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Subject: PBS Cookbook
Date Posted: 4/16/2007 3:04 AM ET
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Hi, Everybody, I am finally ready to start this project. We never got any response from Keri, who collected the first batch of recipes, so those are lost.

Ok, I have taken the 112 recipes submitted to Abbey in the later part of last year and reformatted them. They are importable by many recipe programs in MealMaster or MasterCook format. Just let me know which type.

For those that don't know, MealMaster is a newsgroup standard format used on the Internet for probably 20 years or so. There are tens of thousands of recipes on the Internet in this format. Most recipe programs, if they import, will import this format. Check your program's help file for Import.

The recipes can also be given to you in Word/WordPerfect, plain text, or .rtf (the later two can then be opened by nearly any wordprocessor program or copied into your own database). I can send then as an attachment to an email, or within the body as plain text.

If you don't have a program, and want a fairly good free one, I have done some testing and looking. I wanted one that was either free or cheap, and could import. I found one that is fair, and free. It does still have some bugs in it, but nothing untolerable, I don't think. If there is a need, I will see what I can find for the MAC system, but I did only look for PC compatability.

The program I am working with is called Recipe Center and has just been updated to version 5.2.2

I will probably send out files of recipes once a week, after I get started, if that sounds good to everybody else. If you want them, you will need to PM your email addy to me.

I will go back thru the forums and find topics that have recipes in them, and ask posters for permission to include their recipes in the database.

If you submitted recipes to Abby last year, and would like to make sure your name is put on your recipe, please let me know. I would personally like to see names on them :)

If you are submitting a recipe that is directly quoted from a magazine or cookbook, please give credit where credit is due. If you've altered it, it is then yours and you should give yourself credit.

If you've submitted a recipe that is currently in a topic on the forums somewhere now, you do not need to resubmit it here, send me a PM and I'll go get it, just give me permission and the name of the topic.

If I've forgotten to mention or include anything here, please let me know.

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Date Posted: 4/16/2007 3:04 AM ET
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Here is my best division of categories. If this doesn't work for your recipe, just put it where ever you want hahahaha It's not a rule, it's just suggestions. Those categories that have an * before them have a topic already started. Please post your recipes there.


*Sweets = Bakery, Cakes, Candies & Sweets, Cheesecakes, Chocolate, Cookies & Bars, Ice Cream & Sherbet, Icings & Frostings, Pastry, Puddings & Custards, mousses, Tarts & Pies, etc.

Beverages & Appetizers = Beverages, non-Alcoholic, and Alcohol, Coffees, Teas, Cocktails, & Appetizers

*Meats = Beef, Fish, Game, Lamb & Mutton, Seafood, Pork, Poultry,

Fruits & Nuts = all fruit & nut dishes - Blueberry, Blackberry, Cherry, Figs, Kiwi, Peach, Pineapple, Wtermelon, Hazelnut, Pistachio, Rice, Grains, Fruit Salads

Rice, Grains, Pastas & Noodles =  Rice & Grains, Pastas & Noodles

*Condiments & Sauces = Dips & Spreads, Dressings, Garnishes, Jams & Jellies, Marinades, Preserves, Sauces, Herb & Spice Mixes, Toppings

Breakfast, Brunch, Cheese, Dairy, & Eggs = Cereals, Cheese, Dairy, Eggs, Pancakes, & Waffles

Vegetable that include meat = those that are not vegan/vegetarian, vegetable Salads

Dishes = Casseroles, One-dish Meals, Quiches & Souffles, Soups, Stews,

*Breads & Such = Breads (other than machine recipes, which have a topic), Muffins & Biscuits, Stuffings

Snacks, Pizzas, Picnic, Sandwiches, Sides = Burgers, Snacks, non-main course dishes that don't fit elsewhere

Anybody know where these should go? Baby Foods, Chutneys, Curries

Members who have requested the collection:

