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Golden Bear Family Recipes

Sharing of food is how we connect as a community and as families. And while today’s challenges may mean fewer seats at the table, technology enables us to share the recipes we love with even more people. 

As part of our WNE Day of Gratitude for Food, we invite you to upload your favorite recipe to share with the Golden Bear Community. If it is not your original recipe please indicate the source, i.e. (food network). Be sure to include why you and your family/friends love it.

Beyond your recipe, we encourage you to share your gratitude for food by donating to the WNE BEAR Necessities Market Food Pantry (email melissa.lambert@wne.edu to for details on how to support our students challenged by food scarcity), or with our own local charity.

Here are some recipes submitted by community members.

Community Member Recipies

  • President Johnson’s Seafood and Chicken Gumbo

    From Dr. Robert E. Johnson, President

    This is one of my favorite meals to make, and I hope you and your family enjoy it as well!

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  • Bryan’s Famous Taco Dip

    From Bryan Gross, VP for Enrollment Management and Marketing

    This is a recipe that I picked up when I was an undergraduate student at Penn State University and I have been making it to great fanfare for the past twenty-plus years. The great thing about this recipe is that there are so many ways you can make it. Add or subtract toppings as you choose, make it spicy, or divide your tray in half to please the picky eater in your family.

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  • Thai Peanut Chicken Ramen

    From Shaun McGrady '02/G'09, Director of Digital Strategy

    Winter is coming. No really, it's actually coming, so it's soup season! This great recipe can be made in your InstantPot or similar pressure cooker. Don't have one? Not a problem as this can be made on the stovetop as well. This is really easy to make and delivers some amazing flavor.

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  • Chicken Piccata

    From Christopher Wystepek, '02/G'09, Executive Director for Admissions Outreach and Recruitment

    This dish's serving size is for 2 people and makes for a great dinner any time of year!

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  • Peanut Butter Krispy Rice Squares

    From Becky Turner '16/G'18, Digital/Social Media Specialist

    These squares are made in my house only for the Super Bowl as part of our day of amazing snacks. What I like best about these squares is not only the peanut butter, chocolate chips, and sprinkles, but that you can customize the squares to your liking—I mean, there's no such thing as too many sprinkles.

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  • Prosciutto Mozzarella Pinwheels

    From Connie Vrijenhoek, Director of Business Systems and Enrollment Management Planning

    This is a go-to meal in our house on a Friday night because it's so quick and easy to make. Pair with a green salad to complete the meal. It's easy to switch out the prosciutto and spinach for other ingredients to try different fillings, depending on what you like.

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  • Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff

    From Scott Coopee, Chief Information Officer

    Great slow cooker recipe for families on the go.

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