• Healthy Holiday Recipe Countdown – Day 2

    Red Velvet Cupcakes Prep: 20 Minutes Cook: 25 Minutes Ingredients 1 1/4 cups cake flour 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 cup sugar 3/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 1/4 cup canola oil 1 cup low-fat buttermilk 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa 2 tablespoons red food coloring 1 […]

  • Healthy Holiday Recipe Countdown – Day 3

    Matcha Gingerbread Cookies   Yield: 1 dozen cookies Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Ingredients 1 cup sweet rice flour ½ cup finely ground almond flour ½ cup chestnut flour 1½ teaspoons matcha tea, divided ¾ teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon kosher salt ¼ teaspoon […]

  • Healthy Holiday Recipe Countdown – Day 4

    Buttermilk Pralines Ingredients 1 1/2 cups sugar 1/2 cup whole buttermilk 1 1/2 tablespoons light-colored corn syrup 1/2 teaspoon baking soda Dash of salt 2/3 cup chopped pecans, toasted 1 1/2 teaspoons butter 1 tablespoon vanilla extract Combine first 5 ingredients in a large saucepan. Cook over low heat until sugar dissolves, stirring constantly. Continue […]

  • Healthy Holiday Recipe Countdown – Day 5

    Pumpkin-Orange Muffins Canola oil spray 1 egg 1/2 cup skim milk 1/2 cup canned pumpkin 1/4 cup canola oil 1 tsp. dried grated orange zest 1 1/2 cups unbleached flour 1/2 cup sugar 1 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. cinnamon 3/4 tsp. nutmeg 1/4 tsp. salt Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray muffin tin lightly […]

  • Healthy Holiday Recipe Countdown – Day 6

    Roasted Red Pepper and Eggplant Spread Canola cooking spray 2 lbs. sweet bell peppers, preferably a combination of red and orange 1 small eggplant, about 1 lb. 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil 1 tsp. salt 1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste Preheat oven to […]

  • Healthy Holiday Recipe Countdown – Day 7

    Lite Hummus Dip Ingredients: 1 can (15 oz.) chick peas, rinsed and drained, 1-2 cloves finely minced garlic (or to taste), 1 Tbsp. sesame tahini, 6-8 Tbsp. reduced sodium vegetable broth or water, 1-2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice, 1/2 tsp. extra virgin olive oil, Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste, Hot pepper sauce […]

  • Healthy Holiday Recipe Countdown – Day 8

    Cranberry Flax Pumpkin Bread Ingredients Canola oil spray 1/2 cup whole-wheat pastry flour 1/2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour 1/2 cup ground flaxseed 2/3 cup packed light brown sugar 1 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. salt 2 large eggs 1 cup canned pumpkin 1/4 cup canola oil 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce 1/4 cup 100 percent apple […]

  • Healthy Holiday Recipe Countdown – Day 9

    Holiday Quinoa Salad 3/4 cup quinoa 1¾ cups water 3/4 tsp. kosher or sea salt, divided 1/2 medium Fuji apple, cored and finely chopped 1/2 cup fresh pomegranate seeds 1/3 cup finely chopped cilantro 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh mint 11/4 cup finely chopped flat-leaf parsley 1/3 cup finely chopped scallions, green and white parts […]

  • Health Holiday Recipe Countdown – Day 10

    Acorn Squash Stuffed with Apricots and Cornbread  4 cups cornbread, cut into 1/2-inch cubes, 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, plus additional for brushing squash, 2 large Spanish onions, thinly sliced, 1/2 cup finely diced celery with leaves 2 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh sage 2 tsp. finely chopped garlic 1 1/2 cups hot water or vegetable […]

  • MCHC Awarded Grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust
  • Healthy Holiday Recipe Countdown – Day 11

    New England Holiday Pudding 1/2 cup yellow (enriched) cornmeal, 5 cups reduced-fat milk (2 percent), scalded (see Note), 1/2 cup molasses, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/2 tsp. ground ginger, 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg, 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon, 3 cups fruit fresh, frozen, or canned (peaches, pears, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, cranberries, etc.), lightly sweetened to taste, as […]

  • Healthy Holiday Recipe Countdown – Day 12

    Three-Ways Hot Cocoa Mix 1 cup instant nonfat dry milk powder, 1 cup sugar, 1/2 cup Dutch-process cocoa powder, 1/4 cup dried egg whites, 1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon, 1/4 tsp. ground allspice, 1/4 tsp. ground clove, 1/4 tsp. ground ginger, 1/8 tsp. ground black pepper, 6” cinnamon sticks (optional) for garnish, Black tea bags […]

  • Healthy Holiday Recipe Countdown – Day 13

    Chickpea and Butternut Squash Fritters with Field Greens Butternut squash and chickpeas are the perfect combination for this vegetarian entrée. Legumes like chickpeas pack protein and the B vitamin folate, and winter squash is rich in carotenoids, a group of phytochemicals. Both are also rich in fiber, which has been shown to support growth of […]

  • Healthy Holiday Recipe Countdown – Day 14

    Ginger-Carrot Salad with Cranberries 1 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice, 1/2 tsp. honey, 1 tsp. freshly grated or finely minced ginger, 1/8 tsp. cinnamon, Pinch of salt, 2 cups grated or julienned carrots (can use part cabbage), 1/4 cup dried cranberries, 2 Tbsp. sliced almonds or peanuts In medium bowl, whisk together lemon juice, honey, […]

  • Healthy Holiday Recipe Countdown – Day 15

    Pomegranate-Apricot Sparkler Tangy pomegranate juice is full of phytochemicals and makes a perfect base for a dazzling holiday punch. 1 1/2 cups cold pomegranate juice 1 1/2 cups apricot nectar 1 cup cold seltzer, lime-flavored if desired Ice 1 fresh lime, quartered or kiwi fruit, peeled and sliced (optional) In large pitcher, combine first 3 […]

  • Monroe County Hospital & Clinics Named Top 150 Workplaces

    MCHC has been selected one of the “Top 150 Workplaces” by the Des Moines Register for 2016. Exclusively awarded based on anonymous employee feedback, this award reflects the value and engagement of the relationships among the MCHC employee team environment.

  • Brian Teeter named to the list of 100 Great Iowa Nurses

    We are proud to announce that Brian Teeter, Surgical Manager, was recently named to the list of 100 Great Iowa Nurses for 2015! Since starting at MCHC in 2004, Brian has been an key member of the MCHC Team.

  • MCHC Spreading Holiday Cheer

    As the holidays quickly approach, many of us are reminded of the good fortune that has bestowed itself upon us throughout the year and look to pay it forward. For over 20 years, Monroe County Hospital & Clinics and its staff members have made it their mission to create good fortune and holiday cheer in […]

  • MCHC Technology Advances in Ultrasound & MRI

    Monroe County Hospital & Clinics is excited to announce advances in technology for both ultrasound and MRI radiologic testing. The Radiology Department recently signed an operating lease with Toshiba America Medical Solutions to use a new Toshiba Aplio 500 ultrasound machine, which was officially put into service on October 7th. Jenny Klyn, Radiology Manager, states, […]

  • Willert Resigns as MCHC CEO

    The Monroe County Hospital & Clinics Board of Directors has accepted the resignation of CEO Todd Willert. He submitted his resignation effective November 21, and it was accepted by the Board at a special meeting on October 27. Willert joined Monroe County Hospital & Clinics in August of 2013. He has been a CEO with […]