  1. Eileen B. (romanceaddict)
  2. Fedora C. (fedora)
  3. Kimberly N. (KimberlyN)
  5. Nicki H. (nicki)
  6. Shannon B. (hsmom2017)
  7. Susanna S. (quilt938)
  8. Tammy G. (lildrafire)
  9. Nora A. (happymama)
  10. Kathy J. (KathyJ)
  11. Mersena B. (dodgedame)
  12. Bernie N. (Bernie)
  13. Stacy L. (stacyl67)
  14. Penny S. (Pennygale)
  15. Sheri P. (srehula)
  16. PAM L. (Iluvgoldens)
  17. Lea C. (Devilofabird)
  18. Terri F. (Lulu68)
  19. Kim B. (Mistry)
  20. Teresa G. (teresag)
  21. Melissa M. (sassenach)
  22. Jane K. (mahbaar)
  23. Anna B. (classicana)
  24. Rose P. (capereader)
  25. Cozette M. (CozSnShine)
  26. Jennifer G. (momwith3kids)
  27. Melody P. (MelodyP)
  28. Anastasia A. (mommacass)
  29. Betsy B. (Betz68)
  30. kristy M. (queenbee6)
  31. Julie D. (jules72653)
  32. Kristen S. (ChicagoCubs)
  33. Donna M. (dmac)
  34. Sara M. (Mom2EmNAbby)
  35. J. C. (ZepFan)
  36. Bobbye C. (mystri) 
  37. linda I. (RN)
  38. Dana S. (LadyD)
  39. Nancy P. (nap76)
  40. Ago S. (compac)
  41. kathleen M. (rdrkm)

Btw, nobody is "late" for getting these recipes yet. I won't send out the first batch until at least the 14th. And there will be additional sends so don't worry  :

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Date Posted: 4/16/2007 3:05 AM ET
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Recipe index from the last 45 days postings. (I'm not done, but this is what I have so far. If you see yours, please PM me with permission to use it.) Bolded titles = permission to include in cookbook

