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And if you happen to have one of the sought-after recipes in your recipe Rolodex, please leave us a comment. May many more lost recipes be found!
From Bob Eppig, Rockledge, Fla.
I am from Baltimore but now live in Florida. I really miss an old-fashioned cheesecake that’s sold in Baltimore called smearcase. It’s baked in a sheet pan on a yeasted crust and is topped with a creamy cheese mixture. I’d love to be able to make it in my new home.
Chicken–Poppy Seed Casserole
From Dylan Friedman, Queens, N.Y.
When I was growing up, we often ate chicken–poppy seed casserole at family gatherings, church functions, and Sunday dinners. The best part was the crunchy, buttery cracker topping. Now that I’ve moved away from Georgia, I miss the taste of home. Do you have the recipe for my favorite comfort food?
From Paula Wood, Aiken, S.C.
I grew up in northern Kentucky, where breakfast food is hearty and sticks to your ribs. My favorite was my mom’s goetta. She cooked pork and whole pinhead oats (a type of steel-cut oats) together and then poured the mixture into a loaf pan. Once it firmed up, Mom would slice it and pan-fry the slices until they were brown and crispy. It was delicious with sorghum or maple syrup. I don’t have her recipe, but I sure wish I did.
From Charlene Moore, Holly Ridge, N.C.
For about 25 years, I have been trying to re-create a recipe that my home ec teacher used to make for us. She called them “breakfast cookies” because they were made from Raisin Bran, eggs, crumbled bacon, orange juice concentrate, oats, flour, brown sugar, and butter. They had a unique sweet-salty thing going on that was just wonderful. Does anyone else recall this cookie—and have the recipe?