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Jessie's Story from a Hospice Nurse: Several years ago I treated a young man from Key West, Florida who was dying of AIDS. A couple of weeks before he died, he gave me his 75 year old family recipe for Key Lime Pie. He explained that most Key Lime Pie recipes use condensed milk. Even restaurants in Key West serve Key Lime Pie made with condensed milk. Jessie was disdainful of this version. His family recipe, passed from generation to generation, does not used condensed milk. Jessie claimed it is the only authentic Key Lime Pie recipe. So in memory of Jessie, I offer it to you. Please keep story with Jessie's recipe .
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Once upon a time I had a father in law who could cook. That being said, that is about the only thing we had in common. However he made the best Mac and Cheese. I tried for ages to get him to give us his recipe. He gave me a cookbook and said the recipe is in here. Now, I can cook. That wasn't the recipe. So I Never got the blooming thing. However... This recipe from Bon Ap is much better.
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This is from the old Amy Vanderbilt cookbook. DO NOT USE PUMPKIN PIE MIX that comes in a can. You want only pumpkin not the mix which already has spices in it. This recipe uses a 9 inch unbaked pie shell.
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This recipe from Veggie Life became one of our favorites An eggless, milkless cake that turns out very nice every time. I prefer the Creme De Menthe version to the tea or the peppermint extract version. The peppermint extract version is almost like a peppermint patty. The Creme De Menthe is more like a Andies.
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I ran into this recipe in Vegetarian Times this summer. It's for a Cucumber cup that makes a lovely side or appetizer and a great way to use fresh from the garden veggies. You don't have to be a vegetarian to enjoy this one.
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And it is. Fast, easy and tastes good. Found at Real Simple by Moi when the other half wanted to eat more spinach.
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Simply a beautiful Betty Crocker fudge.
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This one simply uses the Betty Crocker Fudge Brownie Mix as a base and you get to enhance it from there.
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Sometimes you need a more simple version. This uses a Betty Crocker super moist mix and already made Betty Crocker icing for the basic cake.
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Modified from Cuisine at Home for a meatless diet.
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I found this in the 70s. It was an old cookbook then from the 50s. You figure how long those wings have been cooking. If you are looking for hot, this is not the recipe you want.
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We were looking for a painless way to use tofu. This recipe turned out to be excellent for a beginner. Modified from a Mori Nu recipe. I can promise you if you don't tell them? They won't realize it is tofu. Tastes like a Chocolate Mousse off the salad bar. It will NOT taste like milk chocolate.
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We started using tempeh partly because of the Other half's heart and partly because I was curious. I found I don't care for soy tempeh but I do like the more exotic ones such as 7 grain. It has a wonderful nutty flavor like I am eating exotic nuts. For first timers I firmly suggest finding some excellent Tempeh recipes [same for tofu]. After 2 to 3 years, I'm known to nibble as I cut.
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I'm a history buff and part of history is food. This casserole was served in 1963 by Adlai Stevenson at an UN function to John F. Kennedy and Secretary General U. Thant.
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The recipe was from Gourmet, December 1997
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IF anyone knows who this belongs to [ie Gourmet, Ming] please let me know so I can credit it. I've been trying to find the 'owner' and it is driving me nuts. I know it wasn't the person who I got the recipe from. They were not that talented. This modifies well into the vegetarian version btw.
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A very easy, very good recipe that only requires one ingredient and an oven. I didn't want a lot of work and I figured the ones who would know how to cook a chestnut properly are the British. They are.. These were very good.
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From Vegetarian Times 2006. Note: This recipe was designed to show off Garden fresh Heirloom tomatoes and range free eggs. I have easy access to both as well as local made cheese. Using them this simple recipe is extremely flavorful. This is a recipe where you want to go for quality and it will pay you back by the wonderful taste.
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This was Fireshifter's on the McDougall board. Everyone will swear you are making pizza and it tastes like pizza too.
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This is a very modified version of the full Crystal Palace Breakfast Lasagna. Use the best waffles and pancakes you know about. Homemade is best however frozen will work. Just not as good [wink]
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An extremely simple red cabbage soup that is said to be good for stomach complaints or hangovers. Not that any of us ever had a hangover... It's also just plain good.
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I collect old cookbooks. Some of the earliest are 1830s and are hand written. This recipe is newer. It is from the Amy Vanderbilt cookbook. It is a rich creamy peach pie.
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I've been saving this in my private recipes for a while. T'is the season to share such goodies isn't it? It is from the Cafe for All Seasons in San Fran and it is from TOH back in 2001
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If you love cardamon as much as I love cardamon... This recipe was from the now defunct Veggie Life. They had some of the best vegetable recipes I ran into.
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A simple bean recipe. The hardest part is going to be finding the purple Appaloosa beans. Note this one is best if you use bacon drippings. Reduce the peppers for a less hot dish. Yes you can also reduce the jalapenos.
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This recipe made me revamp what I knew was Succotash. I wouldn't have argued so much with Mom if she had Lynne Rossetto Kasper's recipe. This is actually a very simple recipe. I always add the crumbled bacon to it. I'm a bacon fanatic.
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A meatless version of an Irish Stew from Bryanna Grogan. Remember a Gypsy stew is a " Good Brown Stew"
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