  1. Authentic Scones by kauai-guy (Rob)
  2. BANANA BREAD By dlbyron (Diana)
  3. Blueberry-Pecan Scones By
  4. Broccoli Burgers By lovesotters (Abbey S.)
  5. Brown Sugar Bundt Cake By dmac (Donna M.)
  6. Brown Sugar Substitute By dmac (Donna M.)
  7. Buttermilk Coffee Crumb Cake By
  8. Casino Royale cocktail recipe By Sander (Amanda D.)
  9. Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake By Ethansmom (Susie R.)
  10. Chocolate Log Shortbread Cookies By Diana (dlbyron)
  11. Chocolate Mousse By rainey (Rainey S.)
  12. Chicken Corn Chowder goddessani (Ani K.)
  13. cinnamon rolls By
  14. Classic Rueben Sandwiches By
  15. Coconut Scones By
  16. Cole Slaw Recipe By dlbyron (Diana)
  17. Corned Beef Dinner By L (L. G.)
  18. Cornish Pasty By bunly (Denise L.)
  19. Cranberry Orange Scones By Pamela bugar-shaby
  20. Creamy Ranch Potatoes and Chicken By Mistry (Kim B.)
  21. Creamy Salsa Chicken by Mistry (Kim B.)
  22. Creamy Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese By bears1 (Lynn D.)
  23. Delicious Chicken Pot Pie By dmac (Donna M.)
  24. Easy Oreo Truffles By Bernie (Bernie N.)
  25. Egg Salad By fightpilotswife (Carole L.)
  26. Fettuccine with Sausage and Mushrooms by NiteOwl (Roy W.)
  27. fried green tomatos By mannythepoolshark (Chris B.)
  28. Guinness-Braised Beef Brisket By southerncooker (Joan O.)
  29. Ham Chowder By Bernie (Bernie N.)
  30. Herbed Bread By marcym (Marcy M.)
  31. Homemade Chai By dlbyron (Diana)
  32. Irish Cream Cake By shotlady (Elizabeth W.)
  33. Key Lime Pie Martini By fightpilots wife (Carole L.)
  34. Macaroni & Cheese Casserole By Dartha (Dartha H.)
  35. Mandarin Salad By goddessani (Ani K.)
  36. Moist Chocolate Bundt Cake By marcym (Marcy M.)
  37. Monkey Bread By Diana (dlbyron)
  38. Mystery Stew By Mistry (Kim B.)
  39. Non-Mayo Potato Salad By Beckie (Beckie P.)
  40. Non-Mayo Potato Salad w/Mustard By goddessani (Ani K.)
  41. Oversized Cinnamon Rolls By dlbyron (Diana)
  42. Pizza Dough By Mistry (Kim B.)
  43. Pot Roast By dragonbaby (Maria L.)
  44. Potatoes and Kielbasa By marcym (Marcy M.)
  45. Quick and Easy Alfredo Sauce By Raine (Raine M.)
  46. Rosemary and Cornmeal Shortbread By capereader (Rose P.)
  47. Slow Cooked Pot Roast By L (L. G.)
  48. Sopapilla Cheesecake By FosterAdopt (Sherrie F.)
  49. Sour Cream and Chive Bread By marcym (Marcy M.)
  50. Sour Cream and Vanilla Bread By dragonbaby (Maria L.)
  51. SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Chip Scones By dlbyron (Diana)
  52. Stash's Chai Recipe By Susan - sslee06)
  53. Super Easy Chicken By marcym (Marcy M.)
  54. Super-moist Spicy Carrot Cake By txbeck (Becky S.)
  55. Sweet Potato Brownies By DDHome (Dan H.)
  56. Tea Scones By kauai-guy (Rob)
  57. To Die For Pot Roast By Badams007 (B. A.)
  58. TUNA PASTA SALAD By fightpilots wife (Carole L.)
  59. Tuna Patties By FortunesOne (Adrienne F.)
  60. Whole Wheat Banana Bread By puzzler (Helene H.)
  61. WHOOPIE PIES By fightpilots wife (Carole L.)
  62. WW Macaroni and Cheese By ducky28 (Paige N.)
  63. WW Whoopie Pies By jibby2 (Tracey M.)
  64. Zuppa Toscana By femmefan (Barbara T.)
  65. Pizza Dough Tips
  66. Kitchen Tips

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Date Posted: 4/16/2007 11:24 PM ET
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I don't remember if I submitted any to Abbey.  How can I find out??
Date Posted: 4/17/2007 1:42 AM ET
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Please use the sugar free carrot cake recipe posted under the carrot cake thread.  I totally altered it so it is mine, all mine!!! 



Date Posted: 4/17/2007 2:02 AM ET
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Paige, I can send you the file I have, and you can look thru them to see if any are yours. Send me a PM with your email and I'll send it to you. Just let me know what format(s) you want it in.

Nora, thanks! I'll include it!

Date Posted: 4/17/2007 2:39 PM ET
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Are you going to dig thru and add the recipes posted here as well? Wow! I'm so impressed with all the work you are doing. Thank you!
Date Posted: 4/17/2007 6:29 PM ET
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Don't forget the oreo truffle one I saw somewhere, Bernie might know about it!
Date Posted: 4/17/2007 10:30 PM ET
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I think what I will do, Bernie, is post the topics that I pull recipes from, that way if I miss a topic that has recipes, the posters can point me to them. There may be some really long topics that I will not go thru page by page. I will also post a list of the recipes that I have found so that members know their recipe has been found. I'll mark those I have permission to distribute, and remove those that don't want them included.

If anyone thinks of any other things I ought to do, please be sure to let me know.

I remember the oreo truffles, Nora, I won't miss it hahaha

Date Posted: 4/18/2007 12:41 AM ET
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Whew!  Good!  I could use one right now!
Date Posted: 4/18/2007 11:39 AM ET
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Nora, *lol* too funny. I made those and gave them to a friend, she still has them. She doles them out now and then as a treat. Me, I would just mow them all in a day or two.

