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Chef Dawn

    Thin And Crispy Hula Pizza Recipe By Chef Dawn Walker

    This is a super quick and easy dinner that even kids can prepare. 

    If you have left over meat or chicken,  you can certainly add it.  We like to add bacon sometimes too!

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    Thin and Crispy Hula Pizza Recipe

    4 tortillas (10 inch or larger is best)

    8 Tablespoons barbeque sauce

    4 ounces goat cheese

    Hometown Recipes: Fettuccini With Shrimp And Creamy Tomato Sauce

    This is a standard in my house.  Its a 10 by everyone's tastes! The pasta reheats well but the shrimp over cooks when you reheat.  However, that doesn't seem to bother the kids. 

    To prevent the shrimp and pasta from over cooking, slightly undercook both first.  When they are added to the sauce later, they will finish cooking perfectly.

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    Hometown Recipes: Nana's Crazy-Good Chicken Wings

    When I bring my Nana's chicken wings to a party, the crowd goes crazy.  These wings are easy to make but take a while to cook.

    They also taste better reheated the second and third day.

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    Nana's Crazy-Good Chicken Wings Recipe

    5 pounds chicken wing pieces (frozen or fresh)

    1 cup soy sauce

    Hometown Recipes With Chef Dawn Walker: Hot Artichoke Dip Recipe

    Just in time for Christmas and New Years, Here is a family recipe for hot artichoke dip.  This is the easiest recipe to make and usually the hit at any party.  If you like spicy - add some fresh jalapenos slices or dices for a nice kick!

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    Hot Artichoke Dip Recipe

    1 can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped fine

    Hometown Recipes With Chef Dawn Walker: Chicken Romano

    I created about 30 recipes that use boneless-skinless chicken breasts and this is part of that collection. 

    You can get boneless, skinless chicken breast at any market.  I prefer fresh chicken (although most of it comes frozen from the packer.) If I buy frozen, I like ones that are IQF... or individually quick frozen. For food items that are IQF, they are frozen at a low temperature very quickly.

    Hometown Recipes: Romaine Wedges With Tangy Blue Cheese Vinaigrette

    You know when you find the perfect recipe? It is the recipe that you want to write down, take a picture of, put on the bulletin board? is one of my favorite sites to get recipes and ideas. I like Epicurious because I can find tested recipes with comments from chef's and home cooks alike. 

    This recipe for Romaine Wedges with Tangy Blue Cheese Vinaigrette is my go to recipe when I am making a salad for home or taking to someone's house. The recipe was featured in Bon Appetit in April, 2008. Users rated it four stars and 100% would make it again. 

    Grilled Corn Chowder Hometown Recipe, By Chef Dawn Walker

    Now that it is cooling down a bit, I like to get in the kitchen and prepare soups and stews.  My family loves soup, specially when I provide a bunch of toppings for them to "customize" their meal.  This recipe was featured in the July 2013 of Better Homes and Gardens however I have altered it a bit from its original form.

    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