This originally came as the dressing with my Harvest Salad, but we like it so much we use it with a lot of other salads, too. I usually just keep some in the refrigerator along with the ranch, Italian, and poppy seed.
I have tried a lot of carrot cakes, but this one is my favorite. The difference is the hint of orange. It can be served as a breakfast coffee cake or frosted and served for a dessert. Cream cheese icing is my favorite.
The chile tomato sauce makes this dish. I got the recipe from my mother-in-law when I first got married. Now I fix it for whole family gatherings along with a chicken dish because my sons love the tongue and my daughters-in-law are not fond of it.
When we visited Williamsburg VA, we went to all the inns and taverns in the historic district. Then we bought a cookbook and made a new Thanksgiving tradition centered around many of the historic recipes. This is our Thanksgiving soup.
This Caesar has no egg, no anchovy, no mustard, and no a few other traditional ingredients; but it is quick, easy, and all the teen-agers eat it. The passive work time is approximate and is for the garlic to flavor the dressing.