From Tomato Aspic to more recipes for Pumpkin Pie than you can imagine, this indexed CD is an amazing guide to lost recipes and fun treats.The bulk of this collection of several hundred recipes was the pride and joy of an amazing cook named Julie Tucholka. She started clipping these in 1935 and continued until she passed away in 1996. Rather than let these scrapbooks fade into history, they were scanned into PDF and included here.

Also included is Rich Tucholka's "Damn Strange Cookbook" with several award winning recipes that he has been feeding guests and Sci-Fi fans for years.

A thick and rich soup for cold winter nights.

1 meaty ham bone or 4 ham hocks

4 large ribs of celery

1 large onion

5 carrots

5 slices bacon, cooked and chopped

1 1/2 tsp salt

1 1/2 tsp white pepper

1 large bottle Great White Northern Beans

Cover ham bone(s) with water, add whole celery, onion, carrots. Boil until meat falls off bones and vegetables are cooked. Strain all using a colander and save the liquid. Cut ham, celery, and carrots into small pieces. Place back in pot. Replace liquid and add beans. Add salt and pepper and stir. Add bacon. Simmer until heated. Variations: add a little flour to thicken, add a small can of corn, or add a bay leaf. Store leftovers in plastic or glass, or bag and freeze for future use.

Don't ever change your mind while doing ethnic cuisine or this could be the result.

1 cup uncooked rice

1 medium white onion, shredded

1 clove garlic

2 Tbs olive oil

1 lb. pork strips (1/2 inch wide)

1 tsp Chinese 5 Spice

1 tsp black pepper or Chinese Red Pepper

12 Taco shells

1 bottle Sweet & Sour Sauce

Steam the rice. In the meantime, heat the oil in a skillet and add the onions and garlic. Dust the pork strips with spice and pepper and fry. When rice and pork are cooked, spread a thin bed of rice on each taco shell. Add pork slices. Add sauce to taste. Variations: substitute chicken or beef; use Hoysen Sauce or Black Bean Sauce.

Julie Tucholka's Recipe Collection and
Rich Tucholka's Damn Strange Cookbook.

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