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I’m Looking For…

November 21st, 2008 · 2 Comments

My ad in The Palm Beach Post helped reunite me with many old friends, and I’ve met great new ones. Welcome to all!

It also brought a flurry of calls with readers looking for something. Can you help me help them? Read on…

* Virginia in Boynton Beach is looking for a peanut butter pie recipe – but not the chiffon pie made with whipped topping.

* Jean in West Palm Beach wants help coming up with an exciting and upscale way to revamp the green bean casserole, and the creamed white pearl onions.

* Bob, from Royal Palm Beach wants a seafood newburg recipe that replaces one that was made with Knorr seasoning mix. He’s also looking for a good place to order a good New York knish. None locally anymore — Knish Knosh is closed in Delray. He’s originally from New York’s Brooklyn, where he went to Stuyvesant High School — and remembers the style of knishes from local shops there.

* Robert in Alaska wants a place in western Delray Beach open for Thanksgiving Day dinner.

* Sherry from Jupiter is looking for a sweet potato casserole with pineapple – no marshmallows!

* Florence from Boca Raton is looking for a gluten-free pumpkin pie recipe.

* Alyson from Palm Beach Gardens wants to know of restaurants or food markets in Rome, Florence, Paris, or Amsterdam — she’s going to Europe in a couple of weeks and is a food lover.

* Greta Dezlan of Riviera Beach is looking for a chocolate icing for a cookie – but not a buttercream.

And I’m still looking for an oyster dressing recipe!

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jennifer // Nov 20, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    I’ve got a recipe for Sweet Potato Casserole that my mom has made all our lives. One of the favorite dishes of the night, and Thanksgiving in any of her grown children’s homes now is not complete without it!
    Cook and mash sweet potatoes, or use canned yams.
    For approximately every cup of potatoes, use 1 TBL margarine, 1 TBL brown sugar, 3 TBL orange juice, and rum (optional) to your tasting. (or any other fruit liqueur or bourbon.)
    Nutmeg to taste.(optional)
    Mix together well.
    Place in casserole, cover and bake at 350 for 30 min. Garnish with pineapple or mandarin oranges. (In our home, marshmallows adorning the top was a necessity!)
    Bake another 10 or 15 min.
    Enjoy! Happy Thanksgiving!

  • 2 Jan Norris // Nov 21, 2008 at 11:12 am

    Good one! I made this for years, but tired of it, so my sister insisted on it, and she began making it instead.
    We use a pecan streusel as a topping, and I beat into the potatoes two eggs , and about 1/2 cup evaporated milk — this makes it more of a souffle.

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