The Art of Random Willy-Nillyness: Fisher Nuts Fresh Twists on Summer Recipe + Giveaway!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Fisher Nuts Fresh Twists on Summer Recipe + Giveaway!

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.



I love cooking with nuts. I rarely do because I stick to tried and true recipes that are fast and satisfying. When I was asked to make a recipe with a twist using Fisher Nuts, I had no idea what to do. I ended up doing my willy-nilly type of cooking by looking at my what I have in my fridge and my pantry. I love taking different ingredients and making them into a tasty dish.

I found chicken, pasta, asparagus, mushrooms and cheese. I decided to make a summer casserole with fresh veggies and almonds. I browned the chicken then set it aside to cool and then cut it up into small pieces. In the meantime, I made a roux with flour, country crock spread, ground mustard, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, fresh thyme, beer and milk. Then I added some Gruyere and Cheddar cheese to the roux to make a cheese sauce.


I cooked the mushroom and asparagus with some Fisher almonds. I actually used the same recipe I use to make green beans that I saw on the Fisher site. The recipe from Chef Alex Guarnaschelli is one of my favorites so I figured if I made asparagus and mushrooms the same way, it would be just as tasty. It was.


When I had the pasta cooked, I layered the ingredients into a casserole dish and added the sauce. Then I mixed bread crumbs, butter and almonds to make a topping. I placed it in the oven at 300 degrees for an hour.




It was delicious! I was surprised at home much flavor the almonds brought to the dish. There was an crunchy element that was surprising and even hubby loved it. I realized that if I changed up the ingredients like using butternut squash instead of asparagus and walnuts instead of almonds, this would also make a really delicious fall casserole. Yum!


I loved making a casserole with a Fresh Twist. The casserole was a perfect summer meal because it was full of yummy veggies. You can even make this dish without the chicken and go vegetarian!

In hone of making a fresh twist on a summer meal, Fisher Nuts has a great prize pack for one lucky reader. This is a fantastic prize pack! The prize pack includes:
· $75 Visa gift card
· Fisher Chef’s Naturals Sliced Almonds
· Fisher Chef’s Naturals Walnut Halves & Pieces
· Fisher Pecan Halves


Fantastic! Wouldn't you love this prize pack? I know I loved mine. And with summer coming to an end, it is a perfect pack for Fall. I know I always use lots of nuts in my Fall cooking! To win, enter on the Rafflecopter widget below!

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Disclosure: I received a sample product for review purposes. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product. Sponsors are responsible for shipping prizes unless otherwise stated. I am not responsible if sponsors do not fulfill prize. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of any prizes.

973 comments:

  1. I like baking with nuts, especially brownies with walnuts.
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  3. I like the Chocolate Pecan Brownies recipe

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  4. https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/373052800600506368

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  5. I like to add nuts to my salads. Patricia

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  6. https://twitter.com/yourpotofgold/status/373067489090871297

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  7. I like nuts in banana nut bread.

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  8. My favorite recipe from their site is carrot cake cupcakes.

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  9. I usually use nuts in baking. I try to stock up around the holidays when I do most of my baking.

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  11. I would love to try the recipe for Blondies in a Jar.

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  12. i love baking with nuts, pecan tarts are the best!

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  13. i like it in choc chip cookies.tam.c

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  14. I like to put nuts in salads. And I love adding pine nuts to stuff. Does that count?

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  15. I love to make ice cream, and I love butter pecan ice cream, so I would love to try their recipe.

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  16. Me encanta preparar el mole poblano, en cuyo salsa es utilizado.

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  17. My favorite recipe: Almond Stuffed Chicken Breast

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  18. Tweet: https://twitter.com/lic_gilda/status/373075315595038720

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  19. I love adding almonds to chicken dishes, and also adding cashews to yummy asian dishes.

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  20. The Almond Macaroons recipe looks yummy!

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  21. I love to bake with nuts. It always adds just a little crunch and extra taste. I also like to add almonds or peanuts to stir fry. That is an amazing combination.

