Today's Flavor with Chef Nikki Shaw

1 cup vegetable oil 1¾ cups sugar 2 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 cup buttermilk 2 teaspoons white vinegar ¼ cup red food coloring 2¼ cups cake flour, sifted 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt FROSTING ½...
2 cups Chorizo sausage, outer casing removed & finely chopped 1⁄4 cup onion, finely chopped 2 tablespoons flour, for dusting 1 box puff pastry sheets, thawed 3⁄4 cup Jack cheese, shredded 1 egg, beaten Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a medium skillet, lightly sauté Chorizo...
1 pound refrigerated tortellini 2 tablespoons butter 2 green onions, thinly sliced 1 teaspoon garlic, crushed 2 tablespoons flour 1 1⁄2 cups heavy cream 1⁄2 cup parmesan cheese, grated sea salt white pepper In a large saucepan, boil tortellini according to directions & drain...
3 1-pound eggplants 1⁄4 cup fresh lemon juice 1 cup flat-leaf parsley, chopped 1 teaspoon garlic, crushed 1⁄4 cup extra virgin olive oil 1⁄4 cup tahini (sesame seed paste) sea salt, to taste white pepper, to taste 8 whole wheat pita, cut in wedges Preheat oven to 400 degrees...
8 pounds Alaskan King Crab Legs 2 cups beer 5 cups water 2 lemons, sliced 3 tablespoons fresh garlic, chopped 1 tablespoon Old Bay seafood seasoning 1⁄2 cup butter Rinse crab legs with water & drain. In a large pot, bring beer, water, lemons & garlic to a boil. Add crab...
2 cups fresh strawberries, sliced 1⁄2 cup powdered sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 Pound Cake, sliced HAAGEN DAZS vanilla ice cream Wash & slice fresh strawberries. In a medium bowl, mix together strawberries, powdered sugar & vanilla. Cover bowl with plastic wrap...
2 26-ounce cans baked beans 1⁄2 cup onion, chopped 1⁄2 cup BBQ sauce 1⁄2 cup brown sugar 4 strips bacon, uncooked (optional) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium baking dish, add beans, onion, BBQ sauce & brown sugar. Mix all ingredients thoroughly. Cut bacon in half...
2 cups organic watermelon, cut into 1-inch squares 2 cups organic cantaloupe, cut into 1-inch squares 2 cups organic honey dew, cut into 1-inch squares 2 cups organic pineapple, cut into 1-inch squares 16 10-inch wooden skewers 1 cup organic yogurt Skewer 1 piece of each fruit...
4 large potatoes, peeled & diced 1 cup mayonnaise 1⁄2 cup sweet & hot mustard 1 cup green apple, peeled & diced 1⁄2 cup sweet pickle relish 1⁄2 cup celery, small dice 1⁄4 cup onion, chopped sea salt, to taste white pepper, to taste Bring a large pot of water to a...