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Nick’s Picks: One Pan Tortellini with Sun Dried Tomatoes

Ingredients: 1 Pound Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs3-4 Cloves of Garlic, Minced2 Tbsp ButterSalt and Pepper1 Pint Heavy Cream1 Cup Chicken Stock1 Cup WaterAbout 9 oz Cheese Tortellini4 Oz Sun Dried Tomatoes1/2 Cup Shredded Mozzarella1/2 Cup Shredded Asiago Method: In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium high heat. Sear the chicken on both sides

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Nick’s Picks: Easy Cheesy Chicken

Ingredients 1 ½ Pounds Boneless Chicken Breast1 8oz Package of Cream Cheese (at room temp)1 Tbsp Ranch Seasoning½ Cup Diced Onion1 Pound Bacon, Chopped2-3 Garlic Cloves, Minced2 Cups Shredded Sharp CheddarScallions and Tomatoes for Garnish Method In a large skillet, brown the bacon. Add in the onions and garlic and stir until onions are translucent

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Audrey’s PB&J Bars

PBJ Bars Ingredients: 3 cups Rolled Oats 1 ½ cups Rice Krispie Cereal ½ cup Honey ¼ cup Butter 1 cup Peanut Butter – creamy or chunky…your preference 1 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons vanilla 3-4 Tablespoons jelly – your preference Directions: Line a 9”x13” baking pan with parchment paper making sure to have it go

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Nick’s Picks: Avocado Cucumber Salad

Ingredients: 2 Seedless Cucumbers, Diced 1/2 Red Onion, Diced 1-2 Pints Cherry Tomatoes, Halved 2 Avocado 1 Tbsp Red Vinegar 1 Tsp Sugar 1 Tsp Lemon Juice 4 Tbsp Olive Oil Salt and Pepper to Taste 2 Tbsp Fresh Chopped Basil   Method: In a large bowl, combine the cucumbers, onion and tomatoes. Season with

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Nick’s Picks: Tabbouleh Salad

Ingredients: 1 Cup Bulgar Wheat 3 Cups Water 1 Tsp Salt 1 Large Seedless Cucumber 4-5 Roma Tomatoes 1 Small Onion 1 Lemon 1 Bunch Fresh Parsley 1 Bunch Fresh Mint 3 Tbsp Olive Oil Salt and Pepper Method: Bring the water to a boil and add the salt and wheat. Reduce heat to low

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Nick’s Picks: Italian Hoagie Salad

Italian Hoagie Salad Ingredients: 1/4 Pound Thin Sliced Salami 1/2 Pound Thin Sliced Pepperoni 1 Red Pepper Sliced Thin 1 Green Pepper Sliced Thin 1 Sweet Onion Sliced VERY Thin 1 16oz Jar of Banana Pepper Rings Drained 2 Pounds Fresh Sliced Mozzarella 2-3 Roma Tomatoes Fresh Cracked Pepper Kosher Salt Olive Oil 2 Tbsp

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Snickers Waldorf Salad

Snickers Waldorf Salad   Ingredients:   3.4-ounce Instant Vanilla Pudding mix 1 cup whole milk 8-ounce container Cool Whip (The small container.) 6 apples – chopped.  Skin on or peeled…your preference. It is much prettier If you leave the skins on. Also, your choice of apples. The tartness of Granny Smith apples helps to off-set

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Nick’s Picks: Pasta Bolognese

Ingredients: 1 Medium Spanish Onion, Diced Small 5 Cloves of Garlic Minced 1 Tbsp Olive Oil 1 Tbsp Salt 2 Tbsp Fresh Chopped Basil 4-5 Carrots, Diced Small 1 Rib of Celery Diced Small 1 Pound Lean Ground Beef 1 Pound Sweet Italian Sausage 1 10oz can Beef Consomme 1 Cup White Cooking Wine (optional)

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Nick’s Picks: Mom’s Pot Roast

Ingredients: 3 Pounds Top Round, Eye Round or Similar Cut (most “roasts” will do) 2 Tbsp Steak Sauce 2 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce 1 Tbsp Soy Salt and Pepper 1 Yellow Onion Large Diced 2 Stalks Celery large Diced 5 Carrots Large Diced 4 Garlic Cloves 2 10.5 oz cans Beef Broth 1 Stick of Butter

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S’mores Cookie Cups

S’mores Cookie Cups I saw this recipe on Facebook and HAD to make it. I tweaked it to my liking. If your campfire plans get rained out you can be the hero and still provide the most loved dessert when having a campfire! Ingredients  1 cup graham cracker crumbs (about 7 whole graham crackers)

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Nick’s Picks: Ginger Honey Glazed Pork

Ginger Honey Glazed Pork   Ingredients: 1 1/2-2 Pounds Boneless thin sliced pork chops 1/2 Tsp Kosher Salt 1/4 Tsp Black Pepper 1/4 Tsp Garlic Powder 3-4 Garlic Cloves Minced 2 Tbsp Minced Fresh Ginger 1/2 Cup Honey 2-3 Tbsp Sriracha or Chili Garlic Sauce 1 Tbsp White Vinegar   Method: Slice the pork chops

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Nick’s Picks: Pork Carnitas

Pork Carnitas Ingredients: 6-8 Pounds Pork Shoulder or Picnic 2 Tbsp Salt 1 tsp Pepper 1 Tsp Garlic 1 tsp Chili Powder 1 Tbsp Cumin 3 Cups Chicken Stock 2 Limes Cilantro to taste For the Pickled Onions 1 Cup White vinegar 1 Cup Sugar Juice and zest of one lime 1 Tbsp Fresh Cilantro

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Nick’s Picks: Spinach Parmesan Pork Chops

Spinach Parmesan Pork Chops Ingredients: 1 1/2 Pounds Boneless Pork Chops Olive Oil 1/2 Tsp Salt 1/4 Tsp Black Pepper 1/4 Tsp Paprika 1 Yellow Onion Sliced Thin 4-5 Garlic Cloves 1 Cup Chicken Stock 1 Cup Heavy Cream 2 Cups Fresh Baby Spinach 1/2 Cup Parmesan Grated Method: Season the chops with salt pepper

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Nick’s Picks: Pork Schnitzel

Pork Schnitzel Ingredients: 1 Pound Thin Sliced Boneless  Pork Chops (about quarter inch thick) 1 1/2 Cups Flour Salt and Pepper 4 Eggs 2 Cups Bread Crumbs, Plain 1/2 Tsp Paprika 1/2 Tsp Cloves 1/2 Tsp Garlic Powder Olive Oil Fresh lemons, Wedged Fresh parsley, Minced Method: Tenderize the pork chops with a meat mallet

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Audrey’s Desserts First: Father’s Day Bologna Cake 😉

Bologna Cake Ingredients: 1 pound thick sliced bologna – about ¼” thick 2-8 oz. packages cream cheese – softened ¼ cup finely cut onion ¼ cup finely cut celery 1 Tablespoon Worcester sauce 2 teaspoons dried mustard 6-8 ounces shredded Monterey Jack Cheese* Directions: Cream together cream cheese, onion, celery, Worcester sauce, mustard, and shredded

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Nick’s Picks: Memorial Day Beef Short Ribs

Beef Short Ribs Ingredients: About 3 Pounds Boneless Beef Short Ribs 2 Tbsp Salt 1 Tbsp Chili Powder 1 Tbsp Garlic Powder 1 Tsp Black Pepper Olive Oil 1 Cup Water One Yellow Onion, Diced 1/8 Cup Worcestershire 1/8 Cup Soy Sauce 29 Oz Can Tomato Sauce 6 Medjool Dates 1/2 Cup Dried Cherries 1/2

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Nick’s Picks BBQ Meatball Sliders

BBQ Meatball Sliders The Sauce- 1 15 oz Can Tomato Sauce 1/4 Cup Ketchup 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar 1 6 oz can Tomato Paste 2 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce 1 Tsp Paprika 1 Tsp Black Pepper 1 Tsp Chili Powder 1/4 Cup Cider Vinegar The Meatballs- 2 Pounds Ground Beef 1/2 Vidallia Onion Diced 2 Cloves

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Nick’s Picks: Bacon Wrapped Chipotle Chicken

Bacon Wrapped Chipotle Chicken Ingredients: 1 7oz can Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce 1 29 Oz Can Tomato Sauce 1/2 Cup Molasses 3/4 Cup Brown Sugar 1 Tbsp Chili Powder 1 Tsp Minced Garlic Juice from Two Limes 1 Tsp Salt 1 Tsp Black Pepper 1 1/2 Pounds Chicken Breast 1/2 Pound Bacon 1 Cup

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Audrey’s Desserts First: Lemon Sandwich Cookies

Cake Mix Lemon Sandwich Cookies Heat oven to 350 degrees F. 1 (15.25-21 oz.) box lemon cake mix 2 eggs 1/3 cup vegetable oil (If using a cake mix larger than 15.25 oz you may want to increase oil to ½ cup.) Do not add water! In a bowl, mix the three ingredients together until

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Nick’s Picks: Spicy Chorizo Hash Brown Cups

Spicy Chorizo Hash Brown Cups Ingredients: 15 oz Frozen Shredded Potatoes 1 Stick of Butter, Melted Salt and Pepper to taste 1 Pound Chorizo Sausage Links 24 Eggs 2 Cups Shredded Pepper Jack Cheese Method: Spray 24 muffin cups with pan spray. In a bowl, combine the potatoes, butter and seasonings. Press into the bottom

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Nick’s Picks: Sweet Potato Waffle Sandwiches

Sweet Potato Waffle Sandwiches This Recipe makes about 1 sandwich, so adjust accordingly! Ingredients: 1 Medium Sweet Potato, Peeled 3 Eggs 1 Tsp Chili Powder 1/2 Tsp Salt 1/2 Tsp Garlic Powder 1/2 Tsp Black Pepper 2 Cups Fresh Baby Spinach Olive Oil Extra Salt and Pepper Swiss Cheese Method: Shred the sweet potato and

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Audrey’s Desserts First: Easy Chocolate Cinnamon Knots

Chocolate, or not, Cinnamon Crunch Knots   With Mother’s Day coming up I’ve been thinking about my mom. Whenever I would visit, I would bring her a Cinnamon Crunch Bagel and that ad her day! She didn’t like chocolate so I would make her a batch without chocolate and then me a batch with chocolate.

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Nick’s Picks: Loaded Once Baked Potato Slices

Loaded Once Baked Potato Slices Ingredients: 2-3 Russet Baking Potatoes Olive Oil 1 Tbsp Garlic Salt 1 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese Various Toppings I.E. Crumbled Bacon, Salsa, Sour Cream, Taco Meat   Method: Wash and pat dry the potatoes. Cut the ends off and slice about 1/4 inch rounds. (The thinner, the crispier) Brush both

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Nick’s Picks: Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wing Dip

Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wing Dip Ingredients: 1 1/2 Pounds Chicken ( I used boneless and skinless breasts) 2 8oz Packages Cream Cheese, Softened 1 Cup Parmesan Ranch Dressing 1 Cup Monterey Jack Cheese 1 Cup Parmesan Cheese, divided 1 Tbsp Minced Garlic 1 Tsp Garlic Salt 1/2 Cup Panko Bread Crumbs Method: Boil the chicken

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Nick’s Picks: Hawaiian Meatballs

Hawaiian Meatballs Ingredients: 2 Pounds Ground Beef 1 Vidalia Onion, Minced, Divided 3 Large Eggs 1 Cup Panko Bread Crumbs 1/2 Tsp Black Pepper 1 Tsp Salt 1 Tbsp Chili Powder 1 Tsp Paprika 1/2 Tsp Cayenne Pepper 2 Bell Peppers, Diced 1 Pineapple, Peeled Cored and Diced (about two cups) 2 Cups Pineapple Juice

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Nick’s Picks: Jalapeno Popper Cups

    Ingredients: 8oz of Softened Cream Cheese 1/2 Cup Sour Cream 1/2 Pound of Bacon 3-5 Jalapeños 1 Package Frozen Wonton wrapper squares 1 Cup Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese Green Onions for Garnish Method: Thaw out the wonton wrappers. Spray 2 muffin pans for about 18 cups. Place two layers of wonton wrappers over

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  Leprechaun Hat S’mores From Carrie Sellman thecakeblog.com Ingredients: Keebler Fudge Stripes Cookies – you can use any flat cookie that you can dip in chocolate and will taste good with chocolate and marshmallow. Marshmallows – Regular sized, not the minis, nor the huge ones. Dark Chocolate Candy Melts Green Candy Melts – or White

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Nick’s Picks: Pumpkin Pasta

Ingredients: 1 Pound Pasta, cooked as per box directions Olive Oil 1 Shallot, Minced 3 Cloves Garlic, Minced 2 Cups Fresh Baby Spinach 1 Cup Sliced Almonds Salt and pepper 1 15 oz can Canned Pumpkin 1 Pint Heavy Cream Method: Heat a little olive oil in a large skillet. Sautee the shallot and garlic

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Nick’s Picks: Pumpkin Curry

Ingredients: 1 Small Pumpkin (I used a “pumpkin pie pumpkin” about 2.5 pounds) 1 Small Butternut Squash 1 Yellow Onion Sliced Thin 2 Garlic Cloves, Minced 2 Tbsp Fresh Minced Ginger Olive Oil 2 Tbsp Red Curry Paste 1 tsp Marjoram 1 Head Cauliflower, cut into large florets 1/2 Pound Bok Choy leaves cut into

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Nick’s Picks; Queso Chicken

Ingredients: 1 1/2 Pounds of Chicken Breast 1 Cup Buttermilk 1 Tsp Cumin 1 Tsp Salt 1 Tsp Chili Powder 1 Tsp Powdered Garlic 16 oz Can Diced Tomatoes with Chiles 12 Oz Fresh Queso Sauce 1 Cup Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese   Method: Soak the chicken in the buttermilk by putting them both in

Nicks Picks: Easy Chicken Parm

Nick’s Picks: Easy Chicken Parm

Ingredients: 1 1/2 Pounds Chicken Breast 2 Eggs, Beaten 1/2 Cup Panko Bread Crumbs 1/2 Cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese 1/2 Tsp Salt 1/2 Tsp Garlic Powder 1-2 Cups Marinara Sauce 2 Cups Shredded Mozzarella Method: Slice the chicken breast in half width-ways (like you’re slicing a bagel). Pat dry with a paper towel. Place the

Nicks Picks: Mashed Potato Casserole

Nick’s Picks: Mashed Potato Casserole

Ingredients: 4 Cups of Peeled and chunked russet potatoes 2 Tbsp Salt 3 Tbsp Butter 1/3 Cup Sour Cream Salt and Pepper 1 Pound Chicken Tenders 1/2 Cup Frozen Corn 1/2 Cup Chicken Gravy 1 Cup Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese Method: Boil the potatoes with the salt. To check to see if they’re done, insert

Audreys Desserts First Mixed Berry Muffins

Audrey’s Desserts First: Mixed Berry Muffins

Mixed Berry Muffins From Natasha’s Kitchen Ingredients · 2 large eggs room temperature · 1 cup granulated sugar · 1 cup Greek yogurt (or sour cream) · 1/2 cup extra LIGHT olive oil (not extra virgin) · 1 tsp vanilla extract · 1/4 tsp sea salt · 2 cups all-purpose flour · 2 tsp baking

Nicks Picks: Zucchini Bacon Egg Bake

Nick’s Picks: Zucchini Bacon Egg Bake

Ingredients: 1 Medium Onion, Diced 1/2 Pound Bacon, Chopped 2-3 Zucchini 1 Red Pepper, Diced 1 1/2 Cups Sharp White Cheddar Grated 1 Cup Flour 2 Tsp Baking Powder 6 Eggs, lightly beaten 1/3 Cup Milk Salt and Pepper Method: In a large skillet, cook together the bacon and onion until the bacon is crispy

Audreys Desserts First Dairy Free Chocolate Cake

Audrey’s Desserts First: Dairy Free Chocolate Cake

Fudgiest Dairy-Free Chocolate Cake Ingredients for 10 servings FROSTING · 30 oz full-fat coconut milk, 2 cans · 3 cups dairy-free chocolate chunk · ¼ cup coconut oil, melted · 2 cups powdered sugar CAKE · 3 cups whole wheat flour · 1 ½ cups dark cocoa powder · 1 cup sugar · 1 tablespoon

Nicks Picks: Chicken And Zucchini Pasta

Nick’s Picks: Chicken and Zucchini Pasta

Ingredients: 1 1/2 Pounds Chicken Breast, Cut Into Chunks 1 Yellow Onion, Cut Into Chunks 1 28oz Can Diced Tomatoes 1 Cup Chicken Broth 1 Tbsp Dry Basil Salt and Pepper 2-3 Zucchini, Cut into Half Moon Slices 1 Pound Rotini Pasta Method: Place the onions in a crock pot. Add the chicken, tomatoes, broth,

Nicks Picks: Asparagus Casserole

Nick Pick’s: Asparagus Casserole

Ingredients: 2 Pounds Fresh Asparagus 1/2 Vidallia Onion, Diced 2-3 Cloves Garlic, Minced 2 Tbsp Flour 1 Cup Whole Milk 1 Cup Mayonaise 8oz Shredded Sharp White Cheddar Cheese Salt and Pepper 1 Sleeve of Crackers Crushed   Method: Wash the asparagus and cut off about an inch off the bottoms. Cut the remainder into

Audreys Desserts First Chocoalte Cheerios Marshmallow Bars

Audrey’s Desserts First Chocoalte Cheerios Marshmallow Bars

Chocolate Cheerios Marshmallow Bars Yield: 18 servings Preparation Time: 30 min; Total time: 1 hour 45 min Ingredients: FOR THE CRUST 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup Chocolate Cheerios cereal – crushed 2/3 cup packed brown sugar ½ teaspoon baking powder ½ cup softened butter 1 teaspoon vanilla 3 cups miniature marshmallows   FOR THE

Nicks Picks: Loaded Banana Bread

Nick’s Picks: Loaded Banana Bread

Ingredients: 2 Cups Flour, sifted 3/4 Cup Packed Brown Sugar 3/4 Tsp Baking Soda 1/4 Tsp Salt 1/2 Cup Quick Oats 1/2 Cup Butter, melted 2 Large Eggs 1 Tbsp Vanilla 1 Cup Buttermilk 4 Large, Very Ripe Bananas, Mashed 1 Cup Nuts (I Used toasted slivered almonds and pecans) 1/2 Cup Dried Cherries 1/3

Nicks Picks: Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Nick’s Picks Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Ingredients: Pancake Batter- 1 Cup Flour 2 Tsp Baking Powder 1/4 Tsp Salt 1/2 Cup 2% Milk 1/2 Cup Butter Milk 2 Tbsp Melted Butter 1 Large Egg 1 Tsp Vanilla 1/2 Tsp Cinnamon Cinnamon Swirl- 4 Tbsp Butter, melted 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar 1 Tbsp Cinnamon 1 Tbsp Flour Glaze- 2 Tbsp Butter, Melted

Nicks Picks: Am Grilled Cheese

Nick’s Picks: A.M. Grilled Cheese

Ingredients: 4 eggs 8 Strips of Bacon 8 Slices Swiss Cheese 8 Slices Sharp Cheddar Soft Butter Bread Any other ingredients you like! Method: Cook the bacon crispy and set aside to drain. Scramble up the eggs and set those aside too. Generously slather up one side of each slice of bread. In a large

Audreys Desserts First Chocolate Sea Salt Rugelach

Audrey’s Desserts First: Chocolate Sea Salt Rugelach

Chocolate Sea Salt Rugelach (The Food Network Kitchen) Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups (325 grams) all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting* 1/4 cup (50 grams) granulated sugar 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1 cup (226 grams) unsalted butter, cubed and cold 8 ounces (226 grams) cream cheese, straight from the fridge 2 large egg yolks 1 teaspoon

Nicks Picks: Jalapeno Popper Casserole

Nick’s Picks: Jalapeno Popper Casserole

Ingredients: 30 oz bag Frozen Shredded Potatoes 1 Pound Bacon 1 8oz Brick Cream Cheese (softened) 1/2 Cup Sour Cream 2 Cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese 6 Jalapenos 1 Cup Shredded Chicken Plain Bread Crumbs Method: Spray a 13×9 pan and spread out the potatoes. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 mins. Remove from oven. While

Nicks Picks: Stuffed Pepper Casserole

Nick’s Picks: Stuffed Pepper Casserole

Ingredients: 1 Pound Ground Beef 1 Cup Diced Yellow Onion 2-3 Garlic Cloves, Minced 1 Tbsp Olive Oil 1 Large Red Pepper, Diced 1 Large Green Pepper, Diced 1 Cup White Rice 2 Cups Water 2 Cups Fresh Baby Spinach 1 Tbsp Salt 1 Tsp Cumin 1 Tsp Garlic Powder 1 Tbsp Italian Seasoning 1

Nicks Picks: Walking Taco Casserole

Nick’s Picks: Walking Taco Casserole

Ingredients: 1.5 Pounds Ground Beef 1/2 Cup Chopped Onion 1 Small Can Diced Green Chiles 1 Cup Salsa 4 Oz Cream Cheese 9 Oz Bag Corn Chips 2 Cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese Toppings- Shredded Lettuce, Sour Cream, Diced Tomatoes, Salsa Method: Brown beef with the onions, about 10 minutes. Once the beef is fully cooked

Audreys Desserts First Strawberry Crunch Cake

Audrey’s Desserts First: Strawberry Crunch Cake

Strawberry Crunch Cake (From delish by Lauren Miyashiro) Ingredients: For the Cake: 1 box vanilla cake mix, 1 box strawberry cake mix, plus ingredients listed on box. For the Frosting: 1 ½ cup butter, softened 6 cups powdered sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla 6 Tablespoons heavy cream For the Strawberry Crunch: 1 cup freeze-dried strawberries (found

Nicks Picks: Chicken Ranch Later Tot Casserole

Nick’s Picks: Chicken Ranch Tater Tot Casserole

Ingredients: 2 12.5 Oz Cans Chicken Breast 1 Family Sized Cream of Chicken Soup Can 16 Oz Container Sour Cream 1 Packet Ranch Seasoning 2 Cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese 32oz Bag Tater Tots Method: Drain chicken from can, you can use fresh chicken if preferred. In a large bowl, mix together the soup, sour cream

Nicks Picks: Corn Chip Chili Cheese Dip

Nick’s Picks: Corn Chip Chili Cheese Dip

Ingredients: 2 Cans of Chili 1 Can Diced Tomatoes, drained 1 Package of Cream Cheese (softened) 1 Tsp Garlic Powder 1 Tsp Onion Powder 2-3 Cups Sharp Cheddar Cheese Shredded Corn Chips Method: In a 13×9 Pan, spread out the chili, and top with tomatoes. Whip cream cheese with the garlic and onion. Once smooth,

Nicks Picks: Fried Ramen Pancakes

Nick’s Picks: Fried Ramen Pancakes

Ingredients: 1 Package Chicken Flavored 3oz Ramen 1 Egg, Beaten 1 Tbsp Flour 1 Tsp Onion Powder 1 Tsp Black Pepper 2 Tbsp Butter 1 Tsp Olive Oil Method: Boil the noodles for 5 minutes, breaking the noodles. Drain. In a small bowl, mix the flour and the egg together. Add noodles, seasoning packets and

Nicks Picks: Bacon Ranch Mac And Cheese Cups

Nick’s Picks: Bacon Ranch Mac and Cheese Cups

Ingredients: 2 Boxes Mac and Cheese (I used the classic blue boxes) 1/4 Cup Milk 3 Oz Bacon Bits 1 Packet Ranch Seasoning Or 1/4 Tsp Dry Dill 1/2 Tsp Garlic Powder 1/2 Tsp Onion Powder 1 Tsp Garlic Salt 1/4 Tsp Black Pepper 1 Cup Shredded Cheese (I used up some swiss and cheddar)

Nicks Picks: First 4 Ingredient Cookies

Audrey’s Desserts First: 4 Ingredient Cookies

Four Ingredient Cookies Thanks Sarah McMinn at My Darling Vegan for making up a recipe that even Audrey’s husband, Steve can make! Ingredients: 2 very ripe bananas, mashed 1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats 1/3 cup peanut butter 1/4 cup chocolate chips, or mix-ins of choice   Method: 1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Line

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Nick’s Picks: Coconut Curry Salmon

Ingredients: 2 tbsp oil 1 medium onion, thinly sliced 1 tsp minced garlic (1 clove) 1/2 tablespoon minced ginger, fresh 1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes with juices 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk from can 2 tbsp finely chopped cilantro 3 cups baby spinach, fresh 3/4 lb skinless salmon fillets (2 fillets) 2 tsp red curry

Nicks Picks: Creamy Garlic Tuscan Salmon

Nick’s Picks: Creamy Garlic Tuscan Salmon

Ingredients: 1 Pound Pasta 8 oz Salmon Filet Salt and Pepper 1 Yellow Onion Sliced 3-4 Garlic Cloves Minced 4 Tbsp Butter 1 Pint Heavy Cream 1 Pint Cherry Tomatoes 1 Tbsp Fresh Basil, Chopped   Method: Cook and drain pasta according to package directions. Slice salmon into chunks and season with salt and pepper.

