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Nick's Picks/Audrey's Desserts First: Ladyfinger Cheesecake

04.09.14 | Audrey Smith | Comments[0]

Ladyfinger Cheesecake 2 packages (11.1 ounces each) no-bake cheesecake mix 2/3 cup butter, melted 1/4 cup sugar 1 package (3 ounces) ladyfingers (25 cookies) 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened 3 cups cold milk, divided 1 carton (12 ...

Nick's Picks: Tuscan Vegetable Soup

03.26.14 | Nick Finlayson | Comments[0]

A rustic taste with fresh vegetables, herbs and beans 4-5 Carrots Peeled and Chopped 1 Yellow Onion Chopped 4-5 Ribs Celery Chopped 2-3 Garlic Cloves Minced Oilve Oil 3 Quarts Chicken or Vegetable Broth 1 Tbsp Salt 1 Tsp Black ...

Nick's Picks: Waldorf Salad

03.19.14 | Nick Finlayson | Comments[2]

Waldorf Salad 6-8 Apples, Preferably sweet and firm like Gala 4 Ribs of Celery 1 Cup Walnuts 2 Cups Mayonnaise 2 Cups Plain Yogurt (Greek or regular) Zest of half a lemon Core the apples and cut into bite size chunks. Chop the celery and combine ...

Nick's Picks: The Reuben (Happy St. Patty's Day!)

03.12.14 | Nick Finlayson | Comments[1]

1 Pound Thin Sliced Corned Beef 8 Slices of Swiss Cheese 1 Cup Sauerkraut 1 Loaf Marble Rye Bread Butter 1000 island Dressing Melt some butter and brush on 8 slices of bread (one side only) In a hot griddle or frying pan, place the bread ...

Nick's Picks/Audrey's Desserts First: Cherry Almond Tart

03.05.14 | Audrey Smith | Comments[1]

 Cherry Almond Tart  1 package (181/2 ounces) yellow cake mix 2/3 cup graham cracker crumbs 1/2 cup butter, softened 1 egg 1/3 cup chopped almonds 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened (I used 2-8-oz. ...

Nick's Picks: Chicken Enchilada Mole'

02.26.14 | Nick Finlayson | Comments[0]

Enchiladas 2 Large Chicken Breasts 10 Flour Tortillas 1/2 Tsp Cayenne Pepper 1 Cup Shredded Monterey Cheese 1/4 Cup Salsa Mole Sauce 1 1/2 Cups Chicken Stock 1 Tsp Mexican Chili Powder 2 Tbsp Chipotle Pepper Puree 1/2 Tsp Garlic 1/4 ...

Nick's Picks: Hot Chocolate Ice Cream

02.19.14 | Nick Finlayson | Comments[0]

A frozen treat that tastes like the real deal! 2 Quarts of Heavy cream 1 3/4 Cup Sugar 1/4 Cup Dark Cocoa powder 1 tsp vanilla Ice Salt Following your ice cream makers directions, churn all the ingredients together. Use the ice and salt to ...

Nick's Picks: Chocolate Mousse

02.12.14 | Nick Finlayson | Comments[2]

Chocolate Mousse 2 Cups Dark Chocolate Chips 1 3/4 Cups Heavy Cream 3 Egg Whites 1 Tbsp Sugar Melt the chocolate chips in microwave or over a double boiler. Allow to cool slightly In a large bowl, beat the heavy cream with an electric ...

NIck's Picks/Audrey's Desserts First: Cranberry Brownie Torte

02.05.14 | Audrey Smith | Comments[0]

Cranberry Brownie Torte 1 package fudge brownie mix (13 x 9-inch pan size) 2 eggs 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1/4 cup water 1/2 cup chopped pecans FILLING: 1 package (8 ounce) cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup cranberry juice 2 Tablespoons sugar 1 carton ...

Nick's Picks: Bacon & Egg Muffin

01.29.14 | Nick Finlayson | Comments[5]

A complete breakfast in the palm of your hand!   4 Eggs 4-5 Strips of Bacon Cooked Crispy 1/2 Cup Minced Onion 2 Tbsp Butter 1 1/2 Cups Flour 1/2 Cup Cornmeal 1 Tsp Salt 2 Tsp Baking Powder 1/2 Tsp Baking Soda 1 Tbsp Sugar 2 Cups Shredded ...

Nick's Picks: Classic Eggs Benedict

01.22.14 | Nick Finlayson | Comments[0]

A traditional egg dish, from the famed kitchens of New York City, to your breakfast table!   Hollandaise Sauce 4 Egg Yolks 1 tsp Lemon Juice 1 Stick of Butter Salt Cayenne Pepper   For the Eggs 8 English muffins Canadian Bacon 16 ...

Nick's Picks: Spinach and Mushroom Fritatta

01.15.14 | Nick Finlayson | Comments[3]

Spinach and Mushroom Fritatta   12 Eggs 1 Cup Ricotta Cheese 2 Cups Fresh Baby Spinach 1 Cup Sliced Mushrooms Salt and Pepper   Whisk the eggs until well blended. Add in the ricotta and season with salt and pepper to taste Sautee the ...

Nick's Picks/Audrey's Desserts First: Oatmeal Brownies

01.08.14 | Audrey Smith | Comments[0]

Oatmeal Brownies 1 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats 1 cup M&M miniature baking bits - if you don't have on hand, use chocolate chips  1/2 cup flour 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 cup butter, ...

Nick's Picks: "World Famous" Apple Brie Chicken

12.18.13 | Nick Finlayson | Comments[4]

Maybe a new family favorite? 1 apple cored, peeled and diced small 1 1/2 pounds chicken breast 8 oz Brie 1/4 cup dried cranberries Dash of: lemon juice, Salt, Pepper, Paprika For the sauce: 2 cups heavy cream, Salt and pepper 1/2 cup toasted ...

Nick's Picks: Maple Pecan Pork Chops

12.11.13 | Nick Finlayson | Comments[1]

A taste of the season! 1 Pound Pork Loin (sliced thin for chops) About 2 Cups Finely chopped Pecans 3 Eggs Salt and Pepper 3 Tbsp Butter 2 Tbsp Maple Syrup In a bowl, whisk the eggs until scrambled and add the salt and pepper to taste Heat ...