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Holiday Baking with Fisher Nuts and Giveaway

by Nicole on December 9, 2012

The holidays are just around the corner, which means it’s time to break out the roasting pans and make an extra trip (or two) to the baking aisle. Fisher Nuts is teaming up with Food Network Chef Alex Guarnaschelli, a regular judge on Chopped, to make your holiday cooking a bit easier and offer you some simple twists for cooking with nuts during the holidays.

I love to bake for the holidays! It’s so nice to be able to give people something homemade for a gift or when you stop by their home during this time of the year.  I used to spend a whole weekend baking but find now that it’s easier to just do 1 project a night for a few nights in a row rather than dedicate a whole weekend to baking! I have long been a fan of Fisher nuts (even before I became a Fisher myself!) and love their taste and versatility!

The recipes from Alex Guarnischelli and Food Network in collaboration with Fisher nuts are really creative and many are very easy! I love this Asparagus and Walnuts recipe – so easy and so elegant for a holiday dinner! These Almond Heart Cookies also look delicious and I think I will make them as part of my holiday baking!

Make sure to check out Alex’s tips for cooking with nuts this season! Here are a few of them:

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.
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.
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.

Fisher Nuts and Alex Guarnaschelli will be hosting a Twitter party on Tuesday, December 11th from 9-10pm EST. Chef Alex will be tweeting her tips and answering questions throughout the party.

You can RSVP for the party here and check out this fun giveaway associated with the party!

Enter the Giveaway!

You can win a Fisher Nuts prize package which includes Fisher Chef’s Naturals Slivered Almonds, Fisher Chef’s Naturals Pecan Halves, Fisher Chef’s Naturals Walnut Halves & Pieces, Food Network 5-Piece Stainless Steel Measuring Cups, Food Network Silicone Spatula, OXO Whisk, and Wood Cutting Board!

Please enter the giveaway on the widget below.  Email and feed subscribers will need to click over to my actual site to enter.

I am working with Fisher to share Chef Alex Guarnaschelli’s recipes and create my own original recipe using Fisher Nuts and tools they provided. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments.

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