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Sweet Potato Kiev

-----Original Message----- 
From: Jhoanne
Sent: Monday, October 26, 2015 10:19 AM
Subject: Sweet Potato Kiev Recipe

Hello Uncle Phaedrus!

We're hosting a dinner for a vegetarian guest and would like to make it a 
bit special. I've searched the Internet but couldn't find a recipe for the 
subject dish. All I can find is this ready made from Linda something... But 
I want to make it from scratch.

Would really appreciate if you can help me in locating a recipe for Sweet 
Potato Kiev.

Thanks heaps!

Kind regards,

Hello Jhoanne,

There is a vegetarian commercial product from Linda McCartney Foods called "Sweet Potato Kiev". See: Tesco

Morrison's Supermarkets sells a vegetarian "Sweet Potato and Bean Kiev" product. See: Morrison's

There is a recipe on several websites called "sweet potato Kiev nuggets." This recipe calls for chicken, but it also says that a vegetarian version can be made by simply leaving off the chicken. The ingredients of this are not very similar to the Linda McCartney product. See: LoveFoodHateWaste

Linda McCartney, wife of Paul, wrote several vegetarian cookbooks, so there might be a definitive recipe for this dish in one of them. They are available at Amazon, and you can get used copies very cheaply.

Finally, there is a recipe here called "Quinoa, Spinach & Sweet Potato Cakes", which appears to be very similar to the Linda McCartney product. This might be your best choice if the recipe is not in any of the Linda McCartney cookbooks: Recipe Rebuild


McKenzie's Bakery Sugar Cookies

-----Original Message----- 
From: Kim
Sent: Sunday, October 25, 2015 9:44 PM
Subject: Mckenzie's Sugar Cookies

I am looking for the recipe for McKenzie's sugar cookies. I don't want the 
frosted type that came out around Halloween. I want the type that came in a 
bag with about 8 cookies. They were larger than the average cookie size. I 
got them every weekend as a child and would love to  get the recipe.


Hi Kim,

Sorry, no luck with this. Have you tried the sugar cookies at "Tastee's"?


Yes. They aren't the same. 

Pig Candy - Spicy Bacon Peanut Brittle

From: Timm
To: "Phaed, Mr." 
Subject: Pig Candy
Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2015 3:24 AM

Hey Phaed: 

Every year around Halloween time I get bombarded with requests from friends and relatives for Pig Candy. 
I thought Id share the recipe I use. 

Timm in Oregon . 

Pig Candy 

Spicy Bacon Peanut Brittle 


2 tablespoons butter, divided 
2 cups white granulated sugar 
1 cup light corn syrup 
1 tablespoon ancho chili powder 
Pinch cayenne pepper 
1 cup roasted, skinless, salted, peanuts, halved or coarsely chopped 
2 cups cooked apple wood smoked bacon, crumbled 
1 teaspoon baking soda 
Butter as needed to coat a rimmed baking sheet 


Use about 1/2 tablespoon butter to coat a rimmed baking sheet and set aside 

In a large, heavy saucepan over medium-high, combine the sugar and corn syrup. Stir until the sugar 
dissolves and the mixture is bubbly and slightly thick, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add the ancho chili 
powder and cayenne; then cook for another 2 to 3 minutes. The sugar mixture should now be at the 
hard ball stage, about 255F to 260F degrees. 

Stir in the remaining butter, as well as the peanuts and bacon. Continue cooking until the mixture is 
golden brown and reaches 300F to 305F degrees. Stir well and then add the baking soda and well stir again. 
Immediately pour the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet and use a silicone spatula to spread evenly; 
set aside to cool for about 30 minutes. 

Once the brittle has cooled break or cut into pieces. Store the brittle in an airtight container at room 
temperature or store in the freezer for up to 1 month. Yield: About 1 pound. 

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