Carl DeCook
Carl DeCook
VITAMIX VITAMIX VITAMIX

We can't say it loud enough. Yes, We've had juicers and mixers and blenders but nothing compares to the Vitamix. Slice an apple in half or quarters and drop it in - core, stem and all, add a couple whole carrots. some spinach, some pineapple, slice off the outside but you can leave in the center, frozen berries. Turn it on and in a minute you have a smooth drink you can't believe. Oh, make hot soup or ice cream in it too.
As we start our own recipes for drinks, ice cream and soups, I'll add them to the recipe web site. Will probably make a special section for Vitamix recipes.....
Make healthy drinks - peanut butter - ice cream - hot soups all in the on e machine.

Glass Cleaner
It might seem funny to have a glass cleaner as a favorite item but Invisible Glass is something special.
 For 40+ years Kay has been after me to get the windows cleaner. I tried just about everything I could find that claimed to clean glass.
Finally found something that works and makes Kay happy.
It's called Invisible Glass and like so many things around our house, Kay ordered it from QVC.
I can't explain how easily and well it cleans glass you just have to try it for yourself. Google it or look for it in QVC but get some (I think our local ACE Hardware store has it). It really gets the job done.

Good Seasons Salad Dressing Mix
I use the Italian one.
I buy Good Seasons Italian Salad Dressing Mix in a 7.6 oz package that makes a gallon at a time. I don't mix up a gallon but always have some mixed in the fridge and there is always a few packaged in the pantry. Hmmm. I guess that should be - are always... Oh well...

It adds flavor to pizza and pizza sauce, pasta sauce.

One of the recipes I like best is my Oriental Salad dressing/Dip/BBQ sauce.
For years I've been fussing around looking for just the right Sweet and Sour sauce and a Salad Dressing.
With Kay's help, I finally have both just the way I like them.
Please take a look at Oriental Salad Dressing/Dip.

BOR-DO-LAY Sauce
One day, many years ago, when my mother came to visit, she brought along a marinade sauce she just loved.
She got it at Raley's in Folsom and liked it so much she bought bottles for all her friends. It was Radich's BOR-DO-LAY sauce. As soon as I tasted it I was hooked also.
I use it in soups, on meat and have had a little on eggs and almost anything else I can think of.
Their web site is www.bordolay.com . Check it out and see if there is a store near you that sells it. If not, order some in the BUY NOW area of the web site.
Writing about it made me hungry. I'm going to go in and make a meatloaf. And, include some bor-do-lay.

Uncle Phaedrus Consulting Detective and finder of Lost Recipes

Some years ago I was looking for a recipe my mother used back in the 40s. Uncle Phaedrus found it in a flash. There is a great tasting soft taco they've been selling at the California State Fair since1948.I've been trying for years to come up with the recipe. Checked Uncle Phaedrus and he has it.WOW!
My site had maybe 200ish recipes. Uncle Phaedrus has thousands.
Do yourself a favor.. visit his web site. If you don't see what you want, e-mail him....one request per e-mail.

Check out the site and mark it as a "favorite" It is a MUST! Here's his web site address.... http://www.hungrybrowser.com/phaedrus/

Or, Google Uncle Phaedrus