Our Favorite Pioneer Day Recipes

In celebration of Pioneer Day, we wanted to share some of our team members’ favorite recipes. Try one of their recipes today and if you happen to see them at your store, make sure to stop and say hello!

Creamsicle Cake  

By: Crystal Scatterday  


  • 1 box of white cake mix 
  • 12oz orange soda 
  • 1 tub vanilla icing (optional) 


  • Mix cake mix and soda together until combined 
  • Bake per instructions on cake mix box 
  • Wait for cake to cool and then ice it or add powdered sugar or orange slices to the top 


Sweet Teriyaki Roast  

By: Daniel Nelson  


  • 2-5 lbs Chuck Roast 
  • ¼ tsp salt 
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice 
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce 
  • 1 cup teriyaki sauce 
  • 1 cup brown sugar 


  • Brown the roast on each side 
  • Place the roast in an instant pot and sprinkle salt all over it 
  • Add lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, and teriyaki sauce 
  • Spread the brown sugar all over the roast 
  • Cover and cook in the instant pot for 20-30 minutes per pound 

Origin: Self invented recipe  


Mediterranean Turkey Burgers  

By: Ashley Hattingh  


  • 1-1.25 lbs ground turkey 
  • ½ cup julienned sun-dried tomatoes 
  • 3 tbsp fresh mint 
  • 3oz feta cheese 
  • 1tsp garlic powder 
  • Salt and pepper to taste 


  • Mix all ingredients together 
  • Shape 4-5 hamburger patties 
  • Place on BBQ and cook fully 
  • Assemble them like a normal burger  

Fiesta Chicken  

By: Cindy Hockins  


  • 4 chicken breasts 
  • 1 block cream cheese 
  • 1 can black beans 
  • 1 can whole corn 
  • 1 can Rotel tomatoes 
  • 1 packet of hidden valley fiesta ranch dip 


  • Place chicken in a crock pot 
  • Place all other ingredients on top, draining the cans 
  • Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6 
  • When done cooking, shred the chicken with a fork 
  • For something extra, put the chicken mixture in a skillet, top with cheese, and broil until cheese is melted 
  • Serve with rice 

Pink Stuff  

By: Shannon Griffin  


  • Large container of whipped cream 
  • Powder Jell-O mix (strawberry or cherry) 
  • 1 can fruit cocktail 
  • 1 can mandarin oranges 
  • Pineapple tidbits 
  • Maraschino cherries small jar 
  • ½ cup Acini pasta 


  • Place the whipped cream in a large bowl, preferably one with a lid 
  • Add Jell-O packet and mix well 
  • Drain your canned fruits and add the fruit to the bowl 
  • Add a bit of the cherry juice 
  • Cook your pasta 
  • Rinse pasta with cool water until cool 
  • Add pasta to the bowl and mix everything together 
  • Chill for at least an hour before serving 

Origin: Passed down through the family for generations. Changed with the pasta and cherries.  


Easy Chili  

By: Yvette Williams  


  • 1 lb ground beef 
  • 1 yellow onion, browned 
  • 1 can of spaghetti sauce 
  • 1 large can of chili beans 
  • 1 can of red kidney beans 
  • 1 packet of chili seasoning  


  • Brown the yellow onion and hamburger meat 
  • Add remaining ingredients and cook until hot 
  • You can also cook in a crock pot on low for 8 hours 

Origin: Self-invented recipe  


Aunt Rose’s Macaroni Salad  

By: Malena Hall  


  • 2.5 cups uncooked shell macaroni 
  • ½ cup olive oil mayo 
  • ½ cup frozen peas 
  • 2 cans shrimp (or use 8.5 oz of fully cooked and shelled small shrimp, chopped) 
  • 8-16 oz Colby cheese 
  • 1-2 TBSP spicy mustard 
  • Salt, Pepper, Garlic powder, and onion powder to taste 


  • Cook macaroni until desired tenderness 
  • Put the peas in your strainer and pour macaroni over the peas to thaw while straining 
  • Gently stir peas and macaroni together 
  • Rinse with cold water 
  • Transfer to a mixing bowl 
  • Add the shrimp, mayo, and seasonings 
  • Serve cold 

Origin: Aunt would make it all the time