Mashed Potato Salad

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Nancy
To: phaedrus
Sent: Wednesday, November 19, 2003 7:49 PM
Subject: looking for yellow potatoes

> I am looking for a receipe for yellow potatoes. It's like a potato salad
> only whipped like mashed potatoes. It contains potatoes, chopped celery, 
> onion and boiled eggs and mustard. My mother in law makes it. You boil 
> the potatoes and add the other stuff and whip the potatoes and then put 
> in the the fridge like a potatoe salad. 
> My name is Nancy and thank you so very much.

Hello Nancy,

I could not locate anything called "yellow potatoes", but by searching for "mashed potato salad", I found the below recipe.


Mashed Potato Salad

6 medium potatoes
6 eggs
1 medium white onion diced
2 to 3 large sweet pickles
1/2 C. diced celery
1 C. mayonnaise
1 T. prepared mustard
1/2 t. salt
1/3 C. liquid from sweet pickles
salt and pepper to taste

Peel and boil potatoes. Hard boil eggs. Dice onion, celery and pickles.
Roughly chop the hard boiled eggs. Reserve 1 egg for garnish.

Mash potatoes while hot and add diced hard boiled eggs, onions, celery, salt
and pepper. Mix mayonnaise, mustard and pickle juice in separate bowl (be
sure this mixture is quite thin). Pour over hot potato mixture and stir.
Garnish with cut up egg and paprika. Chill.
Mashed Potato Salad	 

2 1/2 lbs. baking potatoes, (about 7 med. size), cooked & peeled
1/3 c. yellow mustard
1/3 c. juice from a jar of sweet gherkin pickles
1 c. celery, chopped
1/2 c. red onion, chopped
1/2 c. sweet gherkin pickles, chopped
3/4 c. mayonnaise

Put hot potatoes in a large bowl. Add mustard and pickle juice. Mash until smooth. 
Cool to room temperature. Stir in remaining ingredients until blended. Cover and 
refrigerate at least 1 hour for flavors to develop or up to 3 days. Makes 6 1/2 cups. 
Per 1/2 cup serving: 168 calories.

Cream Cheese Brownies

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rose" 
To: phaedrus
Sent: Friday, November 21, 2003 9:40 AM
Subject: Recipe

Hi Phaedrus:

Hi I'm looking for a Cream Cheese Brownie recipe.
I know that the middle filling consist of cream cheese, marachino cherries
egg, sugar.
The other ingredients are cocoa, butter, eggs, salt walnuts flour.
My friend lost the recipe and can't remember how to make it. I would like
to surprise her.
Thanks hope this will be enough information.I checked your archives and FAQ.

Hello Rose,

Is this it?


Cream Cheese Brownies

4 oz cream cheese
1 egg
1/2 cup sugar
2 tbsp flour
1/2 cup drained cut maraschino cherries, optional

2 eggs (beaten)
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup flour
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 cocoa
1/2 cup butter
1/2 walnuts

Cream together cream cheese, egg, sugar, flour and cherries. Set aside.

Mix together eggs, sugar, flour, and salt. Melt together cocoa
and butter. Add to egg/sugar mixture.

Put 2/3 brownie mixture in a greased 8X8 inch pan. Cover with
cheese layer. Top with remaining brownie layer Bake til toothpick
comes out clean.


1 1/3 cups icing sugar
1/3 cup cocoa
3 tbsp margarine
5 tsp hot water

Cream together. Ice brownies when cooled.

Chi Chi's Fried Ice Cream

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Melissa" 
To: phaedrus
Sent: Thursday, November 20, 2003 11:33 PM
Subject: Fried icecream

> I'm looking for the recipe for Chi Chi's fried ice cream.  Can you help
> me.  We are doing a Mexican themed bridal shower and we thought that it
> would be fun to have dessert.
> Thanks for all your help.
> Melissa

Hi Melissa,

See below.


Chi-Chi's Mexican "Fried" Ice Cream

Serving Size  : 2    Preparation Time :0:00
Categories    : Copycat                          Desserts
                Ethnic                           Mexican

  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
--------  ------------  --------------------------------
     1/2  cup           vegetable oil
   2      6-inch        flour tortilla
     1/2  tsp           ground cinnamon
   2      tbsp          sugar
     1/4  cup           cornflake crumbs
   2      large scoops  vanilla ice cream
   1      can           whipped cream
   2                    maraschino cherries with stems

Prepare each tortilla  by frying it in the hot oil in a frying pan over
medium/high heat.  Fry each side of the tortilla for about 1 minute until
crispy.  Drain the tortillas on paper towels.

