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Hometown Recipes

Recipes by Chef Dawn Walker

Hometown Recipes with Chef Dawn Walker

Every week Chef Dawn Walker delivers one of her best recipes for you to enjoy.

With healthy options and great taste, Chef Dawn Walker will bring you the best recipes in Santa Clarita.


    Szechuan Braised Meatballs Hometown Recipe, By Chef Dawn Walker

    I am always looking for recipes that are kid friendly but light.  This recipe is easy and low carb.  It holds in the fridge for days and freezes well too.  My kids LOVED the meatballs and the mushrooms.

    Baked Pasta With Cauliflower And Cheese Hometown Recipe

    Macaroni and cheese is by far my favorite food! And to find a way to incorporate more vegetables into the dish is an added bonus! Cauliflower is a great (and sneaky) addition to macaroni and cheese because its' white color blends into the cheese sauce. 

    This version is not too cheesy, although it is not beyond me to add some extra to any macaroni and cheeserecipe!

    Hometown Recipes: Buttermilk Oven-Fried Chicken

    My recipe this week takes a little bit of planning.  However, after marinating the chicken for a day, the meat turns out so flavorful and tender! 

    Buttermilk Oven-Fried Chicken

    Hometown Recipes: One Bowl Chocolate Chocolate Cookies

    As a busy mom, I appreciate one bowl recipes.  If I get up the energy to cook from scratch, cleaning up the kitchen after seems daunting.  This recipe mixes all the ingredients in one bowl - saving dish-washing time.  They are so delicious and very easy to make.  Have fun and enjoy!

    Hometown Recipes: Adobo Chicken Served With Hot Rice

    Many times I get the best recipes from friends and family.  This recipe was given to me by my close friends Mary Claire and Jeff.  Jeff is Filipino-American.  Adobo is a common classic Filipino dish. 

    Hometown Recipes: Light Waldorf Salad Served On Butter Lettuce

    Macey, my 12 year old, made this delicious, light Waldorf Salad, which is served on butter lettuce as a lettuce wrap and with whole grain pita chips. It is such an easy and refreshing recipe for the warm summer nights here in the Santa Clarita summer.

    Hometown Recipes: Slow Cooked And Recooked Beef Short Ribs

    One of the benefits of being a foodie and a chef is the privilege to attend industry trade shows.

    Hometown Recipes: Mushroom-Asparagus Quiche With Potato Crust

    This recipe was inspired by a menu on eMeals.  Every week, I get seven clean eating recipes emailed to me.  My plan is to use this subscription to inspire at least 2-3 meals at home, some prepared by the girls.  Arielle made this recipe this week.  It took her about an hour and one half but that is mostly because she is not as experienced as I am at following recipes such as this. 

    Hometown Recipes: Shrimp Salad With Mango And Avocado Lettuce Wraps

    My name is Chef Dawn Walker and I am honored to be working with KHTS to provide recipes weekly.  I have four daughters (ages 9, 12, 14 and 21) who love to cook.  Each one makes dinner once a week with a recipe that they have chosen. 

    Hometown Recipes: Julie’s Banana Nut Bread

    During my bridal shower, long, long ago, which my daughter would call “the olden days”; I was given a box of hand written recipes. One of the recipes was from our family friend Julie Gardner. Julie’s recipe- gift was for banana bread made with Bisquick. I would guess that the recipe came off of a Bisquick box, as it was the 70’s (see, I told you it was the olden days), and these types of tea breads were very popular. The little yellow recipe card is stained and worn now, as I made the bread on a weekly basis during my newlywed years.   But, that’s the gold standard indicator of a good recipe, right?   

    This tea bread is moist and delicious with only seven ingredients (it originally had six, but I added vanilla extract)…pretty cool, huh? Enjoy!