Pam’s Kitchen

Pam Carberry knows food brings people together; she’s been feeding Calvin Community residents, staff and guests for more than 40 years. Read on for her team’s recipes, tips and other culinary stories, and please share your own, too.

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Recipes from Calvin Community

We hope you enjoy these featured recipes from staff, residents, families and friends. Please share yours with us, too!

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Bacon Baked Beans

“Long, slow baking, and the right seasonings make the best beans.” This recipe is from “The Old Farmers Almanac Comfort Food” 2021 edition. This recipe makes 8 or more servings. Ingredients: 1 pound dried navy beans 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 cup chopped onion 1 cup chopped green bell pepper…
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Beef Barley Soup

Makes 12 one-cup servings Ingredients: 1 c. Diced onion 1/2 c. Diced celery 1/2 c. Diced carrot 2 T. Margarine 64 oz. Beef broth 4 c. Diced, cooked roast beef 2 Bay leaves 1/2 t. Salt 4 cups Pearl barley Instructions: In a stock pot sauté onion, celery, and carrot…
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Calvin’s Coffee Cake

Makes 12 – 18 servings Ingredients: 1 3/4 c. Sugar 1/2 c. Butter or margarine 5 Eggs 1 1/4 c. Sour cream 2 t. Vanilla 1 1/4 c. Flour 2 t. Baking powder 3/4 t. Baking soda 2 t. Cinnamon 1 c. Chopped pecans 1 c. Raisings, optional Instructions: Preheat…
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Kitchen Tips

What’s your trick in the kitchen? Share your advice to be featured here!

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A bit of zest

Add curry powder to your flour mixture before frying chicken for a zesty flavor! Your fried chicken will be the talk of the tailgate on gameday with this tip.
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Brown Sugar Storage

Place a few marshmallows in your bag or box of brown sugar to prevent it from turning rock-hard before you’ve had a chance to use it! This tip is from “The Old Farmer’s Almanac Comfort Food” 2021 edition.
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