Recipes

Green Chile Chicken Chowder

Great for cold weather, this recipe feeds 6-8 people.  It’s nice and “chunky” like a chowder and a good alternative when you’re not feeling like a traditional chicken soup.

Southwest White Chicken Chili

Another good one for cold weather, this recipe is enough for 8-10 people.  It doesn’t look like your typical beef-based chili but carries a lot of flavor and is great for chicken lovers.

Beach House Jambalaya

Wanna feed a lot of mouths with something hearty and with a little kick?  This jambalaya recipe makes enough for 8-10 people and is moderately spicy as described.

Chicken Enchiladas

Thanks to Kelly for this recipe that makes enough for about 6-8 people.  Two preparation methods are described.  The rolled method takes longer but is more “familiar” to most people, with each enchilada rolled in its own tortilla.  The layered method is ideal when you don’t have as much preparation time available and generally follows the concept of layered lazagna

Gramma Toni’s Shrimp Dip

My mother used to make this shrimp dip for Super Bowl parties.  The recipe makes ~1.5 quarts, which is enough for 8-12 people to munch on as an appetizer.  It refrigerates very well – getting even better on the second day after all the flavors fully combine

Pat’s Marinated Cheese

Thanks to aunt Pat for this appetizer recipe.  It’s great as for parties, football games or holiday dinners.  And the marinade is so awesome you might find the guests secretly trying to drink it.

Cowboy Casserole

A versatile casserole that allows some creativity with substitutions and garnishes.  Also makes for good leftovers for a couple of days.  This recipe makes enough for 6-8 people.
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Aspromonte Family Gnocchi

Thanks to mom and uncle Don for passing down this Italian family tradition.  Like most gnocchi’s, this is a potato-based pasta, which means it’s easy to get stuffed on a smaller portion.  The recipe makes ~6 adult servings.  Also a warning that this recipe takes quite a bit of preparation time, so plan accordingly.
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Egg & Sausage Breakfast Casserole

A Daugherty family breakfast tradition, especially for the winter holidays.  Great for leftovers too.  This recipe makes enough for 8-10 people.
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Eggs in a Hole

This recipe is so simple it doesn’t really merit the space given to it.  But it has sort of become a family tradition for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day since it’s easy enough for elementary age kids to make with a little supervision and then serve as a breakfast-in-bed surprise.
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Orzo Floretine Salad with Chicken

Healthy and tasty salad with pasta, spinach and chicken.  Serves 10 – 12 easily.  Keeps in the refrigerator for a couple of days.
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Kelly’s Black Eyed Peas

A family tradition that Kelly makes every New Years Day for good luck.  The recipe makes a full bowl for approximately 3 people.
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Uncle Doug’s Famous Ribs

One of my brother’s specialties.  The ribs will be flavorful, and fall-off-the-bone tender if you follow the instructions.
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Uncle Doug’s Breakfast Hash

Another one of my brother’s specialities.  This recipe makes enough for 6-8 people to have a hardy breakfast and it’s flexible enough to throw in just about whatever you want.
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Sugar & Spiced Pecans

This was a favorite recipe of Kelly’s mother Mary.  It’s great for the holiday season but Kelly usually doubles the recipe to have enough to last throughout the season

Margaritas – Batch Portion

This recipe makes ~3 gallons of medium-strength margaritas.  That’s enough for 12-16 people, depending on how heavy they drink on average.  It is also ideal for a 5-gallon water cooler that has a pouring spout.

Rum Punch

This recipe makes ~1.5 gallons of medium-strength rum punch.  This is enough for 6-10 people, depending on how heavy they drink on average.
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