Cooking with Christus Coders
Have it Your Way- Chicken Chili
GREEN GRAPE SALAD
Broccoli Salad & Dressing
Holiday Soup or Stew
Taco Chicken Casserole
Taco Dinner Mac n Cheese
Nacho Potato Soup with Chicken
Taco Soup with Sweet Cornbread
Peanut Butter Balls
Cheeseburger Casserole (Recipe from UCANKETO)
French Toast Breakfast Casserole
5-Ingredient White Queso from Valentina | The Baking Fairy
Blueberry French Toast: Taste of Home Recipe (winner)
Steak and Ale Marinade (for Beef or Chicken)
Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup
Spaghetti Squash Carbonara
Cozy Bean Soup
Main Protein Dinner
O’Brien potatoes w/sausage in skillet
Creamy Chicken and Rice
Crawfish Etouffee in the rice cooker
Lemon Mascarpone Chicken
Homemade Sloppy Joe’s
Kit Kat Birthday Cake
Triple-Chocolate Whoopie Pies
Tomato Basil Soup
Hearty Black-Eyed Pea Soup
LYNN’S BREAD DIP (DILL)
CANDY BAR COOKIES
Butter Snow Flakes Cookies
My Mom’s (aka GrandMollie’s) Breakfast Casserole
Patsy's Pea Salad
Kentucky Derby Pie
Kippered Katfish Tacos with Slaw and Dressing
Streusel In-Between Pumpkin Cake
Dried Beef Dip
Fried Pickle Spears
Have it Your Way- Chicken ChiliIt’s one of my favorites because it’s very easy and quick to make if on stove top and it’s full of flavor. It’s a family favorite. Shelby Spradlin, CCS
EggnogEggnog is a holiday favorite, spiced, spiked, or plain! If you prefer yours to be non-alcoholic, just leave out the booze. Beth Kresse, RHIA, CCS, BA, BS
CHRISTMAS SALADA refreshing fruit salad can make you feel better about all the other yummy things you already ate! Beth Kresse, RHIA, CCS, BA, BS
Corn CasseroleThis is a staple at our house during the holidays. It's easy to make, cooks itself, and frees me up to do other things. Sharon Abercrombie, CPC
Porcupine MeatballsMy Mema used to make this for me, it is one of my favorites. Not only was it good but it was done w/love, my family loves it too. Pam Griggs, CCS, CRC
Classic MeatloafThe Quaker Oats Meatloaf recipe, is one that is dear to me as my Mema Isla always made it for me, it is delicious and made with love that I still enjoy making for my family. Pam Griggs, CCS, CRC
Blueberry D’zertThe Blueberry D’zert is a family favorite of my husband’s family. When we would get together there was always at least a couple of these on the table. Sharon Abercrombie, CPC
Crack-ersThis is a great quick snack recipe in case you need something last minute. This recipe uses what you may already have in the pantry! I try to use keto/low carb/gluten free and diabetic friendly ingredients due to the various family dietary requirements. Anything in the list can be substituted with your preferred diet friendly ingredients. Sharon Nichols, BSBEB, RHIT, CCS, CHTS-TR, CRC
BLT DipA light, creamy, cheesy, yummy dip for crackers, pita, veggies, etc. Sharon Nichols, BSBEB, RHIT, CCS, CHTS-TR, CRC
Holiday Soup or StewYears ago I got tired of all the leftovers and no way to convince anyone to finish them off. Now, we have no trouble finishing up the turkey or anything else because this mixture makes all of those ingredients into a wonderful soup or stew depending on what you have left. Nobody feels like 'do we have to eat this again"?
Corn PuddingOne of our church friends made this after Papa passed and we all enjoyed it so much it has become a holiday tradition for our potluck family meals.
