Family Recipes – Edition 1

One great thing about winter-weather is the chance to cook up some warm, hearty, filling foods! Check out some of our team’s favorite family recipes that we’ve been cooking throughout the years. These meals are rich, cheesy, and delicious! What are you some of your favorite winter-weather foods? Visit our Facebook and let us know!



Chicken Cordon Bleu Bake
From Amanda, Customer Service Rep
– 1 lb. any pasta
– 1 cup chicken breast, cooked and cubed
– 1 cup ham, cooked and cubed
– 1.5 cups milk
– 8oz. cream cheese, softened
– 2 Tbsp dried minced onion
– 2 cups swiss cheese, shredded
– Salt, pepper, creole seasoning
– 1 cup panko crumbs (I like the garlic flavored ones)
– 0.5 cup butter, melted

Bring a large pot of boiler water to a boil over med-high heat; Salt it and add pasta; Cook until al dente (about 11 minutes- I use whole wheat pasta which tends to take a little longer to cook than regular pasta); Drain and return to the pot; Add in the chicken and ham and toss to combine; Preheat boiler; In medium saucepan, combine the milk, cream cheese, and minced onion over low-medium heat.; Cook, stirring frequently, until it becomes a smooth texture (about 5 minutes); Stir in the Swiss cheese  and season with the salt, pepper, and creole seasoning to taste; Transfer pasta to a baking dish and tops with panko crumbs; Pour the melted butter over crumbs and broil until browned (I gave it about 4-5 minutes); ENJOY!

Chunky homemade tomato soup with chopped basil and garlic and a dash of olive oil

Beef & Rice Soup
From Debbie, Customer Service Rep
– 1 lb. of ground beef or turkey
– 28 oz. can diced tomatoes
– 1/2 cup uncooked rice
– 1 cup chopped celery
– 2 tbsp. chopped green pepper or 1 pepper
– 1 envelope dry onion soup mix
– 3 beef bouillon cubes
– 1/2 tsp dried basil leaves, crushed

– Brown meat with garlic salt & pepper,  drain off fat
– In large saucepan put 4 cups of water, ¼ tsp. salt and remaining ingredients except rice
– Bring to a boil, lower heat, and simmer 30 minutes
– Add hamburg, simmer 5 minutes
– Add rice, cover and simmer 20 minutes


Pork Roast Gravy
From Josh’s mom
– 1 cup (small jar) Apple jelly
– 1 cup ketsep
– 2 tblspn cider vinegar
– 2 tsp chili powder

– Rub pork roast w/ chili powder and bake as desired
– To make pork sauce…. mix all ingredients together in med size pan over low-med heat until sauce thickens. (I usually put a bit of sauce over roast during last 5-10 min in oven as well)
– When done, use sauce as gravy on your pork and enjoy!



Broccoli Casserole
From Josh’s mom-in-law
– 2lb bag frozen Broccoli cuts
– 1lb Velveeta cheese
– 2 sticks butter
– Ritz crackers

– Put frozen broccoli in baking pan
– Melt Velveeta w/ 1 stick of butter and pour over broccoli
– Mix 1 stick of melted butter w/ (chopped up) crackers and pour on top of broccoli
– Bake at 350 for ½ hour or until bubbly ENJOY!