Broccoli Tofu over Rice

by: The Dao Family We enjoy takeout Chinese food and this recipe has become a tasty family favorite that we can make at home. The original recipe calls for beef, but we’ve substituted with tofu for a vegetarian version. Source: What’s Gaby Cooking: Eat What You Want Cookbook, 2020 Ingredients 1 block of tofu (firm or extra firm), cubed1/2 cup soy sauce3 T brown sugar5 cloves garlic, minced1 (1-inch) piece of fresh ginger, peeled and grated1 T cornstarch1 T sesame oil1/2 yellow onion, sliced1 large head of broccoli, cut into florets and blanchedCooked rice1 T toasted sesame seeds (optional)3 scallions, sliced on the bias (optional) Recipe Steps Whisk together soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, and cornstarch. Set aside. Heat sesame oil over medium-high in a large skillet. Add onions.  Saute for 8 mins.  Add the blanched and drained broccoli. READ MORE

Cacio e Pepe

by: Luke, Laura, Lilah (grade 2), and Charlotte (K) Goldworm When we went to Rome last year, cacio e pepe quickly became a family favorite. We ate it almost every meal! When we came home we started making it to remind us of our trip and now it is a weekly staple. Source: Epicurious Ingredients 6 oz Pasta1 tsp fresh ground pepper3 T buttera little more than 1 cup Parmesan cheesesalt Recipe Steps Cool pasta, drain, reserving 3/4 cup of cooking water . Melt 2 T of the butter in a large skillet and then add pepper and sauté, swirling the pan, for about 1 min. Add about 1/2 cup of cooling water to pan and bring to a simmer. Add pasta and remaining butter. Add Parmesan, and stir for a few minutes, until cheese melts and combines with liquid READ MORE

Margarita Chicken

by: Lacey Rochford (Executive Assistant) This is a delicious dish that reminds me of home. My parents live far away and whenever I visit, my mom makes this Margarita Chicken for our family to enjoy together. It’s easy to make and requires very few ingredients- a great dish to whip up when entertaining company! Source: Teton County Homemakers (Jackson Hole, WY) Ingredients 2-4 Boneless, Skinless Chicken BreastsHoneyLime JuicePlain Corn Chips- White or YellowSalsaCheese- Shredded Cheddar or Cheddar Jack Mixture Recipe Steps In a bowl, mix honey and lime juice- stir together to a honey consistency Use a rolling pin to crush corn chips in a large quart or gallon size baggie Put chicken in the honey/lime mixture to coat, then put in the corn chip baggie to coat with chips Place chicken breasts in a baking dish that has been READ MORE

Broccoli Quiche

by: Mrs. Ross (Team Specialist) I started making this recipe when it was the end of the week and my groceries were getting low. I had plenty of eggs and cooked broccoli. I decided to try and make a quiche. My family loved it. I have been making it for about 3 years now. Source: I made this recipe up on my own. It is fun to adjust the recipe. Sometimes I add onions or baked ham. Ingredients 2 cups cooked broccoli (chopped into small pieces)8-12 eggs1/4 cup milksalt and pepper to taste (optional: 1/2 Cup shredded cheddar cheese, 1 diced onion or any other veggie) Recipe Steps Beat eggs, milk and salt and pepper for 2 minutes. Add remaining cooled ingredients and mix well. Put in a buttered round baking plate. Cook at 375 degrees for 35-45 minutes

Pressure Cooker White Chicken Chili

by: Alan Ripp (Special Friday Principal’s Helper) Not being able to go to the grocery store every day like I used to, I looked for an easy recipe that used pantry staples and super tasty. I make it every 2 weeks now, it’s that good! Source: I found this on-line, searching for easy chicken chili – Ingredients 2 large skinless, boneless chicken breasts or 2 thighs (frozen works great too)15 oz can black beans drained and rinsed15 oz can white beans drained1 medium onion chopped15 oz can corn with juice10 oz can Rotel diced tomatoes with green chilis with juice1/2 cup chicken broth or stock1 tsp chili powder or to taste1 tsp cumin powder8 oz package cream cheese cut into 6 pieces Recipe Steps Place all of your ingredients into your pressure cooker Add 1/2 to 1 tsp chili READ MORE

Sweet Lokshen Kugel

by: Mrs. Weiss (Literacy Aide) This is a traditional Jewish holiday dish. However, we love it so much that we make it often! Source: This recipe is from Grandma Regina Weiss. Ingredients 12 oz wide egg noodles6 large eggs1 lb sour cream (2 cups)8 oz cottage cheese (1 cup)8 oz cream cheese, softened (1 cup)1 cup sugar1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted1/4 tsp saltCinnamon and sugar for dustingNonstick cooking oil spray Recipe Steps Place a rack in the middle of your oven and preheat to 350 degrees F. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the noodles to the pot, bring back to a boil, and let them cook until tender (not overly soft), about 5 minutes. Drain and return the cooked noodles to the pot. In a food processor or blender, blend together the eggs, sour cream, READ MORE