Nicks Picks: Buffalo Chicken Chili

Nick’s Picks: Buffalo Chicken Chili

Ingredients: 1 Pound Ground Chicken 1 Green Pepper, Diced 1 Yellow Onion, Diced 2 Celery Sticks, Diced 2-3 Garlic Cloves, Minced 1 Tsp Cumin 1 Tsp Paprika 1 Tsp Chili Powder 1 Tsp Powdered Garlic 1 Cup Chicken Broth 1 Cup Water 1/2 Cup Frank’s Hot Sauce 1 16oz Can Re-fried Beans 1 15oz Can

Nicks Picks: San Francisco Cioppino

Nick’s Picks: San Francisco Cioppino

Ingredients: 1/2 Fennel Bulb, Sliced 1 Onion, Sliced 3-4 Garlic Cloves, Minced Olive Oil 1 tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes 1 Cup Cooking Wine (optional) 1 28oz Can Crushed Tomatoes 1 Quart Seafood Stock 1 Tsp Fennel Seeds Salt and Pepper Clams, Shrimp, Crabmeat, Scallops Method: In a large pot, heat the oil and sautee

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Nick’s Picks: Kansas City Steak Soup

Ingredients: 1 Stick of Unsalted Butter 1/2 Cup Flour 4 10 oz cans beef consomme 2-3 Carrots, Peeled and Diced 2-3 Sticks of Celery Diced 1 Onion, Diced 2 Tomatoes, Diced 2 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce 1 Bouillon Cube 1/2 Tsp Black Pepper 1 Tsp Rosemary 1 1/2 Pounds Shaved Steak (like cheesesteak) or Ground Sirloin

Nicks Picks: Mexican Quinoa

Nick’s Picks: Mexican Quinoa

Ingredients: 1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2-3 Minced Garlic Cloves 1 Red Onion Diced 8oz Uncooked Quinoa, Rinsed 1 Jalapeno, Minced 1 Pepper Diced 1 Cup Zucchini Diced 1 Cup Black Beans, Drained and Rinsed (canned) 2 Tomatoes Diced 1 Cup Frozen Corn 1/2 Tsp Chili Powder 1 tsp Salt 1/2 Tsp Corriander 1/2

Nicks Picks: Easy Chicken Gyros

Nick’s Picks: Easy Chicken Gyros

Ingredients: 1.5 Pounds Boneless Chicken Thigh 2 Cloves of Garlic, Minced 1 Tsp Coriander Ground 1/2 Tsp Red Pepper Flakes Salt and Pepper 1 Tsp Paprika 1 Tsp Dried Rosemary 1/2 Cup Olive Oil Juice from one Lemon Pita or flat bread 1 Red Onion Sliced 1 Tomato Sliced Olive Oil Salt and Pepper Tzatziki

Nicks Picks: Cajun Shrimp Sausage And Veggie Pocket

Nick’s Picks: Cajun Shrimp Sausage and Veggie Pocket

Ingredients: 1 Pound Peeled Raw Shrimp 1 Pound Andoiulle or Smoked Sausage, Sliced Baby Potatoes 2-3 Zucchini Sliced Fresh Lemon Juice 1-2 tbsp Cajun Seasoning 1/2 Tsp Cayenne (Optional)   Method: Make 4 squares of heavy duty aluminum foil and spray each one. (12×12) In a large bowl, combine shrimp, potatoes, sausage, zucchini, lemon juice

Audreys Desserts First Caramel Apple Trifle

Audrey’s Desserts First- Caramel Apple Trifle

Ingredients: 3 tablespoons butter 4 cups chopped peeled tart apples (about 5 medium) 1 cup chopped walnuts 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1 teaspoon apple pie spice, divided 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened 1 jar (12-1/4 ounces) caramel ice cream topping, divided 1 carton (12 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided 2 loaves

Audreys Desserts First German Chocolate Pie

Audrey’s Desserts First German Chocolate Pie

Ingredients for the Filling: 4oz German Chocolate 1 Can Sweetened Cond Milk 1/4 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa 4 Egg Yolks 1 Tsp Vanilla 1 Cup Chopped Pecans Ingredients for the Topping: 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar 1/2 Cup Heavy Cream 1/4 Cup Cold Butter, Cubed 2 Egg Yolks 2 Cups Sweetened Shredded Coconut 1 Tsp Vanilla 1/4

Nicks Picks: Sausage and Pear Stuffing

Nick’s Picks- Sausage and Pear Stuffing

Ingredients: 1 Stick of Butter 20 Oz Andoille Sausage Chopped 1 Sweet onion Chopped 3 Ribs Celery Chopped 1 Tbsp Salt 1/2 Tsp Pepper 10 Cups Cubed Bread 1 Cup Dried Cranberries 2 Tbsp Fresh Chopped Sage 4 Pears Diced (I used Red Pears) 1 Tbsp Poultry Seasoning 2 Cups Chicken Stock 3 Eggs Method:

Nicks Picks: Dads Sweet Potatoes

Nick’s Picks: Dad’s Sweet Potatoes

Ingredients: 4 Pounds Fresh Sweet Potatoes 1 Tsp Salt 3/4 Cup Brown Sugar 1-2 Cups Marshmallows Method: Boil the potatoes with the salt. When fork tender, drain and allow to cool a little before peeling. Cut into chunks and refrigerate. Top with brown sugar and marshmallows. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Serve and

Nick's Picks: Jalepeno Cranberry Dip

Nick’s Picks: Jalepeno Cranberry Dip

Ingredients: 12 oz Fresh Cranberries 1-2 Jalapenos 3 Scallions 2 Tbsp Fresh Chopped Italian Parsley 2 Tbsp Lemon Juice 3/4 Cup Sugar 2 Bricks Reduced Fat Cream Cheese 1/2 Tsp Salt 1 Tsp Granulated Garlic   Method: Rinse and dry the cranberries and chop roughly. Mince jalapenos (remove the seeds and ribs to make it

Audreys Desserts First Chocolate Chip Lasagna

Audrey’s Desserts First Chocolate Chip Lasagna

Ingredients: 1 16.5 oz package of chocolate chip cookie dough 8 Oz Cream Cheese (softened) 1 Cup Powdered Sugar 12 oz Frozen Whipped Topping (thawed) 3 Cups Milk 1 3.9 oz package instant chocolate pudding 1 3.9 oz package instant vanilla pudding   Method: Press cookie dough into a greased 13×9 pan. bake at 350

Nick's Picks: Sweet Potato Casserole

Nick’s Picks: Sweet Potato Casserole

Ingredients: 4 Pounds Fresh Sweet Potatoes Salt 2 Eggs 1 Stick Butter Melted 1/2 Cup Packed Brown Sugar 1/2 Cup Whole Milk 1/4 Tsp Fresh Ground Pepper   Topping- 1/2 Cup Flour 1/2 Cup Packed Brown Sugar 1 Cup Chopped Pecans 1/2 Stick Butter Melted 1 Tbsp Cinnamon Method: Wash sweet potatoes and boil with

Nick's Picks: Maple Tartlets

Nick’s Picks: Maple Tartlets

Ingredients: Pastry Crust- 2 1/2 Cups Flour 1/2 Tsp Salt 1/2 Cup Cold Cubed Butter 1/2 Cup Cold Cubed Shortening 4 Tbsp (approx) Cold Water 8 Tbsp Sour Cream Tart Filling- 1 1/2 Cups Packed Brown Sugar 1 Cup Pure Maple Syrup 2/3 Cup Melted Butter 1 Tsp Vanilla 4 Eggs 2 Tbsp Cider Vinegar

Nick's Picks: Pumpin Cream Cheese Bread

Nick’s Picks: Pumpin Cream Cheese Bread

Ingredients: Cream Cheese Filling- 1 8oz Brick Reduced Fat Cream Cheese (softened) 1 Egg (room temp) 1/2 cup Sugar 1 Tbsp Flour 1 tsp Vanilla Pumpkin Bread: 1 2/3 Cups Flour 1 tsp Baking Soda 1/2 Tsp Salt 1 Tsp Cinnamon 1/2 Tsp Nutmeg 1/2 Tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice 1 1/2 Cups Sugar 2 Eggs

Nick's Picks: Caramel Apple Rolls

Nick’s Picks: Caramel Apple Rolls

Ingredients: 4 Tbsp Soft Butter 1 Tsp Vanilla 3/4 Cup Milk 1/4 Cup Water 1 Envelope Quick Rising Yeast 3 1/2 Cups All Purpose Flour 1/4 Cup Sugar 1/4 Tsp Salt 2 Tbsp Powdered Milk 1 Room Temp Egg 2/3 Cup Brown Sugar 5 Tbsp Soft Butter 1 1/2 Tbsp Cinnamon 1/2 Tsp Nutmeg 1

Nick's Picks: Bacon Ranch Chicken

Nick’s Picks: Bacon Ranch Chicken

Ingredients: 8 Oz Shredded Chicken 1 Pound Rotini Pasta 6 Strips of Bacon 1 Brick of Cream Cheese 1 1/2 Cups Milk 1 Packet Ranch Seasoning Mix 1 Tsp Onion Powder 1 Tsp Garlic Powder 2 Cups Shredded Monterrey Jack Cheese 1 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese Method: Cook the pasta al dente. Drain and place

Nick's Picks: Cheesey Taco Rolls

Nick’s Picks: Cheesey Taco Rolls

Ingredients: 1 Pound Ground Beef 1 Can Mild Green Chiles Diced 1 Packet Taco Seasoning 1 Rolls Biscuit Dough 2 Cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese Method: Brown the meat and drain. Add the chile peppers and seasoning. Add 1/2 cup of water and simmer until water has dissolved. Set aside. Pop open the biscuit cans and

Nick's Picks: Garlic Butter Steak And Potatoes

Nick’s Picks: Garlic Butter Steak And Potatoes

Ingredients: 1 Cup Olive Oil 1 Package of Flank Steak (about 2 pounds) 6-8 Garlic Cloves Chopped 1 Tsp Rosemary 1 Tbsp Salt Juice From One Lemon 1 Pound Baby Potatoes Cut In Half 2 Tbsp Soft Butter Method: 3-5 Days before dinner, marinate the steak in the oil with the garlic, rosemary, salt and

Nick's Picks: Breakfast Cookies

Nick’s Picks: Breakfast Cookies

Ingredients: 3/4 Peanut Butter 1 Tbsp Honey 1 Tsp Vanilla 2 Tbsp Chia Seeds 3/4 Cup Quick Oats 1/2 Cup Dark Chocolate Chips 1/4 Cup Dried Cherries 1/4 Cup Chopped Almonds Method: Melt the peanut butter, honey and vanilla together in a large bowl in the microwave for one minute. Stir Add the rest of

Nick's Picks: Peanut Butter Smores Cups

Nick’s Picks: Peanut Butter Smores Cups

Ingredients: 1 Sleeve Graham Crackers ( 4.8 oz) Crushed fine 1/2 Stick Butter Melted 1/4 Cup Sugar 10 Regular Marshmallows 1 Cup Peanut Butter 1 Cup Chocolate Chips Method: Combine crackers, butter and sugar. Press into muffin tins and bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes. Place a marshmallow in each cup and toast in

Nick's Picks: Peach Summer Fruit Salad

Nick’s Picks: Peach Summer Fruit Salad

Ingredients: 4 Ripe Peaches 1 Pint Strawberries 1 Pint Blueberries 1/2 Cantaloupe or Honeydew 1/2 Tbsp Chopped Fresh Mint 1/2 Tbsp Fresh Chopped Basil 3-4 Tbsp Honey Method: Cut up all the fruit (except for the blueberries) and place them in a large bowl. Toss with the mint and basil and honey to coat. Serve

Nick's Picks: Spinach Salad With Hot Bacon Dressings

Nick’s Picks: Spinach Salad With Hot Bacon Dressings

Ingredients: 1 Pound of Bacon Chopped 1 Medium Vidallia Onion Diced 3-4 Cloves of Garlic Minced 2/3 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar 1/2 Cup Rice Vinegar 1 Cup Water 1 Cup Sugar 2 Tbsp Dijon Mustard 1/3 Cup Bacon Fat 2 Tbsp Cornstarch Dissolved in cold water Red Pepper Flakes Fresh baby Spinach Grape or Cherry

Nick's Picks: Blueberry Apple Walnut Salad

Nick’s Picks: Blueberry Apple Walnut Salad

Ingredients: 4 Ounces Baby Spinach 4 Ounces Baby Arugula 1/2 Cup Balsamic Vinegar 1/2 Cup Walnuts 1 Cup Blueberries 1-2 Granny Smith Apples Sliced 1/2 Cup Feta Cheese Crumbled Method: Place vinegar in a small pot and bring to a simmer. Simmer for about 10 minutes or until you can coat the back of a

Nick's Picks: Slider Bombs

Nick’s Picks: Slider Bombs

Ingredients: 1 Pound Ground Beef 1 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce 1 Tsp Montreal Steak Seasoning 1 Tsp Onion Powder 1/2 Tsp Salt 1/4 Tsp Black Pepper 1 Onion Sliced Thin 2 Tbsp Butter 1/2 Tsp Salt 8oz Sharp Cheddar Cut Into Chunks 1 Package Frozen Puff Pastry Dough 1 Egg Sesame Seeds Method: Combine beef, Worcestershire

Nick’s Picks: Jalapeno Cheddar Bacon Stuffed Burgers

Ingredients: 10 Slices of thick cut bacon 2 Jalapenos 2 Cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese 2 Pounds Ground Beef Burger Buns Method: Cook the bacon until crispy, drain from fat. Chop the bacon. Dice the peppers, removing the seeds and ribs. Combine cheese, peppers and bacon in a food processor on pulse until combined. Form into

Nick's Picks: Ham And Tortellini

Nick’s Picks: Ham And Tortellini

Ingredients: 8 Oz Ham, Cubed 20 Oz Cheese Tortellini 1 Pint Heavy Cream 1 Package Frozen Peas 1/2 Cup Grated Parmesan Method: In a large skillet, heat the ham over high heat. Once the ham is sautee’d, add the cream and bring to a simmer. Add pasta and peas. Stir frequently until simmering again, remove

Nick's Picks: Sheet Pan Chicken Fajita

Nick’s Picks: Sheet Pan Chicken Fajita

Ingredients: 1 1/2 Pounds Chicken 2 Peppers Sliced 1 Onion Sliced 1 Packet Fajita Seasoning Method: Slice chicken thinly or use pre cooked chicken. Arrange chicken, peppers and onion on a sheet tray. Season with the fajita seasoning. Place in oven and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Serve in flour tortilla shells with

Nick's Picks: Chili Dog Tater Tot Casserole

Nick’s Picks: Chili Dog Tater Tot Casserole

Ingredients: 1 Bag Frozen Tater Tots 1 1/2 Cups Chili (home made or canned) 1 Package of Hot Dogs cut up 2 Cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese 2 Scallions Chopped (optional) Method: Spray a 13×9 baking dish with pan release and place the tots inside. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Top with almost all the

Nick's Picks: Roasted Vegetable Risotto

Nick’s Picks: Roasted Vegetable Risotto

Ingredients: 1 Zucchini Small Diced 1 Yellow Squash Small Diced 1 Red Pepper Small Diced 3-4 Garlic Cloves, Smashed Olive Oil 1 Tsp Dry Rosemary 1 Tsp Dry Thyme Salt and Pepper to taste 2 Cups of Dry Arborio Rice Olive Oil 3 Cups Vegetable Stock 4 Tbsp Margarine Method: Combine the veggies, a little

Nick's Picks: Black Bean Enchiladas

Nick’s Picks: Black Bean Enchiladas

Ingredients: 1 16 oz Can Black Beans, Rinsed 1 4 oz Can Mild Diced Green Chiles 8 oz Dairy free Cheddar Cheese, Shredded 1 Tsp Cumin 1 Tsp Garlic Powder 1 Tsp Chili Powder 12 Corn Tortillas Oil 1 Can of Mild Red Enchilada Sauce Method: Combine Beans, chili peppers, half of the cheese and

Nick's Picks: Lentil Stew

Nick’s Picks: Lentil Stew

Ingredients: 2 Sweet Potatoes 1 Butternut Squash Olive Oil Salt and Pepper 1 Medium Onion, Diced 1 Red Pepper, Diced 2 Ribs of Celery, Diced 4-5 Garlic Cloves, Minced 2 14.5 oz Cans Roasted Tomatoes 64 oz Vegetable Stock 16 oz Green Lentils (dry) 1/4 tsp Smoked Paprika 1/4 tsp Black pepper 1 Tsp Rosemary

Nick's Picks: Coffee Rubbed Chicken

Nick’s Picks: Coffee Rubbed Chicken

Ingredients: 4 Pounds Bone In Chicken Breasts 1/4 Cup Ground Coffee 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar 1 Tbsp Garlic Powder 1 Tbsp Salt 1 Tbsp Chili Powder 1/2 Tsp Black Pepper 1/2 Tsp Smoked Paprika 1/2 Tsp Cayenne or Dried Ancho Pepper Method: Place the coffee grounds in a food processor and chop for a couple

Nick's Picks: Ham Steak With Red Eye Gravy

Nick’s Picks: Ham Steak With Red Eye Gravy

Ingredients: 1 Bone in Ham Steak 8 oz Chopped Bacon 1 Medium Onion Diced 3 Tbsp Flour 1 Cup of Coffee (the stronger the better!) 1 Cup Chicken Stock 1/2 Tsp Black Pepper 1 Tsp Cayenne Pepper 1/4 Cup Maple Syrup 2 Tbsp Butter Method: Heat a large skillet and cook the bacon and the

Nick's Picks: Espresso Waffles

Nick’s Picks: Espresso Waffles

Ingredients:  1/3 Cup Ground Espresso Water 1 1/2 Cups Flour 1/4 Cup Granulated Sugar 1/4 Cup Cornstarch 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda 1/4 Teaspoon Salt 1/2 Cup Butter, Melted 1 Cup Buttermilk 1 Teaspoon Vanilla 2 Eggs, Separated Method: In a small pot, combine coffee and 1 cup of water. Bring to

Nick's Picks: Audreys Chocolate Pistachio Cake

Nick’s Picks: Audreys Chocolate Pistachio Cake

Chocolate-Pistachio Cake Ingredients: 1 box Yellow Cake Mix 1 package (4 Ounce) Pistachio Instant Pudding Mix 1/2 cup Orange Juice 1/2 cup Water 1/2 cup Vegetable Oil 4 whole Eggs 3/4 cups Chocolate Syrup (such As Hershey’s) ½ tsp almond extract ½ tsp vanilla extract a few drops green food coloring (optional) Method: Preheat oven

Nick's Picks: Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Nick’s Picks: Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Ingredients: 3 Pounds Red Potatoes 4 Tbsp Butter 1 Onion Minced 3-4 Garlic Cloves Minced 1 Pound of Bacon Chopped 1 Quart of Milk 1 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese Salt and Pepper Scallions Method: Wash and quarter the potatoes. In a large pot, boil until soft. Drain the water and mash with butter, leaving a

Nick's Picks: Carrot Ginger Coconut Soup

Nick’s Picks: Carrot Ginger Coconut Soup

Ingredients: 1 Medium Onion Diced 1 Can 13.5 oz Coconut milk 1 Clove of garlic Minced Salt 12 ounces of carrots chopped 2 3/4 Cups Vegetable Broth Juice of one lime 1 Tbsp Curry 1 Tbsp Chopped Fresh Cilantro 2 Tbsp Grated Fresh Ginger Method: In a large pot, place about a third of the

Nick's Picks: Chicken Fajita Soup

Nick’s Picks: Chicken Fajita Soup

Ingredients: 1.5 Pounds Chicken Breast Sliced thin 1 Red pepper Sliced Thin 2-3 Cloves of Garlic Minced 1/2 Vidallia Onion Sliced Thin 2 Quarts Chicken Stock 1 Tbsp Chili Powder 1/2 Tbsp Cumin 1/2 Tbsp Garlic Powder 1/2 Tsp Cayenne Pepper (If desired) 1/2 Tsp Paprika 1 Cup Raw White Rice 1 11oz can Black

Nick's Picks: Garlic Marinated Shrimp

Nick’s Picks: Garlic Marinated Shrimp

Ingredients: 1 Pound of Shrimp. Peeled and De-veined Zest of one Lemon 12 Garlic Cloves Olive Oil Salt 1 Pound Whole Wheat Pasta 1 Red Pepper Julienne 1 Leek Julienne Salt and Pepper Red Pepper Flakes (if desired) 1 Cup Vegetable Broth Method: Thaw out the shrimp and drain. place in a bowl. Add Lemon

Nick's Picks: Steak Carnita Burrito Bowl

Nick’s Picks: Steak Carnita Burrito Bowl

Ingredients Per Bowl: 6 Ounces of Steak Adobo Seasoning 1/2 Cup Brown Rice 1/2 a Tomato Diced 1/2 Avocado Sliced 1/2 cup Black Beans 1 Tsp Cilantro Optional toppings Method: Cook rice in 1 cup of water. Simmer with the lid on. Set aside Season the steak with the adobo seasoning generously. Pan sear, grill,

Nick's Picks: Tuscan Garlic Chicken

Nick’s Picks: Tuscan Garlic Chicken

Ingredients: 6 Garlic Cloves, Peeled Olive Oil 1 1/2 Pounds Chicken Breast 1/2 Tsp Salt Pinch Black Pepper 1/4 Tsp Paprika 1/4 Tsp Dried Oregano 1/4 Tsp Dried Thyme 2 Cups Low Sodium Chicken Broth 1 Roma Tomato Sliced 4 ounces Fresh Baby Spinach 2 Tbsp Light Cream Feta Cheese Method: Toss the garlic with

Nick's Picks: Granola Parfait Cups

Nick’s Picks: Granola Parfait Cups

Ingredients: 2 1/2 Cups Quick Oats 1/2 Cup of Honey 1/2 Cup Apple Sauce 1 Tsp Cinnamon Yogurt Fresh Berries Method: Mix up the oats, honey, applesauce and cinnamon by hand. Press into sprayed muffin cups. Make sure to press up the sides too to make cups. Bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes.

