Blogs by Category: Food

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 ...

Nick's Picks: Classic Coleslaw

07.30.14 | Nick Finlayson | Comments[1]

A classic recipe for you to enjoy! About a half head of green cabbage shreddedAbout a half head of red cabbage shredded1 cup Sugar2/3 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar2 Cups Mayo1 Tsp Cumin1/2 Tsp Celery Seed Mix sugar and vinegar together and let sugar ...

Nick's Picks: Corn on the cob

07.23.14 | Nick Finlayson | Comments[3]

Three delicious ways to prepare corn on the cob. From the traditional to the bacony! Traditional Boiled Corn6 Ears of CornWater2 Tbsp Butter (plus more for later!)1 Tbsp Salt1/2 Cup Milk Shuck the corn and place it in a large pot with the water, ...

Nick's Picks: Audrey's Chocolate Oat Bars

07.02.14 | Nick Finlayson | Comments[0]

No Bake Chocolate Oat Bars Ingredients: 1 cup butter1/2 cup packed brown sugar1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 cups quick cooking oats1 cup semisweet chocolate chips1/2 cup peanut butter Directions: 1. Grease a 9x9 inch square pan.2. Melt butter in ...

Nick's Picks: Peanut Butter Chicken

06.25.14 | Nick Finlayson | Comments[1]

A family pleaser with flavors that will please everyone at the table! 1 1/2 Pounds Chicken Breast or Boneless Thighs 1 Cup Flour 1/2 Tsp Ground Ginger 1/2 Tsp Garlic Powder Salt and Pepper Oil 1/4 Cup Soy Sauce 1 Cup Apple Juice (or ...

Nick's Picks: Tuna Melt Mac and Cheese

06.18.14 | Nick Finlayson | Comments[1]

A flavor fusion of a tuna melt with mac and cheese! 1 12oz can Albacore Solid Tuna2-3 Ribs of Celery Diced1/2 Onion Minced2 Tbsp Dried Parsley2 Tbsp Dijon Mustard1 Lemon juiced1 Pound Pasta (Cavatappi, Rigatoni, Penne)1 Stick of Butter3 Tbsp Flour2 ...

Nick's Picks: Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

06.11.14 | Nick Finlayson | Comments[1]

A delicious and easy meal that your family is sure to enjoy!

Nick's Picks: Audrey's Fruit Pizza

06.04.14 | Nick Finlayson | Comments[1]

Fruit Pizza Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter, softened3/4 cup white sugar1 egg1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon cream of tartar 1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/4 teaspoon salt1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese1/2 cup white sugar2 teaspoons vanilla ...