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!

Chicken Cumberland

Makes 6 servings. Ingredients for the chicken: 6 Boneless, skinless chicken breasts Flour 3 Eggs 1/4 cup Milk 1/4 cup Triple sec, optional 1 1/2 cup Italian dry bread crumbs 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese 1/2 cup Almonds, sliced 1/4 cup Dry parsley flakes 1 large Onion, sliced Olive oil Ingredients…
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Chicken Stew with Dumplings

Recipe is from The Old Farmer’s Almanac “Comfort Food” Magazine, 2021. In some parts of the county, nothing says “comfort food” quite like dumplings. This recipe makes 6 servings. Ingredients for the Stew: 2 cups all-purpose flour 3 1/2 to 4 pounds of split chicken breasts, thighs, or other chicken…
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Cranberry-Sauerkraut Meatballs

These piquant appetizers are a holiday favorite. Keep them hot in a slow cooker. Recipe and picture are from the Good Old Days Magazine – Issue January/February 2021. Ingredients: Meatballs 2 pounds of lean ground beef 1 cup fine breadcrumbs 2 large eggs 1 envelope packaged soup mix Sauce 1…
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Kitchen Tips

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

Growing green beans

Plant beans in a garden bed where they will get at least 10 hours of direct sunlight. Beans grown best when air temperatures reach 70 to 80 degrees, and soil temperature should be at least 60 degrees. Seeds should be planted 1” deep with 3-4” in between beans. This tip…
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