Nick's Picks: Turkey Breast With Maple Butter

Nick’s Picks: Turkey Breast With Maple Butter

Ingredients: 1 1/2 Pounds Fresh Turkey Breast Sliced 1 Cup of Flour Salt and Pepper 1 Stick of butter softened 1/4 Cup of Maple Syrup Method: Mix the butter and maple syrup together until combined. Set aside Combine the flour and salt and pepper to taste. Heat a little oil in a large skillet. Dredge

Nick's Picks: Thanksgiving Wellington

Nick’s Picks: Thanksgiving Wellington

Ingredients: 2 sheets puff pastry About 1 1/2 pounds leftover turkey 2 cups leftover stuffing 2 cups leftover mashed potatoes 1 cup green beans 1 egg, beaten Kosher salt Leftover gravy Method: Thaw out the pastry sheets and cut them into 6 equal squares using a pizzas cutter. Arrange the turkey, stuffing, potatoes and green

Nick's Picks: Spinach Turkey Meatballs

Nick’s Picks: Spinach Turkey Meatballs

Ingredients: 1 1/2 Pounds Ground Turkey Olive Oil 4 oz Fresh Baby Spinach 1 Egg 4 oz Ricotta Cheese 1 1/2 Cups Panko Bread Crumbs 1 Tbsp Salt 1 Tsp Poultry Seasoning 1 Tsp Dry Basil 1 Tsp Dry Garlic 3-4 Garlic Cloves Minced 1 Cup White Cooking wine or Chicken Stock 1 Cup Heavy

Nick's Picks: Apple Cider Muffins

Nick’s Picks: Apple Cider Muffins

Ingredients: 3 Cups of Flour 2 Tsp Baking Powder 1 Tsp Baking Soda 4 Tsp Cinnamon 1/2 Tsp Nutmeg 1/4 Tsp Salt 1 Tsp Vanilla 1 1/2 Cups Apple Cider 2 Eggs 1 Cup Brown Sugar 1 Stick of Butter Melted Glaze- 1 cup powdered sugar 2 tbsp apple cider Sugar Topping- 1 cup powdered

Nick's Picks: Apple Cider Glazed Pork Chops

Nick’s Picks: Apple Cider Glazed Pork Chops

Ingredients: 4 Cups Apple Cider 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar 1/4 Cup Maple Syrup 1 1/2 Thin Sliced Pork Chops 1/2 Tsp Salt 1/4 tsp Pepper 1/4 Tsp Onion Powder 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder Method: In a small pot, boil the cider until cooked down (reduced) to a cup is left. Add sugar and syrup and

Nick's Picks: Apple Cider Cake

Nick’s Picks: Apple Cider Cake

Ingredients: 1 Cup Apple Cider 3-4 Granny Smith Apples cored and sliced Juice of one lemon half a stick of butter softened 1 cup sugar +3 tbsp 2 large eggs 2 cups flour 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 cup heavy cream + 2 tbsp 1 tsp cinnamon

Nick's Picks: Spaghetti Lasagna

Nick’s Picks: Spaghetti Lasagna

Ingredients: 2 Pounds Spaghetti 2 Jars Pasta Sauce 2 Cups Shredded Mozzarella 1 Cup Grated Parmesan 8 Oz Ricotta 2 Eggs 8oz Heavy Cream 1/4 Cup Chopped Fresh Basil 1 Pound of Meatballs Method: Cook the noodles al dente (about a minute or two before the package time). Drain Combine the ricotta, eggs and heavy

Nick's Picks: Chicken Taco Bake

Nick’s Picks: Chicken Taco Bake

Ingredients: 3 Cups of Shredded Chicken 2 Cans Cream of Chicken Soup 1 Can Black Beans Drained and Rinsed 1 Can Diced Tomatoes and Chiles 1 Packet of Taco Seasoning 1/2 Cup Sour Cream 2 Cups Shredded Cheese, Divided (I used Sharp Cheddar) Tortilla Chips Method: Combine Chicken, soup, beans, tomatoes, taco seasoning, sour cream

Nick's Picks: Easy Beef And Noodles

Nick’s Picks: Easy Beef And Noodles

Ingredients: 3 Pounds Cubed Beef (sirloin, top round) 1 Can Cream of Mushroom Soup 1 Can Cheddar Soup 1 Package Lipton Beefy Onion Seasoning 1 Pound of Noodles Method: Place Beef in a slow cooker. mix together the soups and seasonings. Pour over the beef. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or high

Nick's Picks: Corndogs

Nick’s Picks: Corndogs

Ingredients: 8 Hot Dogs 2 Quarts Vegetable oil For frying Bamboo Skewers 3/4 Cup Yellow Corn Meal 3/4 Cup Flour 1 Tbsp Sugar 2 Tbsp Honey 1/4 Tsp salt 1 1/2 Tsp Baking Powder 1 Egg Beaten 1 Cup Buttermilk 2 Tsp Oil Method: Heat the oil in a fryer or large pot over high

Nick's Picks: Hamburger Hot Dogs

Nick’s Picks: Hamburger Hot Dogs

Ingredients: 1 Pound of ground beef 1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce 1 Tsp Soy Sauce 1 Tsp Montreal Steak Seasoning 1 Tsp Powdered Garlic 4 Hot dog buns Toppings! Method: Combine the meat and seasonings and shape into hot dogs. Grill, fry or bake until fully cooked. Place into buns and top with all sorts of

Nick's Picks: Jalapeno Popper Hot Dogs

Nick’s Picks: Jalapeno Popper Hot Dogs

Ingredients: Hot Dogs, Bun Length Fresh Jalapenos (2-3 per hot dog) Sharp Cheddar Cheese cut into 1/4 inch sticks Hot Dog Buns Method: Remove the ends of the peppers, then remove the seeds and white parts. If you area able to find jumbo peppers, leave whole, if they are smaller, slice one end lengthwise. Cut

Nick's Picks: Cheddar Chili Dog Bake

Nick’s Picks: Cheddar Chili Dog Bake

Ingredients: 1 Can of Chili (or Two cups of homemade chili) 4 Hot Dogs Quartered 1 Prepared Raw Pizza Dough 1 Cup Cheddar Cheese Method: Place the chili in the bottom of a baking dish (I used a pie pan) and arrange hot dogs over the top. Slice pizza dough into strips and layer on

Nick's Picks: German Potato Salad

Nick’s Picks: German Potato Salad

Ingredients: 2 Pounds Red potatoes 1 Tsp Salt 1 Cup Chicken Broth 2 Tbsp White Vinegar 1/2 Yellow Onion Minced 1/2 Green Pepper Minced 1/2 tsp garlic powder 1/4 tsp dry mustard 1/4 tsp black pepper 1/2 tsp salt Method: Boil the potatoes until just cooked through (insert a knife into the center of the

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Nick’s Picks: Baked Beans

Ingredients: 1 medium Vidalia onion diced small 12 slices of thick cut bacon 1/2 cup diced red pepper 1/3 cup Apple cider vinegar 1 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 2 tbsp molasses 2 tsp dry mustard 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce 15 oz can black beans drained 15 oz can

Nick's Picks: Potato Leek Soup

Nick’s Picks: Potato Leek Soup

Ingredients: 1 Leek, Trimmed 1 Stalk of Celery 2 Cloves of Garlic 2 Tbsp Butter 1 tsp Salt 1/2 Tsp Black pepper 2 Cups Chicken Stock 1 Cup Milk 20 Oz Refrigerated mashed potatoes Method: Slice the leek lengthwise, Then slice thin half moons. Mince the celery and garlic. In a pot, melt the butter

Nick's Picks: Classic Gazpacho

Nick’s Picks: Classic Gazpacho

Ingredients: 1 Large Cucumber, Peeled and Diced 1 Large Green Pepper, Diced 3 Tomatoes, Cored and Diced 1/2 Vidalia Onion, Diced 1 Clove of Garlic 1 tsp Salt 1/2 Tsp Black Pepper 2 Cups Tomato Juice 1 Tbsp Red Wine Vinegar 2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil Hot Sauce Chives Method: Place all veggies in

Nick's Picks: Chilled Cucumber Soup

Nick’s Picks: Chilled Cucumber Soup

Ingredients: 1 large seedless cucumber, peeled 1 Scallion, trimmed 1 Cup Plain Greek Yogurt 1 Tbsp Fresh Dill 1 Tbsp Fresh parsley 1 Tsp Salt 1/2 Tsp Dry Mustard 1/2 Tsp garlic powder Method: Throw all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until puree. Cover and chill for 4 hours. Serve and

Nick's Picks: Chicken Fried Rice

Nick’s Picks: Chicken Fried Rice

Ingredients: 1 Cup white or brown rice 2 Cups Water 1 Tbsp Canola Oil 1/2 Tsp Sesame oil 1 Pound Chicken breast cubed small 2 cloves of garlic minced 2 Eggs, scrambled 1/2 tsp Dry ginger 1 Pound Frozen Peas and Carrots 1 Scallion Sliced 1/4 Cup Soy Sauce 1 Tbsp Sesame Seeds Method: In

Nick's Picks: Slow Cooker Mac And Cheese

Nick’s Picks: Slow Cooker Mac And Cheese

Ingredients: 1 Pound of Elbow Noodles 2 Cups Cheddar Cheese Shredded 1 Cup Mozzarella Cheese Shredded 1/4 Cup Parmesean Cheese Grated 1/2 Cup Sour Cream 1/2 Cup Mayo 4 oz Cream Cheese softened 1 Cup Milk 1 Tsp Salt 1/4 Tsp Pepper 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder Method: Cook up the macaroni but take off 3-4

Nick's Picks: bbq Chicken Tostadas

Nick’s Picks: Bbq Chicken Tostadas

Ingredients: One whole rotisserie chicken 1 18oz Bottle of your family’s favorite bbq sauce 2 cups shredded cheese (I used monterey jack) 1 Package 6 inch flour tortillas pan spray     Method: Stop by the grocery store and pick up a fully cooked rotisserie chicken. While the chicken is still hot, take the chicken

Audreys Desserts First Brownie Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

Audrey’s Desserts First Brownie Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

Brownie Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Ingredients: Recipe B:Eagle brand * 1 (19.5 ounce) package Pillsbury(R) Classic Traditional Fudge Brownies * 3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened * 1 (14 ounce) can EAGLE BRAND(R) Sweetened Condensed Milk * 3 large eggs * 2 teaspoons vanilla extract * 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips Method: 1. Preheat oven

Nick's Picks: Spicy Oven Fried Fish

Nick’s Picks: Spicy Oven Fried Fish

Ingredients: 2 Pounds Boneless Skinless Fish (cod, Catfish) 2/3 Cup Corn Meal 1/2 Cup Flour 1 Tsp Salt 1 Tsp Garlic Powder 1/2 Tsp Cayenne Pepper 1/2 Tsp Paprika 1/2 Tsp Chili Powder 1/4 Tsp Black pepper 2 Eggs 1 Tbsp Hot Sauce 1 Jalapeño Pepper sliced 3-4 Plum Tomatoes diced Juice of half a

Nick's Picks: Bacon Chipotle Chicken

Nick’s Picks: Bacon Chipotle Chicken

Ingredients: 1 1/2 Pounds Chicken Breast Sliced lenthwise 8-10 Slices of Bacon Salt and Pepper 1 7oz can of Chipotle Peppers 2-3 Plum Tomatoes 1 Tbsp Honey 1 Small can diced green chiles, Mild 1 Tsp Lemon Juice 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar Method: Wrap the chicken in bacon slices. Place on a foil lined pan.

Nick's Picks: Bacon Brown Sugar Garlic Chicken

Nick’s Picks: Bacon Brown Sugar Garlic Chicken

Ingredients: 3 Pounds Bone in Chicken (I used thighs and drums) 10-20 Cloves Peeled Garlic 1/2 Cup Minced Onion 8 Strips Bacon Crispy and Chopped Oil Salt and pepper 1 Cup Packed Brown Sugar   Method: Season the chicken with salt and pepper to taste. Heat a little oil in a pan and sear the

Nick’s Picks: Apple Rosemary Pork

Nick’s Picks: Apple Rosemary Pork

Ingredients: 3 Pounds Pork Loin 1 Granny Smith Apples Cored and Sliced Thin 2 Sprigs Fresh Rosemary 1 Tsp Salt 1 Tsp Powdered Garlic Dash of Pepper and Paprika Method: Slice the pork width-ways but not all the way through. Make many slices and insert the apple slices. Top with seasoning. Place springs of rosemary

Nick's Picks: Slow Cooker Ribs

Nick’s Picks: Slow Cooker Ribs

Ingredients: 1 Rack Pork Spare Ribs 1 Bottle of your favorite BBQ Sauce 1 Tbsp Salt, 1 Tsp Pepper, 1 Tbsp Chili Powder, 1 Tbsp Garlic Powder Method: Rub the ribs with the spices and slather with sauce on both sides. Place ribs standing up in a slow cooker sprayed with food release. Cook on

Nick's Picks: Peanut Butter And Banana Stuffed French Toast

Nick’s Picks: Peanut Butter And Banana Stuffed French Toast

Ingredients: 4 Slices of Texas Toast Bread, or very thick sliced bread 3 bananas sliced length-wise Peanutbutter Pan Spray 6 Eggs 1/3 Cup Milk 1 Tsp Cinnamon 1 Tsp Vanilla Method. Spread the peanut butter thick on 4 slices of bread. Arrange banana on two of the slices and close the sandwich. Press down on

Nick's Picks: Pancake Muffins

Nick’s Picks: Pancake Muffins

Ingredients: 2 Cups all purpose flour 1/4 Cup Granulated Sugar 1 tsp Baking Powder 1/2 tsp Baking Soda 1/4 tsp salt 1 tsp honey 1 tsp vanilla 2 Eggs 2 Cups heavy cream 1/2 cup cutter melted and cooled slightly Pan Spray another 1/2 Cup Butter Softened 1/3 Cup Maple Syrup Method: Mix together the

Nick's Picks: Breakfast sliders

Nick’s Picks: Breakfast Sliders

Ingredients: 1 Package Sweet Dinner Rolls 12 Eggs 8 Slices of Bacon (You can always use more!) Cooked Crispy 6 Slices of Cheddar Cheese 1/2 Sweet Onion Diced Small 1 Stick of Butter     Method: Slice the entire package of rolls in half like a giant sandwich, with wise. Scramble the eggs and cook

Nick's Picks: California Pork Chops

Nick’s Picks: California Pork Chops

Ingredients: 4 Bone in Pork Chops 2 Cloves of garlic Salt and Pepper 3-4 tomatoes chopped 1/2 Red Onion Chopped 1/2 Jalapeño (or more or less!) Minced 2 Cups Fresh Spinach chopped 2 Tbsp Fresh Cilantro Chopped Zest of one lime 1 Pepper Diced 1 Avocado Diced Method: Season pork chops with salt and pepper

Nick's Picks: Chicken With Spinach And Provolone

Nick’s Picks: Chicken With Spinach And Provolone

Ingredients: 2 Pounds Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast 10 Ounces (cups) fresh spinach 4 ounces Aged Provolone, Shreaded 2 cloves of Garlic 1/4 cup chopped Onion Olive Oil Salt and Pepper Paprika   Method: Pound out the chicken breasts and slice them horizontally. Leaving them connected on one side to make a pocket. Set aside In

Nick's Picks: Salmon With Asparagus

Nick’s Picks: Salmon With Asparagus

Ingredients: 2 Pounds Skinless Salmon 1 Bunch Fresh Asparagus 1 Stick of butter 1 Clove of garlic, minced 2-3 sprigs parsley minced 2-3 sprigs fresh basil minced salt and pepper One Lemon Sliced     Method: Place the salmon on a sheet pan covered with foil sprayed with cooking spray. Trim the asparagus and place

Nick's Picks: Honey Garlic Chicken

Nick’s Picks: Honey Garlic Chicken

Ingredients: 1/2 Cup Soy Sauce 1/3 Cup Ketchup 3-4 Cloves Garlic Minced 1/2 Cup Minced Onion 1/2 Cup Honey Pinch red Pepper Flakes (Optional) 3 Pounds Chicken (I used boneless, skinless thighs) 1-2 Scallions Sliced for Garnish   Method: Combine the soy, ketchup, garlic, onion, honey and pepper flakes in a bowl. Whisk to combine.

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Nick’s Picks: Turkey With Cranberries And Bacon

Ingredients: 2 Pounds Sliced Raw Turkey Breast 1 Pound Bacon Cooked Crispy and chopped 1/2 Cup Dried Cranberries 1 Cup Fresh Bread Crumbs 1 Sprig of Rosemary (De-stemmed) 1 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese Salt and Pepper     Method: Combine bacon, cranberries, bread crumbs, rosemary, cheese and spices in a large bowl. Lay out the

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Nick’s Picks: Turkey Cutlets With Thyme

Ingredients: 1 1/2 Pounds Turkey breast sliced thin 1 Cup flour salt and pepper 2 Tbsp Butter Zest of one lemon 1 sprig thyme 1/2 cup chicken stock Method: Combine the flour, salt and pepper in a pie pan. Dredge the turkey slices in the flour and set aside In a large skillet, melt butter.

Nick's Picks: Turkey Meatloaf With Spinach

Nick’s Picks: Turkey Meatloaf With Spinach

Ingredients: 8 ounces Fresh baby spinach 3-4 garlic cloves minced salt and pepper olive oil 2 Pounds ground turkey 2 eggs salt and pepper 1/2 tsp dried rosemary 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesean Method: In a large pot, heat a little oil and add in the spinach, garlic and salt and pepper to taste. Sautee

Nick's Picks: Maple Dijon Chicken And Potatoes

Nick’s Picks: Maple Dijon Chicken And Potatoes

Ingredients: 1 1/2 Pounds of Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast 1 1/2 Pounds Red Potatoes 8 oz Country Dijon Mustard 1/2 Cup Maple Syrup 1 Tbsp Dried Rosemary Salt and Pepper Method: Mix up the Dijon mustard, syrup and rosemary. Trim up the chicken and quarter the potatoes. Coat the potatoes and chicken in the mustard

Nick's Picks: Maple Balsamic Pork Tenderloin

Nick’s Picks: Maple Balsamic Pork Tenderloin

Ingredients: 1 Package Pork Tenderloin 1/4 Cup Balsamic Vinegar 1/4 Maple Syrup 1 Tsp Salt 1/4 Tsp Black Pepper 1 Tbsp Oregano 1 Tsp Powdered Garlic 1/2 Tsp Dry Mustard Method: Marinate the pork with the rest of the ingredients for at least 4 hours. In a frying pan, heat a little oil. Sear on

Nick's Picks: Cheeseburger Tater Tot Casserole

Nick’s Picks: Cheeseburger Tater Tot Casserole

Ingredients: 2 Pounds Extra Lean Ground Beef 1/2 Onion Chopped 1 Plum Tomato Chopped 1 Cup Sour Cream 1 Can Cheddar Cheese Soup 1 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese 1 Bag Tater Tots     Method: In a 13×9 baking dish, press the ground beef evenly to cover the bottom. Top beef with onions and tomatoes.

