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Subject: CookbookCollector!! Calling ALL Cookbooks!!
Date Posted: 2/9/2013 1:04 PM ET
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Okay, I am a bit of a collector of all things really, but I love cookbooks. I read them just like any other book and enjoy reading them. I have the post it tabs that I put  on recipes I think I would like to try or sound good, etc.... I especially love the church or school fundraising cookbooks. They have family favorites and hard to find recipes!

 I am looking for a tuna fish salad recipe (cold) that incorporates potato chips! I had it at a tearoom that has since closed. She would not share the recipe with me, but found it in a cityfrom Kansas (fundraiser) recipe book, would you happen to have one of these recipes??? I cannot remember for sure, but I think it also had red grapes in it, maybe even almonds, but my memory is not infallible, so who knows!! It was yummy!!

Are you looking for any special books or recipes???  Am I in the wrong place for this type of post?

 

Blessings!!

 

 

Date Posted: 2/15/2013 6:11 PM ET
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I think this is the right place for this kind of post.  Happy to see someone want to talk cooking!!

I went through my fundraiser cookbooks, Epicurious and Taste Of Home websites, but cannot find a specific recipe for tuna salad with potato chips that has grapes.  I did find this one - Tuna Crunch Salad, and this one - Crunchy Potato Chip Salad, on Cooks.com.

I would think you could use any tuna salad recipe that incorporates the grapes and almonds, and add the potato chips to taste.  Or were you looking for a specific taste in the dressing that is hard to identify?



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Subject: Tunafish Salad Recipe
Date Posted: 2/15/2013 7:01 PM ET
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The tune recipe was very unusual. I had no idea what all was in it, but I did get that much out of the owner of the tea room that served the sandwiches. Unfortunately the tea room closed and I have no idea what happened to her or the cookbooks she used. It was a cold sandwich, I do remember that.

 

I wish I could remember more about the taste to be able to describe it, but it has been too long. Thank you for looking up those recipes for me.

 

Best wishes!!

 

 

Date Posted: 2/16/2013 9:24 AM ET
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Sounds like some experimenting is in order, LOL!! 

Date Posted: 6/28/2013 3:31 PM ET
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have you tried googling the name of the tea room to see if maybe there is still a menu somewhere that might give you a hint?

Date Posted: 10/11/2013 11:32 AM ET
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I used to work evening reception and many of our residents would bring me doggy bags.  There are two that I want the recipes so bad it isn't funny.  One was an Alexandria Resturant (I wasn't told the name) and they made a french bread that tasted like stuffing, wonderful stuffing...stuffing that was so good people would take a slice up to their apartments and then come down for a second slice.  I've tried everything with sage to reproduce that bread without success.  If any one knows any thing about this bread I'll take an hint or clue or best of all recipe you have.

 

The second came to me in a famous amos tin and I thought it was a famous amos recipe but it isn't.  It was a key lime cake and it was more than delicious.  There was no frosting or glaze and it was so moist and springy that I'll go out on a limb and say it was a sponge cake.  I've tried different recipes for key lime cake on the internet but none of them are even close. 

Date Posted: 10/12/2013 7:55 PM ET
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Tammy, is this close?  Country Sage Bread

The Key Lime sounds like a pound cake - maybe like this?  Key Lime Pound Cake - you can leave off the glaze, but I would bet it is better just lightly glazed.

Date Posted: 10/13/2013 9:48 AM ET
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i've printed out the country sage bread recipe.  The nutmeg sounds like an interesting twist.  I'll have to use the rapid rise yeast.  It's the only one I have luck with when making bread.  Usually sage will turn breads to a green-brown color.  Something that did not happen with the bread I had.  I've been thinking in recent years that the flavor might have been achieved by a flavored butter.  Say something with a brown butter base.  I'm looking forward to getting into cooking again.

The key lime pound cake isn't the right one.  Pound cake is way to heavy for reproducing the light cake that I had.  Also it only calls for lime zest in the cake itself.  I find there is a huge difference between lime and key lime.  I don't think it is possible to substitute one for the other without drastically changing the flavor.  But that's just me.

Date Posted: 10/13/2013 10:03 AM ET
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No, I agree about the difference between key lime and a plain lime.  But, believe it or not, the zest only will produce a wonderful flavor without having to make adjustments for the extra acid.  Here's a site my SIL uses for recipes, she lives in the Keys and has a key lime in her front yard.  There is a sponge cake on the list, maybe it comes closer - http://www.keylimejuice.com/recipes.htm#

Agree about the rapid rise yeast, it just seems to work better.

Date Posted: 10/16/2013 8:34 AM ET
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Did you find a key lime cake recipe, Tammy?  Let me know if you do, I would want to send it to my SIL.

Date Posted: 10/16/2013 8:52 AM ET
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That is so funny.  that is the first recipe I found when I went looking.  I bought the juice from their store.  I was disappointed with the cake unfortunately.  Your sister is lucky to have one in her front yard.  I wish they would grow well here I'd have one in a heart beat.

I've planted a bartlett pear, moonglo pear, bing cherry, and plum in the yard.  Now if I can just get the nocturnal animals to leave me some of the fruit I'll be in business.  They come up to the front door at night.  I know because they ate my hydrangia right down to the stump.  Bad deer, bad.

Date Posted: 10/16/2013 6:08 PM ET
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I would look for a lemon sponge cake recipe that doesn't use juice (just zest) and substitute the key lime zest.  I know I have done this with a lemon bread recipe that I wanted to make orange and it worked great.

Date Posted: 10/16/2013 9:20 PM ET
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I wonder, can I get key west lime shipped to me in season?  And what is their season do you know?  I'll try the zest if I can get the ingredient.  I wonder how many I would have to zest.

Date Posted: 10/17/2013 7:51 AM ET
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Not that many, maybe two.  The lemon recipes usually say the zest of one lemon, but key limes are smaller.  That is one ingredient that doesn't have to be measured precisely, a little more won't hurt.

Date Posted: 10/20/2013 7:21 AM ET
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I was at food lion the other day and looked for the key lime cake mix.  They didn't have it although they carry pillsbury.  I asked a friend who works there to see if they can get it.  He said he'd let them know.

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Date Posted: 10/20/2013 10:53 AM ET
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I'm planning a trip to the store tomorrow, I'll pick some up for you if they have them. The Fry's I go to is a bit smaller but I think I saw them there.

Date Posted: 10/21/2013 7:43 AM ET
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That's very sweet of you, thank you.  I'll pay you for the mix and the postage.

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Date Posted: 10/21/2013 8:11 PM ET
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They didn't have any at the Fry's. It's a smaller store and I often can't find what I want in it. It's the only local 'white' grocery store though. If I get to another store before you find it I'll grab some.

 

(I live in a Mexican area and all the grocery stores around me are geared towards them, they carry very different food and brands)

Date Posted: 10/22/2013 8:00 AM ET
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Thank you for trying.  Don't worry about it.  My friend will get it on the purchase order at the local food lion.

Date Posted: 10/23/2013 10:56 PM ET
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If all else fails you can buy the key lime cake mix on amazon. smiley

Date Posted: 10/24/2013 8:35 AM ET
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Not unless she want to pay $10 a box!  Wow, couldn't believe that one.

Let me know if your friend can't get Food Lion to order it, and I will look here.

Date Posted: 10/24/2013 8:39 AM ET
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wow 10 bucks huh?  Does anyone buy it?