May Menu Makers: Refried Beans

  There are lots of wonderful ways to use refried beans in recipes. Using refried beans in healthy recipes can add protein and fiber to your dish. Check out all of the delicious recipes our Menu Makers team cooked up using refried beans! Click here for complete list of recipes using refried beans (English) Click [...]

2022-04-28T12:20:23-05:00April 20th, 2022|Menu Makers|

April Menu Makers: Stuffing Mix

Cooking with stuffing isn't just for the holidays! Many of us think of stuffing as a side dish to a holiday meal, but our Menu Makers team of volunteers is here to prove us wrong with this list of delicious recipes using stuffing. It's hard to pick a favorite, so try them all! Click here [...]

2022-03-28T11:03:03-05:00March 24th, 2022|Menu Makers|

March Menu Makers: Flour

  March: Flour Recipes A bag of flour is one of the baking essentials! Many recipes can be made or enhanced using flour. From breakfast to supper and everything in between - flour can be used in a variety of recipes from morning until night. Check out these simple, affordable (and delicious) recipes our volunteer [...]

2022-04-28T12:21:14-05:00February 23rd, 2022|Menu Makers|

February Menu Makers: Spaghetti

  There are lots of opinions about pasta - some call it a "comfort food" and others use it as their go-to meal for pleasing picky young eaters while others pair it with a glass of wine and call it fancy. Whatever you want to call it, pasta is a food staple for many. Which [...]

2022-04-28T12:22:45-05:00January 25th, 2022|Food Shelf, Menu Makers|

January Menu Makers: Canned Diced Tomatoes

The goal of our monthly Menu Makers program is to share recipes for common items found in the food shelf (or in your cupboard) that are simple, affordable and healthy. This month's collection of recipes for canned diced tomatoes checks all the boxes. We hope you enjoy these delicious recipes as much as we enjoy [...]

2022-04-28T12:23:27-05:00December 30th, 2021|Menu Makers|

December Menu Makers: Coconut Milk

Recipes Featuring Coconut Milk Coconut milk is a tasty alternative to cow's milk and is made from the white flesh of mature coconuts. It comes in both thick and thin versions - each typically used for different types of recipes. Thick coconut milk is generally used in making desserts and sauces while think coconut milk [...]

2021-12-02T09:16:39-06:00December 2nd, 2021|Food Shelf, News|

November Menu Makers: Thanksgiving Themed Recipes

  Looking for a new recipe to add to your holiday celebration? Our Menu Makers team has got your back! Check out some twists on holiday classics (all featuring food products you would find in our food shelf) with this collection of delicious and nutritious holiday dishes. Click here for a complete list of Menu [...]

2021-11-04T10:10:56-05:00November 4th, 2021|Food Shelf, News|

October Menu Makers: Canned Corn

  October Menu Makers Features Canned Corn Although corn is delicious anytime of the year, it's especially appetizing during the Fall harvest in the Midwest. Check out these recipes featuring canned corn that will spruce up your Autumn! Click here for complete list of canned corn recipes. Menu Makers is a recipe-sharing program [...]

2021-09-29T08:34:08-05:00September 29th, 2021|Food Shelf, Volunteers|

September Menu Makers: Smoked Almonds

September Menu Makers: Smoked Almonds Not only are they a delicious crunchy snack, almonds are also a good source of protein and fiber. Because almonds are a healthy, nutrient-dense food - they are the type of food we prefer to distribute in our food shelf. Check out this list of amazing recipes you can make [...]

2021-08-27T10:19:16-05:00August 27th, 2021|Food Shelf, News|

August Menu Makers: Nonfat Dry Milk

  August Recipes Feature Nonfat Dry Milk Nonfat dry milk is a wonderful shelf-stable option to use in recipes. From breakfast options to supper entrees (and snacks in between), nonfat dry milk can be used in recipes throughout the entire day! Check out these delicious recipes our team of Menu Makers volunteers has put together [...]

2021-07-29T09:01:55-05:00July 29th, 2021|Food Shelf, News|

July Menu Makers: Summer Salads & Salsas

Who's ready for a summer picnic? We've got some wonderful, refreshing summer salad and salsa recipes you can make! They're not too heavy, but are packed with flavor and nutritious ingredients. Click here for full list of summer salad and salsa recipes. Menu Makers is a recipe-sharing program developed by Neighbors’ food shelf volunteers. It [...]

2021-06-15T11:36:43-05:00June 15th, 2021|Food Shelf, News|

May Menu Makers: Ground Beef

  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 [...]

2021-04-30T08:31:08-05:00April 30th, 2021|Food Shelf|

April Menu Makers: Cinnamon Crunch Cereal

  Cereal - it's not just for breakfast anymore! Check out these creative and delicious recipes our Menu Makers team has come up with for cinnamon crunch cereal. They're sweet! Click here for cinnamon crunch cereal recipes. Menu Makers is a recipe-sharing program developed by Neighbors’ food shelf volunteers. It features a different [...]

2021-03-29T09:26:46-05:00March 29th, 2021|Food Shelf, News|

February Menu Makers: Raisins

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 [...]

2021-01-18T13:48:53-06:00January 18th, 2021|Food Shelf, News|

Menu Makers December: Dried Pinto Beans

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 [...]

2020-11-25T14:20:22-06:00November 25th, 2020|Food Shelf|

October Menu Makers: Canned Corn

October's Menu Makers Program Features Canned Corn It's Fall harvest time - which makes us think of apples and pumpkins and corn. Our volunteer team of recipe experts has put together a collection of wonderful recipes made with canned corn (one of our food shelf staples) to share. Click here for a complete list of [...]

2020-09-24T08:55:16-05:00September 24th, 2020|Food Shelf, News|

September Menu Makers: Canned Apricots

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 [...]

2020-09-03T09:22:16-05:00August 25th, 2020|Food Shelf, News|
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