Little Seizure’s Pizza

LITTLE SEIZURE’S PIZZA

By Gloria Pitzer, as seen in her last book, Gloria Pitzer’s Cookbook – The Best of the Recipe Detective (Balboa Press; Jan. 2018, p. 79). [A revised reprint of Gloria Pitzer’s Better Cookery Cookbook (Secret RecipesTM, St. Clair, MI; May 1983, 3rd Edition).]

This pizza imitation has been in Gloria’s repertoire since the inception of her Secret RecipesTM business, in the early 1970s. It’s one of her “Original 200” recipes, which she created to imitate the highly sought-after fast-food product, launching her famous career as the Recipe DetectiveTM. This version was found in one of her media promotions that she sent out in 1983.

 

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Olive Garden-Style Alfredo Fettucine

OLIVE GARDEN-STYLE ALFREDO FETTUCINE

By Gloria Pitzer, as seen in… My Personal Favorites (Secret RecipesTM, Marysville, MI; Nov. 2000, p. 19)

INGREDIENTS:

8-oz cream cheese, in bits

¾ c grated Parmesan

8 TB butter

½ c milk

1-lb box fettucine, prepared as box instructs

INSTRUCTIONS:

Put first 4 ingredients in a saucepan on medium heat, stirring until smooth and piping hot – but don’t let it boil or it might scorch! Spoon sauce mixture over 4 portions of prepared fettucine. Serves 4 sensibly or 2 foolishly!

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Kenny Larger’s BBQ Chicken

KENNY LARGER’S BBQ CHICKEN (Like Kenny Roger’s)

By Gloria Pitzer, as seen in her self-published cookbook, That’s the Flavor (Secret RecipesTM, St. Clair, MI; May 1998, p. 25). Also seen in her “Free Recipes/Information” sheet (circa 2000).

INGREDIENTS:

3-lbs. chicken pieces, still frozen

1-lb. can cranberry sauce (jellied or whole)

1 envelope onion soup mix

INTRUCTIONS:

Place chicken in a 14-cup capacity crockpot. Mix cranberry sauce and onion soup mix together and pour over chicken.

Cover and cook on high for 3 hours then turn on low for another 3 hours.

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Day-After-Thursday’s Jack Daniel’s Sauce

DAY-AFTER-THURSDAY’S JACK DANIEL’S SAUCE

By Gloria Pitzer, as seen in her “Free Recipes/Information” sheet (circa 2000)

INGREDIENTS:

½ C. pineapple preserves

2 TB soy sauce

3 TB honey

Dash powdered cayenne pepper

1 TB dry minced onion

½ tsp. garlic powder

¼ tsp. ground ginger

¼ C. Jack Daniel’s Black Label whiskey

INSTRUCTIONS:

Combine ingredients [as listed, except for whiskey] in a small pan and bring to a boil for one minute. Put through blender, just to break down onions into specks. Add whiskey and serve warm over your choice of meat.

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Out Front Steak Seasoning & Overnight Marinade

OUT FRONT STEAK SEASONING & OVERNIGHT MARINADE

By Gloria Pitzer, as seen in her “Free Recipes/Information” sheet (2000)

SEASONING INGREDIENTS & INSTRUCTIONS:

Combine 1 envelope of taco seasoning mix with 1 envelope of Good Season’s Italian Dressing mix.

Tenderize steak on both sides, by piercing it many times with the tines of a fork. Rub steak with oil and dust with seasoning mixture.

OVERNIGHT MARINADE & INSTRUCTIONS:

Place steaks in an accommodating plastic or glass container (not metal). Pour a can of Coca Cola around the steaks and cover/seal container. Refrigerate 12-15 hours.  Drain steaks and grill or broil or pan-fry as you wish.

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Hot Fudge Sauce, Like Sanders (Recipe #2)

HOT FUDGE SAUCELike Sanders

Recipe Number 2

By Gloria Pitzer, as seen in Gloria Pitzer’s Cookbook – The Best of the Recipe Detective (Balboa Press, January 2018, 1st Printing; p. 255). [A revised reprint of Gloria Pitzer’s Better Cookery Cookbook (Secret Recipes, St. Clair, MI; May 1983, 3rd Edition).]

INGREDIENTS:

13-ounce can Pet evaporated milk

1-pound Kraft light and dark caramels

½ pound (2 sticks) butter or margarine

12 ounces Nestlé’s milk chocolate [candy bars or chips] – Do not substitute on the brand!

INSTRUCTIONS:

In top of double boiler, over simmering water, combine all ingredients as listed, stirring about 15 minutes until smooth and melted. Cover and continue cooking for at least 30 more minutes, stirring about every 10 minutes. Cool and put through your blender in small portions, using on/off agitation on high speed until mixture is satiny-smooth. Makes 1 quart. Keeps refrigerated up to a month – reheat in top of double boiler over simmering water. Freezes well up to 6 months.

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