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    Samantha
    jamesmadison1974@gmail.com

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  22. My favorite recipe from their site is the Almond Stuffed Chicken Breast. That looks pretty YUMMY!

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    Samantha
    jamesmadison1974@gmail.com

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  23. I've only used nuts in baking. Recipes for cookies, cakes, sweets, etc... I did see a Snack Recipe on the Fisher site that I want to try: Honey Nut Crunch.

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  24. I'm going to try the Snack recipe: Honey Nut Crunch

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  25. https://twitter.com/QueenB_Tammy/status/373082911349538818

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  26. My favorite recipe is the White Chocolate Pecan Raspberry Bars

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  27. https://twitter.com/myfolly/status/373085596660412416

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  28. Brownies, cookies and breads :)

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  29. I like baking with nuts and also usin them in salads

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  30. I like to bake with nuts and also use them in salads.

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  31. https://twitter.com/sweetums82/status/373097842753040384

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  32. I love putting them in desserts, especially chocolate desserts!

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  33. mi favorita receta http://www.fishernuts.com/recipes/desserts/Ice-Cream-Pie

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  34. I love baking with nuts. I often make banana bread with walnuts, one of my families favorites.
    Thanks so much.
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  35. I'd love to try the Honey Pecan Toffee.
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  36. i like to use nuts in baking, pecan brownies, walnut cakes, banana walnut bread, etc, thank you!

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  37. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/peg42/status/373108329385443328
    Thanks so much.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  38. https://twitter.com/carawling2/status/373109123799195648

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  39. i want to make the almond heart cookies, thank you!

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  40. Love using nuts in baking!!

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  41. I always put them in my brownies

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  42. https://twitter.com/mkjmc/status/373133226169991168

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  43. I love roasting them and putting them on top of breaded chicken breasts.

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  44. I like to make homemade banana bread with walnuts.

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  45. Sprinkle them in or on any baked item--especially with chocolate in it!

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  46. The Almond Macaroons --YUMMY! Can't go wrong with coconut & almonds.

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  47. I like to bake with them

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  48. My favorite recipe: Almond Stuffed Chicken Breast

    agnesye@hotmail.com

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  49. I mostly love to bake with nuts either banana bread to cookies with nuts. I also love nuts in my salads.

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  50. https://twitter.com/iammeuc/status/373155781526290433

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  51. I like to stir fry with nuts.

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  52. I love putting nuts in my morning oatmeal.

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  53. I'd like to try the Strawberry Shortcake with walnuts.

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  54. Of course love nuts in desserts and cookies but also like to make stir frys with nuts like cashew chicken


    apoalillo {AT} hotmail dot com
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  55. I add chopped pecans to brownies, made from scratch

    kathieleveson@yahoo.com

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  56. Putting them in brownies and cookies!

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  57. I like using nuts for baking

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  58. -https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/373173548904235008

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  59. I like Asparagus with Balsamic Vinaigrette & Almonds recipe

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  60. It's prob putting them in brownies and cookies. I never thought of topping mac and cheese with crushed almonds....I will have to try that.

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  61. I love to use them in baking breads and cookies.

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  62. The Cashew Chicken Stir Fry sounds good to me.

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  63. i love to put them in rice and chicken and make them crunchy
    tcogbill at live dot com

    or banana bread

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  64. Tweet: https://twitter.com/dlhaley17/status/373177446960340992

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  65. I like them toasted and on top of desserts! :) That is, if I manage to save enough to be toasted! I love just having a handful of nuts as a snack :)

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  66. I love making cookies with nuts!

    Amanda Sakovitz

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  67. https://twitter.com/aes529/status/373179728535879680

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  68. We love to add them to cookies

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  69. I like to make banana bread with walnuts.

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  70. I like to use nuts in baked things like muffins or cookies.
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  71. Asparagus with Balsamic Vinaigrette & Almonds

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  72. i like baking with them

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  73. I like making an apple cake with walnuts or a recipe that was my ex husbands family recipe for Butterscotch pie but it is much like a pecan pie

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  74. Love making banana nut bread - we have nuts on hand and tend to eat them on salads or simply by themselves

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  75. This looks good, the Cold Peanut Noodles With Chicken

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  76. My favorite way of cooking with nuts is green beans almondina.

