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!

Calvin’s Homemade Chili

We like to serve our homemade chili with a peanut butter sandwich which is a time-honored Midwestern tradition. What do you like to have with a bowl of chili? This recipe serves 10. Ingredients: 2 pounds of ground beef, raw 1 cups of onion, chopped 1 ¾ teaspoons garlic, minced…
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Cathy’s Famous Spring Salad

This recipe comes from Calvin’s “Favorites: A Collection of Recipes”. Makes 6 – 8 servings. Ingredients: 1 cucumber, peeled 1 carrot 1 green pepper Two 12 ounce packages of egg noodles 1 can sweetened condensed milk 2 cups salad dressing 1 teaspoon sugar Instructions: Finely chop cucumber and carrot. Thinly…
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Kitchen Tips

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

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Chop with care

“Put a damp paper towel under your cutting board. This will prevent it from swiveling around when you’re working with a sharp knife.” Tip from, “15 Cooking Tips That’ll Change Every Home Cook’s Life”
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Cooking with a wok

The Chinese New Year is a perfect time to bring out the wok in your kitchen. There are many tips and tricks to get the most out of your dishes, including “learning the toss” of the wok. “Push the wok away from you, raise it, and flip the food towards…
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