Friday, August 23, 2013

Take a Fresh Twist on Summer Recipes with Fisher Nuts {Review & $75 Visa Gift Card Prize Pack Giveaway}

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As summer inches closer and closer to its end, I already know that, come fall, I'm going to miss seeing my kids happily splashing in the swimming pool or the way that it stays light outside well into the evening.

At the same time, now that I have been enjoying so many tasty fresh fruits and vegetables these past few months, how am I going to go back to creating meals without them? Using seasonal ingredients like fresh nuts and produce has really helped bring my recipes to life and take our summer cuisine to a new level!

And when it comes to freshening up summer recipes and infusing cuisine with a tasty twist, one of the names that knows all about it is Fisher Nuts.

Fisher Nuts

Nothing says summer like fresh ingredients like nuts, berries and produce and this summer Fisher Nuts has come up with four delicious summer recipes utilizing them that you'll want to check out before it's too late: Lemon Blueberry Loaf, Walnut & Blueberry French Toast Bake, Chocolate Raspberry S’mores, and Butter Pecan Ice Cream.

While all of Fisher Nuts' recipes sounded pretty perfect for summer, as soon as I read over the Lemon Blueberry Loaf description, I knew that it would be just the thing.

Lemon Blueberry Loaf

Lemon Blueberry Loaf

Ingredients

½ cup Fisher Chef’s Naturals Sliced Almonds, divided
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
¼ tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. grated lemon peel
1 stick (4 oz.) unsalted butter, room temperature
1½ cups sugar, divided
3 large eggs
⅔ cup milk
1½ cups fresh or frozen blueberries
3 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice

baking ingredients

Directions

Preheat oven to 325°F. Line a 9" x 5" x 3" loaf pan with parchment paper then coat with non-stick cooking spray.

Set aside 2 tablespoons almonds. Finely chop remaining almonds. Combine with next four ingredients in a small bowl.

Cream butter with 1¼ cups sugar in an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well and scraping down bowl after each addition. Mix in flour mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour. Fold in blueberries.

bread batter

Spoon batter into prepared loaf pan. Bake until golden brown and toothpick inserted into center comes out clean, about 1 hour 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, stir together ¼ cup sugar and lemon juice. Let sit while loaf is baking; stir occasionally.

Pierce top of hot loaf several times with a toothpick. Pour sugar mixture over loaf in pan. Sprinkle with reserved sliced almonds. Cool 30 minutes in pan on rack. Turn bread out of pan and cool completely.

Lemon Blueberry Bread

I ended up adding an extra 8-10 minutes to the cook time of this bread for it to bake all the way through the middle, but it was definitely worth it. The overall result tasted like a mix of pound cake and lemon bars and sweet blueberries and sweeter lemony glaze... YUM.

I brought this with me to a gathering of friends that evening and received extremely rave reviews all around and I will surely be making this tasty bread again. I can see it working as a breakfast treat, a dessert, a snack — heck, I'm pretty sure I'd eat this anytime!

Lemon Blueberry Bread recipe

This summer 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 salad, and much more.

You can also head over for inspiration on the Fisher Nuts Facebook page as well as connecting with them on Pinterest for endless ideas to make your summer meals ones to remember.

And, thanks to the generosity of Fisher Nuts, one person will be prepared to to try out their own delicious summer recipes as well, because...

One lucky person will win a
Fisher Nuts Prize Pack* (ARV $90)!

Visa gift card giveaway
*Prize Pack includes: (1) $75 Visa gift card, Fisher Chef’s Naturals Sliced Almonds, Fisher Chef’s Naturals Walnut Halves & Pieces and Fisher Pecan Halves


I am working with Fisher to share 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.

602 comments:

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Elizabeth Boese said...

My favorite nut is probably a pecan. MMM! Thanks for a great giveaway!

Angela Kinder said...

I actually have 3: Almonds, cashews, and pecans.

latanya t said...

cashews

jenna dillon said...

I love cashews and almonds

Mysharona said...

Almonds

heatherp626 said...

I love cashews!

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Anne said...

I adore macadamia nuts, but they're out of my price range. Fortunately, I also love more affordable nuts, like walnuts, especially for baking.