Homemade Gnocchi with Tomato Sauce

by: Ms. Bardin (fourth grade teacher) This is a recipe I learned when I traveled to Italy last summer. It was so interesting to learn homemade techniques for dishes I had only seen in restaurants. This year I cooked this dish for my mom for Mother’s Day and it was delicious!   Source: Cooking class in Sorrento, Italy Ingredients 2 lbs of red potatoes1 lb flour2 eggs2 28oz cans of peeled tomatoes2 cloves of garlic10 leaves of basil2 tbsp olive oilsaltfresh mozzarella (if desired) Recipe Steps Potatoes Boil unsalted water to cook the potatoes without peeling for 30 minutes. When the potatoes are soft (poke with fork) they are ready. Wait 5-10 minutes for the potatoes to cool In a separate bowl, whisk the two eggs Peel the potatoes and crush them (using a potato masher or ricer is best) READ MORE

Cantaloupe Salad with Sliced Feta

by: Ms.Beverly I love to make it. It’s just a very simple salad to make and is so refreshing in the summertime. Source: I found it in REAL SIMPLE. Ingredients 1 small shallot, finely chopped 5 Tbsp. Champagneor white wine vinegar1 3-lb. cantaloupe, peeled seeded and sliced1 English cucumber, sliced6 oz. of feta cheese. thinly sliced(about 1 1/2 cups)1/2 loaf of ciabatta bread, sliced7 Tbsp. olive oil divided1 1/2 tsp. kosher salt, divided1/2 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper 1/2 cup roughly chopped toasted almonds1/8 tsp freshly ground pepper Recipe Steps STIR shallots and vinegar in a small bowl and let stand for minutes. MEANWHILE, arrange cantaloupe and cucumber on a large platter and top with feta: set aside HEAT a grill pan over high heat. Brush both sides of the ciabatta slices with 3 READ MORE

Tater Tot Casserole

by: Ms. Carr (School Psychologist) One of my children is a “meat and potatoes” guy. We were looking for more dishes to accommodate his somewhat limited palate when we heard that one of the former Democratic presidential candidates was feeding a version of this recipe to supporters, so we decided to try it. The meal was a win for our family, even though it did not help the candidate win the democratic nomination!  Source: The New York Times  Ingredients ½ cup unsalted butter2 carrots, peeled and finely chopped2 celery stalks, finely chopped1 large white or yellow onion, finely choppedKosher salt and black pepper¾ cup all-purpose flour3 cups whole milk2 tablespoons chicken, vegetable or beef broth base or bouillon2 pounds ground beef (about 15 percent fat)9 ounces frozen peas or corn, or a combination1 ½ pounds frozen Tater Tots1 cup shredded READ MORE

Grandma Gluck Spaghetti Sauce

by: Mr. Gluck (Building Aide) Grandma taught us how to make this when we were little! A family favorite for decades.  Source: Grandmother Ingredients Head of garlicTablespoon olive oil1 pound ground beef (can substitute Beyond Meat or Impossible Meat)Tablespoon dried BasilTablespoon dried OreganoTeaspoon saltTeaspoon pepper1 cup breadcrumbs1 egg2 large cans tomato sauce1 large can tomato paste Recipe Steps In a deep pot, saute the garlic in the olive oil at a low temperature until it is a touch brown. Mix together beef, egg, breadcrumbs and all herbs/spices. Roll the mixture into meatball size balls and drop them in the pot one at a time. Once they are all in turn up heat to medium to fry and thoroughly cook meatballs (about 10 minutes). Stir constantly. Once the meat is cooked add tomato sauce and paste and turn heat to low. READ MORE

Fucarile Family Meatloaf

by: Mrs. Fucarile (Kindergarten Teacher) Growing up my family owned an Italian restaurant that kept us very busy, so dinner time was important to all be together. My favorite night would be Tuesday nights, as my mom would make meatloaf. I would come home from practice or school to the smell of it cooking. It was a smell and a feeling I would never forget.  Source: This recipe came from my mother Barbara. When I graduated from college my mom made me my very own recipe book. I bet you can guess the first recipe I tried to make 🙂  Ingredients 1 pound of ground beef1 egg1 cup of plain bread crumbs1 large chopped onion1/4 cup of parsley1 teaspoon of salt1 teaspoon of garlic powder1/4 cup water (use more if it seems too dry)Oregano Olive Oil My family was a READ MORE

Look Whooo’s Cooking!

From our kitchens to yours! We are excited to announce our new virtual community cookbook, Look Whooo’s Cooking! Underwood staff have compiled some of their favorite recipes to share with all of you as a way to connect across the distance. We have a wonderful mix of newly discovered recipes, old family favorites, holiday traditions, and more! Take a look and then add a recipe that your family loves…we can’t wait to see what you cook up! Connecting Kitchens: Watch this introduction video to hear about the project and take a tour of the cookbook. See what’s cooking: Browse the recipes by clicking on the green button below. Contribute:  Fill out this google form to submit a recipe from your kitchen! We look forward to teaching and learning together through this experience, and are excited to see this community recipe READ MORE