Elberta Johnson of Albany, Ore., requested a recipe for Blue-Cheese Salad Dressing.
Donna Bullen of Baltimore responded with a recipe for Chart House Blue-Cheese Dressing, which was tester Laura Reiley's choice.
"This recipe was published on a card that the restaurant distributed," Bullen says.
Chart House Blue-Cheese Dressing
Makes 2 1/2 cups
3/4 cup sour cream
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt, scant
1/3 teaspoon garlic powder, scant
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 1/3 cups mayonnaise
4 ounces crumbled imported Danish blue cheese
Combine sour cream, dry mustard, black pepper, salt, garlic powder and Worcestershire in the bowl of a food processor or blender. Add mayonnaise and blend 1/2 minute at low speed. Then increase the speed to medium and blend an additional 2 minutes. Slowly add cheese and blend at low speed not longer than 4 minutes. Refrigerate 24 hours before serving.
Reiley's comments: "Depending on whether or not you want the dressing to be totally smooth or somewhat chunky with blue cheese, I would decrease the amount of time this dressing is blended. Thirty seconds in a blender seems sufficient to get it mostly smooth. The flavor of this dressing is tangy with blue cheese but has the extra little kick from the Worcestershire and mustard. It is best used on a crisp bibb-lettuce salad or even as a dip with crunchy vegetables, and it keeps in the refrigerator for up to a week."
Rena Sweeney of Lumberton, N.C., writes that she lost a recipe for a cookie made with a piece of Snickers bar enclosed. "I lost it in 1977 when we made a move and our beloved dog Larry was killed. We fell apart. I'd love to have this recipe."
Jeanette Flood of Baltimore is seeking "a good shrimp salad recipe. Every one I've come across has vegetables in it. I'd like one similar to the one the Windsor Inn serves for sandwiches."
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