Nick's Picks: Corn Flaked Chicken

Nick’s Picks: Corn Flaked Chicken

Ingredients: 1 1/2 Pounds Chicken Breast 1 Cup Milk Salt and Pepper 6 Eggs 4-5 Cups Cornflakes 1/2 Tsp Paprika 1/2 tsp Powdered Garlic 1/2 tsp Oregano 1/2 tsp onion powder Method: Soak the chicken in the milk for about an hour. Season with salt and pepper. Scramble the eggs and put them in a

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Nick’s Picks: French Dip Sliders

Ingredients: 2 Tbsp Melted butter 1 Package of 12 dinner rolls 1 Pound Roast beef 12 Slices of Provolone Cheese 1 1/2 Cups French Fried Onions 1 Stick of butter 1 Packet of au jus seasoning 1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce 1 tbsp Sesame Seeds 1 Tsp Minced Garlic 1/2 tsp onion powder Method: Slice the

Nick's Picks: Grilled Cheese Hot Dogs

Nick’s Picks: Grilled Cheese Hot Dogs

Ingredients: 2 Hotdogs cut lengthwise 2 Slices of Bread 2 Tbsp Butter 4 Slices Sharp Cheddar Cheese Method: Cook up the hotdogs. Butter the outside of the slices of bread and place in a skillet over medium high heat. Layer on the cheese on each slice of bread. Arrange hot dogs over one slice of

Nick's Picks: The Garbage Dog

Nick’s Picks: The Garbage Dog

Probably less practical, but still fun and delicious too! Not for the faint of heart, actually you may want to consult a physician before trying this one out. Or share with a friend or two! Ingredients: 2 Naan Loaves 4 Zweigle’s Red Hots 2 1/4 Pound Beef Patties 8 oz Fries 1/2 Cup Macaroni Salad

Nick's Picks: Chili Cheesedog Bake

Nick’s Picks: Chili Cheesedog Bake

Ingredients: 4 Hotdogs 1 can of Chili 1/4 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese 1 Package of Crescent Roll Dough Method: Unroll the dough. Separate the 4 Squares and pinch together the triangle perforations. Place hot dog on the bottom of a square, top with a couple of spoonfuls of chili and some cheese. Roll up and

Nick's Picks: The Quesa Dog

Nick’s Picks: The Quesa Dog

Ingredients: 1 Hot Dog split lentghtwise 1 Flour Tortilla 1 Tbsp Shredded Cheddar Cheese 1 Tbsp Shredded Monterrey Cheese 1 Tbsp Black Beans 1 Tbsp Diced Tomato Method: Heat up a griddle or frying pan. Add a little oil or butter. Place tortilla on pan, add cheese and hot dog. Melt. Add beans and tomatoes

Nick's Picks: Honey Chipotle Flank Steak

Nick’s Picks: Honey Chipotle Flank Steak

Great addition to salads or all by itself! Ingredients: 2-3 Cloves of Garlic 1 Tsp Salt 1/2 Cup Cider Vinegar 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar Juice from one Lime 1 Tsp Montreal Steak Seasoning 1/2 Tsp Chili Powder 2 1/2 Pounds Flank Steak 1 Tbsp Honey Method: Combine chipotle peppers, vinegar, garlic, salt and sugar in

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Nick’s Picks: Grilled Stuffed Pork Wraps

Ingredients: 1/2 Cup shredded or pulled pork 1/4 cup black beans 1/4 cup coleslaw BBQ Sauce 1 Wrap Method: Place pulled pork on open tortilla. Add beans, coleslaw and drizzle with bbq sauce. Wrap up! Fire up the grill. Plcae wrap on indirect heat, folded side down. Rotate and brown the top too. Remove from

Nick's Picks: Spicy Shrimp Kabobs

Nick’s Picks: Spicy Shrimp Kabobs

Perfect for summer, this easy dish is spicy yet satisfying! Ingredients: 1/2 Pineapple Cut into cubes Skewers 1 Cup BBQ sauce 4 Oz Chipotle Peppers with sauce 2 Cloves of garlic 1/4 Cup Cider vinegar 1 tbsp fresh Cilantro Method: Skewer the shrimp and pineapple, alternating. Combine bbq, peppers, garlic, vinegar and cilantro in a

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Nick’s Picks: Cookie Pudding Freezer Pops

Ingredients: 4 Vanilla Pudding Cups 4 Chocolate Pudding Cups 2 Cups Oreo Cookie Crumbs About 8 Oreos broken into medium pieces 1 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream Popsicle Sticks Method: Remove the top of the pudding cups and cut a small slit in the top. Empty the cups into two bowls (one for vanilla and one

Nick's Picks: Tapioca Pudding

Nick’s Picks: Tapioca Pudding

Ingredients: 2 1/4 Cup Whole Milk 1/2 Cup Heavy Cream 1 Egg 1 Tsp Finely Grated Lemon Zest 1/2 Cup Sugar 3 Tbsp “1 Minute” Tapioca 1 Tsp Vanilla 1/4 Tsp Nutmeg Method: In a heavy bottomed sauce pan, combine milk, cream, egg, lemon, sugar and tapioca. Let sugar dissolve for about 20 minutes. Heat

Nick's Picks: Bread Pudding

Nick’s Picks: Bread Pudding

Ingredients: 8 Cups Large Cubed Leftover Bread 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar 1 Tbsp Honey 1 Tbsp Cinnamon 1/2 Tsp Nutmeg 1 Tsp Vanilla 6 Eggs 1 Can Evaporated Milk Ice Cream Method: Place bread cubes in a large bowl with brown sugar, honey, cinnamon and nutmeg. In a separate bowl whisk milk, eggs and vanilla.

Nick's Picks: Classic Chocolate Pudding

Nick’s Picks: Classic Chocolate Pudding

Ingredients: 1/3 Cup Cocoa Powder 1/2 Cup Sugar 1 1/2 Cups Milk 1/2 Cup Milk 1 Tbsp Vanilla 3 Egg Yolks 4 Tbsp Cornstarch 1/2 Tsp Salt 1/2 Cup Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips 1 Tbsp Butter Method: In a medium sauce pan, combine first listed milk, cocoa and sugar. Heat over medium heat stirring constantly

Nick's Picks: Spicy Poached Eggs

Nick’s Picks: Spicy Poached Eggs

Ingredients: 1 Red Pepper Diced 1/2 Medium Onion Sliced 2-4 Garlic Cloves Minced 4 Red Potatoes Sliced Thin 3 Tbsp Butter 1 Tsp Salt 1/2 Tsp Garlic 1/2 Tsp Paprika 1/2 Tsp Cayenne 3 Beefsteak Tomatoes Diced 1 29oz can Tomato Sauce 2-3 Chipotle Peppers Minced 1 Tbsp Diced Green Chills 6-8 Eggs Cilantro Method:

Nick's Picks: Egg And Cheese Hash Brown Waffles

Nick’s Picks: Egg And Cheese Hash Brown Waffles

Ingredients: 20 oz bag frozen shredded potatoes 4 eggs 1/4 cup sour cream 1 cup cheddar cheese 2-3 scallions chopped 1 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper 1/4 tsp paprika 1/2 tsp garlic Method: Combine all ingredients. Spray hot waffle iron very well. Scoop mixture into waffle iron and close. Cook until golden brown

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Nick’s Picks: Bacon And Spinach Egg Muffins

Ingredients: 6 Eggs 1/4 Cup Cream Salt and pepper 1/2 Cup Fresh Baby Spinach 1/2 Cup Chopped Crispy Bacon 1/2 Cup Cheddar Cheese Shredded Method: Scramble the eggs until very smooth. Add rest of ingredients. Spray 6 muffin cups with pan release and our in the egg mixture. Top with extra cheddar if desired. Bake

Nick's Picks: Bacon Chicken Wings

Nick’s Picks: Bacon Chicken Wings

Ingredients: 1 Pound Chicken Wings raw 2 Cups Chopped Cooked Crispy Bacon 2 Tbsp Honey 1 Tbsp Brown Sugar 2 Tbsp Maple Syrup 1 Cup BBQ Sauce 1 Tbsp Cider Vinegar Canola Oil Method: Boil the chicken wings until fully cooked. Drain and cool. In a food processor, combine the bacon, honey, sugar, syrup, bbq,

Nick's Picks: bbq Brisket Sliders

Nick’s Picks: Bbq Brisket Sliders

Ingredients: 3 pounds beef brisket 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar 1 tsp Worcestershire 1 tsp soy sauce 1 tsp steak seasoning 2 cups bbq sauce 1 cup brown sugar !/4 Cup Honey 1 tsp hot sauce 1 tsp cinnamon slider or dinner rolls Method: Place the beef in a slow cooker. Add vinegar, Worcestershire, soy

Nick's Picks: Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Bread

Nick’s Picks: Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Bread

Ingredients: 2 Pounds Chicken Breast 1 Cup Hot Sauce 8 Oz Creamcheese 1 1oz Ranch Seasoning Packet 8 oz Blue Cheese Crumbled 1 Cup Cheddar Cheese 1 Loaf Fresh Italian Bread 2 Scallions Chopped Method: Boil Chicken Breast and shred. Add cream cheese and ranch and place in a mixer and combine. Add hot sauce

Nick's Picks: Dijon Chicken

Nick’s Picks: Dijon Chicken

Ingredients: 2 Pounds of Fresh Chicken Breast Cut Into Cutlets 3 Tbsp Country Style Dijon Mustard Olive Oil !/2 an Onion Sliced Thinly 4-5 Garlic Cloves Minced 1 Tsp Poultry Seasoning 2 Cups Reduced Sodium Chicken or Turkey Stock 2 Cups Fresh Spinach 1/2 Cup Dried Cranberries Method: Marinate the chicken overnight in the mustard.

Nick's Picks: Everything Free Sloppy Joes

Nick’s Picks: Everything Free Sloppy Joes

Full of taste to please everyone! Ingredients: 2 Pounds Ground Beef 1 Green Pepper Diced 1 Onion Diced 1 15oz can Tomato Sauce 2 Tbsp Tomato Paste 2 Tbsp Dijon Mustard 3 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar 1 Tsp Salt 1 Tsp Garlic Powder 10 Medjool Dates Pitted 4 Baked Potatoes Green Onion for Garnish Method:

Nick's Picks: Honey Lime Salmon

Nick’s Picks: Honey Lime Salmon

Ingredients: 4 6oz Salmon Filet 1/4 Cup Honey Zest of one Lime Sea Salt Method: Remove skin from the salmon. Rub with a pinch of salt. Transfer to a pan lined with tin foil and sprayed well. Warm honey in a small pot and add zest. Brush over each salmon. Bake at 400 degrees for

Nick's Picks: Chicken n Dumplings

Nick’s Picks: Chicken N Dumplings

Ingredients: 1 1/2 Pounds Chicken Breast 1 Package Buttermilk Biscuits (8 each) 3 Cups Chicken Stock 1 10.5 oz can of Cream of Celery 1 10.5 oz can of Cream of Chicken 1 Pound Frozen Peas and Carrots 2 Tbsp Sour Cream 1 Cup Chopped Onion 1/2 Stick of Butter 1 Tsp Garlic Powder 1

Nick's Picks: The Best Shepherds Pie

Nick’s Picks: The Best Shepherds Pie

Ingredients: 3 Pounds Ground Beef 1 Large Onion Minced 2-3 Carrots Peeled and Shredded 3-4 Garlic Cloves minced Salt and pepper to taste 2 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce 1 Tbsp Tomato Paste 1 Cup Red Cooking Wine (Optional) 2 Sprigs Fresh Rosemary Destemmed 2 Sprigs Fresh Thyme Destemmed 2 Cups Chicken Stock 4 Russet Potatoes Peeled

Nick's Picks: Chicken Fried Chicken

Nick’s Picks: Chicken Fried Chicken

Ingredients: 2 Pounds Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast 1 Cup Heavy Cream 1 Cup Ranch Dressing 2 Cups Flour 1 Tsp Salt 1 Tsp Garlic Powder 1/2 Tsp Chili Powder 1/4 Tsp Cayenne Pepper 3 Large Eggs 1 Cup Milk Oil or Shortening to fry 1 Stick of Butter 3/4 Cup of the flour you used

Nick's Picks: Best Of 2016 1

Nick’s Picks: Best Of 2016 1

Chicken Alfredo!! The most pinned recipe from Nick’s Picks according to you! Ingredients: 1 1/2 Pounds Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast 2 Cups flour (seasoned with salt and pepper to taste) 4 Eggs whisked 2 Cups Breadcrumbs 1/3 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese 2 Tbsp + 2 Tbsp Butter 2 Tbsp Minced Garlic 1/2 Cup Chicken Stock

Nick's Picks: Best Of 2016 2

Nick’s Picks: Best Of 2016 2

Not only was this a favorite on Nick’s Picks, but it was at the dinner shows too! And it’s so easy!!! Roasted Butternut Squash Bisque This is the soup that you have been waiting for! This was done for the Christmas Dinner Concerts and several of you have requested the recipe! Ingredients: 1 Butternut Squash

Nick's Picks: Best Of 2016 3

Nick’s Picks: Best Of 2016 3

Way back in May, we shared this recipe which was one of YOUR favorites! Here it is again. The third place winner is……! Pea and Cheddar Salad 2 Pounds Frozen Peas 2 Cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese 1/2 Cup Chopped Onion 2 Cups Mayonaise Salt and Pepper to Taste   Method: Mix all ingredients together! If

Nick's Picks: Sweet Potato Bread

Nick’s Picks: Sweet Potato Bread

Tired of pumpkin flavored everything yet? This not-so-sweet bread might just do the trick! Indgredients: 2 Cups Flour 1 Tsp Baking Soda 1 Stick Butter Melted 1/2 Cup Packed Brown Sugar 1/2 Cup Sour Cream 2 Eggs Pinch of Salt 1 cup mashed sweet potatoes 1 tsp Vanilla 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar 1 Tsp Cinnamon

Nick's Picks: Green Bean Casserole Cups

Nick’s Picks: Green Bean Casserole Cups

A fun twist on a holiday classic! Ingredients: 1 Small can Cream of Mushroom Soup 16oz bag Frozen Cut Green Beans 1/4 Cup Whole Milk Salt and Pepper 1/2 Cup French Fried Onions 2 Packages Crescent Roll Dough 1 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese Method: Spray muffin tins with pan spray. Roll out the crescent roll

Nick's Picks: Roasted Butternut Squash Salad

Nick’s Picks: Roasted Butternut Squash Salad

I call this a salad, but its truly more of a side dish to accompany your Thanksgiving meal! Ingredients: 1 Medium Butternut Squash Peeled, Seeded and cut into small pieces 1 Cup Brussel Sprouts Stemmed and sliced lengthwise 1/2 Cup Chopped Crispy Bacon 1/2 Cup Pecans 1/2 Cup Whole Fresh Cranberries Salt and Pepper Olive

Nick's Picks: Pumpkin Almond Muffins

Nick’s Picks: Pumpkin Almond Muffins

This delicious fall muffin is a must try!! Ingredients: 1/2 Cup Toasted almonds 1 3/4 Cup Flour 2 Tbsp Baking Powder 2 Teaspoons Cinnamon 1/4 Teaspoon Nutmeg 1/4 Teaspoon Cloves 1/2 Teaspoon Salt 1 Stick of butter melted 1 Cup Sugar 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar 1/2 Cup Pumpkin 2 Eggs 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Method: Combine

Nick's Picks: Apple Cider Donuts

Nick’s Picks: Apple Cider Donuts

The taste of autumn in your kitchen! Ingredients: 2 Cups Apple Cider 10 Tablespoons Butter, Melted 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar 1/2 Cup Sugar 2 Eggs 1 1/2 Tsp Vanilla 3/4 Cup Buttermilk 1 Tablespoon Baking Powder 2 1/2 Cups Flour 1 Tablespoon + 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon 2 Teaspoons + 1 Teaspoon Nutmeg Pinch of Salt

Nick's Picks: Spicy Noodle Cup

Nick’s Picks: Spicy Noodle Cup

With a little time the night before, you can make this delicious lunch to take with you the next day! Ingredients: 1 Cup Chopped Chicken 1/2 Pound Fettuccine 3/4 Cup Frozen Mixed Vegetables 3 Quarts of Chicken Stock 1 Tbsp Chopped Garlic 1 Tbsp Sriracha 1 Tbsp Garlic Chili Paste Method: Break the pasta in

Nick's Picks: Chicken Fajita Bowl

Nick’s Picks: Chicken Fajita Bowl

Tired of those freezer meals packed with sodium and preservatives? Give this a try! Ingredients: 1/2 Pound Chicken Breast Cooked 1 Red Pepper cut into strips 1 Onion cut into strips 2 cloves of garlic minced Oil 1 Tsp Taco Seasoning 1 Cup uncooked rice 2 Cups water 1 15oz can black beans drained and

Nick's Picks: Chipotle Tuna Salad In Avocado

Nick’s Picks: Chipotle Tuna Salad In Avocado

A quick, easy and fun way to enjoy your lunch! Give your meal a kick!! Ingredients: 2 5oz cans Solid White Albacore Tuna Drained 1 Celery Rib minced 2-4 Chipotle Peppers Minced 1 Scallion Chopped 1 Tsp Lemon juice 4 Tbsp Mayo A couple sprigs of fresh dill 2 Avocado Method: Combine the tuna, celery,

Nick's Picks: Arugula Prosciutto And Pear Salad With Gorgonzola

Nick’s Picks: Arugula Prosciutto And Pear Salad With Gorgonzola

The name says it all! Well, Most of it… Ingredients: About 5 ounces Fresh baby arugula 1 Tbsp Virgin Olive Oil Sea Salt About 8 Slices of Prosciutto cut into strips 2 Pears sliced 1/2 Cup Gorgonzola Cheese Crumbles Method: In a large bowl, toss lettuce with olive oil and a pinch of sea salt.

Nick's Picks: Seven Layer Salad

Nick’s Picks: Seven Layer Salad

A delicious salad that tastes as good as it looks!! Ingredients: 1 Head Iceburg Lettuce 8 Ounces Fresh Baby Spinach 4 Hard Boiled Eggs 3-4 Roma Tomatoes Chopped 1 16oz Package Frozen Peas (partially thawed) 1 Pound Bacon Cooked Crispy and Chopped 1 1/2 Cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese 1 Bunch Scallions Chopped Fine 1/2 Cup

Nick's Picks: Honeydew And Goat Cheese Sala

Nick’s Picks: Honeydew And Goat Cheese Salad

Ingredients: 1/2 of a Ripened Honeydew Melon Cut Into Chunks 4 Ounces Crumbled Goat Cheese 1 Tsp Fresh Mint Chopped Blackberries for Garnish Method: Combine the cheese with the melon and mint gently in a large bowl. Top with blackberries and serve! Best served at room temperature. Serves 10

Nick's Picks: Cucumber Avocado And Tomato Salad

Nick’s Picks: Cucumber Avocado And Tomato Salad

A simple salad with fresh flavors your family might enjoy! Ingredients: 1 Cucumber Diced 2 Tomatoes Diced 2-3 Avocados Chunked Peel of one Lemon Zested or Grated Juice of one lemon 1 Tsp Salt 1 Tbsp Fresh Cilantro Chopped 1 Tbsp Fresh Parsley Chopped Method: Mix all ingredients and serve! It’s that easy! Serves 6-8

Nick's Picks: Morning Show Blognicks Picks Italian Blt

Nick’s Picks: Italian Blt

Ingredients: 3-4 Fresh Garlic Cloves 1/4 Cup Canola Oil Salt 3 Tbsp Mayo Fresh Italian Bread Olive Oil Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder Thinly Sliced Prosciutto (About 1-2 ounces per sandwich) 1 Roma Tomato Sliced 2 Romaine Leaves 1-2 Leaves Fresh Basil Chopped 2 Ounces Fresh Mozzarella Sliced Method: Toss the garlic in the canola oil

Nick's Picks: Monte Cristo sandwich

Nick’s Picks: Monte Cristo Sandwich

Looking to change up your lunch menu? Here’s an idea! Ingredients: 1 Pound of Sliced Turkey 1 Loaf of unsliced bread, or thick sliced bread 3 Tbsp Mayo 1 Tbsp Maple Syrup 2 Large Eggs 1/2 Cup Milk 2 Tbsp Butter Powdered Sugar Strawberry Jam or Preserves Method: Combine the mayo and syrup. Spread a

Nick's Picks: Smore Whoopie Pies

Nick’s Picks: Smore Whoopie Pies

Don’t feel like gathering around the campfire? Make this treat at home, and you will feel like you are in the woods! Ingredients: The cookie 1 3/4 Cup Graham Cracker Crumbs 1 Cup and 2 Tbsp Flour 1 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder 1/2 Cup Whole Milk 2 tsp Vanilla 1 tsp Baking Soda 1 tsp

Nick's Picks: Meatloaf Bombs

Nick’s Picks: Meatloaf Bombs

Ingredients: 2-3 Large Onions 2 Pounds Ground Beef 3 Eggs 1 Cup Breadcrumbs 1/2 Cup Ketchup 1 tsp Salt 1 tsp pepper 1 Tsp steak seasoning 1 tsp basil   Method: Peel and slice the onions. Take the 2 outermost layers and set aside. Mix remaining ingredients together and make 5-6 large balls. Wrap balls

Nick's Picks: Bacon Wrapped Cheese Dogs

Nick’s Picks: Bacon Wrapped Cheese Dogs

Another Delicious Campfire Creation! Ingredients: Take a hot dog and cut a slit lengthwise down the entire length of the hot dog. Place cheese inside the hot dog (about a 1/4 inch thick). Use cheddar or some other hard cheese. Wrap hot dog with two strips of bacon and overlap tightly so no cheese is

Nick's Picks: Blueberry Peach Cobbler

Nick’s Picks: Blueberry Peach Cobbler

Ingredients: 2 Cans (21oz each) Blueberry Pie Filling 2 Cans (15.5 oz each) Sliced Peaches (drained) 2 Cans Cinnamon Rolls (12.4oz each) 2 Aluminum Pans 13×9 Tin Foil     Method: Place one pan inside the other and spray the bottom with pan spray. Add blueberry and peaches. Cut up the cinnamon rolls and place

Nick's Picks: Bacon And Brussel Sprout Salad

Nick’s Picks: Bacon And Brussel Sprout Salad

Ingredients: 2- 2 1/2 Pounds of brussel sprouts, trimmed and halved 1 Pound Bacon Cooked crispy, drianed and chopped 1/2 Red Pepper diced Olive oil, salt and pepper 1 Tsp Dijon Mustard 1/8 cup Cider Vinegar 1/2 Cup Canola Oil   Method: Place the brussel sprouts in a bowl and toss with a little olive

Nick’s Picks: Pea And Cheddar Salad

Pea and Cheddar Salad Ingredients: 2 Pounds Frozen Peas 2 Cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese 1/2 Cup Chopped Onion 2 Cups Mayonaise Salt and Pepper to Taste     Method: Mix all ingredients together! If serving immediately, thaw peas first. If not, salad will stay cool for hours at room temperature, making it the best salad

Nick's Picks: Bacon Jalapeno Mac And Cheese

Nick’s Picks: Bacon Jalapeno Mac And Cheese

Ingredients: 1 Pound of Bacon 2-3 Jalapenos, whole and fresh 1 Pound Pasta 1 Tbsp Butter 2 Tbsp Milk 8oz Sharp White Cheddar Shredded 2-3 Scallions     Methods: Lay out the bacon on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Place peppers on the bacon and bake at 400 degrees. Turn the peppers about

Nick's Picks: Chicken Wing Mac And Cheese

Nick’s Picks: Chicken Wing Mac And Cheese

Ingredients: 2 Pounds Raw Chicken Wings 1 Tbps Salt 1 Tsp Chili Powder 1/2 Tsp Cayenne 1/4 Tsp Black Pepper 1 Pound Pasta 1 Tbsp Butter 1/4 Cup Parmesean Cheese 2 Tbsp Milk 1/4-1/2 Cup Franks Hot Sauce 2 Tbsp Ranch Dressing Blue Cheese Crumbles Methods: Thaw, drain and dry the wings. Coat in seasonings.

