In addition to a variety of shelf-stable products, eggs, dairy products and frozen meat are distributed to each family who visits the food shelf at Neighbors. This month, our team of Menu Makers volunteers have come up with some delicious recipes using one of the commonly distributed frozen meat items: beef. These recipes feature [...]
Our Menu Maker's volunteer team has come up with some *super* recipes using another food shelf staple: raisins. Raisins are high in antioxidants and fiber and low in both fat and cholesterol. They're the perfect ingredient enhancement to many delicious recipes. Try one of these while you are watching the big game in February! Click [...]
There are a variety of delicious ways you can incorporate spaghetti noodles into your meals. With both vegetarian and protein-packed options, these recipes will fit into many different diets. Click here for a complete list of Menu Makers' featured spaghetti recipes. Menu Makers is a recipe-sharing program developed by Neighbors’ food shelf volunteers. [...]
Dried pinto beans are a versatile, affordable and healthy option to include in your next recipe. Whether it is a salad, main course or dessert, pinto beans can really help amp it up! Plus, dried pinto beans are easy to store and are easy to prepare. Dried pinto beans are a surprise secret ingredient in [...]
Bonus Menu Maker Recipes for Thanksgiving These recipes are being featured on the 2020 Virtual Walk to End Hunger program on Thanksgiving morning. Although we've already shared our Menu Makers recipes and featured product (applesauce) for November, here are list of some classic Menu Makers holiday-themed recipes you might want to check out for [...]
September's Featured Menu Makers Product: Canned Apricots After taking a brief pause, our Menu Makers recipe-sharing program is back and we can't wait to share more delicious, nutritious and affordable menu options with you. Originally started (and continuously managed) by a dedicated group of volunteers, Menu Makers provides new and healthy recipes for items found [...]
Check out the seasonal recipe features for this month's Menu Makers item: dried plums. Whether you are entertaining or just relaxing at home, these recipes will get you in the holiday spirit! Click here for a complete list of dried plum recipes. Also, we'd like to wish the Menu Makers program at happy 4th [...]
Biscuit mix can be used for so much more than biscuits -- check out this month's Menu Makers recipes to see just a few of the options!
This month, Menu Makers is featuring a product that is not only delicious, but full of health benefits -- frozen blueberries! High in antioxidants and fiber, and low in calories, they are a great addition to both sweet and savory dishes. Plus, the frozen version can be enjoyed year-round! Click here for the recipes, which [...]
The blustery weather and this month's Menu Makers recipes have us thinking about comfort food and the holidays! To check out these great appetizers, sandwiches and desserts, just click here.
Fall is in full swing, and this month Menu Makers has some great seasonal recipes for you to enjoy! Check them out here.
Apples and cranberries provide great sweet and savory options in the kitchen, and this month Menu Makers is featuring some of each! From beverages to dressings, entrees to desserts, these recipes offer a little bit of everything. Click here to check them out.
This month, Menu Makers has some great recipes using pantry staples and fresh, seasonal produce! Check them out by clicking here.
Chicken noodle soup is a classic, so this month we're featuring a selection of side dishes that are out of this world! Check them out here.
This month’s Menu Makers recipes are a real treat! We’ve taken a classic favorite, peanut butter, and asked it to do some incredible things. With everything from a gooey Grilled PB & J Sandwich to a savory Peanut Broccoli Salad, we think you’re going to like these.
February’s Menu Makers recipes all feature one of nature’s sweetest and healthiest superfoods: pitted dates. From Applesauce Date Muffins to Chocolate Chip Date Cookies, this fiber-rich fruit yields some pretty amazing treats! Check them out.
This month's Menu Makers puts a creative twist on an easy, versatile product: instant mashed potatoes. We've thrown in old favorites like Shepherd's Pie and Loaded Mashed Potatoes, and new recipes we think you'll love like Moist Potato Chocolate Cake! Take a look here. sample
This month marks the start of the third year of Menu Makers and we're celebrating with a double feature: black beans AND rice! Check out these great recipes, which include a salad, soup, stuffed peppers and more!
This month's Menu Makers feature -- dried great northern beans -- is great for making baked beans, chili, vegetable dips and soups -- plus we've even thrown a dessert into the mix! Take a look at all the recipes here.
Fall is in the air and we've got apples on the shelf, so we've got some great recipes as a bonus this month. You can find them here!