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Pizza Hut Chipotle Cilantro Dipping Sauce

From: Liz Wade 
Sent: Wednesday, January 04, 2017 12:03 AM
Subject: chipottle cilantro sauce recipe request

Hi there and  happy new year.  I am searching for the dipping sauce recipe for pizza hut's 
cilantro chipottle dipping sauce they have for dipping their crust.  Do you by chance know 
of one that might be similar?  Thanks.
regards, Liz

Hi Liz,

Good to hear from you.

I can’t find any mention at all of Pizza Hut cilantro chipotle dipping sauce. I personally wouldn’t know which, if any, sauce might taste similar because I’ve never tasted it. There is a chipotle sauce with cilantro recipe here: How to Make Chipotle Sauce


Kozy Shack French Vanilla Rice Pudding

From: John 
Sent: Friday, January 06, 2017 1:08 AM
Subject: re: French Vanilla rice pudding

Dear Sir,
Would you possibly have the recipe for a French Vanilla Rice Pudding,
similar to one made by Kozy Shack?
In any event let me thank you so much for asking.



Hello John,

Well, to be sure, only someone who has tasted Kozy Shack French Vanilla Rice Pudding and then has also tasted another French Vanilla Rice Pudding and thought, “Hey this tastes like the Kozy Shack stuff!” could realistically make such a recommendation. I have not had such an experience, so I can’t make such a recommendation. I will post this in case one of my readers can honestly make such a recommendation.

Meantime, I found this recipe, which you can try, leaving out the fruit: Recipe Binder

Uncle Ben’s makes a French Vanilla Rice Pudding MIX, which you can find at your grocery or buy online. Amazon has it: Uncle Ben's at Amazon

From the Kozy Shack website at Kozy Shack , Kozy Shack French Vanilla Rice Pudding’s label ingredients are: “Reduced fat milk, sugar, rice. Contains less than 2% of eggs, natural flavors, salt, annatto extract (color), ground vanilla beans.”

I had no success finding a copycat recipe for Kozy Shack French Vanilla Rice Pudding, but I did find a copycat for their “original” rice pudding at:
See below for the recipe.
If you add some sort of French Vanilla flavoring to that recipe instead of, or in addition to, the “1/2 teaspoon vanilla” called for in the recipe, then you might come close to the Kozy Shack French Vanilla Rice Pudding. has several kinds of such flavoring. See: Amazon

I can't make a recommendation of which flavoring to use – you will have to experiment. However, the ingredient list for the Kozy Shack product says it contains “ground vanilla beans.” You can buy ground vanilla bean powder at Amazon as well: Vanilla Bean Powder

I note that the first recipe that I linked to above uses commonly available French Vanilla Coffee Creamer. You might try that first.

As I said, you will have to experiment. I found no hint of, and I have no idea of, what sort of “natural flavors” Kozy Shack uses in their manufacturing process. It might be a commercial product or combination of products that are only sold commercially or are blended by Kozy Shack. Kozy Shack employees would be the only ones with that information.

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Kozy Shack (Original) Rice Pudding Copycat:


1 cup Cooked Long Grain Rice ( water polished rice if available )
3/4 cup Sugar
1/3 cup Flour
1/4 teaspoon Salt
2 cups Whole Milk
3 Egg Yolks (beaten)
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla


Place sugar, flour, salt, and milk in sauce pan. Stir on medium low heat until mixture begins to boil. 
Let boil while stirring constantly for 2 - 3 minutes. Remove from heat and place 1/2 cup of hot mixture 
into egg yolk and mix well. Pour egg yolk and rice into hot pudding mixture and place back on stove, 
continue to cook for 2 - 3 minutes. Stir constantly so pudding does not form lumps and stick to the 
bottom of pan. Remove from heat, add vanilla and blend well. Chill before serving.

Add your favorite garnish. Fruit, whipped topping or a little cinnamon or freshly grated nutmeg is nice.

Woolworth's Strawberry Pie

From: randi
Sent: Wednesday, January 04, 2017 8:40 AM 
Subject: Woolworth's Strawberry Pie 

My mother worked at Woolworth's and persuaded one of the ladies that worked the lunch counter to share the recipe; 

Fresh Strawberry Pie 

1 cup sugar 
3 tbsp cornstarch 
1 tbsp butter 
red food coloring 
1 cup water 
2 tbsp strawberry jello 
1 pint strawberries 

Cook sugar, water, cornstarch until thick and clear. Add jello, food coloring, butter. 
Let cool and add berries and pour into baked pie crust. Serve with whipped cream on top. 

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