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Yummy! ‘Lost recipes found’

Strawberry refrigerator cakeEvanston freelance writer Monica Rogers says she’s launched her new Lost Recipes Found website.

Rogers, who freelances for the Chicago Tribune and on occasion for Evanston Now, has built her interest in favorite recipes from restaurants that have gone out of business, and in other food favorites from the past, into the new website.

Fridge cakes from the ’40s, recipes from restaurants that closed long ago, old-fashioned sweets and stews, everybody’s got a "lost" recipe they truly miss, Rogers says, and her site seeks to help find and revive the best of them.

"Before posting reader-requested finds to the site, I test, photograph and write about them," she says. "Some recipes are down-home easy, others more gourmet."

She also includes a section called, "Better Left Lost" a cache of dubious dishes like Corned Beef Gelatin salad.

She plans to add more features, from from recipes chefs miss most to vintage cocktails, as the site grows.

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