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Caribbean Chili

From: Doris 
Sent: Thursday, September 04, 2014 12:47 PM
Subject: Caribbean Chili

5 years ago I found a recipe for “Caribbean Chili”.  My family loved it.

Ingredients included canned yams, beans and apricot nectar.

I can’t find this recipe.

Hope you can help.


Hello Doris,

I’m not finding any recipe called “Caribbean Chili” with apricot nectar, although there are some with sweet potatoes ("yams") and beans.

It might help if you could answer these questions:

Are you sure the recipe was called “Caribbean Chili”? Not “soup” or “stew”? Not “Jamaican Chili” or “Cuban Chili” or something else like that?

Did it call for “chili powder” as such?

Did it have any meat or chicken in it?

Can you name any other ingredients?

Can you recall where you found it? I’m assuming it was on the Internet. Can you recall anything about the website where you found it?


Hello again,

In response to this request:

I believe it is likely the requester mistakenly recalled using apricot nectar. The following Sandra Lee recipe is a perfect 
match beyond the use of Mango nectar instead of apricot, although apricot nectar would work equally well in the recipe.

Caribbean Turkey and Sweet Potato Chili
Start to Finish: 20 minutes
(Makes 4 servings)
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, Bertolli®
1-1/4 pounds ground turkey breast, Jennie-O®
1 teaspoon bottled minced garlic, Christopher Ranch®
1 can (15-ounce) reduced-sodium black beans, rinsed and drained, S&W®
1 can (15-ounce) sweet potatoes, diced, Princella®
1 can (14.5-ounce) diced tomatoes with green pepper and onion, Del Monte®
1 can (14.5-ounce) reduced-sodium chicken broth, Swanson®
1 cup mango nectar, Kerns®
1 packet (1.25-ounce) mild chili seasoning mix, McCormick®
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice, McCormick®
Chopped fresh cilantro (optional)
1. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add ground turkey and garlic to hot oil; 
cook and stir about 5 minutes or until turkey is cooked through.

2. Add black beans, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, chicken broth, mango nectar, chili seasoning mix, and allspice to cooked turkey; 
stir to combine. Bring mixture to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer for 10 minutes or until liquid has thickened.

3. Ladle into 4 soup bowls. Garnish with cilantro (optional).


Salt Lake City Schools Cinnamon Rolls

From: Molly
Sent: Sunday, September 07, 2014 10:45 PM
Subject: school lunch cinnamon rolls


i attended south high school in salt lake city and the lunch room had the most wonderful sweet rolls ever.  
we are going to have a reunion soon and i would like to have the recipe to take to the reunion.  
they were a cinnamon roll with a white icing.

thank you


Hello Molly,

Sorry, I had no success locating a cinnamon rolls recipe from Salt Lake City Schools. There are recipes from other school systems. See:

School Cinnamon Rolls 1

School Cinnamon Rolls 1

Tulsa Schools

Putnam City Schools

Lunch Lady Cinnamon Rolls

Tri-City Herald


Ollie Burgers

From: Donald
Sent: Friday, September 05, 2014 2:20 PM
Subject: The Ollie burger

I am hoping that you can discover the recipe for this delicious hamburger. 
There are several versions on the net, but none seem to correct. 

Thanks in advance.


Hello Donald,

I have a couple of supposed recipes on these pages:



However, those are just copycats or “tastes-like recipes”. To faithfully re-create the ollieburger, you’ll have to go here and buy the ollieburger spices:

Lum's Recipes Ollieburger Spice

And then follow the recipe here:

Lum's Recipes Ollieburger Recipe


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