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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Meatless but you can also make it with chicken. [So much for meatless then]
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from The Original Philadelphia Neighborhood Cookbook by Irina Smith and Ann Hazan.
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Works as a side loaf to a Mexican meat main or as a Vegetarian Main dish. The Original was from Vegetarian Journal. I decided to post this while waiting for something from another site to load.
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This dish came from Vegetarian Gourmet way back in the 90s. I think the mag is now dead. The recipes were excellent so that is a shame that it went the way of Veggie Life. They came up with some great sides and meatless mains. This goes very well with Black Bean Stuffed Peppers and I will post that recipe also.
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This again is from the Vegetarian Gourmet magazine. Feel free to up the spices, add salsa, or add your own spices in place of the ones listed. As it stands it is mild.
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I am putting this here mainly for me to work with. I just had a sample of this at our local Weis and it was fantastic. So if you happen to like this version? You better save it. The original [which this currently is] is posted to Real Cajun Recipes by Racheal L Tupper from Meaux, LA
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This one is all mine. What to do for a special treat on a specialized diet? Well heck boil up some cookies.
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This was modified from a Moosewood recipe in searching for a bran muffin that had a good taste and be heart healthy. It is ugly however the almost spice cake taste makes up for it. 2 regular size give one days requirements of bran. Addictive enough that you want to eat more than that. We modified it so much I am reluctant to call it the Moosewood recipe name Omenapyorykat. It tastes much like a spice cake with fruit. It is a good muffin for someone on a special diet and is very adaptable. Note: we just tried freezing them. They freeze well and you can microwave them if you want.
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This is the first edition of the roast. I won't say it is the last but when tried it was placed on our keeper list. I adopted this in 2006 in honor of my old guy, Rick the Cockatiel who passed on this summer. Warning to those who tried this before and liked it. It isn't the same. Consider it a new recipe. For Vegetarian use the Vegan bases.
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First run of the adapted soup recipe. 12/5/05 This is not a sweetish soup. It has a bit more savory darker taste esp with the addition of the sesame oil. Use a Food processor if you don't have a stick blender.
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It's a real basic Betty Crocker Recipe. Chocolate cookie, vanilla chips. But this one has some semi sweet chocolate in it too. You can use milk chocolate but I think the vanilla and semi sweet go well together. It was even featured in the Betty Crocker Calender as a poster cookie
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