Spring Recipes From Chef Alex Guarnaschelli and Fisher Nuts PLUS Prize Pack GIVEAWAY

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Disclosure: I am working with Fisher to share Chef Alex Guarnaschelli’s recipes. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments.
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Spring is here, which means that it is time to get outside and enjoy the change in weather. Nothing says springtime like fresh, new recipes for cooking and baking. Fisher Nuts is continuing to partner with Food Network Chef Alex Guarnaschelli, a recent winner on Food Network’s Iron Chef and a regular judge on Chopped, to offer you a fresh twist on spring recipes. Using seasonal ingredients like fresh nuts and produce can help bring your recipes to life and Chef Alex has recommendations for taking your spring cuisine to a new level. Alex’s spring recipes include Strawberry Crostata with Walnuts, Green Bean and Almond Salad, and Baked Clams with Walnuts.

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10 Simple Twists on Cooking with Nuts

  1. Healthy Snack: Nuts add wonderful flavor and texture when mixed into recipes, but they can also be a healthy snack—season nuts with a little cayenne and quickly roast them in a little olive or nut oil.
  2. Crusty Crunch: Use nuts instead of breadcrumbs for added flavor and nutrition. For example, grind some almonds and use them to make a crust for meat or fish.
  3. No Regret Vinaigrette: Need a new vinaigrette? Roast a handful of nuts,(for example, walnuts), and blend them with 3 parts olive oil and 1 part lemon juice.
  4. Savory & Sassy Sauces: Slow cooking a piece of meat? Add a few nuts to some of the cooking liquid, blend it smooth and pour it back into the rest of the cooking liquid to naturally enrich the flavor and thicken your sauce.
  5. Flavorful French Toast: Coat slices of French toast with ground nuts just before browning the slices. This will add great flavor and texture. <——I Can not WAIT to try this one out!
  6. Upgraded Spice Rub: Next time you’re cooking meat, add some ground nuts to your spice rub. The nuts can mellow some of the heat from the spice and add needed richness to the mix.
  7. Fresh Twist on Rice: Nuts are delicious in a classic rice pilaf. Stir some roasted nuts into the rice just before serving. You can also mix nuts with wild rice.
  8. Top It Off: Parsley and basil are great flavors to finish many holiday dishes. Try chopping parsley with some Fisher almonds for added texture and taste.
  9. Quick and Simple Dessert: For a great addition to your holiday dessert table, melt some sugar in a pan until golden brown and stir in some nuts. Transfer the mixture to a baking sheet to cook and then break into pieces for a quick and simple nut brittle.
  10. Spruced up Salads: Healthy greens are a great companion to nuts. Try topping a chopped Arugula salad with walnuts or adding pecans to Dandelion greens. Radicchio is delicious with almonds and apples. Using nuts can easily expand your salad horizon.

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Now onto the Giveaway!
The prize pack (approximately a $56 value) will include:

· Trudeau Melamine Mixing Bowls (Set of 3)
· Trudeau 5-Piece Measuring Spoon Set
· Casabella Jumbo Muffin Cups
· Fisher Chef’s Naturals Sliced Almonds
· Fisher Chef’s Naturals Walnut Halves & Pieces
· Fisher Pecan Halves

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Kasandria is a 32 year old Stay At Home Mom of 2 who owns Southern Bella’s Ways. She blogs about travel, Disney, Entertainment, life in general and offers awesome giveaways. You can connect with her at Twitter @SBellasWays

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  1. 51
    Margot C says:

    No Regret Vinaigrette: Need a new vinaigrette? Roast a handful of nuts,(for example, walnuts), and blend them with 3 parts olive oil and 1 part lemon juice.

    I’m going to do this!

  2. 52
    Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    using nuts instead of breadcrumbs
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  3. 53
    Karrie Millheim says:

    Using nuts instead of breadcrumbs for added flavor and nutrition,,,this sounds like great idea i want to try

  4. 54

    I’m with you! I love the sound of adding ground nuts to your french toast. I gotta try it!

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  5. 55
    Rebecca Peters says:

    I like the fresh twist on rice

  6. 56
    Michelle W says:

    I am going to try the Flavorful French Toast

  7. 57
    Deb S says:

    I am going to try the No Regret Vinaigrette: Need a new vinaigrette? Roast a handful of nuts,(for example, walnuts), and blend them with 3 parts olive oil and 1 part lemon juice

  8. 58
    McKim says:

    I’m going to try the crusty crunch tip.

  9. 59
    Susan Smith says:

    I’m going to try the Quick and Simple Dessert and make nut brittle.

  10. 60
    Leslie L. Stanziani says:

    I am wanting to try the crusty crunch tip out.

  11. 61
    dawn cook says:

    the spruced up salad…maybe the kids will even eat salad then

  12. 62
    dawn cook says:

    the spruced up salad sounds good, maybe i can get the kids to eat salad too

  13. 63
    dawn cook says:

    the spruced up salad sounds good, maybe i can get the kids to eat salad too

  14. 64
    Christine says:

    Fresh Twist on Rice

  15. 65
    Laurie Emerson says:

    I am going to try out the Fresh twist on rice.

  16. 66

    I want to try the French toast with nuts!

  17. 67
    joseph gersch jr says:

    the Spruced up Salads tip

  18. 68
    Jaque R. says:

    I am going to try the Crusty Crunch tip…sounds fabulous! :-) Thank you.

  19. 69
    susan smoaks says:

    I want to try this one:

    Upgraded Spice Rub: Next time you’re cooking meat, add some ground nuts to your spice rub. The nuts can mellow some of the heat from the spice and add needed richness to the mix.

  20. 70
    Erica C. says:

    I like the nut brittle idea.

  21. 71
    AEKZ2 says:

    I’d like to try mixing nuts in rice

  22. 72
    Amy Z. says:

    I’m going to try out adding the roasted nuts to rice!

  23. 73
    Beverly Metcalf says:

    I like this tip: Fresh Twist on Rice: Nuts are delicious in a classic rice pilaf. Stir some roasted nuts into the rice just before serving. You can also mix nuts with wild rice. Thanks for the suggestions and contest.

  24. 74
    Samantha says:

    #9. Simple desserts are my thing!

  25. 75
    Lisa Garner says:

    I want to try the tip for Quick and Simple Dessert.

  26. 76
    Vikki Billings says:

    I am going to try, Flavorful French Toast: Coat slices of French toast with ground nuts just before browning the slices. This will add great flavor and texture.

  27. 77
    Sand says:

    I want to try the No Regret Vinaigrette.

  28. 78
    Charlene Kuser says:

    I am going to try the Flavorful French Toast tip,since we love french toast.

  29. 79
    Breanne says:

    Upgraded Spice Rub

  30. 80
    Bryan E. says:

    —> Savory & Sassy Sauces: Slow cooking a piece of meat? Add a few nuts to some of the cooking liquid, blend it smooth and pour it back into the rest of the cooking liquid to naturally enrich the flavor and thicken your sauce.

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