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Candied Pecans from Nuts by Patrick Evans-Hylton

Ever had a recipe you could not make? Ever? Over and over again? I love candied nuts and I have tried recipe after recipe. From books, from friends. And they were all disasters. Some disasters so bad that I had to throw away the pan, hide gooey or burned results from my wife, and pray…

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Maytag Blue Grapes Redux from Just a Bite by Gale Gand

Suzen and I wish you happy Memorial Day. This is a day to trigger memories for many of us, to reflect for even a brief time on the sacrifices made by so many for us. And this is the day that for most of us trumpets, "Summer is here." Forget June 20 and the the…

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Brian’s Chili Nuts

“What are you blogging today?” my wife Suzen asked me. I don’t get asked every day and when I am asked, it comes in two forms. There is the “I’m curious what you are going to please people with today” voice that I love. And, then, of course, there is the “One more cocktail or…

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Candied Walnuts and Crispy Roasted Chickpeas

    Yesterday’s post featured Cinnamon Pecans. And a picture of two others treats, Honey Candied Walnuts and Crispy Roasted Chickpeas. That’s them pictured again in the two spoon-sized portions above. The walnuts, from Alice Waters, are divine on their own but Alice mentions all the potential uses. They pair well with fruit and cheese,…

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