Sandra Travis said...

Almonds, in any fashion.

FeelingFroggy said...

Cashews

Lisa Brown said...

I love cashews

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steve weber said...

I like honey roasted peanuts the best.

Christina said...

I love Almonds!

LaDonna Gay said...

pecans are my fav

Amy Honious said...

thanks for such a great giveaway! my favorite nut is the pistachio closely followed by the pecan. yum!

Barrie Mac said...

My favorite nut is an almond...I love them all..smoked, salted, naked, cocoa, chocolate, etc!

Tammy Woodall said...

I love Almonds.

Rita M said...

Cashews are my favorite!

Dorothy Teel said...

My favorite nut is Pecan I love the way it tastes and it can be used in salad, desserts, main dishes and vegetables, THey are Yummy even just out of the shell cracked..

Joanne said...

I love pecans. They are so versatile!

My Wild Crazy Life said...

Cashews are my favorite nut
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Jackie said...

Almonds are my favorite nut.
Thank you!

kathy kukla said...

My favorite is Hazel nuts.

bettycd said...

Love the local nuts we had back home. i've never seen hickory nuts for sale, nor the butter walnuts we had. Had to use a hammer to open those nuts up but they were fantastic

Kim Pinch said...

Hazelnuts are my favorite.

Elizabeth Pyo said...

I love Pistachios!

jules said...

my favorite is pecans!

Janet W. said...

I love Cashews!

MissieFaye said...

It's hard to choose. I guess I will pick Brazil nuts.

Candice said...

Hard to choose, but probably cashews.

gannyofshy said...

My favorite nut is pecans, I love them and I also like to put them in banana breads, brownies

Michelle said...

My favorite nuts are Brazil nuts! Closely followed by pistachios.

Michelle said...

My favorite kind of nuts are Brazil nuts!

Julie Lynn Bickham said...

I love pistachios.

jbmthill said...

Plain ol' peanuts, Im allergic to most other nuts.

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Kelly R. said...

I love pecans the best.

Cserafini said...

I like cashews.

Christina said...

Ohh, I love most nuts.. I guess my favorites would be almonds and walnuts.

BrunoDogg2 said...

My favorite nuts are Cashews!

Sadie said...

My favorite nuts are almonds.

Alyshia said...

Cashews and walnuts are my favorite nut.

Colleen Maurina said...

I like almonds and hazelnuts.

bayctygrl said...

I like pistachios the best

Cindi Decker said...

That would be cashews and almonds.

peg42 said...

I really love them all, but my number 1 choice is pecans. Thanks so much.
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Kylie Carlson said...

I love pecans and hazelnuts!

Kim said...

I love pecans! I use them a lot in my baking and eat them plain.

apple blossom said...

cashews

Rose-Marie said...
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JC said...

I like almonds.

618mom said...

cashews

ginette4 said...

I love pecans, I put them in alot of my baked goods

Christine H said...

I love cashews, pistachios, and almonds! Mmhm! Can't pick a favorite out of those 3!

Katie Ashley-Bascombe said...

I like cashews

Robert said...

Pecans, especially in pie form

wigget said...

almonds and pecans

Ari T said...

I love pistachios and cashews!

Nifah32 said...

Pecans are my favorite!!!

Michelle said...

I love pistacios! but really I like any kind of nuts.

scottsgal said...

honey roasted peanuts

greenhome said...

Pecans are my most favorite.

Zan Caperton said...

I have a hard time choosing but if I have to .. almonds.

Marti Parks said...

My favorite nut is brazil nuts, but I also really love pecans.

Yona Williams said...

I love hazelnuts, especially when paired with chocolate.

CindyWindy2003 said...

my favorite is pecans esp a pecan pie.

Danielle PB said...

My favorite nuts are pistachios.

ellen b said...

pistachios and almonds

Ava Chavez said...

I love Pecans!!!! Not the healthiest Nut but sooooooo yummy!

tawndam said...

I ♥ Cashews

Lois said...

Hmm... well, arguably peanuts given I like peanut butter... but also rather like almonds especially in M&Ms... ;)

Lois

Laurie J. said...

My favorites are almonds and cashews.

Nicole Larsen said...

I love peanuts!

