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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    Perspectives: “What's Cooking Around the Conference”

    Pastor Mike Kelly: Chicken Parmesan and Garlic Red Smashed Potato

    February 27, 2017 / By Pastor Mike Kelly

    First off, I want to thank everyone for asking me to participate in this first ever Conference Blog Cooking Video. As I thought of what I was going to do for my presentation, and the recipe that followed, I thought that I would do a Christmas recipe to share, but I struggled with that. In the first place because I have been a Chef for so long and do not …more

    Pastor James Brown: Corn Fritters Pancakes

    February 21, 2017 / By Pastor James Brown, Bowmansville UMC & Faith Lancaster UMC

    As a pancake lover and cooker for many, many years, I have used this recipe to feed many a fine group of people over the years at many Shrove Tuesday events prior to Ash Wednesday. Folks do plain pancakes on Shrove Tuesday, but I enjoy making, as I like to say, "Step it up a Notch!" Corn Cakes pancakes as a second choice. Lots of people love them …more

    Shannon Hodson: Carrot Lentil Coconut Stew

    February 14, 2017 / By Shannon Hodson, Writer/Editor / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Because I feel my body is my temple, my diet is at least 85 percent plant-based. I love vegetables, nuts, whole grains, legumes, seeds, fruits--foods from the earth. Also, I have been a dedicated endurance athlete for over 25 years. Nutrition is a big part of that dedication. I make sure I have a lot of antioxidants, plenty of fiber, and ample protein to fuel my performance. The recipe below is a …more

    Debbie Albright: Shrimp Creole

    February 7, 2017 / By Debbie Albright / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    I was born and raised in the Deep South and lived most of my life in Shreveport Louisiana.  After meeting my husband we moved to Upstate New York where we currently reside and although I certainly miss home and my family I really miss the food.  I think Louisiana has the best food however, as I was raised there I may be partial.  Growing up I loved …more

    Beth Russell: Glazed Meatloaf

    January 30, 2017 / By Beth Russell, Volunteer Coordinator/Director at Christ Church

    This meatloaf is a big hit at our Community Meals at Christ Church United Methodist in Glens Falls. Glazed Meatloaf Ingredients: 1/2 cup ketchup 1/3 cup brown sugar 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon dry mustard 2 pounds lean ground beef 3 slices bread, shredded 1/4 cup diced onion 1 egg, beaten  3 tablespoons lemon juice Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a small bowl, combine ketchup, brown sugar, 1 tablespoon lemon juice and dry mustard …more

    Pastor Jack Laskowski: Haitian Pikliz

    January 24, 2017 / By Pastor Jack Laskowski, Spencerport and Adams Basin UMC's

    I attended two Volunteers-in-Mission trips to Haiti in 2004 and 2006. We worked in the little town of Hermitage, helping to build a church and a school. It was a beautiful village on the coast. The faithfulness and hospitality of the Haitian people was both humbling and inspiring. On the trips, I was introduced to Haitian Pikliz, which is a staple in just about every household. Since then, I …more

    Mary Dalglish: Fillet a fish

    January 18, 2017 / By Mary Dalglish / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    WARNING: If you are at all squeamish, you will see a fish getting filleted if you watch the video. Growing up on the coast of Maine has taught me a slightly unusual skill set when it comes to Seafood. It's quite normal to go straight to the source rather than the grocery store as you head further up the coast. It's easy to score some of the freshest …more

    Jodi Webb: Broccoli Cheddar Soup

    December 20, 2016 / By Jodi Webb

    Want to have your recipe featured on the blog? Send your recipe, why you love it, and a photo (if you have it!) to news@unyumc.org to be considered! We're big soup eaters in the Webb household. I love to make this family favorite during the winter months. It helps warm our souls on those cold nights. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do! Ingredients: 2 …more


    With more than 168,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 867 local churches and 65 new faith communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our mission is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."