Nicks Picks: The Ultimate Mac And Cheese

Nick’s Picks: The Ultimate Mac And Cheese

Ingredients: 1 Pound Elbow Noodles 8oz Softened Cream Cheese 2 1/2 Cups Milk 1 Tsp Garlic Minced 1 Cup Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese 1 Cup Shredded Swiss Cheese 4 Slices American Cheese     Method: In a large pot, whisk together the cream cheese and milk over medium high heat with the garlic. Bring almost

Nick's Picks: Pasta Bolognese

Nick’s Picks: Pasta Bolognese

Ingredients: 2 Pounds Ground Beef 1/2 Onion Diced 2-3 Carrots Diced 1 Rib Celery Diced 4 Garlic Cloves Minced 1 Tbsp Chopped basil 1 Tsp Salt 1 Tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar 2 Cups Beef Stock 6oz Jar Tomato Paste 28 oz Can Crushed Tomato 1 Bay Leaf Salt and Pepper to taste 1 Pound Fettuccine Cooked

Nick's Picks: Pasta Bolognese

Nick’s Picks: Pasta Bolognese

Ingredients: 2 Pounds Ground Beef 1/2 Onion Diced 2-3 Carrots Diced 1 Rib Celery Diced 4 Garlic Cloves Minced 1 Tbsp Chopped basil 1 Tsp Salt 1 Tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar 2 Cups Beef Stock 6oz Jar Tomato Paste 28 oz Can Crushed Tomato 1 Bay Leaf Salt and Pepper to taste 1 Pound Fettuccine Cooked

Nick's Picks: Chicken Alfredo

Nick’s Picks: Chicken Alfredo

Ingredients: 1 1/2 Pounds Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast 2 Cups flour (seasoned with salt and pepper to taste) 4 Eggs whisked 2 Cups Breadcrumbs 1/3 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese 2 Tbsp + 2 Tbsp Butter 2 Tbsp Minced Garlic 1/2 Cup Chicken Stock or White cooking wine 3 Cups Heavy Cream 3/4 Cup Parmesan Cheese

Nick's Picks: Shrimp Fra Diavlo

Nick’s Picks: Shrimp Fra Diavlo

Ingredients: 1 Pound Shrimp Peeled and De-Veined 1 Tbsp Chopped Garlic 1 Tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes Juice from 1 Lemon 1 Cup Chopped Roma Tomatoes 2 Cups Tomato Sauce 1 Tsp Hot Sauce 1 Tbsp Fresh Chopped Basil 1 Pound Pasta Cooked and Drained   Method: In a large sautee pan or pot, cook

Nick's Picks: Bacon Chicken Chili

Nick’s Picks: Bacon Chicken Chili

What better way to celebrate National Chili Day than with a bowl of this delicious invention!? Ingredients: 1 Pound Thick Cut Bacon 1 1/2-2 Pounds Boneless Chicken Thigh 1 Cup Flour Salt and Pepper 1 Medium Onion Diced 2 Poblano Peppers Diced 3-4 garlic Cloves Minced 1 Tbsp Chili Powder Salt 4 Cups Chicken Broth

Nick's Picks: Corned Beef Casserole

Nick’s Picks: Corned Beef Casserole

Ingredients: 1 1/2 Pounds Sliced Corned Beef 1 Pound Swiss Cheese Shredded 1 Loaf Seeded Rye Bread (sliced) 3 Tbsp Butter 1/2 Bottle 1000 Island Dressing 16oz Jar Sauerkraut (drained) 4-5 Dill Pickle Spears Chopped Method: Take about 6 slices of the rye bread and chop into bite size pieces. Take a 9×13 pan and

Nick's Picks: Pork Chile Verde

Nick’s Picks: Pork Chile Verde

A new dinner idea, perfect for those cold snowy nights! Ingredients: Approx 2 Pounds Pork Tenderloin Salt, Pepper, Cumin 1 Medium Onion Diced 1 Cubanelle Pepper Diced 3-4 Garlic Cloves Minced 1 Cup Chopped Tomatillos 6 Cups Chicken Stock 2 4oz cans of Diced Green Chiles 1 Tsp Chili Powder 1 Tsp fresh Cilantro Chopped

Nick's Picks: Cheddar Jalepeno Turkey Chili

Nick’s Picks: Cheddar Jalepeno Turkey Chili

Take everything you know about chili, and throw it out the window! Ingredients: 1 Green Pepper Diced 3 Jalapenos Diced, Seeded 1 Onion Diced Oil 3 Pounds Ground Turkey Salt Pepper 2 Cans Cannellini Beans (15.5 oz each) 8 Cups Chicken Stock 1 tsp Poultry Seasoning 1 Tbsp Chili Powder 3 Cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Nick's Picks: Roasted Butternut Squash Bisque

Nick’s Picks: Roasted Butternut Squash Bisque

This is the soup that you have been waiting for! This was done for the Christmas Dinner Concerts and several of you have requested the recipe! Ingredients: 1 Butternut Squash Olive Oil Salt and Pepper 1/2 a Yellow Onion Diced 1 Tbsp Salt Olive Oil 4 Cups Water 1 Cup Heavy Cream   Methods: Slice

Nick's Picks: Tortellini Soup

Nick’s Picks: Tortellini Soup

A great soup for this time of year! Easy to make and warms you up! Ingredients: 1 Cup Chopped Onion 3-4 Garlic Cloves Minced Olive Oil 1 Pound Chicken Breast Cubed 4-5 Ounces Fresh Baby Spinach 4 Cups Chicken Stock 29oz can Tomato Puree Salt and Pepper 1 Pound Cheese Tortellini Fresh Basil Chopped Shredded

Nick's Picks: Thai Shrimp Soup

Nick’s Picks: Thai Shrimp Soup

Looking for something a bit different? Try out this spicy and sweet soup! Ingredients: 1 Tbsp Olive Oil 1 Cup Chopped Onions 4 Minced Garlic Cloves 1 Thumb Sized Piece of Ginger, Peeled and minced 1/2 Red Pepper Chopped 1/2 Green Pepper Chopped 1 Pound of Raw Shrimp Peeled, Cleaned and Tails Off 1 Tbsp

Nick’s Picks: You Can Fix Christmas Soda Ham

 Ingredients: 1 Boneless Ham Cloves 3 Cups Packed Brown Sugar 3 Tbsp Cider Vinegar 1/2 Cup Dijon 1 Can Root Beer Score Ham Place Cloves All Over Cover with Foil. Bake at 325 degrees for 2-2 1/2 Hours Method: Combine Brown Sugar, Vinegar, Mustard and Soda Simmer or 15-20 minutes. Remove ham from oven

Nick's Picks: The Perfect Christmas Prime Rib

Nick’s Picks: The Perfect Christmas Prime Rib

Thanksgiving is over. Time to put away the turkey and bring out the beef!! Ingredients: 1 Prime Rib (also called rib roast, or rib eye) About 8 Pounds 2 Heads of Garlic, Peel the cloves Salt Pepper Montreal Steak Seasoning Paprika Oil   Method: Place the peeled garlic cloves in a baking dish. cover with

Thanksgiving Slow Cooker

 An easy dish for Thanksgiving Day Ingredients: 2 Pounds Turkey Breast 2 Boxes of Stuffing Mix (Turkey Flavored) 1 Cup Sour Cream 1 Large Can Cream of Chicken Soup 1 Tbsp Poultry Seasoning 1 Package Green Beans (12 oz) Methods: Grease the slow cooker Layer the turkey at the bottom of the cooker Spread

Nick's Picks: Thanksgiving Leftover Biscuits

Nick’s Picks: Thanksgiving Leftover Biscuits

What to do with all those leftovers? Here’s one idea! Ingredients Leftover Turkey Leftover Mashed Potatoes Leftover Green Beans Leftover Gravy Biscuit dough (I used Pillsbury 8 to a tube) 4 Tbsp Butter Melted Methods: Spray a muffin pan with food release. Roll the biscuit dough out flat. Place turkey, mashed potatoes and green beans.

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Nick’s Picks: Granny Smith Cheesecake

Have some fun in the kitchen! This cheesecake is baked right in the apple! Ingredients: 8 oz Cream Cheese (softened) 1/4 cup Sugar 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp vanilla 1 Egg 2-3 Granny Smith Apples 1 Cup heavy Cream 3/4 Cup Maple Syrup 1/2 Cup Nuts (Walnuts or Pecans)   Method: Beat the cream cheese

Nick's Picks: Apple Pull Apart Bread

Nick’s Picks: Apple Pull Apart Bread

A delicious treat the whole family can enjoy! Ingredients: 1 Cup of Pureed Apple 1 Tsp Cinnamon 1/2 Cup Packed Brown Sugar Pizza Dough (I used Pillsbury) Caramel Sauce (recipe follows) 1 Tbsp Butter Method: Peel and core 3-4 apples and puree in blender or food processor. Add in the brown sugar and cinnamon and

Nick's Picks: Apple Pizza

Nick’s Picks: Apple Pizza

Ingredients: The Crust: 2 Cups Flour 1/2 Cup Packed Brown Sugar 1 Cup Softened Butter The Sauce: 1 Cup Packed Brown Sugar 1/2 Cup Heavy Cream 1/4 Cup Corn Syrup 1 Tbsp Butter The Apples: 3-4 Apples (I use Cortland) Cored and Peeled. Thinly Sliced Cinnamon Lemon Juice The Topping: 1/2 Cup Flour 1/2 Cup

Nick's Picks: Southern Fried Okra

Nick’s Picks: Southern Fried Okra

Another uncommon ingredient. Maybe this one will be a new family favorite? Ingredients: 1 Pound Fresh Okra (ends trimmed, cut into 1/4 in slices) 1/2 Cup of Flour 1/2 Cup Cornmeal 1/2 Tsp Cayenne Pepper Pinch of salt and pepper 1 Cup Buttermilk Canola Oil Method: Soak the okra in the buttermilk. Combine the flour,

Nick's Picks: Prickly Pear Vinaigrette

Nick’s Picks: Prickly Pear Vinaigrette

Would you eat something that comes from a cactus and has spikes all over it? For the adventurous eater, the Prickly Pear has some surprises! Ingredients: 2 Prickly Pears 1/2 Cup Cider Vinegar 2 Cups Oil 1 Tsp Salt 1 tbsp Sugar Method: To get to the fruit part of the fruit, cut the ends

Nick's Picks: Siracha Lime Salmon

Nick’s Picks: Siracha Lime Salmon

Need to spice up your dinner table? Ingredients: 1 1/2 Pounds Fresh Salmon Filet 1 Cup Siracha Sauce 1 Tbsp Honey Zest from 1 Lime Juice from 1 Lime Salt Oil Method: Slice salmon into desired portions. Combine Siracha, honey, lime juice and zest. Set aside. In a large skillet, heat oil. Salt the fish

Nick's Picks: Pulled Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches

Nick’s Picks: Pulled Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches

Ingredients: 1 1/2 Pounds Chicken Breast 2-3 Ribs Celery Diced 1/2 an Onion Diced Oil 4 Cups Water 12 Oz Franks Hot Sauce 2 Tbsp Ranch Dressing Seasoning 2 Tbsp Butter Blue Cheese Kaiser Rolls Method: Place chicken, onions and celery in a large pot with a little oil. Cook on high for about 5

Nick's Picks: Bacon Wrapped Cheddar Jalapenos

Nick’s Picks: Bacon Wrapped Cheddar Jalapenos

A baconny twist to the traditional jalapeno popper. Ingredients: 8 Jalapenos halved lengthwise. Seeds and ribs removed 8 oz Sharp Cheddar Cheese Shredded 4 oz Cream Cheese 8 Slices of bacon. Cut in half Toothpicks Methods: Combine cream cheese and cheddar cheese. Stuff jalapenos with the cheese mixture. Wrap peppers in bacon. Securing with a

Nick's Picks: Watermelon Feta Salad

Nick’s Picks: Watermelon Feta Salad

A very unique way to eat watermelon! Ingredients: 1 small Seedless Watermelon 8oz Feta Cheese (uncrumbled) 1/4 Cup chopped Mint 1/4 Cup Chopped Basil Olive Oil Methods: Remove rind of the watermelon and cut into bite size cubes. Drain excess moisture in a colander or paper towels. Place watermelon in serving bowl. Crumble the feta

Nick's Picks: Watermelon Sorbet

Nick’s Picks: Watermelon Sorbet

A delicious taste of summer you can make at home! No ice cream maker required Nick’s Picks Watermelon Sorbet 8 Cups seedless watermelon puree 1 cup sugar 1 cup water 2 tbsp lemon juice Methods: Puree watermelon in a blender or food processor Boil the sugar, water and lemon juice until all the sugar is

Nick's Picks: Watermelon Smoothies

Nick’s Picks: Watermelon Smoothies

A delicious drink to welcome summer! Ingredients: 3 cups cubed frozen seedless watermellon 1/2 cup vanilla yougurt 1 cup of milk 3 tbsp honey 1 lime, juiced Methods: toss it all in a blender and blend until smooth!mserves 4 8oz cups

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Nick’s Picks: Bacon Corn Relish

Looking to change up your grilling routine? Try topping this on your next steak, chicken or fish! Ingredients: 4 ears of corn roasted or grilled 8 oz bacon cooked crispy and chopped 1/2 yellow onion diced 1 red pepper diced 2-3 garlic cloves minced salt and pepper 1/4 cup cider vinegar Methods: Remove the corn

Nick's Picks: Fathers Day Burgers

Nick’s Picks: Fathers Day Burgers

Perhaps the perfect burger for the perfect dad? Ingredients: 2 Pounds Ground Beef 1 Tbsp Montreal Steak Seasoning 1 Tsp Onion Powder 1 Tsp Garlic Powder 1/2 Tsp Salt 1 Tbsp Soy Sauce 1 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce Burger Buns (toasted!) Pepper Jack Cheese 2 Avocados Sliced Bacon (of course!) Methods: Combine the meat and the

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Nick’s Picks: Bbq Baby Back Ribs

The grill is dusted off and ready to fire up! Let’s get cooking!! Ingredients: 1 side Baby Back Pork Ribs 1 cup brown sugar 1 tsp chili powder 1 tsp salt 1/4 tsp black pepper 1/4 tsp cayenne (if desired) 1/4 tsp garlic BBQ sauce Method: Place the ribs on a rack and place the

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Nick’s Picks: Fire Roasted Tomatoes

Light your grill only on one half. Heat on high. Core the tomatoes, for best results use beefsteak tomatoes. Rub tomatoes with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. For an extra twist, stuff tomatoes with roasted garlic or fresh mozzarella and basil. Place tomatoes on unlit side of the grill and close the

Nick's Picks: Pinapple Salsa

Nick’s Picks: Pinapple Salsa

A sweet addition to your salsa repertoire! Ingredients: 1 Large ripe pineapple 1/2 a medium red onion diced 1 red pepper diced 2 Tbsp fresh parsley (or cilantro!) 1 Tbsp Honey Method: Remove rind and core from the pineapple. Roast or grill until the outside is golden brown. Dice the pineapple and toss with the

Nick's Picks: Waffle Iron Carrot Cake

Nick’s Picks: Waffle Iron Carrot Cake

A delicious and beautiful dessert prepared in your very own waffle iron! The Batter 2 Cups Sugar 4 Eggs 1 Cup Oil 2 tsp Vanilla 2 Cups Flour 2 tsp Baking Soda 1 tsp Salt 2 tsp Cinnamon 2 Cups Shredded Carrots The Frosting 1 Stick of Butter Softened 1 8oz Package of Cream Cheese

Nick's Picks: Waffle Iron Pizza

Nick’s Picks: Waffle Iron Pizza

Yearning for Pizza!? Don’t want to order out!? Make a waffle pizza! Ingredients: Fresh pizza dough Pizza sauce Cheese Your favorite toppings Method: Heat your waffle iron. Place dough into individual waffle shapes. Cook until golden brown, making sure that the crust is cooked through. Add sauce and cheese and toppings. Use the top of

Nick's Picks: Waffle Iron Biscuits And Gravy

Nick’s Picks: Waffle Iron Biscuits And Gravy

Comfort food made easy! Remember that waffle iron you use once or twice a year? Dust it off and get cooking! The Gravy… 1 Pound Ground Sausage 1 Tsp Poultry Seasoning 1/2 Stick of Butter 1/2 Cup Flour 3 Cups Cold Milk 1 tsp Salt Fresh Cracked Pepper Method Brown the sausage in a sauce

Audreys Desserts First Chocolate Flourless Torte With Peanut Butter Topping

Audrey’s Desserts First Chocolate Flourless Torte With Peanut Butter Topping

Flourless Chocolate Torte with Peanut Butter Mousse Topping Adapted from two recipes – White Chocolate-Fudge Torte @ Pillsbury.com and  –  Chocolate-Peanut Butter Mousse Cake from an old Southern Living magazine Ingredients: Flourless Torte: 16 oz. semisweet chocolate 1 cup butter – ***(recipe calls for unsalted but I use salted) 6 eggs Peanut Butter Mousse: 10

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Nick’s Picks: Honey Sesame Cod

You can try this with a variety of fish. Salmon comes to mind!! Ingredients: 4-6 Cod Filets 1 Cup Soy Sauce 1/4 Cup Honey 1 Tbsp Dry Ginger 1 tsp Toasted Sesame oil Sesame Seeds Method: Combine the Soy sauce, honey, ginger and sesame oil in a bowl. Marinate the fish for at least two

Nick's Picks: Black Bean Salad

Nick’s Picks: Black Bean Salad

After our last dinner show, I received many requests for this recipe. Well, here it is! Ingredients: 2 28oz cans black beans (drained, rinsed) 1/2 Green Pepper Diced 1/2 Red Pepper Diced 2 Plum Tomatoes Diced 1/2 Red Onion Diced 1/8 Cup Cider Vinegar 1 Tsp Cumin Salt and Pepper to your taste Method: Mix

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Nick’s Picks: Homemade Donuts

Ingredients: 3 1/4 cups cake flour 1 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 1/4 cups heavy cream 3 large eggs, at room temperature 1 tablespoon honey 8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter, melted, plus 1 tablespoon for glaze 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped 1 tablespoon butter

Nick's Picks: Award Winning Chili

Nick’s Picks: Award Winning Chili

The mother of all chilis! Just the right amount of spicy to win you over Ingredients: 2 Poblano Peppers 2 Jalapeno Peppers 4 Garlic Cloves Olive Oil Salt and Pepper 3 Pounds Ground beef (80/20) 1 Medium/ Large Onion Diced 1 28oz can Whole Peeled Tomatoes 1 28oz can Crushed Tomatoes 1 28oz can Diced

Nick's Picks: White Chicken Chili

Nick’s Picks: White Chicken Chili

These flavors will beat those winter blues! Ingredients: 1 1/2 Pounds Chicken Breast Oil 1 Green Pepper Diced 1/2 Onion Diced 1 Jalapeno Diced 1 Tsp Salt 2 Pounds Tomatillos (or green tomatoes) Diced 8 Cups Chicken Stock 1/2 Gumbo File Powder 1/2 Tsp Chili Powder Pinch of Black Pepper Method: In a large pot,

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Nick’s Picks: Vegetable Chili

A vegetable chili to spice up your winter! Ingredients: 1 Green Pepper Diced 1/2 Onion Diced 2-3 Ribs Celery Diced 2-3 Garlic Cloves Sliced 1 Jalapeno Pepper Seeded and Minced 2 Large Tomatoes Diced 2-3 Yellow Squash Diced 2-3 Zucchini Diced 3 Cups water or Vegetable stock 1 tsp Salt 1/4 tsp Pepper 1 Tbsp

Nick's Picks: Aztec Chicken Chili

Nick’s Picks: Aztec Chicken Chili

Kick off your big game festivities with this kickin’ chicken chili! Ingredients: 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 Seasoning 3 Oz Chipotle Peppers Chopped 29 oz Can Black Beans

Nick's Picks: Crab Bisque

Nick’s Picks: Crab Bisque

Souperbowl just got a whole lot tastier! Ingredients: 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 Seasoning 1 Tsp File Powder 1 Pound fresh

Nick's Picks: Tomato Soup With Grilled Cheese

Nick’s Picks: Tomato Soup With Grilled Cheese

An old childhood standby with a little grown up taste! Ingredients: 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 and simmer for about 20 minutes stirring often. Whisk in

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Nick’s Picks: Breakfast Panini

Ingredients: Eggs (easy to make the night before and chill) Bacon, sausage patty, deli ham Cheese (Swiss, Provolone, or American, etc.) Roasted red peppers, fresh spinach Method: 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

Nick's Picks: Cranberry Sauce

Nick’s Picks: Cranberry Sauce

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

Nick's Picks: Chestnut Stuffing

Nick’s Picks: Chestnut Stuffing

A classic traditional accompaniment to your turkey! Ingredients: 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 (destemmed) 1 Sprig of Fresh Thyme (destemmed) 4 Eggs 1

Nick's Picks: Pumpkin Pie

Nick’s Picks: Pumpkin Pie

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 Method: This recipe will make enough for 2 pie crusts, so

Nick's Picks: Audreys Chocolate Yummies

Nick’s Picks: Audreys Chocolate Yummies

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 cake paraffin wax (see Note) What To Do: In a large bowl, combine peanut butter and butter; mix until smooth.

Nick's Picks: Seared Pork Chops W Ginger Pear Chutney

Nick’s Picks: Seared Pork Chops W Ginger Pear Chutney

The aroma of this dish will certainly bring everyone together! Ingredients: 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 White Cooking Wine 1 Tbsp

Nick's Picks: Apple Cranberry Muffins

Nick’s Picks: Apple Cranberry Muffins

A taste of autumn… in a muffin! Ingredients: 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 Brown Sugar 1 Cup Diced Apples 1 Cup Fresh Cranberries

Nick's Picks: Pumpkin Waffles With Cinnamon Syrup

Nick’s Picks: Pumpkin Waffles With Cinnamon Syrup

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 Milk 4 Eggs Divided 1/2 Stick Melted Butter Cinnamon Syrup

Nick's Picks: Audreys Upside Down Apple Pie

Nick’s Picks: Audreys Upside Down Apple Pie

Ingredients: tablespoons (3/4 stick) butter, melted, divided 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar 1/2 cup chopped pecans 1 (15-ounce) package refrigerated rolled pie crusts 1 cup granulated sugar 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 5 large Granny Smith or other firm apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/2-inch wedges Method: Preheat oven to

Nick's Picks: Summertime Smoothies

Nick’s Picks: Summertime Smoothies

A great way to end summer! Ingredients: 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 Method: In a blender, puree all the fruit and apple juice until smooth. Add the yogurt and pulse to combine. Makes about 2 cups

Nick's Picks: Watermelon Salad

Nick’s Picks: Watermelon Salad

Summer may be coming to a close, but you sure don’t have to eat like it! Ingredients: 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 Strawberries, Cut into quarters 1/2 red Onion Diced 1

Nick's Picks: Gazpacho

Nick’s Picks: Gazpacho

The avocado makes this gazpacho smooth! Ingredients: 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 Oil Salt and Pepper to taste Method: Rough chop all

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Nick’s Picks: Audreys Healthy Banana Cookies

This one is from Kingdom Bound when Audrey made everyone cookies! Ingredients: 3 ripe bananas 2 cups rolled oats 1 cup dates, pitted and chopped 1/3 cup vegetable oil 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). 2. In a large bowl, mash the bananas. Stir in oats,

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Nick’s Picks: Audreys Gobble Up Granola Snacks

Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups crispy rice cereal 2 cups quick-cooking oats 1/2 cup raisins , dates, any dried fruit 1/2 cup honey 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter (or creamy and throw in some chopped peanuts) 1 tsp. vanilla You could also add any or all of the following: 1 Tbls flax seed, 1 Tbls chia

Nick's Picks: Fruit and Nut Energy Bars

Nick’s Picks: Snacks Made Easier

Fruit and Nut Energy Bars 1 2/3 Cups Sliced Almonds 1/2 Cup Raisins 1/4 Cup Craisins 1/4 Cup Chopped Dates 1 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 parchment paper into a square or rectangle

Nick's Picks: Lunch Cassic Cobb Salad

Nick’s Picks: Lunch Made Easier

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 the lettuce with all or some of the above. Add

Nick's Picks: Breakfast Berry Scones

Nick’s Picks: Breakfast Made Easier

Berry Scones 4 Cups Biscuit mix (bisquick) 1 Cup Milk 1 Tsp Cinnamon 1 Tsp Vanilla 1 Pint Raspberries (fresh) 1 Pint Blueberries (fresh) 1 Egg Raw Sugar Combine the biscuit mix and milk with a pastry cutter. Add Cinnamon and vanilla. Wash and dry the berries and add them to the mix by hand,

Nick's Picks: Classic Coleslaw

Nick’s Picks: Classic Coleslaw

A classic recipe for you to enjoy! Ingredients: About a half head of green cabbage shredded About a half head of red cabbage shredded 1 cup Sugar 2/3 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar 2 Cups Mayo 1 Tsp Cumin 1/2 Tsp Celery Seed Method: Mix sugar and vinegar together and let sugar dissolve. In a large

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Nick’s Picks: Corn On The Cob

Three delicious ways to prepare corn on the cob. From the traditional to the bacony! Traditional Boiled Corn 6 Ears of Corn Water 2 Tbsp Butter (plus more for later!) 1 Tbsp Salt 1/2 Cup Milk Shuck the corn and place it in a large pot with the water, salt and butter. Add enough water

Nick's Picks: Audreys Chocolate Oat Bars

Nick’s Picks: Audreys Chocolate Oat Bars

No Bake Chocolate Oat Bars Ingredients: 1 cup butter 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 cups quick cooking oats 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips 1/2 cup peanut butter Directions: 1. Grease a 9×9 inch square pan. 2. Melt butter in large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar and vanilla.

