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Jim Lembke
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Trip to the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society
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Detroit Coney Sauce has no Tomatoes
Ok so here is another recipe that while not from Helen Reilly is still worth a good investigation as I consider it one of those recipes that everybody has "right" but then again everybody also has "wrong":  Coney Sauce The origins of the coney are many and ...
Detroit Coney Sauce has no Tomatoes
Detroit Coney Sauce has no Tomatoes
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Caramel Sand Tarts
Ok so this is probably the trickiest of Helen's recipes that I've come across.  I'll jump right in with the paper clipping so you can get an idea of what I mean: The first thing that comes to mind is what paper is this written on?  In all honesty it looks l...
Caramel Sand Tarts
Caramel Sand Tarts
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Mrs. Anderson's Spiced Fig Bars
Here is a recipe with quite a bit of mystery to it.  I'll start right off the bat with the recipe clipping from Helen's breadbox: The first mystery is that this recipe doesn't really give much indication as to what it is.  I mean there is a nice divided lis...
Mrs. Anderson's Spiced Fig Bars
Mrs. Anderson's Spiced Fig Bars
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Real beef stroganoff has no mushrooms
So this one is for my good friend Jon who has a great fondness for meat, but despises mushrooms and as such never orders beef stroganoff at a restaurant. This recipe investigation is not part of Helen's breadbox, but I wanted to share it with you nonetheles...
Real beef stroganoff has no mushrooms
Real beef stroganoff has no mushrooms
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Chocolate Cake with Ethel Dodge's Rum Custard Filling
So it's been a while.  My lovely wife Pam and I took a nice week long trip to northern part of Michigan.  Spent 2 nights in Petoskey and 2 nights in Traverse City.  Picked cherries, saw the sites, and bought quite a bit of great Michigan made products. Anyh...
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Raisin Coffee Cake
So here is another envelope recipe.  Kind of a tricky one, but all in all the trickiest part was figuring out what shape to bake it in.  I'm still not sure that I have it right but it's probably pretty close.  Anyway, here is the envelope: So looking at the...
Raisin Coffee Cake
Raisin Coffee Cake
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Raisin Drop Cookies
This one is a bit tricky.  Looks like Helen grabbed an envelope to write this one down.  Here is a picture of the original recipe: So a couple of interesting things that I found frustrating right off the bat. 1) 1 1/2 eggs is tough to do.  I know you can me...
Raisin Drop Cookies
Raisin Drop Cookies
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Brown Sugar Cake
Let's start this off with an easy one. Ah cake, a form of sweet bread with traditional recipes from almost every corner of the world.  In the US we eat it as a dessert, typically, with or without ice cream or fruit on top or bottom .  Whatever way you have ...
Brown Sugar Cake
Brown Sugar Cake
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It all started with a breadbox?
My lovely wife, Pam, had a great grandmother (of course) and her name was Helen Reilly.  Helen, had a breadbox and as far as we know she didn't keep much bread it.  Instead she used it for holding recipes.  This box contained newspaper clippings, hand writt...
It all started with a breadbox?
It all started with a breadbox?
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