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Rosemary and White Pepper Almonds

How to Roast Your Own Nuts

Yeah, I gave it a lot of thought and I still went with that title.  No apologies.  I had a request from a friend for “roasted nut” recipes, and I was happy to oblige.  Not only is it easy to make new flavor combinations and interesting snacks, flavored nuts make a great holiday gift–and a […]

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Bittersweet Coconut Cream Truffles with Bubble Tea Powder

Bittersweet Coconut Cream Truffles with Bubble Tea Powder

My favorite sponsor booth at BlogHer Food was, hands down, the Scharffen Berger booth.  Not to play favorites or anything, as there were lots of amazing sponsors, but really, a whole bag of free chocolate (including a box of cacao nibs) is certainly the way to my heart.  Naturally, I decided to make some truffles. […]

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Mexican Hot Chocolate Spiced Pecans

Mexican Hot Chocolate-Spiced Pecans

This is one of my favorite ways to get a healthy chocolate fix–roasted pecans coated with cocoa powder, spices, and just a touch of sugar.  You can vary the level of sweetness to meet your own taste, of course, and these are a great lunchbox snack.  Pecans are super healthy, with lots of “good fats” […]

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Citrus Curd

Ann’s Urban Homestead Citrus Curd

My favorite Christmas gift this year was a couple of jars of my cousin Ann’s homemade citrus curd, made with eggs from her chickens.  Look at the color of this stuff: That is the super-deep-yellow lemon curd.  We also got a jar of Tangerine-Pineapple, which we have yet to sample.  I am planning some kind […]

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Black Walnut Honey

Black Walnut Honey

I’m still in gift-making mode, and today I made a personal favorite, Black Walnut Honey.  Black walnuts are one of those things that you either love or hate, and I am definitely in the love camp.  They have a pronounced flavor that is much stronger than English walnuts, with slightly smokey and tannic notes.  The […]

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