Friday, December 14, 2012

Fisher Nuts and Chef Alex Guarnaschelli Team Up with Great Tips for Cooking With Nuts {Prize Package Giveaway}

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Now that the holidays are here, many of us have broken out the roasting pans, filled up the crockpots, and have made an extra tip (or two) to the baking aisle of the grocery store. Does it seem like every time you turn around you have another meal to make, dessert to share, or appetizer to whip up? Or is that just me?

Fortunately, Fisher Nuts has teamed up with Food Network Chef Alex Guarnaschelli, a regular judge on Chopped, to make our holiday cooking a bit easier with some simple twists for cooking with nuts during the season.

cooking with nuts

As the daughter of esteemed cookbook editor Maria Guarnaschelli, Alex spent her childhood surrounded by food. After years of schooling, work-study, and work as a sous-chef, Chef Alex became an executive chef and opened her own restaurant.

As well as her many national television appearances (The Today Show, CBS Morning Show and The Rachael Ray Show) and written features (The New York Times, Elle, New York, Time Out New York, and People), Chef Alex is a regular judge on the primetime shows Chopped and The Next Iron Chef and is a regular contributor to The Best Thing I Ever Made!

Chef Alex Guarnaschelli

Needless to say, Alex Guarnaschelli knows cooking and her 10 Simple Twists on Cooking with Nuts are great for all of us! A few examples include:
  • 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.
  • Flavorful French Toast: Coat slices of French toast with ground nuts just before browning the slices. This will add great flavor and texture.
  • 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.
Yum!

In celebration of Fisher Nuts' partnership with Chef Alex, I was looking forward to trying out their Cooking With Nuts Prize Package to put together something tasty.

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It didn't take long to decide that I was going to bake one of my husband's favorite nut-filled dishes, NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE Chocolate Chip Pie. We were introduced to this pie by my stepmother years ago and it has been a favorite ever since — it is extremely easy to make and the results are delicious time after time!

NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE Chocolate Chip Pie

Ingredients

1 unbaked 9-inch pie shell
2 large eggs
½ cup all-purpose flour
½ cup granulated sugar
½ cup packed brown sugar
¾ cup butter, softened
1 cup NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
1 cup chopped walnuts
Sweetened whipped cream or ice cream (optional)

Directions

Preheat oven to 325° F.

Beat eggs in large mixer bowl on high speed until foamy. Beat in flour, granulated sugar and brown sugar. Beat in butter. Stir in morsels and nuts. Spoon into pie shell.

chocolate walnut pie

Bake for 55 to 60 minutes or until knife inserted halfway between edge and center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack. Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream, if desired.

chocolate walnut pie recipe

Delicious! The Fisher Nuts walnuts proved to be crunchy and crisp and were just the right accompaniment to the chocolate and flaky crust of this pie. Even though we didn't have any vanilla ice cream on hand to top it off, it was still amazing bite after bite.

I'm typically not a fan of nuts and chocolate mixed together, but this is one dessert that I can't stay away from!

chocolate nut pie recipe

This holiday season and beyond, be sure to turn to Fisher Nuts for nuts of all kinds, including mixes for snacking and baking. Their commitment to quality and excellence ensures that all of their products are perfect for your favorite brownie recipe, used in a delicious breading, sprinkled across a fresh spring salad, and much more.

You can also head over for inspiration from Chef Alex's recipes and tips for cooking with nuts to make your holiday meals ones to remember. And, thanks to the generosity of Fisher Nuts, one person will be prepared to whip up some of Alex's tasty recipes or create some of their own, because...

One lucky person will win a Cooking With Nuts Prize Pack
from Fisher Nuts!

*Prize pack includes: (1) Wood Cutting Board, (1) OXO Whisk, (1) Food Network Silicone Spatula, (1) Food Network 5-Piece Stainless Steel Measuring Cups set, (1) package Fisher Nuts Naturals Slivered Almonds, (1) package Fisher Nuts Naturals Pecan Halves, and (1) package Fisher Nuts Naturals Walnut Halves & Pieces

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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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Magela G. said...

I love almonds.

Paige Bacon said...

pecans

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FireRunner2379 said...

I love Pecans!

EliB123 said...

macadamia nuts

Rusthawk said...

Brazil nuts

Ashley Morrow said...

I love walnuts.

apple blossom said...

cashews

Lisa Brown said...

I love cashews

BethElderton said...

I like pecans--so easy to eat, cook with, dd to salads.
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amyorvin said...

walnuts
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Tawny said...

black walnuts are my favorite.
I am nuts for all nuts!
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Sprinkle Dash said...

ROASTED NUTS

Ruth said...

I like the sunflower seeds to use in Asisn slaw .

Denise said...

Mmmmm, walnuts ;)

Amy V said...

i love pecans!

