Blogs by Category: Food

Nick's Picks: Aztec Chicken Chili

01.28.15 | Nick Finlayson | Comments[0]

Kick off your big game festivities with this kickin' chicken chili! 1 Green Pepper Diced 1 Onion Diced 2 Pounds Chicken breast Cubed Salt Oil 2 Plum Tomatoes Diced 1 28oz Can Whole Peeled Tomatoes 1 28oz Can Crushed Tomatoes 1 Tsp Mesquite ...

Nick's Picks: Crab Bisque

01.21.15 | Nick Finlayson | Comments[2]

Souperbowl just got a whole lot tastier! 4-5 Ribs of Celery Diced Small 1/2 Onion Diced Small 3-4 Garlic Cloves Minced 1 Stick of Butter 1/2 Cup Flour 1 Cup White cooking wine 2 Quarts Vegetable Stock Salt and Pepper to taste 1 Tsp Old Bay ...

Nick's Picks: Tomato Soup with "Grilled Cheese"

01.14.15 | Nick Finlayson | Comments[1]

An old childhood standby with a little grown up taste!   For the Soup 2 28oz cans crushed tomatoes 1 tsp salt 1 tsp onion powder 1 tsp garlic powder 1 cup chicken stock 1 cup heavy cream Combine all ingredients except the cream in a large pot ...

Nick's Picks: Audrey's Peach Cobbler

01.07.15 | Audrey Smith | Comments[0]

PEACH COBBLER: 4 cups peaches, peeled and sliced - fresh or frozen 1/2 cup sugar 1 1/2 tsp vanilla cinnamon - a sprinkle 1 cup sugar 1 cup flour 2 tsp. baking powder 2/3 cup milk 1/2 stick butter Preheat oven to 350. Mix first four (4) ingredients ...

Nick's Picks: Breakfast Panini

12.31.14 | Family Life Mornings | Comments[0]

Breakfast Paninis Here's a simple, easy, delicious way to kick of New Year's Day, or any morning.  Don't worry if you don't have an expensive panini maker.  A George Foreman grill works great, or you could just make them in a pan with ...

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 ...