During these uncertain times, Piedmont Eye Center wants to support the community any way we can. We’ve asked our staff members to share their favorite recipes so we can share them with you! 

Browse our staff's favorite recipes.

Chicken and Sausage Orzo

OrzoThis recipe is from our staff member Tyler Harris. He loves this recipe because it’s simple, easy and quick!

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 lb spicy Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 tsp kosher salt, or to taste
  • 3 cups chicken broth, plus more as needed
  • 8 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked orzo (rice-shaped pasta)
  • 1/2 cup finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • 1/4 cup chopped Italian parsley
  • 2 tbsp sliced fresh chives
  • 4 tbsp ricotta cheese for garnish

Place a pot with oil over medium-high heat. Brown sausage, breaking up pieces as it cooks, about 5 minutes. Add chicken pieces, cook and stir until chicken begins to turn opaque, about 1 minute. 


Stir in chicken broth and tomato sauce. Raise heat to high and bring mixture to a simmer. Stir in orzo and salt. Reduce heat to medium until pasta is almost tender and most of the liquid is absorbed, 10 to 12 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking. Remove from heat. Add grated cheese, parsley, and chives. Serve topped with a dollop of ricotta cheese.

Ice Cream Torte

Ice cream torte

This recipe is from Dr. Gene Moss and his wife Meghan. Their family loves this sweet treat.

  • Box of chocolate wafers-Nabisco in a yellow box
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 quart (2 pints) of Hog and Dazs Chocolate Ice Cream
  • 1 quart (2 pints) of Hog and Dazs Coffee Ice Cream
  • Hersey’s syrup (enough to create two thin layers)
  • amount of peanuts desired for topping
  • 4 heath bars
  • 9inch spring form pan
1) Crush one box of wafers.  
2) Add 1/3 cup melted butter and mix thoroughly.
3) Cover outside of the bottom of spring form ban in aluminum foil. Sprinkle 1/2 of the crumbs mix in spring form pan
4) Spread 1 quart chocolate ice cream over crumbs.
5) Layer with Hersey’s syrup and freeze
6) Add rest of crumbs, pat down & freeze again
7) Add 1 quart coffee ice cream
8) Drizzle chocolate syrup on top
9) Crush 4 heath bars and mix peanuts on top. Freeze
Easy Meatloaf

This recipe is from Dr. James Paauw. A good meatloaf recipe can be hard to come by, and this one is delicious and easy.

Meatloaf Ingredients
  • 1 ½ lb ground chuck
  • 1 cup bread crumbs mixed with 
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 ½ TBSP minced onion
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 pinch of ground pepper
  • 1 tsp worcestershire sauce 
Sauce Ingredients
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 1 TBSP brown sugar
  • 1 tsp mustard

Mix ingredients together and put in a bread pan or form into a casserole.  Best when mixed with hands.  

Mix sauce ingredients together and pour over meatloaf.

Bake for 1 ½ hours at 325°F

Let it stand before cutting so it won’t fall apart.

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