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Sandra Davis said...

i love Pecans

Katie said...

macadamia nuts are my fave

tat2gurlzrock said...

Pistachios are my fave but I like them all!

Meghan said...

Love me some peanuts!

Lkay107 said...

I love walnuts and almonds.

Molli Vandehey said...

pine nuts!

alissa apel said...

Cashews

Sandy VanHoey said...

cashews are my favorite

dlhaley said...

I love Pistachio nuts and Cashew nuts. YUM!

kellyr78 said...

Cashews are my favorite.
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Sarah VM said...

Hazelnuts are my favorite.

Fari said...

I love almonds with chocolate or in oatmeal. Yummy.

amp said...

To eat I love cashews but to bake I like pecans


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cekaplan1009 said...

pecans - especially in a pecan pie!!! (but I also love macadamia nuts, pistachios, cashews, almonds, filberts, and honey roasted peanuts and walnuts!!! actually i've never met a nut I didn't love)

mellyrox said...

Cashews!

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Jody Sisson said...

Cashews are my favorite nut.
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polly said...

Nothing better than cashews! love them!

traci jarrett said...

almonds and cashews

Debbie said...

I'm an almond gal!

Bethany C. said...

I like pistachios.

J @ IHeart-Motherhood said...

I love pecans!

Carmen said...

My favorite type of nut is a cashew. Thanks for the chance!

Mami2jcn said...

Walnuts are my favorite.

Linda Petteys said...

Macadamia nuts are my favorite but I usually have my second favorite - almonds!

Daphne Turner said...

pecan

MANDY83 said...

I love pistachios!

stowelljg said...

My favorite nut depends on what I am eating. Just straight snacking on nuts I like toasted almonds and also roasted peanuts. For baking, I like walnuts and sometimes pecans. For salads, I like walnuts, pecans, or sliced almonds.

Danielle Porter said...

Brazil nuts are my favorite!

Michelle S. said...

It would have been easier if you would have asked my least favorite nut because that's an easy one- peanuts! My favorite is either cashews almonds or pistachios depends on the day.

Stephanie said...

love them all but probably almonds are my fave
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Chaotic Karma said...

I am addicted to pecans!

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Crazylicious85 said...

Almonds and Pecans are my favorites!

Michelle said...

Cashews. Thanks for the chance to win!
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sherylssg said...

My favorites are almonds and peanuts.

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Patricia Wojnar Crowley said...

My favorite nuts are pistachios!

Kia89 said...

Pecans are my favorite.

Thomas Murphy said...

I like Cashews.

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sottovoce said...

I love all nuts but my favorite is the almond. :-) Thank you.

SolDucky said...

cashews or pecans

Andrea said...

My favorite kind are hazelnuts, but I like to eat all types.

SueZH said...

I never met a nut that I didn't like but Pecan is my favorite.

Racheal. said...

I love raw pecans and toasted cashews.

Seyma Bennett Shabbir said...

I love cashews and pecans
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Helga said...

My favorite nut is cashews.

Serenap95 said...

Definitely peanuts

Kayla said...

Pistacios are my fave!

jkebeans said...

Peanuts

Mya Murphy said...

Jeez, I don't think there's a type nut I don't like... cashews, pecans, macadamias, pistachios... dang I love em all. myamurphy@mail.com

Laurie Nykaza said...

I love pecans to eat and to bake with ,put nuts in my salad too

Kathie Craig said...

Peanuts and cashews

Amber said...

Pistachios are my favorite nut! Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Laura West said...

There are so many I love it's hard to pick a favorite, but if I did I would say pecans.

Jennifer Haile said...

Pistachio's are my favorite!

Welcome to My World said...

peanut

Heather B said...

cashews and peanuts

saving money said...

i love cashews and almonds

GALENA said...

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Carrie Phelps said...

My very favorite are pecans!!

twbellamy said...

Almonds are my favorite.

sweepmom said...

I love all kinds of nuts. Peanuts are probably my favorite.

Jean Eckert said...

Almonds!!! I like any form of almonds, especially flavored :)

Christina Carattini said...

My favorite nut is pistachio.

crystletellerday said...

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Catherine Shaw said...

