Tag: nuts

Beet & Blue Salad

Ingredients: for the salad: 3 large beets, roasted 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese* 1/4 cup toasted pecans dressing: 1 shallot, grated 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 3 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1/2 teaspoon honey 1/2 teaspoon orange zest Directions: Quarter beets. Place in a small bowl. Add cheese […]

Parsley-Cheddar Pesto

Ingredients: 3 large bunches Italian (flat-leaf) parsley 4 oz extra sharp cheddar cheese, cubed 1/3 cup olive oil 1/3 cup toasted slivered almonds 4 cloves garlic salt freshly ground black pepper Directions: Place the parsley, cheddar, olive oil, almonds, garlic salt and pepper in a food processor or blender, pulse […]

Root Beer Pecan Brittle

Ingredients: 2 cups halved pecans, toasted 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup light corn syrup 8 tablespoons butter, cubed 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 1/2 teaspoon McCormick root beer concentrate Directions: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside. Bring the sugar, corn syrup, butter and root beer concentrate to […]

Date Walnut Honey Triangles

Ingredients: 1 (8 oz) can Pillsbury® Original Crescents 8 whole, pitted dried dates 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts 1 tablespoon honey 1 egg 1 tablespoon water 2 tablespoons sesame seeds Directions: Heat oven to 375°F. Remove the dough from package, separate into 8 triangles. Place triangles on ungreased large cookie sheet. […]

Nutty Blue Cranberry Sauce Rounds

Ingredients: 1 (8 oz) can Pillsbury® Place ’N Bake® refrigerated crescent rounds 1/4 cup whole berry cranberry sauce (I used leftover chestnut cranberry sauce) 2 oz blue cheese, crumbled (try Gorgonzola!) 8 pecan halves Directions: Heat oven to 375°F. Remove the rounds from package, separate into 8 rounds. Place rounds […]

Hummingbird Muffins

Ingredients: 2 cups flour 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 2 eggs, at room temperature 2/3 cup light brown sugar 1/4 cup crushed pineapple in juice 5.3 oz container Yoplait Greek yogurt Pineapple, at room temperature 1/4 cup canola oil 1 teaspoon vanilla 2/3 […]

Gorgonzola Chive Cheese Ball

Ingredients: 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature 1/2 cup 1/2 inch pieces of chives 5 oz crumbled Gorgonzola 1 oz shredded Cabot extra sharp cheddar 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 inch chunk of shallot, minced sea salt freshly ground black pepper 1/2 cup minced flat leaf parsley 1/2 cup […]

Chicken Salad with Tarragon and Almonds

Ingredients: 4 cups cooked, shredded chicken breast 1/2 cup blanched, slivered almonds 2 stalks celery, diced for the dressing: 6 cornichons, minced 1 tablespoon tarragon white vinegar 1 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice 1 1/2 tablespoons minced fresh tarragon 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard 1/8 teaspoon celery seed 2/3 […]

Winter Cobb Salad with Shrimp, Pomegranate and Beets

Ingredients: 1 lb medium shrimp, steamed and peeled 3 small to medium beets, boiled, peeled and cubed 3/4 cup pomegranate arils 1/4-1/3 cup crumbled Gorgonzola 1/4 cup slivered almonds 12 oz arugula dressing: 1 teaspoon anchovy paste 2-3 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar 1 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1 1/2-2 tablespoons […]

Knäck (Swedish Toffee)

Ingredients: 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup ljus sirap* 2 tablespoons butter 1/2 cup heavy cream 1/2 cup chopped blanched almonds Directions: Arrange the paper cups on a baking sheet or platter. Set aside. Whisk together the sugar, syrup, butter and cream in a heavy bottomed 2 quart saucepan. Cook over […]