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Mondays & Memories of My Mom – Happiness Is…

Hello, Everyone! If you haven’t been here before, my name is Laura Emerich and Gloria Pitzer, the ORIGINAL “Secret Recipe Detective”, is my mom. I started this weekly blog series last month to carry on her legacy through my memories of her; as well as, through the memories others have of her. This week’s subject […]

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Mondays & Memories of My Mom – Made With Love

My mom, Gloria Pitzer, loved many things and many people and many animals; but, Mom’s greatest love (next to my dad, of course) was her writing. She put so much love and passion into the recipes she developed and wrote, testing them over and over again (which was a labor of love all its own) […]

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Mondays & Memories of My Mom – The Best Things in Life

What’s “best” to me may not be the same as what’s “best” to you or to anyone else. But, from all the comments I’ve read on the subject, a LOT of people seem to feel that the best things in life really are the “free stuff”. As far back as I can remember, my mom […]

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Mondays & Memories of My Mom – More than 15 Minutes of Fame!

Hi, again, to everyone! If you’re new to here – I am Laura Emerich and Gloria Pitzer, the ORIGINAL “Secret Recipe Detective”, is my mom. I started this blog series to carry on her legacy, which is why I titled my first blog in this series “A Legacy of Love” (9/17/2018), as that is what […]

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Mondays & Memories of My Mom – A Labor of Love

I was going to continue from the end of last week’s blog, regarding Mom’s experiences from being on the Phil Donahue Show. Then, I decided I needed to write more about Mom’s back story first – who she was before becoming that “Secret Recipes” “trail blazer in the 70’s.” The best-laid plans of mice and men […]

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Mondays & Memories of My Mom – A Legacy of Love

To blog or not to blog? That is the question…and I’ve been asking myself that for a while now… as well as, about what should I blog? Hi! I’m Laura Emerich, and Gloria Pitzer is my mom! I’ve always loved to write, draw and craft things since I was very young. The arts (on so […]

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Gloreos – The Oreo-Style Sandwich Cookies

Gloreos – The Oreo-Style Sandwich Cookies When the Washington (DC) Post once interviewed the Nabisco people to ask how they felt about a Michigan housewife, claiming she could imitate their famous chocolate sandwich cookie at home, they were very insistent that it was impossible! Well, I felt if Hydroxy could come close, so could I […]

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A1-Style Steak Sauce

A1-Style Steak Sauce – by Gloria Pitzer INGREDIENTS: 1/2 cup Dark Molasses 2 Green Onions (chopped) 3 TB Kosher Salt (coarse) 3 TB Dry Mustard 1 tsp Paprika 1/4 tsp Cayenne 1 clove Garlic (crushed — or, 1 tsp Garlic Powder) 1 Anchovy Filet (chopped — or, 1 TB Anchovy Paste) 6 TB Tamarind (Fresh […]

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Sanders-Style Hot Fudge Sauce (Recipe #1)

Sanders-Style Hot Fudge Sauce (Recipe No. 1) By Gloria Pitzer, from Gloria Pitzer’s Better Cookery Cookbook (Secret Recipes, St. Clair, MI; May 1982) [aka: Recipe #1] Ingredients: 14 oz. Eagle Brand Milk (can) 14 oz. Karo Syrup (light) 12 oz. Nestles Milk Chocolate Chips (not the semi-sweet) 1/4 lbs. Butter Instructions: Combine ingredients in top […]

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Sara Lee’s-style Carrot Square Cake

Sara Lee’s-style Carrot Square Cake By Gloria Pitzer, from her cookbook, Secret Fast-Food Recipes (Secret Recipes, St. Clair, MI; March 1985, p. 94) Cake Ingredients: 2 Eggs 1 tsp Vanilla 6 oz. Oil 1 tsp Salt 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder 2 tsp Cinnamon 1 cup Sugar 1 1/4 cup All-Purpose Flour 1 cup Carrots, […]

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