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Nick’s Picks: Peanut Butter Chicken

A family pleaser with flavors that will please everyone at the table! Ingredients: 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 orange) 1/2 Cup Peanut butter 1 Tsp Honey Method: Trim

Nick's Picks: Tuna Melt Mac And Cheese

Nick’s Picks: Tuna Melt Mac And Cheese

A flavor fusion of a tuna melt with mac and cheese! Ingredients: 1 12oz can Albacore Solid Tuna 2-3 Ribs of Celery Diced 1/2 Onion Minced 2 Tbsp Dried Parsley 2 Tbsp Dijon Mustard 1 Lemon juiced 1 Pound Pasta (Cavatappi, Rigatoni, Penne) 1 Stick of Butter 3 Tbsp Flour 2 1/2 Cups Milk 2

Nick's Picks: Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

Nick’s Picks: Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

A delicious and easy meal that your family is sure to enjoy! Ingredients: 8oz Ham Diced 1 Pound Chicken Breast 1 Pound Rigatoni Pasta 8oz Swiss Cheese Shredded 1 1/2 Cups Milk 8 oz Cream Cheese 2 Tsp Dried Minced Onion 1 Tbsp Garlic Powder Salt and Pepper 1 Cup Panko Bread Crumbs 3 Tbsp

Nick's Picks: Audreys Fruit Pizza

Nick’s Picks: Audreys Fruit Pizza

Fruit Pizza Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter, softened 3/4 cup white sugar 1 egg 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon cream of tartar 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese 1/2 cup white sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Nick's Picks: Bruschetta

Nick’s Picks: Bruschetta

Simple. Delicious!  Ingredients: About a pound of plum tomatoes 2 Garlic Cloves Minced 2 Tbsp Basil Chopped 2 Tbsp Olive Oil 1 Tsp Balsamic Vinegar 1 Tbsp Salt 1 Tsp Black Pepper Method: For the crostini, slice a baguette into thin slices. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toast in oven

Nick's Picks: Smokehouse Cheddar Chicken

Nick’s Picks: Smokehouse Cheddar Chicken

A bold fusion of smokey and spicy flavors sure to please your heat seeking palettes! Ingredients: 1 1/2 Pounds Chicken Breast 1 7oz Can Chipotle Peppers 1/2 Cup Ketchup 1 Garlic Clove 1/4 cup Oil 1 Tsp Chilli Powder 1 Tsp Salt 1 Tbsp Lime Juice 1 Tbsp Cilantro Sharp Cheddar Cheese Method: Combine the

Nick's Picks: Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

Nick’s Picks: Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

A combination of savory, sweet, smokey and spicy! Ingredients: 3 Pounds Pork tenderloin or 2 tenderloins 1 Pound Bacon, Thick Cut, Maple Flavored 1 Cup Honey 2-3 Tbsp Horseradish Method: Slice the tenderloins into medallions approximately 2 inches thick. (You should get 4-5 medallions out of each tenderloin) Wrap each medallion with a strip of

Nick's Picks: Chicken Chili

Nick’s Picks: Chicken Chili

A delicious chili with a little kick! Ingredients: 1 1/2 Pounds Chicken Breast 1 Large Green pepper Diced 1 Medium Yellow Onion Diced 1 Jalapeno, Seeded and Minced 2 Cups Chopped Tomatillos 2 Smashed Garlic Cloves 6 Cups Light Chicken Broth 1 Tsp Salt 1/4 Tsp Black Pepper 1/4 Tsp Cumin 1/4 Tsp Chili Powder

Nick's Picks: Seafood Newburg

Nick’s Picks: Seafood Newburg

Seafood Newburg Ingredients: 1 Pound 41-50 Shrimp Peeled and deveined. tails off 1 Pound Bay Scallops 1 Package of Puff Pastry cups (in freezer section) 4 Ribs of Celery diced 1 Medium Onion Diced 3-4 Garlic Cloves Minced 1 Stick of butter 1 Cup of Flour 2 Cups Vegetable stock 1 Qt Heavy Cream 1

Nick's Picks: Hot Cross Buns

Nick’s Picks: Hot Cross Buns

An Easter favorite that you can make at home! Ingredients 1/2 Cup Water 1/2 Cup Whole milk 4 1/2 Tsp Active Dry Yeast 1/3 Cup Melted Butter, Plus additional 1 Large Egg yolk 2 Large Eggs 1 1/2 Tsp Vanilla 3 Cups of Flour 3/4 Tsp Salt 1/2 Tsp Nutmeg 1/2 Tsp Ground Cloves 1/2

Nick's Picks: Tuscan Vegetable Soup

Nick’s Picks: Tuscan Vegetable Soup

A rustic taste with fresh vegetables, herbs and beans Ingredients: 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 Pepper 1 Tsp Garlic Powder 12oz Can Roasted Red Peppers Chopped 2 15.5 oz

Nick's Picks: Waldorf Salad

Nick’s Picks: Waldorf Salad

Waldorf Salad Ingredients: 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 Method: Core the apples and cut into bite size chunks. Chop the celery and combine with apples. Mix mayo and yogurt with

Nick's Picks: The Reuben Happy St Pattys Day

Nick’s Picks: The Reuben Happy St Pattys Day

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

Nick's Picks: Chicken Enchilada Mole

Nick’s Picks: Chicken Enchilada Mole

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 Tsp Black Pepper 4 Oz Unsweetened Chocolate 1 Tsp Flour Dash Cinnamon Method: Boil

Nick's Picks: Hot Chocolate Ice Cream

Nick’s Picks: Hot Chocolate Ice Cream

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

Nick's Picks: Chocolate Mousse

Nick’s Picks: Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate Mousse 2 Cups Dark Chocolate Chips 1 3/4 Cups Heavy Cream 3 Egg Whites 1 Tbsp Sugar Method: 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 mixer for about 10 minutes. Should be stiff like whipped

Nick's Picks: Bacon Egg Muffin

Nick’s Picks: Bacon Egg Muffin

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 Sharp Cheddar 3/4 Cups Milk 1/4 Cup

Nick's Picks: Classic Eggs Benedict

Nick’s Picks: Classic Eggs Benedict

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 Eggs Vinegar Method: To prepare the sauce, melt the butter and set aside to

Nick's Picks: Spinach And Mushroom Fritatta

Nick’s Picks: Spinach And Mushroom Fritatta

Spinach and Mushroom Fritatta 12 Eggs 1 Cup Ricotta Cheese 2 Cups Fresh Baby Spinach 1 Cup Sliced Mushrooms Salt and Pepper Method: Whisk the eggs until well blended. Add in the ricotta and season with salt and pepper to taste Sautee the mushrooms and spinach in a sautee pan until tender. Spray a 13×9

Nick's Picks: World Famous Apple Brie Chicken

Nick’s Picks: World Famous Apple Brie Chicken

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 slivered almonds Method: Pound out the chicken breast until thin. Sprinkle

Nick’s Picks: Maple Pecan Pork Chops

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 Method: In a bowl, whisk the eggs until scrambled and add the salt and pepper to taste Heat a frying pan over medium heat

Nick's Picks: London Turkey Broil

Nick’s Picks: London Turkey Broil

Looking for a tasty alternative for the traditional whole turkey for Thanksgiving? This quick and easy main course is a crowd pleaser! 2-3 Pounds Fresh turkey breast 1/4 Cup Balsamic Vinegar 1 Cup Canola Oil 1 Tbsp Salt 1 Tsp Pepper 1 Tsp Basil 1 Tsp Poultry Seasoning 1 Tsp Garlic Method: Place the vinegar

Nick's Picks: Italian Turkey Sliders With Honey Dijonaisse

Nick’s Picks: Italian Turkey Sliders With Honey Dijonaisse

Ingredients: Slider Rolls 2 Pounds Ground Turkey 1 Tbsp Olive Oil 1/2 Tbsp Basil 1/2 Tbsp Oregano 1/2 Tbsp Garlic Powder 1/4 Parmesan Salt and Pepper Oil 1 Cup Mayonnaise 2 Tbsp Honey 2 Tbsp Dijon Mustard Method: Combine the mayo, mustard and honey and set aside. Combine the turkey, olive oil, cheese and seasonings.

Nick's Picks: Pumpkin Soup

Nick’s Picks: Pumpkin Soup

A creamy soup with all the classic tastes of Fall! 1/2 Yellow Onion Diced 1 Tbsp Butter 1/4 Tsp Salt 4 Cups Pumpkin Puree or Solid 1 cup Water or Vegetable Stock 3 Cups Half and Half, Cream or Milk 1/2 tsp Salt 1/4 Tsp Black Pepper 1/2 Tsp Chili Powder 1/2 Tsp Cinnamon Method:

Nick's Picks: Cranberry Chicken

Nick’s Picks: Cranberry Chicken

Pecan Crusted Chicken w/ Apple Cranberry Compote 1 1/2 Pounds Chicken Breast (4-5 oz breasts) 1 1/2 Cups Finely Chopped Pecans 3 Eggs Salt and Pepper Oil Compote 2 Large Apples (cortland, empire, macintosh) 1 1/2 Cups Fresh Cranberries Juice of Two Large Oranges 2-3 Whole Cloves 1 Tsp Cinnamon 1/8 tsp Salt 2 Tbsp

Nick's Picks: Roasted Squash3 Different Ways

Nick’s Picks: Roasted Squash3 Different Ways

Three different takes on a fall favorite! Maple Glazed Acorn Squash 1-2 Acorn Squash 3 Tbsp Butter 1/4 Cup Maple Syrup Salt and Pepper Olive Oil Remove the tops of the squash and slice in half lengthwise. Remove the seeds. Slice each half into several slices lengthwise. Place in a baking pan and sprinkle with

Nick's Picks: Chicken Tenders

Nick’s Picks: Chicken Tenders

A delicious spin on an American Classic! 1 Pound Chicken Tenders (Raw, unbreaded) 1/2 Cup Milk 1 Sleeve of Ritz Crackers (About 3.5 oz) 1/3 Cup Cheddar Cheese 1/4 Cup Parmesan 1 tbsp Flour 1/2 Tsp garlic 1/2 tsp Salt 1/4 Tsp Black Pepper 1/4 Tsp Paprika 1/2 Tsp Parsley Flakes Method: In a large

Nick's Picks: Mac And Cheese

Nick’s Picks: Mac And Cheese

A kid favorite with a twist that all will love! Ingredients: 1 Pound Noodles (Elbow, Cellentani, Fussili) 1 Cup Cauliflower 4 oz Cream Cheese 4 oz White Sharp Cheddar, Shredded Salt, pepper and Garlic Method: Boil the cauliflower until fully cooked, but not mushy. About 15-20 minutes. Drain very well. In a blender or food

Nick's Picks: Sloppy Joes

Nick’s Picks: Sloppy Joes

A classic meal that’s kid friendly for back to school! Ingredients: 1 1/2 Pounds Ground Beef 1 Green Pepper Diced 1/2 Medium Yellow onion Diced 1 Cup Ketchup 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar Salt and Pepper to Taste Burger Buns Method: Brown the beef and drain the fat. While the fat is draining, cook the peppers

Nick's Picks: Fish Tacos

Nick’s Picks: Fish Tacos

A West Coast Favorite! And a Great Summer Dish! Ingredients: Seasoned Flour- 2 Cups of Flour 1 Tsp Salt 1/4 Tsp Black Pepper 1/2 Tsp Paprika 1/2 Tsp Garlic Powder 1/4 Tsp Cayenne 12-16oz of Cod Filets 1 Package flour tortillas (small) Oil 4-5 Plum Tomatoes 1 Tbsp Chopped Cilantro 1 Head Iceburg Lettuce (Shredded)

Nick's Picks: Pulled Pork

Nick’s Picks: Pulled Pork

A classic to wrap up summer! Make sure you leave plenty of time to make this family pleaser! Ingredients: 3 pounds pork shoulder (bone in) 1/2 cup cider vinegar 1 cup brown sugar 1/2 tsp pepper 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp paprika 1/2 tsp powdered garlic 1 cup water Method: Place the

Nick's Picks: Potato Pancakes

Nick’s Picks: Potato Pancakes

Ingredients: About 1 1/2 Pounds Shredded Potatoes 4 Eggs lightly beaten 1 Cup Milk 2 Tbsp Salt 1 Tsp Powdered Garlic 1/4 tsp Black Pepper 2-3 Scallions Chopped 1 Cup of Flour Oil Method: Combine all ingredients until mixed well. Heat enough oil to cover the bottom of a large skillet. Spoon out the pancakes

Nick’s Picks: Kristina Snavelys Chicken Kiev

Chicken Kiev View step be step images of the recipe. Ingredients: 4 chicken breasts 8 ½ inch thick pieces of Colby jack cheese* 2 sticks of butter 2 ½ c. bread crumbs* 2 t. Italian seasoning*, divided 2 t. garlic salt, divided 1/3 c. Parmesan cheese 2 dashes of pepper Method: Place each trimmed chicken

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Nick’s Picks: Randys Sweet Vidalia Onion

Ingredients: 1 Vidalia Onion 1 Bullion Cube (your favorite flavor) 2 tbsp. Butter Method: Take a Vidalia onion and hollow out the middle (leaving the bottom of the onion intact) and then insert the bullion cube into the heart of the onion. On top of the cube pack two tablespoons of butter and then double-wrap

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Nick’s Picks: Rachelles Mom Makes The Worlds Best Brownies

Preheat oven to 350 and spray 9×13 glass dish with cooking spray. Ingredients: 2 cups sugar 1/3 cup cocoa 1 cup melted butter (2 sticks) 4 eggs 2 tsp. vanilla 1 1/2 cups sifted flour 1 tsp. salt 1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)   Method: Melt together 2 sticks of butter in microwave (or saucepan).

Nick's Picks: Asian Noodle Salad With Grilled Shrimp

Nick’s Picks: Asian Noodle Salad With Grilled Shrimp

Ingredients: 1 Pound Lo Mein Noodles Approx 1 Pound Shrimp Peeled and Deveined 1 cup of Canola Oil 2 Tbsp Peanut Oil 1/4 Cup Soy Sauce 2 Tbsp Peanut butter 1 Tbsp Rice Wine Vinegar Pinch Crushed Red Peppers (if desired) Pinch Sesame Seeds 1 Red Pepper Julienne 1/2 Pound Snow Peas 1 Carrot Shredded

Nick's Picks: Sweet Chili Pork Chops

Nick’s Picks: Sweet Chili Pork Chops

Ingredients: 1 1/2 – 2 Pounds of Pork Chops 1 Chile Pepper Seeded and Minced 1/2 Yellow Onion Minced 4-5 Garlic Cloves Minced 1 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar 2 Cups Water 1 Cup Brown Sugar Pepper to taste 1/2 Tsp Paprika 1/2 Tsp Chili Powder   Method: Combine the sauce ingredients in a sauce pot

Nick's Picks: Greek Marinated Beef

Nick’s Picks: Greek Marinated Beef

Something different to try? Maybe a new family favorite! Ingredients: 2-3 Pounds Sirloin or Round Cubed 1 pound Plain Greek Yogurt 1 Tsp Fresh Oregano Leaves 1 Tsp Fresh Thyme Leaves 1 Tsp Fresh Mint Leaves Zest of one lemon 4-5 Garlic Cloves Minced 2 Tsp Salt 1/2 Tsp Pepper Method: Combine all ingredients and

Nick's Picks: Classic Lasagna

Nick’s Picks: Classic Lasagna

A classic dish sure to please! Ingredients: 1 1/2 Pounds Lasagna Noodles 1 Pound Ground Beef 1/2 Pound Mild Italian Sausage 3-4 Garlic Cloves Minced 1 Yellow Onion Diced Salt and Pepper 1 Tsp Dried Oregano 1 Tsp Dried Basil 1/8 Cup Fresh Chopped Basil Large Can Whole Peeled Plum Tomatoes 1 Pound Part Skim

Nick's Picks: Tropical Bbq Shrimp

Nick’s Picks: Tropical Bbq Shrimp

A fun island twist to your Memorial Day BBQ Ingredients: 2 1/2 Pounds Raw Shrimp Peeled and De-veined 1 Pineapple 12 oz Chili Sauce 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar 1/4 Cup Molasses 2 Tbsp Honey 1 Tsp Cayenne Pepper 1 Tsp Paprika 1/2 Tsp Black Pepper Method: Soak bamboo skewers in water over night to prevent

Nick's Picks: Grilled Asparagus With Parmesan

Nick’s Picks: Grilled Asparagus With Parmesan

A nice side dish to serve up on a beautiful spring or summer day! Ingredients: 2 Bunches of fresh asparagus 1/2 Lemon Olive Oil Salt and Pepper 1/4 Cup Sliced Parmesan Method: Brush the asparagus with olive oil and lemon juice. Grill asparagus for about 2-3 minutes. A little longer if the asparagus is thicker.

Nick's Picks: Bacon Potato Salad

Nick’s Picks: Bacon Potato Salad

A classic potato salad with bacon! Ingredients: 5-6 Idaho Potatoes 1 Tbsp Salt 1 Cup Mayo 6 Strips of Bacon Cooked Crispy 2 Hard boiled eggs 2-3 Green Onions Chopped 1/2 Green Pepper Chopped 4-5 Pieces of Celery Chopped 1/2 Tsp Pepper 1 Tsp Powdered Garlic 1/2 Tsp Dry Mustard Ground 1/2 Tsp Paprika Method:

Nick's Picks: Balsamic Strawberry Salad

Nick’s Picks: Balsamic Strawberry Salad

The sweetness of the strawberries compliments the tartness of the balsamic! Ingredients: 1 Cup Balsamic Vinegar 1 Pound Fresh Strawberries de-stemmed and quartered 1 cup Sliced Almonds 1 Small red Onion Sliced Thin Spring Mix Method: In a small sauce pot, boil the vinegar until it reduces by half. It should coat a spoon. Place

Nick's Picks: Chicken Saltimbocca

Nick’s Picks: Chicken Saltimbocca

Pronounced Salt-em-bouka! This tasty treat has a savory and rustic feel. Light and delicate too to satisfy everyone! Ingredients: 1 1/2 – 2 Pounds Chicken Breast 1/4 Pound Proscuitto Very thinly Sliced Fresh Sage 1 Tbsp Garlic 2 Cups White Cooking Wine 2 Tbsp Butter Salt and Pepper Olive oil   Method: Place a sage

Nick's Picks: You Can Fix Parmesan Crusted Cod

Nick’s Picks: You Can Fix Parmesan Crusted Cod

Ingredients: 6 Cod Fillet or Loins 1 Cup Panko Bread Crumbs 1/2 Cup Grated Parmesan 2 Tsp Salt 1/2 Tsp Pepper 2 Tsp Granulated Garlic Method: Mix together the dry ingredients and top the fish with the mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Fish should be firm and flaky!

Nick's Picks: Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownie Cookies Aka Death Nuggets

Nick’s Picks: Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownie Cookies Aka Death Nuggets

“The culmination of all your favorite things!” Ingredients: 2 Packages “Break and Bake” Chocolate chip cookie dough 1 Box Brownie Mix Mini Peanut butter Cups Method: Mix Brownie mix as per recipe instructions. Spray 24 muffin cups (regular size) Place 1 and 1/2 cookies into the muffin cups and press them so that they come

Nick's Picks: Southern Chicken

Nick’s Picks: Southern Chicken

Ingredients: Southern chicken recipe: 4 chicken breasts (5 ounces; not thick breasts) buttermilk ranch dressing, 2 cups 3 cups crushed cornflakes 1 stick butter 1/2 tsp Lowry’s Seasoned Salt 1/2 tsp pepper 1/2 tsp McCormick Steakhouse Onionburger seasoning Method: Preheat oven to 350. Place chicken in bowl, cover with dressing, place on a cookie sheet.

Nick's Picks: Bacon Wrapped Scallops

Nick’s Picks: Bacon Wrapped Scallops

Perfect as an hor d’oeuvre. These sweet and smokey treats have a little kick! Ingredients: 1 Pound of Sea Scallops 1 Pound of Bacon 3/4 Cup Honey 1 Tbsp Horseradish (prepared) Method: Trim scallops if necessary and wrap each one with a strip of bacon. Use a toothpick though the middle to keep the bacon

Nick's Picks: Shrimp Etouffee

Nick’s Picks: Shrimp Etouffee

Ingredients: About 2 pounds Shrimp Peeled and de-veined 1 Stick of Butter 1/2 Cup of Flour Salt 1/2 Yellow onion Diced 1 Green Pepper Diced 2-3 Garlic cloves minced 1 Can Diced Tomatoes (12 oz) 1 Tsp Cayenne Pepper 1 Tbsp Cajun Spice 1/2 Gallon Seafood or Shrimp Stock Method: In a large pot or

Nick's Picks: Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal

Nick’s Picks: Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal

Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats. Too busy to make a batch of oatmeal for breakfast? With this simple recipe, all the prep work is done the night before. Simply stir in a spoonful of peanut butter in the morning and enjoy. Ingredients: serves 1 1/2 c. old fashioned oatmeal 1 c. almond milk 1/2 tbsp.

