Blogs by Category: Food

Christmas Cookies: Black Pepper Cookie

12.17.14 | Family Life Mornings | Comments[0]

Black Pepper CookiesChristy from Cortland, NYRunner-up of the 2014 Cookie Contest 4 cups unbleached flour1 cup sugar1 teaspoon cinnamon2 teaspoons ground cloves2 teaspoons baking soda2 teaspoons baking powder1 teaspoon black pepper1 cup shortening1 ...

Christmas Cookies: Ricotta Cheese

12.10.14 | Family Life Mornings | Comments[2]

Here is the winner of our Christmas Cookie Contest.  Congratulations to Christina from Barker, NY.  See the download below to get all of the recipes.   Ricotta-Cheese Cookies 2 cups sugar 1 cup soft butter 15 ounces ricotta ...

Family Life Christmas Cookie Cookbook

12.09.14 | Family Life Mornings | Comments[1]

Ricotta-Cheese CookiesChristina from Barker, NYWinner of the 2014 Cookie Contest 2 cups sugar1 cup soft butter15 ounces ricotta cheese2 teaspoons vanilla extract2 large eggs4 cups all-purpose flour2 teaspoons baking powder1 teaspoon salt1 ½ ...

Dessert First: Chocolate Mint Crinkles

12.02.14 | Terese Main | Comments[1]

These cookies are easy, pretty and delicious.  That makes them perfect to make for a cookie exchange, or to serve when you have Christmas company. 1 1/4 Cup Flour 3/4 Cup Cocoa Powder 1 1/2 Tsp Baking Powder 1/4 tsp. Salt 1/2 Cup Butter 1 Cup ...

Nick's Picks: Cranberry Sauce

11.26.14 | Nick Finlayson | Comments[1]

Need a last minute recipe for Turkey Day? Serve up this cranberry sauce instead of the canned stuff! 1 Cup Sugar 1 Cup Water 12 oz Fresh Cranberries 2 Oranges (one zested) 1 Tsp Cinnamon   In a sauce pot, bring the sugar and water to a boil. ...

Nick's Picks: Chestnut Stuffing

11.19.14 | Nick Finlayson | Comments[1]

A classic traditional accompaniment to your turkey! 1 Stick of Butter 2-3 Garlic Cloves Minced 4 Ribs of celery diced 1/2 an Onion Diced 12 Cups of Fresh Bread Cubes 8 Cups Chicken Stock About 12 Roasted Chestnuts Chopped 1 Sprig of Fresh Rosemary ...

Nick's Picks: Pumpkin Pie

11.12.14 | Nick Finlayson | Comments[3]

It's the crust that makes this pie stand out from the crowd! The Crust 1 1/3 Cups Butter (cubed) 1/2 Cup Shortening 4 1/3 Cup Flour 5 Tbsp + 1 Tsp Sugar 1/2 Tsp Salt 1/3 Cup Finely Chopped Pecans 1/2 Cup Ice Water This recipe will make enough for 2 ...

Nick's Picks: Audrey's Chocolate Yummies

11.05.14 | Nick Finlayson | Comments[0]

Chocolate covered potato chips, pretzels, Buckeyes, Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites, fingers?!? Buckeyes 2 cups smooth peanut butter 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened 1 1/2 pound confectioners' sugar 1 (12-ounce) package semisweet chocolate chips 1/3 ...

Nick's Picks: Seared Pork Chops w/ Ginger Pear Chutney

10.29.14 | Nick Finlayson | Comments[0]

The aroma of this dish will certainly bring everyone together! 6-8 Bone in Pork Chops 1 Cup Flour 1 Tsp Salt 1 Tsp Pepper 1 Tsp Paprika Chutney 1 Cup Diced Onions 1 Tbsp Butter Salt and Pepper 2 Large Bartlett Pears 1 Tbsp Minced Fresh ginger 1 Cup ...

Nick's Picks: Apple Cranberry Muffins

10.22.14 | Nick Finlayson | Comments[2]

A taste of autumn... in a muffin!   1 1/2 Cups Flour 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda 1/4 Teaspoon Salt 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon 1/2 Teaspoon Nutmeg 2 Eggs 1 Teaspoon Vanilla 1/2 Cup Sour Cream 4 Tbsp Melted Butter 1 Cup Packed ...

Nick's Picks: Pumpkin Waffles with Cinnamon Syrup

10.15.14 | Nick Finlayson | Comments[4]

Autumn is approaching! Stock your cupboards accordingly Waffle Batter 2 1/2 Cups Flour 4 tsp Baking Powder 3 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice 1 tsp Ground Ginger 1/2 tsp Ground Nutmeg 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 Cup Packed Brown Sugar 1 Cup Canned Pumpkin 2 Cups Whole ...

Nick's Picks: Audrey's Upside Down Apple Pie

10.08.14 | Nick Finlayson | Comments[0]

Bake 1 to 1-1/4 hours, or until crust is golden!

Nick's Picks: Summertime Smoothies

09.24.14 | Nick Finlayson | Comments[0]

A great way to end summer!   1 Cup Mango chunks (fresh or frozen) 1/2 Cup Fresh Pineapple 1 Banana 2-3 Strawberries 1/2 Cup Apple Juice 1 Cup Vanilla Greek Yogurt   In a blender, puree all the fruit and apple juice until smooth. Add the ...

Nick's Picks: Watermelon Salad

09.17.14 | Nick Finlayson | Comments[0]

Summer may be coming to a close, but you sure don't have to eat like it! 1 Cup Balsamic Vinegar 1 Tbsp Honey 1 Seedless Watermelon Peeled and Cubed 1 Seedless (English) cucumber, Diced 1 Tomato (I used yellow for color), Diced 1 Pint of ...

Nick's Picks: Gazpacho!

09.10.14 | Nick Finlayson | Comments[3]

The avocado makes this gazpacho smooth! 4-5 Large Plum Tomatoes 1 Medium Green Pepper 1 Cucumber, Peeled 1-2 Garlic Cloves 1/2 of a Medium Red Onion 1 Jalapeno, Seeded (If you enjoy spicy) 1 Avocado 2 Slices of Crusty Italian Bread 1 Cup Olive ...