Recipe Resource and Challenge

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We're all sometimes looking for a particular recipe - one we loved long ago but lost, one that we had at a restaurant and would love to replicate, something perfect for an open house or to take to a potluck.  We can use the search feature here and we can use google, of course (google is your friend!), but sometimes that turns up dry, and sometimes it just helps to have fellow foodies search their cookbooks or recipe files.

So, this is the place to ask for help in finding that lost or sought recipe.  Simply put a comment here with your request, and if you have the recipe in question, post it to the group as a blog.  You'll be doing us all a favor. 



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Tricia Jumonville
Bradfield Properties - Georgetown, TX
Texas REALTOR , Agent With Horse Sense

Nope, I put it in the Recipes Group, but forgot to give it a star to keep it up there.  Will go do that now!  Thanks!


May 05, 2007 01:02 PM #5
Carol Smith
Casmi Photography - Mebane, NC

I believe this is your Apple Raisin Bread recipe.  Enjoy!



  • 2 (.25 ounce) packages active dry yeast
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water (110 degrees to 115 degrees), divided
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 8 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups peeled, diced apples
  • 1 1/2 cups raisins
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons cornmeal
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • sugar


  1. In a small bowl, combine yeast, 1/2 cup water and sugar; set aside. In a large bowl, combine eggs, applesauce, honey, oil, salt and remaining water; mix well. Stir in yeast mixture. Gradually add enough flour to form a soft dough. Knead on a floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes. Place dough in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour. Punch down and turn over in bowl. Cover and let rise 30 minutes. In a small bowl, combine apples, raisins and lemon juice. Divide dough into three parts; knead one-third of the apple mixture into each part. Shape each into round flat balls. Place each in a greased 8-in. round baking pan that has been sprinkled with cornmeal. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour. Brush each loaf with egg and sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 to 35 minutes or until brown sounds hollow when tapped.


May 13, 2007 02:53 PM #6
Tricia Jumonville
Bradfield Properties - Georgetown, TX
Texas REALTOR , Agent With Horse Sense

Debi, those both look good - I'll give them a try. 

Carol, that's pretty darned close.  No cornmeal or lemon juice in the original, and no glaze, but I'm going to try that one, as well. 

There goes the low carb diet! 


May 13, 2007 02:59 PM #7
Cindy Nicholson
Nicholson and Company - Castle Rock, CO
Cindy Nicholson
Just found this site!  Can't wait to start reading everything. So glad to see something like this! Thanks to who started it!!
May 15, 2007 04:24 AM #8
Judi Morgan
RETIRED - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio, TX Real Estate

Oh Tricia, my fellow Texan, I love this group.  Should have found it sooner.  I posted a recipe for my Crawfish Etouffee on the Southern Thangs Group -- should have posted it here too.  Hmmm, can I go back and do it? 

ohhhh, I got Peach -- I'm sure that's as in Fredericksburg, TX peaches not GA peaches...(just kidding)

May 20, 2007 04:14 PM #9
Tricia Jumonville
Bradfield Properties - Georgetown, TX
Texas REALTOR , Agent With Horse Sense

Been frantically busy and just got back here.  By all means, Judi, post that Crawfish Etouffee recipe on the Recipes group  (and any other recipes) - that's what it's for! 


Jun 01, 2007 12:34 AM #10
Judi Morgan
RETIRED - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio, TX Real Estate
Hi Tricia, I had it only posted in Southern Thangs group and decided y'all might like to look it over in the Recipes group so I went ahead and posted it there too...look it over, you might like it.  I think you can probably get crawfish up in the Austin area
Jun 01, 2007 01:55 AM #11
David Helm
Helm Home Inspections - Bellingham, WA
Bellingham, Wa. Licensed Home Insp
Don't have any missing dishes on my mind right now, but it's definitely a good idea.  We all have that certain something that, if we taste or smell it, it takes us right back to some special time in our life.
Jun 06, 2007 07:54 PM #12
Penny Florence
Midvale, UT
I have one, It is called Wacky cake!  Growing up my best friends mom use to make it all the time.  The unique thing about this cake is you put all the ingredients in the pan, make a well and add vinegar-well this is what I can remember from a long, long, time ago!  
Sep 06, 2007 12:44 PM #13
Tricia Jumonville
Bradfield Properties - Georgetown, TX
Texas REALTOR , Agent With Horse Sense

Penny, would this be it, by any chance?