My favorite nut is the raw unsalted cashew -- but I'm nutty for most nuts!

Gala said...

I like pecans and hazelnuts

jmcharries said...

Cashews! Those are my very favorite!

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stOOpidgErL said...

I love almonds!

nickieisis3 said...

I love Almonds!

Adrianne B said...

My favorite nut is the almighty (and ridiculously expensive) Macadamia! adriannebraun at yahoo dot com

Karen Glatt said...

My favorite nut is the Almond! It is so healthy to eat some of these nuts everyday!

cp1935 said...

My favorite has always been pecans and fortunately the house we bought five years ago has a big pecan tree in the back-if we could just beat the squirrels to them.

Debra said...

my favorite is pecans

marcia goss said...

Cashews are my favorite!
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VP22 said...

I love pecans, especially for baking.

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Sharon Kaminski said...

my favorite nuts are cashews and especially the spicy kind

george said...

Cashews--in cookies, cassaroles & cashew chicken

katieoscarlet said...

cashews

chattykat59 said...

I'd say pistachios are my favorite nuts. But I am also fond of honey roasted peanuts and good old "goobers" (roasted & salted)peanuts in the shell. We take them to the baseball games when we watch oiur fave BB team. GO SF GIANTS!! Thanks for the giveaway!
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mary casper said...

i like pecans

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Jeffrey Frost said...

I love cashews the best!!

Wanda McHenry said...

Pistachio nuts are my favorite!

Denise M said...

i like almonds and cashews

clc408 said...

I like pecans.

Michelle Frame said...

My favorite nut is the Almond.

Cheryl said...

I love both almonds and pecans.

Amanda Jorjorian said...

I love Cashews and Pistachios

Meaghan F. said...

I love cashews and walnuts.

KPort207 said...

cashews

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Jason Crooks said...

My favorite type of nut is the cashew.

april willard said...

My favorite nut is pecan's I love making pecan pie and caramel pecan cinnamon rolls!

Robert said...

I would have to say cashews.

Carol said...

I love almonds.
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gail ward said...

My favorite nuts are pecans,
love them.

Jenny Yohannes said...

I love pecans!

llinda29 said...

I love almonds

Phyllis said...

I LOVE WALNUTS !!!!!

dwarzel said...

Walnuts are my favorite...

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PAIGE said...

Pistachios are my favorite nut.
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Kelly Nicholson said...

i like almonds..

Tram Le said...

I love cashews.

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sksweeps said...

I like them all, but almonds are probably my fav

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Sandra K321 said...

I love any nut covered in chocolate but otherwise my favorite is cashews.

Michelle McCulloch said...

My favorite nut is walnut

jzagarjr said...

I like walnuts

Jammie Morey said...

pecans are my favorite kind of nut

Tiffany Weikel said...

I like almonds

Christy said...

I love cashews.

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Ken Ohl said...

love cashews. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

Deb said...

My favorite nut has to be Walnuts.. then Pecans. Then Cashews... I really DO like nuts. I love to keep them on hand and just eat them as a snack.

Di said...

cashews - or walnuts in brownies - or almond flavor in baked goods ... can't pick just one.

danw78704 said...

almonds

April said...

I really love honey roasted peanuts

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judy gardner said...

i love almonds!

price21100 said...

I love pecans!

cowboyswife said...

I love almonds.

Kelley Chapman said...

almonds

Kelly A said...

If I HAD to pick my favorite nut I think I would choose almonds.

D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

My favorite type of nut is Macadamia

cjabdelnour said...

I LIKE CASHEWS AND PEANUTS. Cheryl Abdelnour cjabdelnour@hotmail.com

guettel78 said...

I'd have to go with almonds - I love eating them raw, adding them to salads, granola, and baked goods, and making almond butter.

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Michelle Spayde said...

Almonds are my favorite, with walnuts pretty close behind.

carolb said...

I love pecans & almonds

sparklingjul said...

I absolutely adore honey roasted cashews!

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Cashews. Ll_geeathotmail

Tara Lukens said...

I love honey roasted (:

Rebecca Graham said...

I like walnuts.

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CSeppala said...

Pecans are my favorite!

fancygrlnancy said...

I love cashews and peanuts.

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