Nick's Picks: Candied Bacon

Nick’s Picks: Candied Bacon

Ingredients: 1 Pound of Bacon 2 Cups Brown Sugar 1/4 Cup Pecans Method: Take a cooling rack and place it over a rimmed cookie sheet or sheet tray. Arrange bacon on top of the cooling rack and bake at 375 degrees for about 10 minutes. Bacon should just be starting to crisp In a food

Nick's Picks: Bacon Pancakes

Nick’s Picks: Bacon Pancakes

Ingredients: 1 Pound of Bacon 2 1/2 Cups Buttermilk 4 Large Eggs 4 Tsp Granulated Sugar 2 Tsp Baking Powder 2 Tsp Baking Soda 1 Tsp Salt 1/2 Tsp Vanilla Extract 2 1/2 Cups Flour 1 Stick of Butter Melted   Method: Crisp and drain the bacon. Reserve In a large bowl, whisk together the

Nick's Picks: Spinach Salad With Hot Bacon Dressing

Nick’s Picks: Spinach Salad With Hot Bacon Dressing

Ingredients: Hot Bacon Dressing 1 Pound of Bacon, Chopped 1 Cup Cider Vinegar 1 Cup Sugar 2 Cups Water 2 Tbsp Cornstarch, diluted in cold water Method: Crisp the bacon in a large frying pan. Drain and reserve. In a medium sauce pot, combine the water, vinegar and sugar. Boil for about 15 minutes or

Nick's Picks: Chocolate Fudge Flourless Torte

Nick’s Picks: Chocolate Fudge Flourless Torte

Ingredients: 1 pound semisweet chocolate chips, about 2 cups 1/2 pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes, plus 1/2 tablespoon 1/4 cup double strength coffee 8 large eggs 1/4 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 teaspoon salt Method: Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Using about half a tablespoon of butter to coat a

Nick's Picks: Bacon Cheddar Soup

Nick’s Picks: Bacon Cheddar Soup

Ingredients: 1 pound of bacon cut into small pieces 1/2 cup of flour 1 quart of heavy cream 3 cups of water 1/4 cup sliced leeks Salt, pepper and powedered garlic 2 cups shredded cheddar Method: In a large pot, crisp up the bacon, do not drain. Add flour and mix well. Add heavy cream

Nick's Picks: A Healthy Take On Lasagna

Nick’s Picks: A Healthy Take On Lasagna

Ingredients: 1 Pound Dry Lasagna Noodles 24 Oz Low fat Cottage Cheese 3 Eggs 1/4 Cup Chopped Fresh Basil 4 Cups Fat Free Shredded Mozzarella 4-5 Roma Tomatoes Sliced 2 Carrots Grated 2 Zucchini Grated (skins only) 6 oz Baby Spinach 1/4 Cup Grated Parmesan Olive Oil Salt, Pepper, Granulated Garlic Method: Heat olive oil

Nick's Picks: Healthy Mac N Cheese

Nick’s Picks: Healthy Mac N Cheese

Half the carbs and fat of a restaurant style macaroni and cheese! Ingredients: 1 Pound Elbow Macaroni 1/2 Head Cauliflower, Trimmed into Florette 2 Cups Shredded Swiss Cheese 2 Cups Shredded Sharp Cheddar About 1/4 Cup Grated Dry Parmesan 1 12 oz Can Evaporated Fat Free Milk Salt and Pepper to taste Method: Bring a

Nick's Picks: Healthy Take On A Taco Salad

Nick’s Picks: Healthy Take On A Taco Salad

Ingredients: 6 Burrito Style Flour Tortillas Olive Oil 1 1/4 Pound Lean Ground Turkey Salt and Pepper 1 Tbsp Paprika 1 Tsp Dark Chili Powder 1/2 Tsp Cayenne Pepper 1/4 Tsp Cumin 1/4 Tsp Onion Powder 1/2 Cup water Romaine Lettuce (About 6 Cups Chopped) 6-8 Plum Tomatoes Chopped 1 Jalapeno Minced, Ribs and Seeds

Nick’s Picks: Food Safety

Have you ever been unsure how to hot to cook a dish to avoid food poisoning? An estimated 1 in 6 Americans gets food poisoning every year, and about 100,000 will end up in the hospital. Don’t be one of those people. Make sure to follow the guidelines below: Source: USDA. More information can be

Nick's Picks: Mincemeat Pie

Nick’s Picks: Mincemeat Pie

Although the traditional mincemeat does include meat, this one is meatless! Ingredients: The Crust 1 1/3 Cup Butter, Cubed 1/2 Cup Shortening 4 1/3 Cup Flour 5 Tbsp + 1 Tsp Sugar 1/2 Tsp Salt 1/2 Cup Cold water With a pastry cutter, combine butter, shortening, flour, sugar and salt until crumbly. Add cold water

Nick's Picks: Apple Cranberry Bake

Nick’s Picks: Apple Cranberry Bake

Ingredients: Use a good “baking apple” like Cortland, Empire or Granny Smith! About 3 Pounds of Apples Peeled, Cored and thinly sliced 1 Cup Sugar 1 Tsp Cinnamon 1/4 Tsp Salt 1 Cup Fresh Whole Cranberries 1 Tbsp Honey 1/2 Stick of Butter, cubed 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar (Packed) 3/4 Cup Flour 1 Cup Chopped

Nick's Picks: Bread Pudding Old

Nick’s Picks: Bread Pudding Old

Ingredients: About 5 cups cubed bread 4 Tbsp Butter 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar 1/2 Tsp Nutmeg 1 tsp Vanilla Pinch of salt 12 Eggs 4 Cups of Milk 1 Tbsp Cinnamon 1/2 Tsp Ground Cloves   Method: Spray a 9×13 pan and place the bread evenly on the bottom. In a small sauce pot, melt

Nick's Picks: Bacon Green Bean Casserole

Nick’s Picks: Bacon Green Bean Casserole

A bacon-y twist on a classic Holiday dish!! Ingredients: 2 Pounds Frozen Cut Green Beans 1 Pound Bacon 1 Cup Diced Yellow Onion 2 Cups Heavy Cream Salt and Pepper Method: In a large skillet, crisp up the bacon. Drain bacon on paper towels, but keep the excess bacon grease in the skillet. Sautee the

Nick's Picks: Ranch Chicken

Nick’s Picks: Ranch Chicken

Moist and delicious, sure to please! Ingredients: 1 1/2 Pounds Boneless Chicken Breast About a Cup of Ranch Dressing 4 Burger Buns or 8 Slices of bread 1/2 Tsp Salt 1/4 Tsp Black Pepper 1/2 Tsp Powdered Garlic 1/2 Tsp Paprika 1/2 Tsp Poultry Seasoning 2 Tbsp Butter, Melted Method: Trim the chicken if necessary

Nick's Picks: Moms Gingerbread Cake

Nick’s Picks: Moms Gingerbread Cake

Ingredients: 1/2 Cup Softened Butter 1 Cup Brown Sugar 2 Eggs 1 Cup Molasses 1 Cup Buttermilk 3 Cups Sifted Flour 2 Tsp Baking Soda 1 Tsp Cinnamon 2 Tsp Ground Ginger 1/4 tsp Ground Cardamom 1 Cup Heavy Cream 1 Cup Powdered Sugar 1 Tsp Vanilla Method: In a large bowl, cream together the

Nick's Picks: Chocolate Pumpkin Cookies

Nick’s Picks: Chocolate Pumpkin Cookies

Ingredients: 1 Cup Canned Pumpkin 1 Cup White Sugar 1/2 Cup of Oil 1 Egg 2 Cups of Flour 2 Tsp Cinnamon 1/2 Tsp Salt 1 Tsp Baking Soda 2 Tsp Baking Powder 1 Tsp Milk 1 Tbsp Vanilla 2 Cups Semi Sweet Choc Chips Method: Combine pumpkin, sugar, oil and egg In a separate

Nick's Picks: Olive Tapenade Stuffed Grilled Zucchini

Nick’s Picks: Olive Tapenade Stuffed Grilled Zucchini

Bold Mediterranean flavors! Great for entertaining, a vegetarian dish or just to mix things up! Ingredients: 6-8 Medium Zucchini 2 Cups Pitted Green Olives Drained 1 Cup Pitted Kalamata Olives Drained 3-4 Cloves of Garlic 1/2 a Red pepper Seeded 2 Sprigs Italian Parsley Juice from 1/2 a Lemon Virgin Olive Oil Salt and Pepper

Nick's Picks: Maple Glazed Baked Apples

Nick’s Picks: Maple Glazed Baked Apples

Ingredients: Use Apples like Empire, Cortland, Granny Smith, or MacIntosh They’re not as sweet! 6-8 Apples 1 Stick of Butter 1 cup Brown Sugar 1 Cup Maple Syrup Method: Core and half the apples In a medium sauce pot, melt the butter. Add the syrup and brown sugar. Mix and bring to a low boil

Nick's Picks: Mozzarella Blt

Nick’s Picks: Mozzarella Blt

Mozzarella BLT Please use your bacon responsibly. Ingredients: 1 Pound Thick Cut Bacon 1 Pound Fresh Mozzarella Sliced 3-4 Tomatoes Sliced 1 Head Green leaf Lettuce 1 Bunch fresh Basil 1 loaf Fresh Italian Bread Sliced Mayo   Method: Cook the bacon until crispy, drain the fat Toast the bread, and spread with mayo Chop

Nick's Picks: Spinach And Ham Fritatta

Nick’s Picks: Spinach And Ham Fritatta

Quick and Easy! Ingredients: 1 Cup of Sliced Fresh Mushroom 8 Cups Fresh Whole Baby Spinach 1 Tbsp Butter 12 Eggs 1 Cup of Cream or Milk Salt and Pepper to taste   Method: Melt the butter in a large skillet and add the mushrooms. Sautee until slightly tender (about 3-5 minutes) Add spinach to

Nicks Picks: Banana French Toast Panini

Nick’s Picks: Banana French Toast Panini

Ingredients: One Loaf Crusty Italian bread Large Eggs 1 Tsp Cinnamon Pinch Nutmeg 1 tsp Vanilla 1/2 Cup Heavy Cream 4-5 Bananas Maple Syrup Butter Method: Slice the bread thick with a serrated knife. Crack the eggs and whisk until blended. Combine the egg mixture with the cinnamon, nutmeg, cream and vanilla. Heat a large

Nicks Picks: Coconut Shrimp

Nick’s Picks: Coconut Shrimp

Ingredients: 1 Pound of shrimp Peeled and Devained tail on Tempura batter mix 12 oz can coconut milk Shredded Coconut Canola Oil Dipping Sauce 1 Cup Water 1 Cup Sugar 1 Tbsp Fresh Chopped Ginger 1 tsp Fresh Chopped Garlic 1 Cup Soy Sauce 1 Cup Hoisin Sauce 1 Tsp Salt 1 Cup Fresh Chopped

Nicks Picks: Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Nick’s Picks: Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Chocolate Chip Ice Cream 2 Quarts of Heavy Cream 1 1/2 Cups Sugar 1 Tbsp Vanilla Ice and Salt 1 Cup Mini Chocolate Chips Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce 2 Sticks of Butter 3 Cups Sugar 1/3 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder 1 12oz Can of Evaporated Milk 1 tsp Vanilla 1 Cup Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips

Nicks Picks: Citrus Cooler

Nick’s Picks: Citrus Cooler

Ingredients: About two cups of ice Juice from one grapefruit ( Ruby Red or Pink) Juice from 2-3 Large oranges Juice from 1 lime Method: Place all items in blender and blend until smooth! It’s just that easy! Serves 4 8oz glasses! Substitute or add you favorite fruits for your own unique blend!

Nicks Picks: High End Hot Dog

Nick’s Picks: High End Hot Dog

Some Kingdom Bound campers this year had accommodations with air conditioning and other comfort amenities. For those who enjoy “glamping,” Nick Finlayson takes the hot dog high end. Begin with a crustini, top it with some whole mustard. Meawhile, grill some hot dogs. Cut chunks on the bias and place on top of the mustard.

Nicks Picks: Grilled Peaches

Nick’s Picks: Grilled Peaches

Campfire food goes fresh and juicy with a simple recipe that takes your average peach and transforms it into a hot, juicy dessert. Start by halving a peach, and removing the pit. Place face down on the grill and allow it to generate a low seer. Be careful not to cook too long, to keep

Nicks Picks: Spiedies

Nick’s Picks: Spiedies

Ingredients: 1 1/2 Pounds Chicken Breast 1 Cup Canola Oil 1 Tbsp Salt 1 Tsp Garlic Powder 1/2 Tsp Paprika 1/2 Tsp Chili Powder 1/2 Tsp Oregano 1 Tsp Basil 1/8 Tsp Black Pepper 1/2 Tsp Poultry Seasoning 1/4 Cup Vinegar (white or Cider) Skewers Method: Cube the chicken breast in even chunks, about one

Nicks Picks: Rhubarb Cake

Nick’s Picks: Rhubarb Cake

Ingredients: 1/2 Cup Butter 1 1/2 Cup Sugar 1/2 tsp Salt 1 Egg 1 Tsp Baking Soda 1 Cup sour milk or butter cream 2 Cups + 1 Tbsp flour 3 Cups Chopped Rhubarb (fine) 1/4 Cup Red Sprinkles For the topping- 1/3 Cup Sugar 1/3 Cup Chopped Nuts (Pecans and Walnuts) 1 Tsp Cinnamon

Nicks Picks: Caribbean Chicken

Nick’s Picks: Caribbean Chicken

Happy Summer!! Caribbean Chicken: Ingredients: 1 1/2 Pounds Chicken Breasts Orange Juice 3 Cups 1 Pineapple Peeled Cored and Chopped 2 Mangoes RIPE! Peeled and chopped 1 Jalapeno Pepper Seeded and minced 1 Red Pepper Seeded and Minced 1/2 Vidallia Onion Minced Method: The night before, soak the chicken in the OJ. Cover and refrigerate.

Nicks Picks: The Perfect Burger

Nick’s Picks: The Perfect Burger

Ingredients: 2 Pounds Ground Beef 2 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce 1 Tbsp Montreal Steak Seasoning 1 Tsp Garlic Powder Method: Mix together and form into 6 patties. For grilling, heat up your grill on high. Put burgers on the grill and turn down the heat to medium-low. Turn the burgers over after about 5 minutes but

Nicks Picks: Family Life Morning Shares The Recipe For The Perfect Pbj

Nick’s Picks: Family Life Mornings Shares The Recipe For The Perfect Pbj

Carefully take 2 pieces of bread(What kind? White? Wheat? Multi-Grain? Pumpernickel?) We don’t know, just pick something! Take a jar of Peanut Butter (What brand?) Again, just pick something! (Smooth? Crunchy?) Will you please quit asking questions and just make a decision! Spread evenly on bread(Which side?) Oh, come on now, you’re kidding, right? The

Nicks Picks: Memorial Day Cookout

Nick’s Picks: Memorial Day Cookout

BBQ Sauce— All natural without any corn syrup! 2 Cups Brown Sugar 1 Cup Molasses 1 Tbsp Cinnamon 1/2 Tsp Salt 1/4 Tsp Black Pepper 1 Tsp Paprika 1 Tsp Chili Powder 1 Tbsp Mesquite Seasoning 1 Can (6 oz) Tomato Paste 1/4 Cup Cider Vinegar Combine all Ingredients! Beef Short Ribs 6-8 Beef Short

Nicks Picks: And Steves Picks Is The Meatloaf Of Champions

Nick’s Picks: And Steves Picks: Is The Meatloaf Of Champions

Ingredients: 2 lb. ground chuck 2 eggs, beaten 1 1/2 c. Wheaties 1 env. Lipton onion soup mix 1/4 to 1/3 c. catsup 3/4 c. milk Method: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In medium bowl lightly mix together meat, soup mix, eggs, catsup, Wheaties, and water. Shape into loaf; pack gently in loaf pan. Place

Nicks Picks: Rachelles Choice Is Kung Pao Shrimp Spicy

Nick’s Picks: Rachelles Choice Is Kung Pao Shrimp Spicy

Ingredients: About a Pound of Shrimp peeled and de-veined 4-5 Garlic Cloves smashed 1 Tbsp Fresh Ginger Minced 1/4 Cup Peanut Oil 1 Tbsp Soy Sauce 1 Tbsp Rice Vinegar 2 Green Chile peppers Seeded and minced 1 Red Pepper Seeded and minced 4 Scallions Chopped 1/2 Cup Hoisin Sauce 1/2 Cup White Cooking Wine

Nicks Picks: Randy Chooses Apple Dumplings

Nick’s Picks: Randy Chooses Apple Dumplings

Here’s the Recipe! Ingredients: 3 Cups Flour 3/4 Cups Shortening 1/4 Tsp Salt 1 1/2 Tbsp Sugar 1 Cup Cold Butter, Cubed 8 Tbsp Cold Water 5-6 Granny Smith Apples 5-6 Tbsp Butter 5-6 Tbsp Brown sugar 1/2 Tsp Cinnamon 1/2 Cup Sugar Method: In a large metal bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt, shortening and

Nicks Picks: Beaded Cod Filets

Nick’s Picks: Breaded Cod Filets

Ingredients: 4-6 Cod Loin Filets About 6 slices white bread, crusts removed 1 Tbsp Butter melted 1/8 Tsp Black Pepper 1/4 tsp Salt 1/4 Tsp Garlic 1/4 Tsp Ginger Olive Oil Method: Place bread slices in a food processor and pulse until crumbs. Transfer to a bowl and add melted butter and seasonings. Toast bread

Nicks Picks: Cornbreaded Chicken With Salsa

Nick’s Picks: Cornbreaded Chicken With Salsa

For the Chicken Ingredients: 8 Boneless Chicken breasts 1 Cup Flour 1 Cup Corn Meal 1 Tbsp Poultry Seasoning 1 Tsp Paprika 1/2 Tsp Black Pepper 1 Tsp Salt 1 Tbsp Oil 2 Cups Milk Method: Heat oil in a large skillet. Combine all the dry ingredient and soak the chicken in the milk. Remove

Nicks Picks: Listener Pick Baked Fried Chicken

Nick’s Picks: Listener Pick Baked Fried Chicken

Ingredients: 5-6 Chicken Leg Quarters 2 1/4 Cups Rice Krispy Cereal 1 Tsp Salt 1 Tsp Poultry Seasoning 1/8 Tsp Black Pepper 1/2 Tsp Paprika 4 Egg Whites Method: Crush the cereal until course. Whisk egg whites and add seasonings. Dip chicken in egg whites then roll in cereal. Bake at 400 degrees until cooked

Nicks Picks: Taco Dip Dunkers

Nick’s Picks: Taco Dip Dunkers

Ingredients: The Taco Rolls 1 Pound of Ground Beef 2 Tbsp Taco Seasoning 2 Tbsp Taco Sauce Dash of Hot Sauce (if desired) 1 Cups Sharp Cheddar Cheese Shredded 12 6″ Corn Tortillas The dip 1 Cups Sharp Cheddar Cheese Shredded 1 Cup salsa 8 ounces Cream Cheese softened 1 Cup Sour Cream 1 Cup

Nicks Picks: Veggie Quesadillas

Nick’s Picks: Veggie Quesadillas

Ingredients: 4 10″ Flour Tortillas 1 Medium Yellow Onion diced 1 Red Pepper Diced 1 Anaheim Pepper Minced (if desired) 1 Cup Chopped Mushrooms OR YOUR FAVORITE VEGGIES!!! 2 Tbsp Oil divided 1 Tbsp Taco Seasoning About 2 Cups of Shredded Cheddar Cheese Salsa and Sour Cream if Desired Method: In a sautee pan, heat

Nicks Picks: Pitato Skins

Nick’s Picks: Pitato Skins

Ingredients: 8 Russet Idaho Potatoes About 2 Cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese Oil 8-10 Strips of Bacon Cooked Crispy and drained of Fat 4-6 Scallions (Green Onions) Chopped 2 Plum (roma) tomatoes diced About 1/2 a cup sour cream Method: Line a baking sheet with parchment and place the washed potatoes. Bake at 350 degrees until

Nicks Picks: Ice Cream Sandwiches

Nick’s Picks: Ice Cream Sandwiches

Ingredients: The Cookie: 6 Ounces Semi Sweet Bakers Chocolate 2 Tbsp Butter 1 Cup of Flour 2 Tsp Cocoa 1 Tsp Baking Powder 1/4 Tsp Salt 3/4 Cup Sugar 2 Eggs 1 Tsp Vanilla 1 Cup Dark Chocolate Chips Method: In a medium metal bowl, place bakers chocolate and butter. Place bowl over a large

Nicks Picks: Monkey Bread

Nick’s Picks: Monkey Bread

Ingredients: 24 Frozen Raw Dinner Rolls (Small) 1 Cup Brown Sugar 1 Box Butterscotch Cook and Serve pudding mix 1/4 Cup Sugar 1 Tsp Cinnamon 1 Stick Butter 1 Cup Pecans or Walnuts chopped This is an over night recipe. Method: At night, just before bed, spray a bundt or tube pan with pan spray

Nicks Picks: The Stuffed Pepper

Nick’s Picks: The Stuffed Pepper

Ingredients: 3 Green Peppers Cored and Seeded and sliced in half lengthwise About a pound of ground beef 1 egg 1/4 cup Ketchup 1/4 cup A-1 Sauce 1/2 Small Onion Diced 1 Clove of garlic minced 1 Tbsp Montreal Steak Seasoning 1 Tbsp Worstershire sauce 1/4 Cup of Uncooked Rice 1/2 Tsp Salt 1 Tbsp

Nicks Picks: Cheddar And Potato Soup

Nick’s Picks: Cheddar And Potato Soup

Ingredients: About half a pound Extra sharp Cheddar Cheese Shredded 4 Large Russet Idaho Potatoes Peeled and diced 4 Pieces of Celery Diced 1 Medium Onion Diced 3-4 Garlic Cloves minced 1/2 Gallon of milk 1 Stick of butter 1 Cup of Flour 1 Tbsp Salt 1/2 Tsp Black Pepper Method: Melt butter in a

Nicks Picks: Spicy New Orleans Chicken Gumbo

Nick’s Picks: Spicy New Orleans Chicken Gumbo

Ingredients: About 1 Pound Chorizo Sausage 1 Pound of Chicken Breasts 1 Medium Onion Diced 1 green Pepper Diced 4 Pieces of Celery Minced 1 Jalapeno Minced 3-4 Cloves of Garlic minced 1/4 Cup of oil 1 Cup of flour 2 48oz Cans of Reduced Sodium Chicken Broth 1/2 Tsp Salt 1/4 Tsp Black Pepper

Nicks Picks: Maryland Style Crab Bisque

Nick’s Picks: Maryland Style Crab Bisque

Ingredients: 1 Pound of Fresh Claw Crab meat. Drained 1/2 Vidalia onion diced 1 green pepper diced 4-5 garlic cloves minced 1 tbsp Oil Juice of 1 Lemon 1/4 Cup of Cooking Sherry 1/2 Gallon Whole Milk 2 Tbsp Old Bay Seasoning 4-5 Dashes of Hot sauce 1 Tsp Salt 1 Tsp Black Pepper 2

Nicks Picks: New England Clam Chowder

Nick’s Picks: New England Clam Chowder

Ingredients: 1/2 a medium yellow onion diced About 4 stalks of celery diced 4-5 cloves of garlic minced 1/2 Stick of butter 1 tsp salt 1 cup flour 1/2 Gallon whole milk 2 Idaho russet potatoes, peeled and diced 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp black pepper 1 Tbsp Seafood Base, or Clam base 2 Cups

Nicks Picks: Hot Chocolate

Nick’s Picks: Hot Chocolate

Ingredients: 3 1/2 Cups of Sugar 2 1/4 Cups of Cocoa 1 Tbsp Salt Method: Combine all ingredients and save in an air-tight container. Use about 2 Tbsp of Hot Chocolate Mix for every 8 ounces of Hot Milk to make the perfect mug. Top with marshmallows, whipped cream or cinnamon to your liking!

