FOOD FUN: Vertical Pear Salad

Jessica, from The Novice Chef Blog, isn’t such a novice. She designed this elegant pear salad that is easy in its execution, yet dazzling on the table. You can vary the filling, the color of the pear, and/or the vinaigrette. If you prefer, you can make candied nuts instead of simply toasting them. For more…
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PRODUCT: Santé Candied Pecans, A Sweet, Better-For-You Snack

Santé Pecans. Photo by Elvira Kalviste | THE NIBBLE.   Santé Nuts sent us packages of snack nuts in nine varieties: Almonds: Chipotle Almonds, Garlic Almonds Cashews: Cardamom Cashews Pecans: Candied Pecans, Cinnamon Pecans, Roasted Salted Pecans, Sweet and Spicy Pecans Pistachios: Candied Pistachios Walnuts: Candied Walnuts   Even the savory flavors have a touch…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Snazzy Spinach Salad

These basic ingredients combine magically: Spinach Granny Smith apples Walnuts or pecans (toast them for even more deliciousness) Goat cheese, blue or feta cheese Fig balsamic vinegar and olive oil   Serve a whole fresh fig or two as a garnish. To make this salad a main meal, add Serrano ham or prosciutto and serve…
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