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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The Ultimate Carrot Cake

Makes 12 – 15 servings Ingredients: 2 cups Flour 2 cups Sugar 2 teaspoons Baking soda 2 teaspoons Cinnamon 1 teaspoon Salt 4 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla 1 cup Oil 4 cups Shredded carrots ½ cup Chopped pecans ½ cup Raisins ½ cups Crushed pineapple, drain Instructions: Preheat oven to…
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Turkey Tetrazzini

Makes 6-8 servings Ingredients: 1 lb. spaghetti, dry 3/4 c. sliced fresh mushrooms 3/4 c. chopped red bell peppers 1/4 c. diced onion 1/2 c. margarine 1/2 c. flour 5 c. chicken broth 1 c. half and half 1 T. dried parsley flakes 1 t. garlic powder 1/2 t. black…
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Kitchen Tips

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

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Stay Fresher for Longer

Tips from “How to Store Broccoli: 4 Ways” written by MasterClass: “Wrap with a damp paper towel. You can spritz the broccoli florets with some water from a spray bottle before storing them in the refrigerator. This mimics the mister at the food store, which helps keep produce crisp…
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Storing Sprouts

Tip: Don’t wash brussels sprouts before storing them; do it only right before use. This will ensure freshness. Tip from Old Farmer’s Almanac Comfort Food 2021 edition.
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