 
outstanding to say the least.  I especially loved their house Ranch Dressing 
which they use as a salad dressing or dipping sauce and as the basis for a 
chipotle ranch dressing, too.
I search on line, found a food link, signed up but was not able to find 
recipe in the general jumble of the website.  But then I thought of you and 
figured if anyone would have the recipe, it would be you.  Please help.

Thanks as always,


Hello Kaye,

Sorry, I had no success locating the recipe for 54th Street Bar & Grill's ranch dressing. Neither the recipe itself nor a copycat appears to be available.

There are homemade ranch dressing recipes here:

all recipes

the pioneer woman

And chipotle ranch recipes here:

pinch my salt

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Graham Cracker Brownies

From: Carole 
Sent: Friday, June 08, 2012 8:55 PM
Subject: graham cracker box recipes


Back in my youth, about 50 years ago, one of the Graham cracker boxes had a recipe for scratch brownies with a mocha frosting. 
Whenever I made them they were a hit, and recently I've been looking for them without success. I live in MA and think it was 
either Nabisco, or Keebler, but as a teenager I really didn't pay attention to brand names. This is driving me crazy and I've 
been remembering specific occasions between 1965 and 1972. They look like a regular chocolate brownie, with a lighter topping.  
If you could help me find this I'd appreciate it. I searched your site, but if it is there I couldn't find it.

Thanks in advance for any information you could give me. 


Hello Carole,

Sorry, I had no success with this request. I found mocha brownie recipes, but none with graham crackers and none from a graham cracker box.



This is similar to what I had as a kid. Perhaps it will work for Carol

Uncle Phaedrus,

Per your 6/22/12 column:
I found this Graham Cracker Brownies recipe in the Google newspaper archive.
The link to the original recipe is at the bottom.

No-Bake Brownies (Mocha Graham Cracker Brownies)

(Serve in small squares -- very rich.)

1 cup chopped walnuts
4 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup sifted confectioners' sugar
2 Tablespoons instant coffee
2 cups chocolate chips
1 cup evaporated milk
1 teaspoon vanilla 

Combine walnuts, crumbs, and confectioners' sugar in mixing bowl.
Heat coffee, chocolate chips, and evaporated milk over low heat, stirring until smooth.
Remove from heat and add vanilla.
Reserve 1/2 cup chocolate mixture.
Mix rest of chocolate with crumb mixture and pour into well-buttered 9-inch square pan.
Spread reserved chocolate over top to glaze.

Source: Toledo Blade newspaper - Dec 7, 1965 - in Google newspaper archive.



James Ford Rhodes High School Cookies

-----Original Message----- 
From: Laura 
Sent: Saturday, June 09, 2012 3:57 PM
Subject: Cookie recipe


I am looking for the cookie recipe that I used to buy during my high school 
years at James Ford Rhodes High School in Cleveland, Ohio. I attended from 
1971 thru 1975. We had a large cafeteria with real lunch ladies! I think 
they made everything from scratch.

I remember only one kind of cookie that they made and do not know the name.
Think it was a drop cookie, about 3 inches in diameter, rich dark honey 
color. It seemed to have something crunchy it, can't believe it would have 
been nuts due to cost. So I think maybe a crunched up cereal of some sort. I 
think they sold for  .04 each.

I have tried the Quick Oatmeal or Wheat Flake Cookie recipe from the Joy of 
Cooking. It was good and maybe close, but do not think it is the recipe.

Would love to make these cookies.......


Hello Laura,

Sorry, I cannot find any mention at all of these cookies. I'll post this request on the site.


J L Hudson Cherry Nut Wedding Cake

From: Donna 
Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2012 10:57 PM
Subject: wedding cake

Dear Phaedrus,    

I am looking for my wedding cake recipe.  It was called cherry nut batter, baked by the J.L. Hudson Dept. store bakery at Eastland in 1973.  
It was a heavy buttery batter almost like fruit cake with large chunks of cherries and nuts( no other fruit) and frosted with regular white 
wedding cake frosting.  I think the ladies that worked in the bakery were German.  Thank you


Hello Donna,

Sorry, I had no success locating any wedding cake, cherry nut cake, or cherry nut batter recipes from JL Hudsonís.

There are cherry nut wedding cake recipes here:

yahoo answers

nh register

and there is a German wedding cake recipe with cherries and pecans here:



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