Thanks again Sherry for doing this. What a gal! 

Date Posted: 4/18/2007 1:03 PM ET
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No biggie, Bernie! I figure I'm doing them anyway, might as well share them!
Date Posted: 4/19/2007 2:47 PM ET
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sign me up!
Date Posted: 4/19/2007 3:00 PM ET
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Here is a heavenly carrot cake recipe to add.  You can use the one posted on page 1 too.  I will try to post more when I can!
Date Posted: 4/19/2007 3:00 PM ET
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2c sugar

1 1/2c oil

3 eggs

1 middle sized can of crushed pineapple, well drained

2c finely grated carrots

3c flour

1 1/2c chopped walnuts or pecans

2t salt

1t baking soda

1t cinnamon

Combine dry ingredients in large bowl.  combine wet ingredients.  add wet ingredients into dry.  Bake in greased and flowered 9x13 pan at 350 for 45 mins to an  hour.


1box powered sugar

1 8oz cube softened cream cheese

1 softened stick of butter

2T lemon juice

Cream the butter and cream cheese together, add sugar and lemon juice, combining well.  spread on cooled cake.

Date Posted: 4/20/2007 11:49 PM ET
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I got you, Kathy! There are several subjects already started where you can post some of your own favorites, or if you have a favorite that's not been started, go for it! The more the better all our kitchens will be :)

Thanks, Paige :)

Oh, and while I said I will be going thru and searching out the already posted recipes, if anybody would like to help, I sure wouldn't turn them down. If some are interested in helping, please let me know, so we can split up areas and topics and not overlap.

Should we start a topic in the Member's Thoughts forum? Some people still don't check over here very often, and I wondered if it would be a good idea.

Has anybody download the Recipe Center software? I wondered if anybody else liked it or not. Does anyone else use anything on the computer for recipes, besides just a document? I mean does anybody use a recipe software? Just curious.

Date Posted: 4/22/2007 4:56 AM ET
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Sherry, you just plain rock!

I honestly would help you if my time online was my own. Alas, I am owned by eBay, and only steal a minute or two here on PBS.  

Date Posted: 4/22/2007 5:05 AM ET
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hahaha, Raine, I don't think anybody has ever said that to me before! Thanks, you made my day!
Date Posted: 4/24/2007 6:18 PM ET
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You are an angel for doing this. I wish I could help out, but my time online is very limited lately. Please feel free to use my Potato soup recipe in the Dinner in 30 minutes or less thread. I will submit some more to you as I can find the time. I actually think Friday night I might have an hour or so where I will be at home. I will try to then. When Ball (baseball, soccer & softball) is over I will check with you to see if there is anything you need help with then.

 I can't wait to get this cookbook. I have tried several recipes from other PBS members. They were all great! It will be very helpful to have a trusted, these are all good, source to go to for Dinner ideas.

I think posting about this in the Thoughts Forum is a good idea. Just a suggestion: After you get things organized, why don't you post a section that you need more recipes in, like Appetizers, Desserts, etc. (If you need to)

Date Posted: 4/24/2007 9:01 PM ET
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Great ideas, Terri, I was thinking too of posting the categories that don't have much or any in them at some point.

Do you have a recipe program? I'm really liking the Recipe Center. It has it's bugs, but so do most softwares hahahahaha

Thanks for the OK on your recipes, and no biggie on the time thingie, I just thought if there was someone out there like me with a ton of time on their hands they might like to help :)

Date Posted: 4/25/2007 10:26 AM ET
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What a great idea, I want to share.  This has been a great breakfast recipe for the weekends spent with family and friends at the lake.  Put it together the day before and just pop it in the oven on a lazy Sunday morning.

Egg Flop`e   from the kitchen of Mama Murf

  • 8 slices bread, crust cut off
  • 15 slices Velveeta cheese from the loaf
  • 1 dozen eggs
  • 1 Cup milk (you can add more milk for a lighter, fluffier casserole)
  • Salt and Pepper to your taste
  • 1 tsp ground mustard
  • Meat(pre-cooked) and veggies to your liking. (Ham w/ Sauteed onions & shrooms is great!)