Nicks Picks: Home Made Egg nog

Nick’s Picks: Home Made Egg Nog

Ingredients: 6 eggs separated 3/4 Cup Sugar 1 Pint Heavy Cream 4 Pints Whole Milk 1/2 Tsp Artificial Rum Flavoring 1 Tbsp Vanilla Extract Nutmeg to taste Method: In three stainless steel bowls, place egg whites, egg yokes and heavy cream. Add 1/4 Cup of sugar to egg whites and beat with electric mixer until

Nicks Picks: Cobb Salad

Nick’s Picks: Cobb Salad

Ingredients: 1 Head of Romaine Lettuce Trimmed Washed and chopped 8 Cherry tomatoes wedged About 8 ounces of chicken diced and cooked 1 Pound Bacon Cooked crispy drained and chopped 4 Hard boiled eggs Sliced 1 Cucumber Sliced 1/2 Red onion minced Blue Cheese Crumbles 2 Avocado Sliced Dressing- 1/4 C Balsamic Vinegar 3/4 C

Nicks Picks: Coffee Cake Sublime

Nick’s Picks: Coffee Cake Sublime

Ingredients: Streusel Topping 1/2 Cup Rolled Oats 1/3 Cup Sugar 3 Tablespoon Melted Butter 1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon Coffee Cake 1 Cup Sugar 1/2 Cup Butter Softened 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla 4 Egg Whites 1 1/2 Cups Flour 3/4 Cup Rolled Oats 1 Tbsp Baking Powder 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda 3/4 Cup Sour Cream 1 Cup Raspberries

Nicks Picks: The Perfect Spaghetti Sauce

Nick’s Picks: The Perfect Spaghetti Sauce

Ingredients: 1 Pound (about 6 links) Sweet and or Hot Italian Sausage 1 Small Onion Minced 1 Small Bunch Fresh basil Chopped 1 Tsp Olive Oil 1 Tbsp Chopped Garlic 2 Cans Crushed Tomatoes (28oz cans) 2 Cans Whole Peeled Italian Tomatoes (28oz cans) 1 Tsp Salt 1 Tsp Black Pepper 1 Tsp Garlic Powder

Nicks Picks: Chicken Blt Wraps

Nick’s Picks: Chicken Blt Wraps

Ingredients: Mayo: About 4 or 5 Fresh garlic Cloves 1/2 Tsp Salt 1/4 cup canola oil 1 Cup Mayo Cracked Black pepper and salt to taste Wrap: 1 Head of Romaine lettuce Shredded 2 Beefsteak tomatoes sliced 8-12 Bacon strips of crispy bacon 4 Tortillas (10″ or bigger) About a pound chicken breast Method: Season

Nicks Picks: Nickos Pickos Pork Chops With Apples

Nickos Pickos Pork Chops With Apples O

Ingredients: 4 Pork Chops, pounded 2-3 Granny Smith Apples, Cored thinly sliced Salt, pepper and Nutmeg to taste 1 Tbsp Oil 2 Tbsp Maple Syrup Method: Season pork chops with spices on both sides. Heat a large skillet with the oil. When hot, sear the chops on both sides for a few minutes until golden

Nicks Picks: Trippple Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake

Nick’s Picks: Trippple Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake

Ingredients: rust: 1 1/2 cups chocolate cookie crumbs 1/2 stick butter, melted Filling: 3 bricks (8 oz. each) reduced fat cream cheese 1 cup sugar 2 tbsp. cornstarch 3 large eggs 1/2 cup light sour cream 2 tsp. vanilla 1 cup (6 ox.) milk-chocolate chips, melted and cooled 1 cup canned pumpkin 1 tsp. pumpkin

Nicks Picks: Linguine With White Clam Sauce

Nick’s Picks: Linguine With White Clam Sauce

Ingredients: About 2 Cups Clams (drained) 1 Cup of Clam Juice 1/2 Cup White Cooking Wine 1 Tbsp Olive Oil 1 Pound Linguine Cooked al Dente 2 Tsp Minced Garlic 2 Tbsp Minced Onion 1 Tbsp Fresh Chopped Basil A pinch Crushed Red Pepper Flakes (if desired) Salt and Pepper to taste Method: In a

Nick's Picks: Apple Crisp Yummm

Nick’s Picks: Apple Crisp Yummm

Ingredients: 8-10 cooking apples (Cortland, Empire, etc) Peeled, seeded and thinly sliced 1 Cup Brown Sugar 1/8 C Flour 1 Tbsp Vanilla 1 Tbsp Cinnamon 1 Tsp Nutmeg Streussel topping 1 Stick Butter Cubed 1/4 Cup Flour 1 Cup Rolled Oats 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar 1 Tsp Cinnamon Method: In a large bowl, toss apples

Nicks Picks: Shrimp Scampi

Nick’s Picks: Shrimp Scampi

Ingredients: About a pound of raw shrimp (peeled and devained) 1/2 a pound of Angel Hair Pasta 3-4 Roma (plum) tomatoes sliced About a Tablespoon chopped fresh garlic About a Tablespoon Fresh basil chopped Salt and pepper to taste 1 Tbsp Olive Oil 1 Tbsp Butter 1/4 Cup White cooking wine Parmesan Cheese if desired

Nicks Picks: Family Lifes Chocolate Cake

Nick’s Picks: Family Lifes Chocolate Cake

Ingredients: Cake- 1 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder 2 Cups Boiling Water 2 3/4 Cups All Purpose Flour (Sifted) 2 Teaspoons Baking Soda 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder 1/4 Teaspoon Salt 1 Cup Butter Softened 2 1/2 Cups Granulated Sugar 4 Large Eggs 1 1/2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract Frosting- 2 Pounds Butter Softened 2 Pounds Powdered Sugar

Listener Recipenicks Pick Bacon Tomato Cups

Listener Recipenicks Pick Bacon Tomato Cups

Bacon Tomato Cups Ingredients: 8 slices of bacon, crisply cooked and broken into bits 1 medium tomato, seeded 1/2 small onion 3/4 cup swiss cheese, grated 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1 teaspoon basil 1 can flaky layered biscuits (10 oz.) Method: Mix all ingredients. Separate each biscuit into 3 layers. Lay across mini muffin tin and

Nick's Picks: Roasted Veggie Salad

Nicks Roasted Veggie Salad

Roasted vegetable salad with Crème Freche Ingredients: 2 Ears of Corn Shucked About 1 # Red Potatoes Diced 4-5 Garlic Cloves 1 # Asparagus Chopped 1 Portobello Mushroom Cap Diced 1 Red Pepper Diced 1 Green Zucchini Diced 1 Yellow Squash Diced 1 Eggplant Diced 2 Tbsp Mesquite Seasoning 1/8 Cup Chopped Fresh Basil Olive

Nick's Picks: London Broil

Nicks London Broil

Ingredients: Flank Steak about 1 Pound ¼ Cup Soy Sauce ¼ Cup A1 Sauce ¼ Cup Worcestershire Sauce 2 Tbsp Tomato Paste 3 Sprigs of Rosemary (fresh) 4 Garlic Cloves Smashed ½ Tsp Salt ½ Tsp Cracked Pepper ½ Tsp Cayenne Pepper ½ Tsp Smoked Paprika Method: Combine ingredients for marinade and coat the meat

Nick's Picks: Asian Chicken Salad

Nick’s Picks: Asian Chicken Salad

Asian Chicken Salad with Sesame Ginger Dressing For the dressing Ingredients: ¼ Cup Hoisin Sauce ¼ Cup Rice Wine Vinegar ¾ Cup Oil ¼ Cup Soy Sauce ½ Tsp Sesame Oil ¼ Cup Fresh Ginger, chopped ¼ Cup Brown Sugar 1 Tsp Garlic Powder For the Salad Mesculn Mix (spring mix) Cooked Chicken Breast, Cooled

Nick's Picks: Oatmeal Rolls

Nick’s Picks: Oatmeal Rolls

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups warm water 1/2 tsp sugar 1/2 cup melted butter 1/3 cup brown sugar 3/4 tsp salt 1 package active dry yeast 1 cup rolled oats 4 cups flour 1 egg Method: Dissolve yeast in warm water with the sugar. In a large mixer, combine brown sugar and oats. Add butter to

Nick's Picks: Twisty Tuna

Nick’s Picks: Twisty Tuna

Ingredients: 8 Oz Noodles (Fusilli, Cellentani) 1 Can Tuna (12 oz, drained) ½ Cup Green Pepper Chopped ½ Cup Celery Chopped ½ Cup Mushrooms Chopped ¼ Cup Chopped Green Onion ½ Pound Frozen Green Peas (thawed) 1 Cup Mayo ½ Cup Chili Sauce ¼ Cup Relish 1 Tbsp Horseradish Prepared Method: Cook the pasta, drain

Nick's Picks: Banana Berry Smoothies

Banana Berry Smoothies

Ingredients: 1 Banana (peeled) 4 or 5 Strawberries ¼ Cup Blueberries 1 Cup Vanilla Yogurt ½ Cup Milk ½ Cup Apple Juice ½ Cup Ice cubes Method: Remove stems from the strawberries and blueberries. Wash and drain well. Slice the bananas. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth!

Nick's Picks: Roasted Poblano Salsa

Roasted Poblano Salsa

Ingredients: 1 22oz can Whole Peeled Tomatoes 1 Small Vidalia Onion Peeled and Halved 1 Poblano pepper 1 Green pepper 2 cloves of garlic 2 Tbsp oil Salt and Pepper to taste Method: Rub Peppers, garlic and onion with oil and roast in a 350 degree oven for about 25-30 minutes. Turn the peppers half

Nick's Picks: Nicks Crab Cakes

Nicks Crab Cakes

Ingredients: 1 Pound Fresh Crab meat ½ cup Mayonnaise 1 tbsp Dijon Mustard 3 Large Eggs ½ Cup Chopped Roasted Red Peppers 5-6 Slices of Bread (preferably white) 1 Tbsp Old Bay Seasoning ¼ Cup Fresh Chopped Parsley ½ Cup Panko Bread Crumbs 3 Tbsp Butter Method: Drain crabmeat and make sure that there are

Nick's Picks: Dry Rubbed Pork Tenderloin Yummy

Nicks Dry Rubbed Pork Tenderloin Yummy

Ingredients: 1 Pork Tenderloin (about a pound) 1 Tsp Salt 1/8 Tsp Black Pepper ¼ Tsp Garlic Powder ¼ Tsp Ginger ¼ Tsp Paprika ¼ Tsp Cinnamon ¼ Tsp Ground Cloves Method: Combine all the spices and rub them all over the tenderloin. Sprinkle any extra on top of meat. Bake at 350 degrees or

Nick's Picks: Tuna Melt Mac And Cheese

Grilled Steak For Fathers Day

Steak Seasoning 3 Tbsp Salt 1 Tsp Pepper 1 Tbsp Garlic Powder 1 Tbsp Smoked Paprika 1 Tbsp Montreal Seasoning Method: Combine and use generously!

Nick's Picks: Chicken Bruscetta

Chicken Bruscetta

Chicken Bruscetta Ingredients: 6 Boneless Chicken Breasts ½ Medium Onion Diced 6-7 Roma (plum) Tomatoes Diced ½ Cup Chopped Basil 6 Large Garlic Cloves Minced ¼ Tsp Salt 1/8 Tsp Black Pepper 1 Tbsp Olive Oil 2 Cups Shredded Mozzarella Cheese Method: In a large bowl, combine onion, tomato, basil, garlic, salt, pepper and oil.

Nick's Picks: Image

Cheesy Ham And Potatoes Mmmmmm

Ingredients: About 4 Pounds Idaho Russet Potatoes 1 Pound Butter 2 Cups Flour 1 Medium Yellow Onion Diced 1/8 Cup Salt 8 Cups Milk 1 Pound Ham Diced 1 Tbsp Black Pepper 1 Tbsp Garlic Powder 4 Cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese Method: Melt the butter in a large sauce pot. Add Onions and cook for

Nick's Picks: Chipotle Chicken Fajitas

Chipotle Chicken Fajitas

Chipotle Chicken Fajitas Ingredients: 1 Pound Chicken Breast 1 7oz can of Chipotle Peppers 3 Cloves of Garlic 1 Lime ¼ Cup Loose Cilantro ½ Tsp Salt 1 Package of Flour Tortillas (6 Inch) Sour Cream and Salsa if Desired Veggies- 4 Peppers Sliced 1 Large Vidalia Onion (sweet) Sliced 1 Jalapeño (if desired) Seeded

Nick's Picks: The Giant Blueberry Muffin

The Giant Blueberry Muffin

“Monster” Blueberry Muffins Ingredients: 1 ½ Sticks Butter (room temperature) 1 ½ Cups Sugar 4 Large Eggs 1 1/2 Tsp Vanilla Extract 1 Cup Sour Cream ¼ Cup Milk 2 ½ Cups Flour 2 tsp Baking Powder ½ Tsp Baking Soda ½ Tsp Salt 2 Cups Fresh Blueberries Method: Beat the sugar and butter together

Nick's Picks: Turkey Raspberry Brie Puffs

Nick’s Picks: Turkey Raspberry Brie Puffs

Ingredients: 6 squares of puff pastry about three inches square 1 egg scrambled About ¾ pound Cooked turkey breast sliced thick Seedless Raspberry preserves About half a pound of Brie Cheese sliced thick Method: Make sure that the pastry is up to room temperature. Place a teaspoon of raspberry in the center. Top with a

Nick's Picks: Potato Crusted Garden Vegetable Quiche

Nick’s Picks: Potato Crusted Garden Vegetable Quiche

Ingredients: 2 Idaho Russet potatoes 1 Stick of butter cut in half 2 Tsp Salt 2 Cups Baby Spinach ½ Red Pepper ¼ onion 2 White Mushrooms 4 ounces of Cheddar Cheese (Sharp) 2 Roma (plum) Tomatoes ½ tsp Fresh cracked pepper 8 Eggs 1 Cup of milk Method: Wash and scrub potatoes but leave

Nick's Picks: Chicken Cordon Bleu

Chicken Cordon Bleu

Chicken Cordon Bleu Ingredients: Chicken Breast Cutlet 6 Pieces Bread Crumbs (unseasoned) 1 ½ Cups Salt 1 Tbsp Pepper 1 Tsp Garlic Powder 1 Tsp 6 eggs ½ # Fontina Cheese 12 Ounces of Sliced Ham ½ Stick Butter Melted Method: Combine bread crumbs and seasonings. Stir in melted butter and set aside. Crack and

Nick's Picks: You Can Fix Balsamic Portobello Napoleon

Nick’s Picks: You Can Fix Balsamic Portobello Napoleon

Balsamic Portobello Napoleon Ingredients: 12 Portobello Mushroom Caps Cleaned and de-stemmed 2 Red Peppers Cored, de-seeded cut in quarters lengthwise 3 Zucchini Washed Thick sliced 2 Baby Eggplants sliced in 1/2 inch circles Marinade 1/4 Balsamic Vinegar 2 Cups Olive Oil 1 Tbsp Salt 1 Tsp Cracked Black Pepper 1 Tbsp Granulated Garlic 1 Tbsp

Nick's Picks: Dennys Picks You Can Nix

Dennys Picks: You Can Nix

Ingredients: 2 slices bread 3 tablespoons peanut butter Directions Method: Place the bread slices side by side on a plate or paper towel. With a common butter knife, scoop the peanut butter out of the jar and spread evenly over one or both pieces of bread Fold one piece of bread onto the other, allowing

Nick's Picks: You Can Fix Iced Cafe Mocha

Nick’s Picks: You Can Fix Iced Cafe Mocha

Iced Café Mocha Ingredients: About 2 cups of ice 3 Cups of milk 4 cups of brewed coffee 1 cup sugar 1 cup corn syrup ½ Chocolate syrup Chocolate shavings 1 Pint Heavy Whipping Cream 1 Cup Powdered sugar Method: Bring the coffee, sugar, corn syrup and chocolate syrup up to a boil in a

Nick's Picks: Your Choice Chicken Alfredo

Nicks Pick Your Choice Chicken Alfredo

A classic dish you can make! Ingredients: 4 Chicken Breasts (about a pound) sliced into strips 1 Pound Penne Pasta 1 cup Flour 1 Tsp. Salt 1 Tsp. Black Pepper 1 Tsp. Granulated Garlic 2 Tbsp. Oil (Canola) 1 Tsp. Chopped Garlic 2 Cups of Heavy Cream 16 oz. Chicken Stock 1/2 Cup Parmesan Cheese

Nick's Picks: Corned Beef and Cabbage

Corned Beef And Cabbage

A traditional Irish meal made easy! Ingredients: 1/3 C Salt 1/3 C Brown Sugar 1 Tsp Cinnamon 1 Tbsp Mustard 1 Tbsp Cracked Black Pepper 1 Tbsp Whole Cloves 1 Tsp Allspice 2 Bay Leaves Crushed 1 Tsp Ginger 1/3 C Water 1/3 C Apple Cider Vinegar 5-6# Raw Beef Brisket 1 Head of Cabbage

Nick's Picks: Your Choice Chicken Alfredo

Nick’s Picks: Cajun Catfish

Cajun Catfish over Sautéed Onions and Tomatoes Well seasoned Catfishfilets, pan seared over sautéed onions and tomatoes Ingredients: 4 Catfish Filets about 6oz Each 2 Large Yellow (Spanish) Onions Thinly Sliced 2 Large Tomatoes Thinly Sliced Fresh Cilantro Chopped (about ¼ Cup) Salt Oil Seasoning 1 Tbsp Salt 1 Tsp Black Pepper 1 Tsp Basil

Nick's Picks: Golden Honey French Cakes

Nick’s Picks: Golden Honey French Cakes

These honey wheat pancakes are piled high! After cooking the pancakes, dip them in a cinnamon egg batter and toast them up to create French Cakes! Ingredients:(Makes about 12 pancakes) 3 Cups Whole Wheat Flour 1 Cup Honey ¼ Cup Oil 1 Cup Water 1 Tsp Salt 1 Tsp Baking Powder 1 Tsp Cinnamon 1

Nick's Picks: Hearty Chili

Nick’s Picks: Hearty Chili

This makes a lot of chili (4 gallons) but you can cook it up and freeze it, or take it for a dish to pass if you’d like! It does have some spice to it, so don’t put in the hot sauce and cayenne pepper if you’re one that doesn’t like the heat! Ingredients: 10

Nick's Picks: Sesame Crusted Salmon

Nick’s Picks: Sesame Crusted Salmon

Sesame Crusted Salmon with Ginger Garlic Glaze and Wilted Baby Spinach Ingredients: Glaze: ¼ C reduced Sodium Soy Sauce 1 Cup Pineapple Juice 1 Tbsp Toasted Sesame Oil 1 Tsp Chopped Garlic 1 Tbsp Fresh Grated Ginger Fish: 4 Salmon Filet (6oz skinless and boneless) Sesame Seeds (about 2 Tbsp) Fresh cracked pepper Spinach: Fresh

Nick's Picks: Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Cups

Nick’s Picks: Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Cups

Ingredients: 1 cup chocolate crumb (ground choc wafer cookies) 6 Tbsp Melted Butter ½ Pint Fresh Raspberries Washed and Dried ½ Cup Heavy Cream 8 Ounces Bittersweet Chocolate, Chopped 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract Cocoa Powder for Dusting Method: Cut strips of parchment the width of muffin cups in a muffin pan, leaving the edges out

Nick's Picks: The Wing Off

Nick’s Picks: The Wing Off

Jean’s SWEET MERCY Wing Sauce! In a sauce pan on the stove add… Ingredients: 16 oz Tomato Sauce ¼ cup brown sugar 1/8-1/4 cup honey (depending on how sweet ya want it) 1/2 tbsp paprika ½ tbsp black pepper 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce…(maybe a little more if you like) 2 tbsp Pickapeppa sauce 1 tbsp

Nick's Picks: Asian Vegetable Stir Fry

Nick’s Picks: Asian Vegetable Stir Fry

Ingredients: 16 oz Raw Lo-mein noodles 1 tbsp oil (canola preferably) 1 cup Pineapple Juice 1/2 cup Soy Sauce 1/4 cup Brown Sugar 2 tbsp oil (Canola preferably) 3 lb Head Bok Choy Chopped 1 Red Pepper Sliced into Thin Strips (julienne) 1 Orange Pepper Sliced into Thin Strips (julienne) 8 oz Carrots Shredded 4

Nick's Picks: Halupki Soup

Nick’s Picks: Halupki Soup

Ingredients: 1 ½ Lb Meatloaf Mix 1 Medium Yellow (Spanish) Onion Small diced 1 Tbsp Chopped Garlic 2 Cans Petit (small) diced tomatoes 14.5 ounces each 2 tbsp Vegetable base ½ head Small Green Cabbage Chopped 1 Cup Rice ½ Cup Ketchup Salt and Pepper to taste Slow cooker method: Brown Meat in skillet. Add

Nick's Picks: Balsamic Chicken

Nick’s Picks: Balsamic Chicken

Each Wednesday morning, Family Life Chef Nick Finlayson joins Jean and Rachelle with a recipe that you can serve to your family! With an emphasis, and easy, delicious meals, Nick’s Picks You Can Fix will be a great addition to your recipe collection. Check back here for each week’s ingredients and recipes. Balsamic Chicken with