Blogs by Category: Food

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 ...

Nick's Picks: Audrey's Healthy Banana Cookies

09.09.14 | Nick Finlayson | Comments[0]

This one is from Kingdom Bound when Audrey made everyone cookies! Ingredients: 3 ripe bananas2 cups rolled oats1 cup dates, pitted and chopped 1/3 cup vegetable oil1 teaspoon vanilla extract Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 ...

NIck's Picks: Audrey's Gobble Up Granola Snacks

09.03.14 | Nick Finlayson | Comments[1]

INGREDIENTS:2 1/2 cups crispy rice cereal 2 cups quick-cooking oats 1/2 cup raisins , dates, any dried fruit 1/2 cup honey1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter (or creamy and throw in some chopped peanuts)1 tsp. vanillaYou could also add any or all of the ...

Nick's Picks: Snacks Made Easier

08.27.14 | Nick Finlayson | Comments[0]

Fruit and Nut Energy Bars 1 2/3 Cups Sliced Almonds1/2 Cup Raisins1/4 Cup Craisins1/4 Cup Chopped Dates1 Tbsp Honey In a food processor, grind up the almonds until fine. Add fruit and honey and grind up until a ball is formed. Press mixture onto ...

Nick's Picks Lunch Made Easier

08.20.14 | Nick Finlayson | Comments[0]

3 classic ideas for your next lunch, made easy of course! Classic Cobb Salad 1 Head of Romaine Chopped 2 Hard Boiled Eggs 2-3 Plum Tomatoes Diced 1-2 Avocados Diced 1 Pound Chicken Breast Cooked and Diced 6 oz Ham diced Blue Cheese Crumbles Top ...

Nick's Picks: Breakfast Made Easier

08.13.14 | Nick Finlayson | Comments[3]

Berry Scones 4 Cups Biscuit mix (bisquick)1 Cup Milk1 Tsp Cinnamon1 Tsp Vanilla1 Pint Raspberries (fresh)1 Pint Blueberries (fresh)1 EggRaw Sugar Combine the biscuit mix and milk with a pastry cutter. Add Cinnamon and vanilla. Wash and dry the ...