Walnut Pear & Avocado Bowl

By: Patty Mastracco Enjoy this healthy bowl with quinoa and a creamy avocado dressing. This is a quick meal perfect to beat the summer heat. INGREDIENTS Dressing 1/4 cup lime juice 1/4 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves 2 tablespoons water 1 1/2 tablespoons canola oil 1 1/2 tablespoons canola oil 1/2 of a firmContinue reading “Walnut Pear & Avocado Bowl”

Rugelach with Walnuts and Pecans

Ingredients ½ cup butter softened 4 ounces cream cheese softened ½ teaspoon vanilla extract 2 tablespoons sugar 1 cup flour ¼ teaspoon salt 1 egg beaten 1 tablespoon cream 2 tablespoons coarse sugar Filling 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1 tablespoon white sugar ¼ cup raspberry jam or apricot ¼ cup walnuts ground ¼ cup pecans ground 1 teaspoon cinnamon ¼ cup raisins finely chopped , optional Instructions Combine butter, cream cheese, vanilla and salt with a mixer on medium speed for about 2 minutes. Add sugar. Turn mixer to low andContinue reading “Rugelach with Walnuts and Pecans”

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Pecans and Spicy Maple Drizzle

Ingredients 12 oz Brussels sprouts ends trimmed, yellow leaves removed 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup Pecans 1/2 cup dried cranberries 1/2 cup maple syrup 1 tablespoon red chili flakes Directions Preheat oven to 400 F.  Slice all Brussels sprouts in half. In a medium bowl, combine halved Brussels sprouts, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, salt, and toss to combine. Place Brussels sproutsContinue reading “Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Pecans and Spicy Maple Drizzle”

Chocolate Chip Walnut Pumpkin Bites

Emma was feeling Fall festive yesterday, so we ventured to the kitchen to our hand at pumpkin bread inspired by Melanie Makes – One of our favorite food bloggers! We encountered a problem when the pumpkin bread started to split down the middle and fall apart. Emma decided to improvise by grabbing a fork andContinue reading “Chocolate Chip Walnut Pumpkin Bites”

chocolate cookies with walnuts

We’re baking with Glenda’s Granddaughter, Emma! Emma loves to cook, but prefers to bake. She’s a delight in the kitchen and around the table. We enjoy every meal or dessert she decides to make and are proud of her passion to create. Ingredients2 Eggs2/3 cup butter1 1/2 cups All-purpose flour1/2 tsp Baking soda1 1/2 cupsContinue reading “chocolate cookies with walnuts”

Guinness Beer Pecans With Bacon

We’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in a nutty kind of way! We made some delicious Guinness Beer Pecans with Bacon! Try the pub-styled recipe at home and let us know what you think! Ingredients1 – 12oz Bag of Glenda’s Farmhouse Pecans4 strips Bacon + Bacon Grease1 cup of Guinness BeerPinch of Sea Salt1 cup of Brown SugarContinue reading “Guinness Beer Pecans With Bacon”

Chocolate walnut truffles

Emma made some delicious Chocolate Walnut Truffles using only five ingredients. These truffles were made as a Valentine’s Day treat, but they can be enjoyed any day of the year! Makes approx. 24 Truffles Ingredients8oz Chopped Walnuts2oz Unsalted Butter2Cups Chocolate 70% Cocoa3 Cups Caramel2oz Chopped Dried Fruit – Optional (We used Dates, but you canContinue reading “Chocolate walnut truffles”