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Ingredients: 2 zucchini 2 yellow squash 1 tablespoon olive oil ½ onion, thinly sliced ½ cup basil pesto (see below for basil pesto ingredients) Salt and pepper to taste Basil Pesto: Yield 4 cups ½ cup pine nuts 2 large bunches fresh basil leaves, washed and stemmed 3 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped 2 cups olive oil Pinch...

At sixty-two years young, Wesley M. isn’t slowing down. He gives his all to every task in the kitchen and prides himself on always working at his highest level. Since becoming Food Service Coordinator ,for the past three years, Wesley has played a key role in...

(4 servings) Ingredients: 1 orange, peeled 1 pint strawberries ½ cup dark raisins ½ cup chopped walnuts 1 apple, washed, peeled, cored, and diced 1 tablespoon honey Juice of ½ lemon 1 teaspoon hot sauce ½ cup pineapple juice 1 cup plain yogurt ¼ teaspoon salt ⅛ teaspoon white pepper Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. With a paring knife, remove...

Who doesn’t love Girl Scout Cookies? Angel decided to make his own style of the original Samoa Cookie and instruct one of our Culinary Vocational trainees through the process. We hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we did. Ingredients: Cookie Base 8 ounces butter 4 ounces sugar 1...

For Leroy, cooking isn’t just a job. It’s a way of life. “When I’m in the kitchen, all my worries go away.” There was a time when Leroy had plenty to worry about. After 15 years in federal prison, he found himself spiraling towards his lowest...

Yield: 2 dozen cupcakes Ingredients: 2 ½ cups flour 1 ½ cups sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cocoa powder 1 ½ cup oil 1 cup buttermilk 2 eggs 2 tablespoons red food coloring 1 teaspoon vinegar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Frosting: 1 pound cream cheese 4 cups confectioners' sugar 1 cup butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Directions: Preheat oven...

Fifteen years ago, James was in a dark place. He had lost everything because of drugs and alcohol: his family, his home, and his job. The path before him was unclear--all he knew was the he couldn’t live like this anymore. Then, James walked through The...