Tag Archives: Highland Park Cafeteria

A New Years shocker for sour slaw fans

Sour slaw is one of the most unforgiving of all foodstuffs. Too much time in the cure and it becomes wilted; too little and it has an unpleasant barnyard taste and smell. And since the cabbage itself varies from one … Continue reading

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Recipe: Tomato Aspic

You can’t get past the first serving station at the Highland Park Cafeteria without encountering an array of tempting aspics. Tomato is one of my favorites. This prep is sure to warm the heart of anyone with roots in the … Continue reading

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The five most popular recipes on Burnt My Fingers

As this blog passes its second anniversary (the first post was An Ode to Poundability on Sep. 20, 2011 though there are earlier posts redirected from my marketing blog), it might be interesting (to me, anyway), to review the most … Continue reading

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Of pepper sauce, sport peppers and pepper sport

The current management added a table service at the Highland Park Cafeteria. You still have to carry your own tray (unless, like many of the patrons, you’re too infirm to do this) but then a solicitous person will stop by … Continue reading

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Recipe: Chopped Spinach Salad with Horseradish

Another favorite from the Highland Park Cafeteria. This makes a nice composed salad for a ladies’ bridge club lunch, I suppose, but the horseradish packs a wallop that interests more manly types. Serves 4. Ingredients: 1 lb spinach, very thoroughly … Continue reading

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Recipe: Squash Casserole a la Highland Park Cafeteria

Real comfort food. Thanks to my daughter Jamaica for figuring out the squash casserole recipe at the Highland Park Cafeteria. Instead of using cracker crumbs, pick up a box of saltines and crumble them very coarsely so some chunks are … Continue reading

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Sour slaw: my obsession continues

So I’m back in Dallas with the opportunity to compare my sour slaw recipe to the original at Highland Park Cafeteria. I’m ready to call it a draw. My concoction is as close as I’m likely to get considering the … Continue reading

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A visit to the Highland Park Cafeteria

You’re not likely to find a handicap parking space outside the Highland Park Cafeteria, even before noon on a Monday when the lunch crowd has yet to arrive. But I’m lucky enough to park just one row away, and I … Continue reading

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Recipe: Sour Slaw

Very very close to the slaw served at Highland Park Cafeteria. A tart palate refresher to enjoy with fried chicken or a plate of barbecue. Ingredients: 1 medium head cabbage (2-3 pounds) shredded then chopped into 1 inch lengths 1/4 … Continue reading

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