The Rope:  My Journey Through Cancer
by Kimberly Cawi  


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The Rope - Kimberly Cawi

     This is my personal healing story of how I minimized chemo side effects and attained peace of mind after diagnosis of stage 3C Ovarian Cancer.  I figured out how to be authentically positive and how to determine my state of inner being from one moment to the next, without being at the mercy of despair.  I share all my discoveries of what helped me feel better, including the foods that made me feel the best.  I even include some recipes!

     Three years ago I reached for the rope God offered and was pulled out of the quicksand.  I hope you will be inspired to reach for your own discoveries.

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Comfort Food Cookbook
Highlighting American, German, Norwegian, and English Heritage Recipes
Volume I: Enhanced Edition


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Comfort Food Cookbook - Kimberly Cawi

     This is a comfort food cookbook that speaks to your soul.  It nourishes the body as well as the mind.  It is what your grandparents cooked on Sundays; it is holiday traditions.  These 140 recipes are the dishes that make my family feel loved and happy inside. The dishes are warm, gooey, savory, sweet, and sour.  I have highlighted the American, German, Norwegian, and English style of cooking I grew up with, because that is what I know and want to share with you.   I grew up in the Midwest where I went with my German grandmother to a small family farm for fresh vegetables every week in the spring, summer, and fall.  Dishes such as her sweet and sour German Potato Salad with bacon is unbeatable.  Plenty of braises such as Beef Brisket with Honey Mustard Glaze will fill your home with mouth watering aromas.  Drink a cup of Norwegian Gløgg with some Meatballs with Gravy and Lingonberries.  White Macaroni and Cheese with goat cheese and coconut milk updates the traditional dish.  English Prime Rib and Yorkshire Pudding finished with a Christmas Plum Pudding topped with brandied Hard Sauce creates an impressive holiday meal.  Originally these recipes were in print in 2011 under the title, Exceptional Comfort: The Recipes: Volume I, without the extensive photography.  Now enjoy this enhanced edition with hundreds of pictures as you scroll through the Appetizers and Beverages, Soups and Salads, Vegetables and Side Dishes, Main Dishes, Breads and Muffins, Desserts, Cookies, and Sauces and Condiments.  The first page of each recipe has a scrolling ingredient list with a featured photograph.  The ingredient list is shown again alongside the instructions on the next page, so the cook doesn’t need to swipe back and forth.  Many of the picture galleries show stages of preparation.  It is my intention to give the gift of Exceptional Comfort.  Enjoy!

What’s in Comfort Food Cookbook?

Appetizers and Beverages

Egg coffee


Fruit, Cheese, and Herring Appetizer Tray


Hot Dog and Cheese Pie Bites

Peppermint Hot Chocolate


Soups and Salads

Bean Salad Accented with Radishes and Dill

Cabbage and Cucumber Salad

Corn Chowder

Fruit Salad with Candied Ginger

Ginger Date Pumpkin Soup

Ginger Vegetable Soup

Ham Salad with Tarragon and Dates

Herring, Greens, and Goat Cheese

Pea Soup

Peas in Yogurt Dill Lemon Sauce

Pepper and Tomato Salad with Goat Cheese

Pineapple Fruit Salad

Pumpkin Pie Soup

Salad Greens with Herbs and Roasted Fennel

Vegetable Beef Soup

Vegetable Soup with Brussels Sprouts


Vegetables and Side Dishes

Acorn Squash

Baby Potatoes and Portabella Mushrooms

Baked Beans

Baked Potatoes with Flavored Butters

Braised Cabbage

Braised Zucchini with White Beans and Saffron

Brown Sugar Roasted Cranberries

Butternut Squash

Corn on the Cob

Cranberry Mold

Cream Corn Souffle

Egg Spaetzle

German Potato Salad

Grama’s Spanish Rice

Green Beans Accented with Garlic and Basil

Mashed Potato Vegetable Casserole

Mashed Potatoes with Rutabaga

Onion and Garlic Roasted Beets

Potato Gratin

Potato Pancakes

Potato Spaetzle

Risotto with Cognac and Cheese

Roasted Parsnips

Spicy Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage

Sweet Potato Polenta

Tarragon Apples

Turkey Dressing

Vegetable Pineapple Stir Fry

White Macaroni and Cheese

Yellow Squash, Pepper, and Bacon Fry

Yorkshire Pudding


Main Dishes

Awesome Pot Roast

Bacon Quiche

Barbecued Pork Ribs

Beef Barbecue

Beef Brisket with Honey Mustard Glaze

Beef Curry with Tri-Color Peppers

Beef Stew Braised in Red Wine Sauce

Breakfast Porridge

Chicken Bok Choy

Chicken Chop Suey

Chicken Hassenfeffer

Chicken Pot Pie


Eric’s Christmas Prime Rib Roast

Ginger Beef with Brown Rice

Ginger Pot Roast

Grilled Cheese with Sauerkraut

Halibut in Butter Sauce


Lamb Shanks

Lamb Stew

Marinated Beef with Pita Bread and Goat Yogurt

Meat Loaf for a Crowd

Meatballs with Gravy and Lingonberries

Oven Fried Chicken

Pork Chops and White Lima Beans

Pork Loin Rib Roast

Pork Shoulder Blade Roast and Apple Ragout

Porridge Parfait

Rack of Lamb

Saffron Soufflés

Salmon in Balsamic Vinegar

Salmon in Dark Molasses

Salmon with Candied Ginger

Scrambled Eggs with Dill and Coriander

Slum Gum Spaghetti

Spaghetti Sauce

Sweet Sour Tuna with Brown Rice

Three Big Chickens

Tourtiere (Pork Pie)

Traditional Beef Stew



Breads and Muffins

Banana Coconut Bread

Christmas Bread

Coconut French Toast

French Toast

Gingerbread Pineapple Date Muffins

Hot Cross Buns

Kim’s Lefse

Norwegian Pancakes

Potato Buns

Potato Onion Waffles

Puffovers (Popovers)

Puffy Pancakes




Apple Pie

Blackberry Crisp

Blackberry Pineapple Tarts


Brownies with Candied Ginger and Orange Peel

Chocolate Fudge Cakes in Cognac Chocolate Sauce

Cloudberry Brandy Cake

Coconut Cream Chocolate Layer Cake

Coconut Lemon Sorbet

Haupia (Hawaiian Coconut Pudding)

Pie Dough

Plum Pudding

Pumpkin Soufflé with Goat Cheese

Raspberry Cream Dessert

Snow Pudding



Chocolate Granola Bars

Graham Crackers

Grama Tessem’s Spice Cookies

Jam Tarts

Lemon Cranberry Drop Cookies

Oatmeal Raisin Molasses Cookies

Pie Cookies

Short Bread

Wreath Cookies (Berliner Kranser)


Sauces and Condiments

Barbeque Sauce

Cranberry Lemon Sauce

Flavored Butter Medley

French Dressing

Hard Sauce

Meat Gravy

Sauce for Seafood

Yogurt with Horseradish and Lemon