Tag: nuts

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Ingredients:2 eggs2 cups shredded zucchini1 3/4 cup flour1 cup buttermilk2/3 cup sugar1/2 cup oil1/2 cup cocoa1/3 cup chopped pecans2 teaspoons baking powder1 teaspoon cinnamon1/2 teaspoon cloves1/2 teaspoon allspice Directions:Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour or line* 12 wells in a muffin tin. Set aside. In a large bowl, mix […]

Basil Artichoke Pesto

Ingredients:12 oz frozen, thawed artichoke hearts3 oz Parmesan cheese, grated2 oz fresh basil.5 oz fresh Italian parsley1 oz pinenuts, toasted3 tablespoons olive oil4-5 cloves garlicsaltpepper to serve: 1 lb hot pasta Directions:Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender, pulse until almost smooth. Stir into hot pasta. My thoughts: […]

Chocolate Satin Macadamia Brownies

Ingredients: 8 oz semisweet chocolate 3 oz macadamia nuts, coarsely chopped 3/4 cup flour 1/2 cup light brown sugar 1/4 cup Dutch processed cocoa 1/4 cup sugar 6 tablespoons butter 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 eggs Directions: Preheat oven to 350. Spray with baking […]

Sticky Toffee Popcorn

Ingredients: 3 cups air popped popcorn, picked over for unpopped kernals 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup water 2 teaspoons vanilla Directions: Bring the water, and sugar to a rolling boil, stirring occasionally. Allow to boil for 5 minutes, then reduce heat to medium. Simmer for about 10-15 minutes or until […]

Pecan Pastry Pie Crust

Ingredients: 1 cup flour 1/2 cup crushed pecans 1/4 cup ice water 8 tablespoons butter, cold 4 tablespoons shortening, cold 2 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon salt Directions: Preheat oven to 350. Place flour, sugar, salt and pecans in a food processor and pulse once or twice to mix. Add the […]

Chocolate Chip Peanut Cookies

Ingredients:1 cup plus 6 tablespoons flour1/2 teaspoon kosher salt1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temperature1/2 cup light brown sugar1/2 cup sugar1 egg at room temperature1 teaspoon vanilla1/2 cup dry roasted, lightly salted peanuts6 oz semisweet chips Directions:Preheat the oven to 350. Lightly grease or spray with baking […]

Carrot Zucchini Bread

Ingredients: 3 eggs 2 cups sugar 1 cup vegetable oil 2 cups grated, raw zucchini 1 cup carrot, grated 3 teaspoons vanilla 3 cups flour or 1 1/2 cups AP flour and 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cloves 1 teaspoon […]


Ingredients: 2 cups fresh basil 3 cloves garlic 1/4 cup Parmesan 1/4 cup Romano cheese 1/4 cup toasted pinenuts 1/2 cup olive oil salt pepper Directions: Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender, pulse until a thick paste forms. Toss with approx. 1 lb cooked pasta and serve. […]

Spiced Oatmeal Jam Bars

Spiced Oatmeal Jam BarsIngredients:2 cups oatmeal1 3/4 cups flour1 cup light brown sugar1 cup butter, at room temperature3/4 cup jam (we used boysenberry)1/2 cup walnuts, chopped1 teaspoon cinnamon3/4 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoons cloves1/2 teaspoons allspice1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly ground Directions:Preheat the oven to 400. Butter a 8 inch square baking […]

Broccoli Pesto

Broccoli PestoIngredients: 2 ½ cups broccoli , chopped, cooked and cooled slightly1 cup chicken broth1/4 cup Parmesan, grated2 tablespoons olive oil3 garlic cloves1/4 teaspoon saltblack pepper Directions:In a food processor or blender, pulse broccoli, chicken broth, Parmesan, olive oil, garlic and salt until smooth, stopping occasionally to scrape down side. […]