Combine the cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl.
Sprinkle half of the cinnamon mixture over both sides of the fried
tortillas, coating evenly.  Not all of the sugar mixture will stick 
to the tortillas, and that's okay.
Combine the other half of the cinnamon mixture with the cornflake crumbs in
another small bowl.  Pour the cornflake mixture into a wide, shallow bowl or
onto a plate.
Place a large scoop of ice cream in the cornflake crumbs, and with your
hands roll the ice cream around until the entire surface is evenly coated with
cornflake crumbs.  You should not be able to see the ice cream.
Place the ice cream scoop on the center of a cinnamon/sugar-coated tortilla.
Spray whipped cream around the base of the ice cream.  Spray an additional
pile of cream on top of the ice cream.
Put a cherry in the top pile of whipped cream.  Repeat for the remaining
scoop of ice cream.  Serve with a side dish of honey, chocolate syrup, or
strawberry topping, if desired.

More Chi Chi's Recipes

Hellman's Citrus Splash

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Margie
To: phaedrus
Sent: Wednesday, November 19, 2003 7:24 AM
Subject: Re: Salad Dressing

> Dear Phaed,
> Thanks for the mind was failing, the dressing by Hellman is
> "citrus splash".  If you could let me know if you have a recipe for that.
> It is now off the shelves, so you may not have or be able to get.
> Thanks,  Margie

Hi Margie,

Lots of people are looking for this one. No one claims to have come up with an exact copy yet. Below are three to try.


Citrus Dressing

1/2 c. light oil (maybe canola)
1Tbl. fresh orange juice
1 Tbl. balsamic vinegar
1 tsp. finely minced fresh ginger
1 Tbl. orange zest
1 sliced scallion

Mix well. Blend together. Set aside.
Orange Vinaigrette

1 c. fresh orange juice
2 Tbl. chopped red onion
2 Tbl. fresh lime juice
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
1 tsp. Ancho chile powder
1 Tbl. red wine vinegar
1/2 c. olive oil
Salt and freshly ground pepper

In a saucepan over high heat, reduce the orange juice until it forms a
ayrup. Let the syrup cool slightly.

In a blender, combine the orange syrup, onion, lime juice, mustard, chile
powder and vinegar. Blend for 30 seconds. With the blender running, slowly
add the olive oil until the dressing emulsifies. Season to taste with salt
and pepper. May be prepared 1 day ahead of time and refrigerated. Bring to
room temperature before serving.
Toasted Paprika Orange Vinaigrette

1 Tbl. paprika, toasted
2 c. fresh orange juice, reduced to 1/4 cup
1/4 c. sherry vinegar
2 tsp. Dijon mustard
1 c. olive oil
Salt and freshly ground pepper

Heat a pan and add paprika, cook 1 minute. Remove and set aside. In small
saucepan over high heat, reduce orange juice to a syrup. Place paprika,
reduced orange juice, vinegar and mustard in a blender and blend until
smooth. With the motor running, slowly add oil until emulsified. Season with
salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle over grilled fish.

Black Walnut Candy

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jon" 
To: phaedrus
Sent: Friday, November 21, 2003 12:00 AM
Subject: recipe request

> Hi,
> I have been trying to find a recipe for making black walnut candy.  When I
> was young, we would have a flat "pillow" type hard candy that was white,
> and slightly pearlescent, inside was a soft, chewy filling.  It was black
> walnut flavored. I have seen lots of recipes for making candy with black 
> walnuts mixed in, like fudge, but this candy was black walnut flavored hard 
> candy with a black walnut filling.  I would appreciate any help.  Thanks.
> JC

Hello JC,

I could not locate such a recipe, but you can buy this candy online at these websites:

Vermont Country Store

Candy 4 U

Discount Candy

JC, if you do find a recipe for making these at home, please send it to me. I'm kind of green about candy-making, and I'm curious to see how a filled hard candy could be made in one's kitchen, without the molds and equipment that candy manufacturers use.



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