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    Old Kresge and Kmart Cafeteria Recipes

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    scotty's mom..
    Tue Jan 10, 2006 2:23 pm
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    Any one have any recipes from the old cafeterias. They used to line up and lunch and dinner time?????
    Amberngriffinco
    Tue Jan 10, 2006 2:42 pm
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    not sure if this will help, BUT, I bought (& already wrapped and boxed it up) a "Remembering Woolworth's" book on amazon.com a few months ago for my Aunt's BD later next month.. I'm thinking they might have some old recipes in that?????

    amberngriffinco


    oops, thought you said WOOLWORTHS:

    Try this:

    http://www.hungrybrowser.com/phaedrus/puzzlers.htm
    Amberngriffinco
    Tue Jan 10, 2006 2:45 pm
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    Kresge's Chili Burgers

    6 lbs. ground beef
    3 cups chopped onions
    3 cups tomato puree (not sauce or paste)
    4 Tbsp. chili powder
    4 Tbsp. paprika
    2 Tbsp. salt
    1 Tbsp pepper

    Combine the ground beef and onions in a large skillet and brown
    until beef is no longer pink. Drain fat.
    Stir in remaining ingredients and simmer on low for about an hour,
    or until the liquid has evaporated.
    Hi, I was perusing your requests board and saw that one of the
    requests was for Kresge's recipes. Here's one to add (courtesy
    of MarieAlice at www.recipezaar.com)
    Kresge's Fruit Cake.
    This is the recipe for the fruitcake that used to be sold by
    Kresge's (K-Mart)every Christmas. At one time they were handing
    out the recipe to lucky shoppers. It's one of our favorite seasonal
    cakes. It just wouldn't be Christmas without it. Bake times are
    guestimates.

    Kresge's Fruit Cake

    1 cup butter
    1 1/2 cups white sugar
    5 large eggs, separated
    1 cup milk
    3/4 cup blanched almonds
    1 cup mixed peel, diced
    1 1/4 cups glace cherries
    3 cups white raisins
    3 cups flour
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    2 teaspoons lemon extract

    1 hour 20 minutes 20 mins prep

    Line 2 loaf pans with well greased brown paper or foil, shiny side
    down. (9 x 5 x 3 inches).
    Preheat oven to 275F.
    Cream butter and sugar together for five minutes.
    Stir in beaten egg yolks. Stir in milk; mix well.
    Chop the almonds and the fruits. Mix together and then stir into
    creamed mixture.
    Sift together dry ingredients and stir into creamed mixture,
    combining well.
    Beat egg whites until stiff, but not dry. Fold into cake batter
    along with the lemon extract.
    Pour batter into prepared pans.
    Bake until cake tests done, using a skewer. (About 1 hour).
    Allow to rest on rack and cool to warm before removing from pans


    if you like(d) Horn & Hardart, you can find SOME of those recipes online too!

    amber
    Molly53
    Tue Jan 10, 2006 5:18 pm
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    Amberngriffinco wrote:
    Kresge's Chili Burgers

    6 lbs. ground beef
    3 cups chopped onions
    3 cups tomato puree (not sauce or paste)
    4 Tbsp. chili powder
    4 Tbsp. paprika
    2 Tbsp. salt
    1 Tbsp pepper

    Combine the ground beef and onions in a large skillet and brown
    until beef is no longer pink. Drain fat.
    Stir in remaining ingredients and simmer on low for about an hour,
    or until the liquid has evaporated.
    Hi, I was perusing your requests board and saw that one of the
    requests was for Kresge's recipes. Here's one to add (courtesy
    of MarieAlice at www.recipezaar.com)
    Kresge's Fruit Cake.
    This is the recipe for the fruitcake that used to be sold by
    Kresge's (K-Mart)every Christmas. At one time they were handing
    out the recipe to lucky shoppers. It's one of our favorite seasonal
    cakes. It just wouldn't be Christmas without it. Bake times are
    guestimates.

    Kresge's Fruit Cake

    1 cup butter
    1 1/2 cups white sugar
    5 large eggs, separated
    1 cup milk
    3/4 cup blanched almonds
    1 cup mixed peel, diced
    1 1/4 cups glace cherries
    3 cups white raisins
    3 cups flour
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    2 teaspoons lemon extract

    1 hour 20 minutes 20 mins prep

    Line 2 loaf pans with well greased brown paper or foil, shiny side
    down. (9 x 5 x 3 inches).
    Preheat oven to 275F.
    Cream butter and sugar together for five minutes.
    Stir in beaten egg yolks. Stir in milk; mix well.
    Chop the almonds and the fruits. Mix together and then stir into
    creamed mixture.
    Sift together dry ingredients and stir into creamed mixture,
    combining well.
    Beat egg whites until stiff, but not dry. Fold into cake batter
    along with the lemon extract.
    Pour batter into prepared pans.
    Bake until cake tests done, using a skewer. (About 1 hour).
    Allow to rest on rack and cool to warm before removing from pans


    if you like(d) Horn & Hardart, you can find SOME of those recipes online too!

    amber
    The Fruitcake was courtesy of MarieAlice right here on 'zaar and is just looking for it's first review.
    Kresge's Fruitcake. recipe #144202
    Otherwise, you might want to check out Cafeteria Recipes
    Mysterygirl
    Tue Jan 10, 2006 5:35 pm
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    DH loved those sub sandwiches that they used to sell at Kmart (the man who loves sushi and fine dining adored them icon_rolleyes.gif ) Anyone who knows what went into them I would be grateful if you would share.
    NC Gal
    Tue Jan 10, 2006 6:50 pm
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    Mysterygirl wrote:
    DH loved those sub sandwiches that they used to sell at Kmart (the man who loves sushi and fine dining adored them icon_rolleyes.gif ) Anyone who knows what went into them I would be grateful if you would share.