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DEBIJOT said...

I love brazil nuts

Marti Parks said...

Brazil nuts are my favorite.

Chelsea F said...

Definitely Pecans!

wigget said...

i love pecans

B. Wilson said...

pistachio!

mary casper said...

Almonds

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Dave said...

cashews

CindyWindy2003 said...

i love pecans, carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

brnmanis said...

pistachio

john said...

Hazelnuts

jek9880 said...

toss up between almonds and pistachios

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Ken Ohl said...

cashews for sure. Thankyou, Ken pohl19@comcast.net

callbr549 said...

I love Brazil Nuts. :)

mummytotwoboys said...

I like walnuts

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debbie said...

I like hazelnuts

MELINA said...

favorite nuts is cashews

robyn paris said...

i love peanuts

Darlene said...

Pecans are my favorite

scottsgal said...

cashews are my fave'
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christy s. said...

I like them all! Pecans, Almonds, Peanuts, any kind!

Jan Messali said...

My favorite is almonds.

Seyma Bennett Shabbir said...

pistachios
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bayctygrl said...

almonds

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Sonya Sanderson said...

cashews are my favorite

helen may said...

Favorite nut: raw almonds!

Colleen M said...

My favorites are hazelnuts and almonds.

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helen may said...

Favorite nut: raw almonds!

Wendy said...

Can any thing be bad if it's made with chocolate

Karen said...

Cashews are my favs, but I also LOVE Almonds and Walnuts :)

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wildcat32 said...

My favorite are almonds.

Stacey V said...

Cashews!

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RealtorSD said...

Macadamia nuts
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Laura Lane said...

Pecans. They're versatile.

Space Monkey said...

Pecans are my most favorite! But then, cashews and walnuts. Nuts are SO good, I love to just snack on them anytime.

Ann Fantom said...

Cashews are my favorite nut

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Ann Fantom said...

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Julie said...

I love walnuts:)

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Suzy said...

I love almonds!

clc408 said...

Love them all, especially pecans.

Andrea said...

I love hazelnuts.

Thomas Murphy said...

I love walnuts
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Jessamine Dungo said...

Almonds are my favorite :)

Sarah Hall said...

I love pecans.

tara1965 said...

cashews

julis55 said...

almonds

Danielle Lima said...

I love cashews

debijackson said...

english walnuts debbie jackson
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Tes283 said...

I like walnuts, almonds, all sorts and types. Lots of fun during the holidays when most ripen.

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llinda29 said...

my fave is almonds

EMMAHORTON said...

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I LOVE CASHEW NUTS

Anonymous said...

My favorite is walnut !!

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Frugalista Mama said...

cashews

Stevie said...

almonds

Patty Schuler said...

Macadamia nuts!

PAIGE said...

Pistachios rule!
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casaflamingos said...

cashews for me

mamamouse72 said...

I love cashews...

Jason England said...
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Jason England said...

Cashews are my favorite nut

julie said...

Walnuts

natalie rose machowski said...

I love glazed walnuts the best

Kelly Nicholson said...

Leave a comment on this blog post telling me your favorite kind of nut.

almond

Audra Weathers said...

Pecans are my favorite; especially if they are in ice cream or a pie! :-)

amos122902 said...

cashews

Hoa said...

I like pistachios.

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Unknown said...

I love hazelnuts!
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April said...

honey roasted peanuts

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Christy said...

I love cashews.

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Nicole said...

I love almonds!

kath g said...

almonds are my first choice, with pecans and cashews coming in a close second and third.

Kathy said...

I love cashews

Eileen said...

I LOVE Macadamia nuts but have them so rarely.

thanks!

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tamathamc said...

it is a toss up between cashews and pecans

Jennifer Roberts said...

macadamia nuts

mrsguido187 said...

Pecans for sure!

Sue King said...

pecan are my favorite

♡♥♬ Louis ♬♥♡ said...

I like brazil nuts
Thank you for hosting this giveaway

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Living, Learning, Eating said...

I love nuts and nut butters! My favorite nut is a toss-up between walnuts and almonds.

That pie looks AMAZING. Especially a la mode...

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Sue Ellison said...

Almonds are my favorite, but I love them all.

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Patricia Wojnar Crowley said...

I like pistachios!

bobbi said...

Brazil nuts

Jessica Cote said...

I love pecans!

Kristen said...

My favorite are cashews.

Linda W. said...

hazel nuts

Elizabeth Boese said...

I love walnuts, pecans, and cashews. Thanks for a great giveaway!

Connie Lee said...

I like pecans the best

Meaghan F. said...

I really like cashews.

Lim said...

Cashews. I LOVE them.

Leslie Galloway (LesGalloway //at// hotmail //dot// com) www.facebook.com/GallowayLeslie said...