Sep 06, 2007 01:06 PM #14
Chris DeSimone
DFW Fine Properties - Southlake, TX
CRS, GRI, Realtor
This is a response to Penny Florence.  Penny, I just posted Wacky Cake on the recipes group.  If you can't find it, please let me know and I'll email it to you.  I love it.  I also posted the recipe for the frosting.  Hope you can find it!  Chris
Feb 10, 2008 09:07 AM #15
Patrice Estess
PB APPRAISALS - Kerhonkson, NY
This is cool, I want to find a recipe for Thai chicken and coconut soup...I used to make it and miss it so much, it is so yummy...there is my challenge, a bit different but... thought I would try...
Mar 19, 2008 02:14 AM #16
Jennifer Hillegas
Sign Your Deed Realty - Rome, GA
Every Seller Does It!
Yeah A good Thai Chicken and coconut soup recipe would be nice and egg rolls too
Mar 19, 2008 02:23 PM #17
Lisa Marie Thomas
Prudential - Salt Lake City, UT

this looks like the site for foodies.  yeah!!!!!

Apr 01, 2008 07:03 AM #18
Patty Hill, BIC
Local Homes and Land, Inc - Summerville, SC
Local Homes and Land, Inc

What about a good carrot cake receipe?  Any one have one ( you know, a moist, moist cake)?

May 16, 2008 06:09 AM #19
Marci Toliver
438-4642 - Mauldin, SC
Anderson SC, Spartanburg,Greenville SC, Home Staging

Patty, a friend of mine is a baker/cake decorator and she says they add pudding or sour cream to any batter to make it moist.

Oct 08, 2008 08:09 AM #20
Debi Braulik - Maple Valley, WA
Selling Maple Valley to Fife WA Homes For Sale

When I was in San Francisco about 2 years ago, I went to a little Thai restaurant that had a Thai Chicken with Pumpkin recipe. I think it was red curry.  The dish had chicken, coconut milk, broccoli, red bell peppers, and pumpkin and was more like a soup in consistency. I have found a few interesting recipes on food network, but I wondered if anyone had one they have tried. Thanks!

Oct 14, 2008 06:03 AM #21
Patty Carroll
Vancouver, WA

When I was a child my grandmother made something she called Coffee Donuts.

They were made with day old coffee and were like a raised donut.

Grandma died at age 101 and no one has a copy of those awesome donuts.

Can anyone help?

Dec 13, 2008 10:24 AM #22
Doreen Schroeter
Windermere Real Estate - La Quinta, CA

I need a great Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe. I had one years ago and can't find it. I havn't really liked any other one I've found. This has got to be THE place to find a good one!

Jan 09, 2009 07:02 AM #23
Gwen Kelly
Broadmoor Realty, Inc - Long Beach, CA
Long Beach, CA Real Estate

  Great Carrpt Cake Recipe


Carrot Cake

•·   Preheat Oven to 350 degrees.

•·   Grease and Flour two 9-inch round cake pans  (Bundt pan will NOT work, I've tried...)

•·   In a large bowl beat 4 large Eggs, 2 Cups Sugar, ½ Cup Vegetable Oil, ½ Cup Applesauce and 1 tsp Vanilla until thoroughly combined.  Add 2 Cups unsifted Self-Rising All Purpose Flour *, 2 tsp Cinnamon, ¼ tsp ginger, and 1+1/2 tsp Baking Soda.  Stir until batter is smooth.

•·   Gently fold in 3 cups loosely packed grated carrots.  Add 1 Cup chopped Walnuts (optiona) and 2/3 Cup Raisins (also optional).

•·   Spoon Batter evenly into prepared pans and bake 30 to 35 minutes (or until centers springs back when gently pressed with fingertip). Cool cake layers in pans on wire rack for 5 minutes.  Remove from pans and cool completely on wire rack.

•·   Frost with Cream Cheese Frosting:  In a large bowl with electric mixer beat until smooth:  One 8 oz package softened Cream Cheese and 4 Tbsp softened Margarine.  Stir in 1 tsp Vanilla and the zest on 1 Orange. Slowly beat in one 16 oz package (3+1/2 Cups) Confectioners' Sugar until combined. 

 * Do not use self rising cake flour - if Self Rising All Purpose Flour is not available use 2 Cups all purpose flour mixed with 1 tsp baking Powder and ½ tsp salt.

Jul 03, 2011 09:23 AM #24
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