almonds

Salt & Pepper Roasted Nuts—Daydreaming of Chile

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Almonds and walnuts tossed in a salt and pepper mixture, then roasted, make a wonderful afternoon snack or easy appetizer. (Hey, the Super Bowl is coming up!)  I’ve whipped up several batches of these nuts in the past week because they disappear so quickly.  This recipe was inspired by an opportunity that came up recently […]

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Candied Seven Spice Almonds

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Merry Christmas Eve!! I can’t believe it is already December 24th.  This month has flown by quicker than I could say Kris Kringle.  We have especially enjoyed the Christmas season in our family this year, as Squirrel is more excited and filled with wonder about the magic and traditions of the holiday than ever before, […]

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Chocolate Truffle Tart with Black Sesame Brittle

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Chocolate Truffle Tart with Black Sesame Brittle Partially adapted from Abby Dodge’s Chocolate Truffle Tart Recipe Makes 12 servings For the crust: 2/3 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup ground almonds 1/3 cup cocoa powder 6 tablespoons butter, softened For the filling: 12 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped 1 cup whipping cream 2 […]

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Nanaimo Bars: The Daring Bakers Go to Canada

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Nanaimo Bars Adapted from the City of Nanaimo Recipe Makes one 8×8-inch pan Bottom Layer 1/2 cup (115 g) (4 ounces) unsalted butter 1/4 cup (50 g) (1.8 ounces) granulated sugar 5 tablespoons (75 mL) unsweetened cocoa 1 large egg, beaten 1 1/4 cups (300 mL) (160 g) (5.6 ounces) graham cracker crumbs 1/2 cup […]

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Fuji Nana’s Deadly Chocolate Almond Toffee (yeah, I know you love me)

Fuji Nana’s Deadly Chocolate Almond Toffee Fuji Nana 1 c. unblanched whole almonds 1 c. butter 1 c. granulated sugar 1/2 tsp. vanilla 1/4 tsp. salt 1 c. real milk-chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate chips 1/2 to 1 c. finely chopped or ground walnuts 1. Arrange the almonds in a single layer on a foil-lined baking […]

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