Brazil Nuts are my favorite... I'm one of the only people in the world! I always get my favorite in a can of mixed nuts. Hehe

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playswithclay said...

Salted cashews are my favorite.

lotoole said...

Pecans

susitravl said...

I love cashews.

Lori said...

Pistachios!

Stephanie Larison said...

I love almonds.

tantip said...

I Love Pecans!

Anastasia said...

Peanuts are my favorite :) Especially flavored or chocolate covered :)

freddie said...

Cashews are my favorite nut. dwelchert@yahoo.com

Romapr said...

I love almonds. Thanks!
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sparkedcat said...

My favorite nuts are cashews.

dht04001 said...

i love walnuts and pecans

Erin Rok said...

Almonds are my favorite!
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Christina O said...

I like pecans the best.

Selinda said...

I like Walnuts!

Thanks,

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benz1171 said...

Pistachios.

sweepmom said...

I like roasted peanuts.

jcwega27 said...

hazwlnuts
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Finamoon said...

Cashew.

Racheal. said...

Pecans

Angel said...

cashew

Amanda said...

I'm a pecan lover.
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Allison said...

I like almonds and pistachios.

Kristen said...

I like pecans.

Kaila said...

Walnuts!

Jay said...

My fave nut is pecan.

Scarlett said...

Pecans are my favourite.

mogrill said...

Macadamia nuts.
Thanks for the chance.
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Elizabeth said...

I like cashews.

Kathleen said...

I love walnuts.

Bella T. said...

I love pecans and cashews.
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NJD said...

pecans

Donnie said...

Pecans are so versatile so I use them all the time.
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lilyk said...

I love macadamia nuts!

kim burnett said...

cashews

Jennifer T. said...

I like pecans the most.
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Stephanie Phelps said...

I love walnuts! :)

Amy Z. said...

Cashews are my favorite!

Karen said...

Pistashio's are my fave!
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Mary Somerville said...

Walnuts are my favorite!

LauraLaura said...

All these food related giveaways are not helping my diet resolve

Jean said...

mine are almonds

puye said...

i love almonds

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BlessieNelson said...

I love cashews!

jbmthill said...

My favorite type of nut would be almonds.

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latanya t said...

cashews

rachel said...

I like raw almonds and freshly-cracked walnuts

JC said...

I like almonds

kellyr78 said...

I love cashews
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Rita M said...

I love cashews.

Min K said...

walnuts

Daniel M said...

cashews are my fav - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Lina said...

i'm a big fan of almonds!

psnyder said...

Cashews!!~ grammypenny@frontier.com

ffc57d54-1f8d-11e2-86df-000bcdca4d7a said...

cashews

Adrian Madden said...

Pe-cans!!! :D

sa cullum said...

I love almonds the most

Ashley Nolan said...

I really like almonds!

Evelyn D. said...

peanuts are my fave

taralieb said...

My fav are almonds

Tanya M said...

Hazelnuts!!!
Thank you for the giveaway.

Natalie U. said...

Walnuts and pine nuts
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BusyWorkingMama said...

cashews or pralines

Sweeter the berry said...

Peanuts and almonds are my fave

Tammy Shelton said...

Pecans

Dijah A said...

Love walnuts, as well as pistachio's.
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Nikki Strong said...

My fave are almonds

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ruby janik said...

i love all the fisher nuts!

Terrie said...

Definitely almonds

Coup Gator said...

I like pecans.

Denise S. said...

I like almonds.

Anne W said...

Macadamia.

dawn keenan said...

Pecans!

Carla Aldrich said...

Almonds with strawberries and spinach in a salad!!

doodlebug said...

I LOVE cashews, but I like pistachios too. Not as much chance to overdo it with them, as you have to take them out of their shell.

Sylvia said...

I love walnuts

Tamar said...

salted cashews and jalapeno pistachios

Chris F said...

Cashews are my favorites.

mandala said...

Love pecans and cashews. Thanks!

Alicia said...

I love pecans

Cjnedrow said...

Almonds are my favorite.
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tiacarter said...

CASHEWS

Carole Ingram said...

Almonds are my favorite :) and pistachios second

Aimee Fontenot said...

I love Cashews and Pistachios.

Rose-Marie said...

raw cashews! After that, Spanish peanuts dry roasted!!

Yona Williams said...

Hazelnuts

Jerri Davis said...

Pecans. Thank you. Jerri Davis

Deb K said...

I love Pecans!

Jammie Morey said...

dark chocolate almonds are my favorite.

Debra said...

my favorite is honey roasted peanuts

angela0040 said...

peanuts

Amanda Rauch said...

Really i love all nuts, but my favorite is the cashew

Kimberly Lazor said...

I love cashews the best!

Sarah said...

The pistachio is my favorite nut.

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