Soy Glazed Walnuts

2 c. raw walnut halves ¼ c. soy sauce 1 T. unsalted butter, melted 2 T. sugar 1. Preheat the oven to 225.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 2. Place all the ingredients in a large bowl and toss until the nuts are well coated. 3. Transfer the nuts to the prepared sheet […]

Cumin-Chili Pecans

1 large egg white ½ t. ground cumin ½ t. chili powder ¼ t. ground ginger ¼ t. ground cinnamon ¼ t. cayenne pepper 1 t. kosher salt 2 c. raw pecan halves 2 T. sugar. 1. Preheat the oven to 225 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 2. Place the egg white […]

Cajun Pecans

2 c. lightly toasted pecan halves 1 T. Worcestershire sauce ½ t. Tabasco sauce ¾ t. ground cumin ½ t. sweet paprika ½ t. garlic powder 2 t. kosher salt 1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 2. Place all the ingredients in a large bowl and toss […]

Sweet and Spicy Nuts

Makes about 6 cups Nonstick vegetable oil spray 5 T. unsalted butter ½ cup, packed, golden brown sugar ¼ c. water 1 T. chili powder 1 ½ t. salt 1 t. ground cumin 1 t. dried oregano ½ t. ground black pepper ¼ t. cayenne pepper 2 c. walnut halves 2 c. pecan halves 2 […]

Crispy Risotto Fritters with Garlic Aioli and Summer Relish

Serves 6 5 c. cooked risotto, chilled ¾ lb. fontina cheese, diced into ¾” cubes ¼ c. chopped fresh basil vegetable oil for deep frying 1 c. flour 3 eggs, beaten 3 c. panko bread crumbs To shape fritters, place about a ping-pong ball size of the cooked risotto in your hand (about ¼ cup) […]

Prosciutto Pinwheels

4 T. sweet hot mustard 4 oz. prosciutto, thinly sliced 1 c. Parmesan, freshly grated 1 sheet puff pastry, thawed 1.  Preheat oven to 350°.  Chilling time 20 minutes. 2.  Dust work surface with flour and roll pastry sheet into a rectangle approximately 10 x 14 inches.  Using a pastry brush, brush excess flour from […]

Crostini with Fennel Sausage

Super quick to make! 1/2 pound  Italian sausage, casings removed 5 ounces grated fontina or crumbled robiola or taleggio cheese 1 teaspoon fennel seed, coarsely ground 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf Italian parsley Salt 12 slices rustic, coarse-textured bread, cut into 2 to 3-inch serving pieces Preheat an oven to 350°F. Crumble the sausage in […]