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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  1. 1
    D SCHMIDT says:

    I am going to try 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.

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    Carmen S says:

    I am going to try out tip #7, I love making rice, never thought to add nuts to it!

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    Jessie C. says:

    I would try Fresh Twist on Rice

  4. 4
    Seyma Shabbir says:

    Fresh twist on rice! Will put pine nuts or almond slices

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    Lisa Brown says:

    I would try the Spruced up Salads tip

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    Sheila K. says:

    The QuicK and SImple Dessert sounds great to me!

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    DEBIJOT says:

    I would like to try the upgraded spice rub

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    Margaret Smith says:

    I like the tip Crusty Crunch: Use nuts instead of breadcrumbs for added flavor and nutrition

  9. 9
    Ashley says:

    I’d definitely try that using roasted nuts to make a vinaigrette tip! That sounds delish!
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    Cynthia R says:

    i’m going to do 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.

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    Jessica To says:

    I am going to try using nuts instead of breadcrumbs for more flavor.

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    Ann Fantom says:

    I will try tip #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.

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    CATHY TRUMAN says:

    I would like the Fresh Twist on Rice.

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    David says:

    We eat a lot of rice, so the fresh twist on rice would be one we certainly would try.

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    Kelly D says:

    I will try Coating slices of French toast with ground nuts

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    Jennifer B says:

    Use nuts instead of breadcrumbs

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    John Hutchens says:

    spruged up salad.

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    steve weber says:

    this tip:

    Use nuts instead of breadcrumbs for added flavor and nutrition.

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    debbie says:

    I like the fresh twist on rice idea.

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    Tari Lawson says:

    I might give the Quick and Simple Dessert a try.

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    Cynthia C says:

    I’m going to try the upgraded spice rub.

  22. 22
    Stephanie Phelps says:

    I am with you on Flavorful French Toast I would love to try this one first!

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    Monique Rizzo says:

    The spruced up salads.
    Thanks for the chance.
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  24. 24
    Katie K says:

    fresh twist on rice

  25. 25
    Brynn says:

    The no regret vinaigrette tip :)

  26. 26
    Amanda Kinder says:

    I think I’ll try out the No Regret Vinaigrette.

  27. 27
    Ann says:

    Would love to try Fresh Twist on Rice.

  28. 28
    Vickie Riddle says:

    Healthy Snack, yummy.

  29. 29
    Tracy L Davis says:

    I would like to try the upgraded spice rub

  30. 30
    Angela says:

    Fresh twist on rice

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    meredith says:

    I want to try to use nuts instead of breadcrumbs

  32. 32
    Stephanie Larison says:

    Good idea. I’m going to try out the Quick and Simple Dessert tip.

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    Jackie says:

    Im going to try spruced up salads
    Thank you!

  34. 34
    Kayla says:

    Flavorful french toast! It sounds delicious!

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    deb c says:

    I’m going to try 7. Fresh Twist on Rice. Sounds good.

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    Tegan L says:

    I am soo going to try chopping parsley with some Fisher almonds for added texture and taste.

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    Tamar says:

    Healthy snack! I love nuts.

  38. 38
    Virginia Rowell says:

    I love this tip. It will be the first one I will try! 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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    Mary Calabrese says:

    The flavorful French toast. yum.

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    Kimberly Schotz says:

    Number 8 Top it Off sounds good to me.

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    Carol says:

    I am going to try out tip #7, I love making rice.

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    Austin Baroudi says:

    The Flavorful French Toast sounds good.

  43. 43
    Kristie says:

    I’d like to try the Crusty Crunch tip!
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  44. 44
    Debra Hall says:

    the Fresh Twist on Rice

  45. 45
    Paula Tavernie says:

    I will try A fresh twist to rice!

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    kim says:

    I would try the Crusty Crunch

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    melissa Resnick says:

    I am going to try out tip #7

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    nannypanpan says:

    i like spruced up salads

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    Kimberly W says:

    The Quick and Simple Dessert sounds great

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    Derk Thomas says:

    Spruced up salads.

  51. 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!

  52. 52
    Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

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

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

  54. 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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    Rebecca Peters says:

    I like the fresh twist on rice

  56. 56
    Michelle W says:

    I am going to try the Flavorful French Toast

  57. 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

  58. 58
    McKim says:

    I’m going to try the crusty crunch tip.

  59. 59
    Susan Smith says:

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

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    Leslie L. Stanziani says:

    I am wanting to try the crusty crunch tip out.

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    dawn cook says:

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

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    dawn cook says:

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

  63. 63
    dawn cook says:

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

  64. 64
    Christine says:

    Fresh Twist on Rice

  65. 65
    Laurie Emerson says:

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

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    I want to try the French toast with nuts!

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    joseph gersch jr says:

    the Spruced up Salads tip

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    Jaque R. says:

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

  69. 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.

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    Erica C. says:

    I like the nut brittle idea.

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    AEKZ2 says:

    I’d like to try mixing nuts in rice

  72. 72
    Amy Z. says:

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

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    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.

  74. 74
    Samantha says:

    #9. Simple desserts are my thing!

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    Lisa Garner says:

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

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    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.

  77. 77
    Sand says:

    I want to try the No Regret Vinaigrette.

  78. 78
    Charlene Kuser says:

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

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    Breanne says:

    Upgraded Spice Rub

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    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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    Stacey says:

    Use walnuts in Strawberry Jello Salad…..delicious!

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