Cooking How-To’s: Fall Family Weekend Special

What’s that one dish that your family makes every year? Cooking as a family creates a tradition that everyone can be a part of. This Fall Family Weekend lets take a look at a couple dishes that students make with their family each year.

Brittney Bulawa- Palestine Peach Pie

The peaches Brittney’s family uses for this recipe come from her hometown of Parker, Colorado. Her great grandmother as passed down this recipe for generation. They make the pies when peaches are in season. For the Bulawas, pies are a symbolic gensture of friendship and community. Her family makes them to give as hospitality gifts for friends, new neighbors, family who are sick, and any time they feel like indulging in a delicious homemade pie. They even make their own homemade pie crust!


Pie Filling Ingredients:

4 cups of sliced and peeled Palestine peaches

1/4 cup of cinnamon

1 cup sugar

1/4 cup of whipping cream

1/2 a stick of butter


  1. In a large bowl combine the peaches, cinnamon, and sugar.
  2. Once combined, add whipping cream
  3. Roll out pre-made pie crust (homemade crust recipe not included)
  4. Line pie pan with dough
  5. Pour in filling and place chunks of butter in the top of the filling
  6. Layer pie crust over the filling
  7. Brush crust with butter to brown.
  8. Bake at 400° for 50-60 minutes or until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly. Cool on a wire rack.

“Cooking with my mom ties me to our traditional roots and brings us together.” – Brittney

Morgan Milner- Veggie Lasagna

The Milners are known for their veggie lasagna. When Morgan was little, she would always ask her mom to make her famous veggie lasagna for her birthday. Morgan’s family using ingredients from their own garden in their backyard to make their lasagna the freshest it can be in season.



1/2 teaspoon oregano

1 container mozzarella cheese

12 ounces of spinach

3 whole tomatoes

6 cooked lasagna noodles

2 cloves of garlic

2 tablespoons of olive oil


  1. Blend tomatoes in a blender with olive oil, oregano, and garlic
  2. Simmer tomato sauce with red wine
  3. Blend the cheese and spinach
  4. Layer a pan with cooked lasagna noodles
  5. Begin layers cheese, spinach, sauce, and noodles repeatedly
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes
  7. Serve and enjoy!

“My family taught me how to maintain a garden and use healthy ingredients in all of our meals.” – Morgan


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