Optional Topping:  3 Tbs butter
1 cup cornflake or cracker crumbs

Line a greased 9x13 casserole dish with bread.  Layer cheese slices over bread.  Mix together eggs, milk, salt, pepper and ground mustard.  Top cheese layer with meat and veggies and pour egg mixture over top.  Cover and refrigerate over night. Topping: mix crumbs with melted butter and sprinkle over top.  Bake @ 350* untill topping is golden brown and cheese is melted, approx. 45-50 min

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Date Posted: 4/25/2007 10:35 AM ET
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I'm currently using Microsoft Works Database for my recipes.  I will download the Recipe Center and let you know how I find it.  Thanks for the link and all your hard work.

Date Posted: 4/29/2007 6:50 PM ET
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Here are the names I have so far that want recipes sent to them and have sent me their email addys. If you sent your's and it's not listed here, double check with me, I must have missed marking it.

Eileen B. (romanceaddict)
Fedora C. (fedora)
Kimberly N. (KimberlyN)
Nicki H. (nicki)
Shannon B. (hsmom2017)
Susanna S. (quilt938)
Tammy G. (lildrafire)
Nora A. (happymama)
Kathy J. (KathyJ)
Mersena B. (dodgedame)
Bernie N. (Bernie)
Stacy L. (stacyl67)
Penny S. (Pennygale)
Sheri P. (srehula)
PAM L. (Iluvgoldens)
Lea C. (Devilofabird)
Terri F. (Lulu68)
Kim B. (Mistry)
Teresa G. (teresag)
Melissa M. (sassenach)
Jane K. (mahbaar)
Anna B. (classicana)
Rose P. (capereader)

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Date Posted: 5/1/2007 9:06 AM ET
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Sherri,  feel free to use any recipes I've posted.  I'll send you my address in a PM.  also, just to repeat what's already been said here..YOU ROCK!!!!   This is a big undertaking, and I want to say thank you for doing this!!

And by the way... YAY on the Oreo truffles!   I've made them and everyone loves them!! 

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Date Posted: 5/3/2007 7:28 AM ET
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Thanks, Kim!

Here are some "Types of Dish" categories. If you have one or more recipes in any of these, and if there is not a category already started where your recipe fits, start one for that category.

Course             Type of Dish                  Ingredient
Appetizers        Baby Foods                    Alcohol
Breakfast         Bakery                            Beans
Brunch              Beverages                     Beef
Desserts           Burgers                          Blueberry
Dinner              Cakes                            Blackberry
Entrees            Candies & Sweets          Catfish
Lunch               Casseroles                    Cereals
Side-dishes       Cheesecakes                 Cheese
Snacks              Chutneys                      Cheese & Eggs
                        Cocktails                      Cherry
                        Coffee & Tea                Chocolate
                        Cookies & Bars              Dairy
                        Curries                          Eggs
                        Dips & Spreads              Fig
                        Dressings                       Fish
                        Garnishes                      Fruits
                        Hot & Spicy                   Game
                        Ice Cream & Sherbet      Grains
                        Icings & Frostings          Hazelnut
                        Jams & Jellies                Herbs & Spices
                        Marinades                      Kiwi
                        Muffins & Biscuits          Lamb & Mutton
                        One-dish Meals               Lobster
                        Pancakes & Waffles        Meats
                        Pastry                             Pastas & Noodles
                        Picnic                             Peach
                        Pizzas                             Pineapple
                        Prepared in Advance        Pistachio
                        Preserves                        Pork
                        Puddings & Custards        Poultry
                        Quiches & Souffles          Rabbit
                        Quick & Easy                   Rice & Grains
                        Salads                            Seafood
                        Sandwiches                     Vegetables
                        Sauces & Dressings         Watermelon
                        School Lunch         
                        Spice Mixes         
                        Tarts & Pies         
                        Terrines \ mousses         

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