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The Mailbox: Reader recipe requests

Jul 15, 2014

Seeking fresh recipes I was hoping for recipes using fresh produce when it is available at its peak; when it is plentiful and ripe. This would be helpful through the summer months and even into autumn. Any and all recipes are appreciated. Thanks. ...

Teri Mena: The Mailbox

Jul 8, 2014

She and seafood

My wife, Holly, loves seafood. I was wondering if anyone had a recipe for stuffed bell peppers using fish or shellfish instead of ground beef as the main ingredient. Thank you.

– Joe Hughart, Oregon House

The Mailbox: Teri Mena answers reader requests

Jul 1, 2014

English muffins made in coffee cans

Prep time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes

Makes 3 loaves, ten ½-inch slices from each loaf

Caroline Jensen of Sacramento heard about a recipe for English muffins made in cans. She was...

The Mailbox: Reader request chicken enchilada ring

Jun 24, 2014

Chicken enchilada ring (Pampered Chef)

Prep time: 35 minutes

Cook time: 25 minutes

Serves 8

Terri Norvell of Camino loves Mexican food. She enjoyed a dish at a party that was a ring of pastry with a Mexican-flavored chicken filling. She...

The Mailbox by Teri Mena: Reader recipe requests

Jun 17, 2014

Yaourtopita (Greek sour milk cake)

Prep time: 40 minutes

Cook time: 45 minutes

Serves 12

Candace Scott of Sacramento was looking for a Greek nut cake recipe like the cake served at the Greek Festival. It contained yogurt and had a...

The Mailbox: A reader seeks a Monte Cristo sandwich recipe

Jun 10, 2014

Monte Cristo sandwich

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 11/2 minutes

Serves 1

Janice Goehring of Gridley heard about the Monte Cristo sandwich and wanted to know how it was made.

Many believe the Monte Cristo sandwich is...

Teri Mena: The Mailbox

Jun 3, 2014

Looking for Chinese rice wine

Does anyone know where I can purchase in the Sacramento area Shaoxing (Chinese rice wine)? I have found various stores that carry the Shaoxing cooking wine which is overly salty. A lot of Chinese recipes call for the “real wine” and tell you not to use...

The Mailbox: Readers search for recipes

May 27, 2014

Hot cross buns, anyone?

During the Lenten season, Phillips’ Bakery (formerly at 33rd Street and Folsom in Sacramento) used to make the most magnificent hot cross buns. They were not the square six- or eight-pack that you get in the grocery stores and other bakeries.

Where can...

The Mailbox: Reader ideas for leftover meatloaf

May 20, 2014

Nancy Brewer of Sacramento was looking for suggestions on using leftover meatloaf besides spaghetti sauce.

Marilyn Penland of Sacramento shared Brewer’s request with her husband and his reply was, “Leftovers? Besides a sandwich the next day, what leftovers?” Penland says that she makes her meatloaf with garlic and soy...

Teri Mena: The Mailbox

May 6, 2014


Sam’s Kosher Deli in Fair Oaks recently closed. They had the best potato salad. I would love to have their recipe.

Also, does anyone know where good, old-fashioned bologna can be purchased? The last commercial brand was from the old Made Rite company. Most deli bologna...

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