Dressel’s Chocolate Fudge Whipped Cream Cake

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Cake Walk

By on July 21, 2014

There are no clues that the breezy, grass-covered, empty lot at 66th and Ashland was once the master plant of Chicago’s most famous bakery, or,… more >

Monte Cristo Sandwich

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Sandwich Stars

By on July 20, 2014

Ham, turkey and melted cheese on egg-dipped, butter-crisped white bread, the Monte Cristo sandwich made waitressing at the local Denny's in that godawful brown polyester… more >

Buttermilk Fried Shrimp with Chipotle-Lime Dip

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Gone But Not Forgotten

By on July 10, 2014

Marinated in chili-spiked buttermilk overnight before being dipped in Cajun-seasoned flour and deep fried, these crunchy shrimp get extra kick from chipotle/cilantro/lime dipping sauce. more >

Summer! Sister Mary’s Corn Relish

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State Fair Fun

By on July 10, 2014

This is the corn relish recipe that has won self-professed “ribbon slut” Barb Schaller eight blue ribbons at the Minnesota State Fair--takes only 30 minutes… more >

Crostini with Warm Goat Cheese and Tapenade

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Sumptuous Starters

By on July 9, 2014

Crostini--olive oil and garlic rubbed toasts--are still popular party food. Serve the toasts with a little warm goat cheese schmeer and a mound of olive/tomato/caper… more >

Sourcherry Juneberry Flaugnarde (Clafoutis)

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On the Sideboard

By on June 27, 2014

Juneberries (also known as serviceberries) are mildly flavored and go really nicely with sour cherries in this breakfast-y treat more >

Serviceberry Pie (aka Juneberry, Saskatoon, Sugarplum)

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Pie Revival

By on June 26, 2014

Reddish-purple and shaped & textured like a small blueberry--but with more "red-berry" flavor to the juice-- the serviceberry is the fruit of one of America's… more >

Sweet Corn & Pepper Pudding (Vegetarian, Dairy-free, Gluten-free)

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Classic Casseroles

By on June 22, 2014

Granny's corn puddings often called for canned ingredients--ours uses fresh sweet corn, onions and red peppers and eliminates dairy and gluten. A lovely light lunch! more >

S’mores Pots de Creme

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Chef Recipes With Vintage Flair

By on June 20, 2014

Each part of this yummy s'mores riff---marshmallow fluff, chocolate pots de creme, and cinnamon-sugared graham crackers---is made from scratch, tasting so much better than packaged… more >

Tamale Pie

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Classic Casseroles

By on June 12, 2014

If you like grits, chances are you'll like this traditional tamale pie, made the old-fashioned way with cornmeal that's boiled first and then baked to… more >

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This is the place to look for a lost recipe–help somebody else find theirs!

Monica’s Most Wanted

monicabestHi! Please do drop in at Swap Shop to see if you have any of the recipes people are looking for, or, to post a recipe request of your own. We just put up better controls to keep unwelcome spam out of the site. Looking forward to learning of your lost recipes. See you there soon!–Monica Kass Rogers

Lost Recipes Found Media center

Remember the Dressel’s Chocolate Fudge Whipped Cream Cake? Here’s our very own mini-documentary on the cake, plus info LRF used to recreate a recipe for the cake with the Dressel’s family as tasting panel. Added bonus: Check out our two-part cooking demo with Chef Heidi Hedeker of Kendall College.  Video editing by Sue McCosky, McCosky Film & Video.

Bookshelf

From the Ground Up, by James Villas Sugar, Sugar: Every Recipe has a Story, by Kimberly "Momma" Reiner and Jenna Sanz-Agero Soup & Bread Cookbook: Building Community One Pot at a time, Martha Bayne Cake Ladies, Celebrating a Southern Tradition, Jodi Rhoden