    LOL I was just talking about those subs the other day!!! They were my favorite too! So glad to see I am not the only one who loved them!
    Queen of Everything
    Tue Jan 10, 2006 7:24 pm
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    I worked in a Kmart briefly as a teenager. Their cafeteria did have really good food....and it was so cheap...I could get a whole meal for $2.99.
    Michelle S.
    Tue Jan 10, 2006 8:19 pm
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    When I was little Mom took me every Friday to the Kresge's snack counter and I had their macaroni and cheese.....it was THE best!
    *SimplyME*
    Tue Jan 10, 2006 8:22 pm
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    I miss the sub sandwiches at KMart too. icon_cry.gif
    Bone Man
    Tue Jan 10, 2006 8:38 pm
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    Wow! What a thread!

    First, I just about got violent when I found out that K-Mart quit making those subs about a year ago!!! icon_mad.gif Where are their corporate heads at?!? The only reason I went to K-Mart on payday, instead of Wal-Mart, WAS TO GET THE SUBS!! And while I was there, I'd always spend about $300 bucks every month! No Kidding! Now, I NEVER go -- there's no reason to go there <sigh>...

    Now, Kresge's....

    What fun I had in Portsmouth, Ohio, Chillicothe Street, back in 1959. I hit my three favorite "ten-cent stores" right in a row: Woolworth's, Greens and, Kresge's. Three great stores -- all gone now. Very sad.

    But guess what I bought at the junk store for $4 bucks? Huh? Wanna Guess?

    A Kresge's spoon!!! It says Kresge's right on it! Remember that?
    Bone Man
    Tue Jan 10, 2006 8:41 pm
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    BTW, I know my recipe has a lot more ingredients than what they probably used, but here is pretty much how I remember Kresge's hot dog sauce tasting -- I think I'm VERY close on the flavor:


    Ospidillo Cafe Hot Dog Chili Sauce No. 13 recipe #132922

    Big Pat
    NC Gal
    Tue Jan 10, 2006 10:10 pm
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    Bone Man wrote:
    Wow! What a thread!

    First, I just about got violent when I found out that K-Mart quit making those subs about a year ago!!! icon_mad.gif Where are their corporate heads at?!? The only reason I went to K-Mart on payday, instead of Wal-Mart, WAS TO GET THE SUBS!! And while I was there, I'd always spend about $300 bucks every month! No Kidding! Now, I NEVER go -- there's no reason to go there <sigh>...

    Now, Kresge's....

    What fun I had in Portsmouth, Ohio, Chillicothe Street, back in 1959. I hit my three favorite "ten-cent stores" right in a row: Woolworth's, Greens and, Kresge's. Three great stores -- all gone now. Very sad.

    But guess what I bought at the junk store for $4 bucks? Huh? Wanna Guess?

    A Kresge's spoon!!! It says Kresge's right on it! Remember that?


    I remember when they closed the Kresges in Pontiac Michigan, it was in 1976 My mom and I went to get the last of the bargains and we stopped at the lunch counter and had a chilli dog and rootbeer float. I still have the glass that we got the float in ( after all we shared one....with two straws) Not sure if the glass has Kresges on it, but it does say something about the bicentenial.

    What nice memories...I had forgotten all about that day till now. Always love a nice memory!

    BTW boneman, your spoon sounds like a GREAT find! icon_wink.gif
    oldster
    Wed Jan 11, 2006 2:15 pm
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    I remember having my very first cheesecake in Kresge's. It was real light and fluffy. Those were the days before cool whip. I have not ever been able to duplicate this recipe and sure would like to (gotten close but...). Does anyone have that recipe???
    Pot Scrubber
    Thu Jan 12, 2006 6:57 pm
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    This is going to be of no help to anyone, whatsoever, but here goes....

    Years ago in the early 80's Phil Donahue had a woman who was a frequent guest on his show who was the pioneer in copycat recipe clones. I think Todd Wilbur was probably still a toddler banging on an empty pot with a wooden spoon in his crib.

    I can't remember her name but she published several books. I once went to the public library and checked out some and photo copied many of her recipes. (This was before everyone had a computer!) Unfortunately, I no longer have those recipes, but she did favor Wyatt's, Luby's, Woolworth's, and Kresge cafeteria recipes. Maybe someone smarter than me remembers her name and could help you more. Good Luck, Dear. Pottsie

    ETA- Ok. After hours of exhaustive research, (a few minutes on GOOGLE, really) the woman's name was Gloria Pitzer. She apparently, has retired but still has a following a loyal copycat disciples.
    http://www.askyourneighbor.com/glo.htm
    Here is a place to start your search. I think her recipes will be the type you are looking for. I'm going to do some research myself- I will keep you informed. Off I go to GOOGLE some more!


    Last edited by Pot Scrubber on Thu Jan 12, 2006 7:09 pm, edited 1 time in total
    Baker*Chick
    Thu Jan 12, 2006 7:08 pm
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    Boneman, are you from Portsmouth, OH? I'm from right across the river, South Shore, KY.

    My mom used to take me to Kresge's on Chilicothe St. when I was a kid for lunch. I loved their liver and onions. icon_lol.gif Wierd kid, I know.


    Last edited by Baker*Chick on Thu Jan 12, 2006 7:20 pm, edited 1 time in total
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