Taco Chicken CasseroleThis is a family favorite at reunions and get-togethers, they tell me not to come unless I bring this with me. Sharon Nichols, BSBEB, RHIT, CCS, CHTS-TR, CRC
Taco Dinner Mac n CheeseHere is one of my favorite old recipes I tore out of an old Southern Living magazine many years ago that is so easy to make. Mina Daniel, CCS
Cocktail MeatballsThis is my Granny’s recipe. She had a family Christmas party every December and always made these. We still have her party every December and these are still on the menu in her honor. Melody Bryer, CCS
Cheese BallThis recipe was a favorite of a very dear co-worker. It became a staple at all eating functions in the office. She passed away from cancer this year and this recipe is a reminder of the special relationship we had. Melody Bryer, CCS
Nacho Potato Soup with ChickenThis recipe was given to me by my Aunt. It was too good to be a side dish so I added chicken to the recipe to make it the main course. Melody Bryer, CCS
Taco Soup with Sweet CornbreadI’m so happy to share. This is a meal even my kids love. Stephanie Madsen, RHIT
Peanut Butter BallsHere is my kids, family and friends favorite candy recipe that I make at Christmas! This has been requested for years. Kellye Berry
Cheeseburger Casserole (Recipe from UCANKETO)Great recipe, quick, simple, and very delicious. Cassandra Hall, R.H.I.T., C.C.S.
French Toast Breakfast CasseroleThis is a great make ahead for Christmas morning. Make it, baked it, and eat it! Donna Walker
5-Ingredient White Queso from Valentina | The Baking FairyThis is a great vegetarian recipe to enjoy! Crystal Maldonado, RHIT, CCS
Blueberry French Toast: Taste of Home Recipe (winner)I love the blueberry French toast recipe because it is sweet and delicious. I like that you can make it the night before (a Christmas Eve favorite for my family) and just bake it in the morning. While it bakes, I make the blueberry sauce. I have also brought this to a baby shower brunch. From: Carol Greenia RHIT, CCS (Xmas morning tradition)
Steak and Ale Marinade (for Beef or Chicken)This marinade is my favorite! I like to marinade it for 24 hours, and then hand it off to my husband to grill! This allows me time to work on other side dishes. Carol Greenia, RHIT, CCS
Slow Cooker Chicken Taco SoupThis is a frequent ‘go to’ of mine! It is SO EASY and delicious. When I buy chicken, I separate and freeze 3 chicken breasts at a time, so I can easy make this any time I get in a pinch. I mean the only thing you have to do, is chop an onion! My kids always liked it too. If you haven’t ever made this, you should definitely try it! Carol Greenia RHIT, CCS
Spaghetti Squash CarbonaraNote - In the photo, we put the mixture back in the Squash shell - added Parmesan and broiled in the oven but we haven’t been fancy like that in a while now.
Cozy Bean SoupThis is part of my complete dinner package, look for my other recipes. Deborah Cross, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P
O’Brien potatoes w/sausage in skilletYou can't have meat without potatoes, and this is good as part of my complete dinner plan or as a nice side dish. Deborah Cross, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P
Low-Fat CheesecakeA nice dessert to go with my complete dinner plan. Deborah Cross, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P
Blueberry PieAnother dessert option for my complete dinner plan. I hope you've enjoyed all my recipes! Deborah Cross, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P
Creamy Chicken and RicePro Tip: This casserole is great with any left-over chicken pulled from the bone or holiday turkey. Shallen Morrow, RHIA
Lemon Mascarpone ChickenWatched this recipe on an episode of Rachel Ray…. Her Guest was Giada De Laurentiis, Love the lemon taste with the pasta. Terri Chandler, RHIT, CTR
Homemade Sloppy Joe’sThis recipe is way better than the one you buy in the can because you control what you put in it! Terri Chandler, RHIT, CTR
Hot CrackersWe love this one all year but especially Christmas Eve when we do all of snacking, good with Cheese Balls also. Terri Chandler, RHIT, CTR
Kit Kat Birthday CakeI first made this for my son’s Birthday in 2019, seen it on an episode of Mr. Food and it wasn’t hard at all, so fun to make! Nailed it! Terri Chandler, RHIT, CTR
Triple-Chocolate Whoopie PiesThese will be fun to make with your kids or grandkids…. Can’t wait to make them with my granddaughter Nina! Terri Chandler, RHIT, CTR
Tomato Basil SoupTomato soup is comfort food! Any time it's cold outside, or not, is a good time for comfort food. Terri Chandler, RHIT, CTR
Sticky BunsPerfect for potluck, holiday breakfast, snack, dessert, and just because. Sharon Abercrombie, CPC
My Mom’s (aka GrandMollie’s) Breakfast CasseroleI am super traditional!! I make my Mom’s (aka GrandMollie’s) breakfast casserole EVERY Christmas morning!! It’s nice because you can make it ahead of time, refrigerate, & just throw it in the oven Christmas morning. It can cook & smell up the house while everyone opens gifts! I also serve it with fruit salad (which I will send the recipe for), store bought cream cheese Danish or something sweet, & Poinsettia mimosas (champagne & cranberry juice). Pace picante is a must for this southwest style dish & you can use regular breakfast sausage instead of sage. Thanks! Kellie Barnett, RHIA
Fruit SaladI like bananas, strawberries, purple grapes, pineapple chunks, and mandarin oranges. Kellie Barnett, RHIA
Patsy's Pea SaladHere’s my Pea Salad recipe. It is a family favorite. I am always asked to bring it for any and all events. It is super easy to make. Patsy McCammon, CCS
Elf BiscuitsChristmas is coming and I stole this recipe from the elves so we could enjoy them any time of year! Kimberly Boyte RHIA, CCS, CDS
Streusel In-Between Pumpkin CakeMy Tips: I like to give this as Christmas gifts. Instead of a Bundt pan, I use two 9x5 loaf pans, split the cake batter equally between both loaf pans, then I crumble the streusel on top of each loaf pan (not in between). Dianna Marshall, COC
Jefferson’s WALDORFI don’t personally enjoy celery, however, it’s a must have in this recipe because it gives a different texture in contrast to the apples, walnuts and marshmallows. I just chop perhaps 3, 3 inch stalks, first in quarters length-wise and then at maybe 1/8 inch cubes and then it blends in easier. ~ A box of chopped dates has been difficult to find in stores of late, at least in Vermont, and at times, Gia has been the designated chopper and she hates that!! I would also say, I tend to use more whip cream and two fairly hefty tablespoons of Miracle Whip that makes the salad creamy and the mayo balances the sweetness of the dates and other fruits. This has been a family Howe tradition for years and a hit with the younger generation, nieces and nephews for every Christmas and Thanksgiving dinners since 1990. The kid’s still refer to it as Uncle Jeff’s “monkey brains!” Enjoy! Jefferson L. Howe, MSA, RHIA
Dried Beef DipThis is a recipe for all the non-cookers out there. It is one of my go to’s for parties because it’s really easy and very yummy! Laken Hooper, RHIA
Candied BaconThis stuff is dangerous! When I make it in the toaster/convection oven, I have a horrible habit of eating the first tray before the second is done. I can't think of a thing to serve this with, it's better than my favorite Teriyaki Jerky! Sharon Nichols, BSBEB, RHIT, CCS, CHTS-TR, CRC
Fried Pickle SpearsThis is one of my favorite snacks. Not too salty, not too greasy, and not too filling. Sharon Nichols, BSBEB, RHIT, CCS, CHTS-TR, CRC
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Cooking with Christus Coders
This is our inaugural recipe exchange cookbook from the CHRISTUS Health HIM Corporate Coding team. We wanted to put this book together so we could all share in our holiday recipe traditions. Additionally, with COVID restrictions over the past year, it's harder to get together. Since we’re remote, it’s also hard to do a potluck and share recipes, but we can still share! We hope everyone truly enjoys the recipes and/or stories we have to share.