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  77. I found their biscotti recipe - will have to try it
    http://www.fishernuts.com/recipes/snacks/Chocolate-Chip-and-Almond-Biscotti

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  78. tweeted
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  79. With almonds and rice and spinach

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  80. I love Pecan Pie and Sticky Rolls, Cashew Chicken, adding nuts (either pecans or walnuts) to baked goods, and toasting almonds to add to salads and rice dishes. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  81. I like the Caramel Apple Pecan Cheesecake recipe.

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  82. I like to make banana nut bread.

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  83. Too many recipes to name just one favorite! White Chocolate Pecan Raspberry Bars look delicious!

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  84. Tweet! https://twitter.com/lexiquin/status/373200165877735424

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  85. I love walnuts or pecans in chicken salad, also hazelnuts in Christmas cookies! Thanks for the chance....

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  86. https://twitter.com/lexiquin/status/373200165877735424

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  87. I made a delicious cherry salad with chopped pecans!

    Nancy
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  88. I like baking with nuts-- throwing them in cookie dough.

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  89. favorite recipe- Almond Stuffed Chicken Breast

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  90. Their recipe for Almond and Lemon Tilapia looks delicious!

    Nancy
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  91. I like to bake brownies with nuts.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  92. https://twitter.com/thomasmurphy40/status/373202950383882240

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  93. Baklava, Biryani with almonds (soak whole almonds in hot water to blanch skin off), rice pilav with pine nuts
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  94. I like to bake cookies, muffins, and quick breads with nuts.
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  95. I especially like nuts in many of my salads. They add great flavor and crunchiness.

    colljerr at comcast dot net

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  96. My favorite recipe is their Broccoli Salad.

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  97. I like to make muffins with nuts

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  98. My favorite recipe is chocolate almond monkey bread

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  99. I love to add them to muffins, quick bread and cakes.

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  100. My favorite recipe from the site is Black Raspberry Walnut Torte

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  101. I use peanuts in my Kung Pao chicken

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  102. I use peanuts in my Kung Pao chicken

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  103. favorite recipe Cold Peanut Noodles With Chicken

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  104. tweet https://twitter.com/rlego/status/373226455175405568

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  105. I always make granola with pecans.

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  106. I want to try the Dark Chocolate and Walnut Torte.

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  107. I use nuts in all sorts of Baked Goods.
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  108. i like putting them in brownies

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  109. tweet 8/29 https://twitter.com/pixystik4u/status/373250082155401216

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  110. i like asparagus with balsamic vinaigrette and almonds

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  111. I like to put nuts in salads. And of course they are great in chocolate chip cookies! Thanks for the giveaway.
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  112. The Almond Cookie Bites look delicious. Thanks for the giveaway.
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  113. i mostly use nuts in baking cookies, brownies and breads, but i've added some nuts to chicken and fish dishes before.

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  114. Love them raw in an apple walnut and blue cheese crumble salad
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  115. I love baking with them, they also taste good in stir frys too.

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  116. https://twitter.com/DEBIJOT/status/373275666470301696

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  117. I love using nuts in brownies.

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  118. I use nuts in my smoked salmon cheese ball

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  119. I always add nuts to everything I bake and also to homemade pesto!

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  120. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/373295602257252353

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  121. I like the cashew crusted salmon recipe!

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  122. i like the Chocolate Pecan Squares recipe

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  123. -https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/373313703082336256

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  124. I love to add them to my Grilled Chicken salads

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  125. I toast them and top cream pie with them, and use them always in cookies and bars.

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  126. I like to add nuts to muffins.

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  127. I like to add them to baked goods.

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  128. My favorite way is in desserts.

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  129. baking bakalava its the best baby, greek style.

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  130. https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/373427316996583427

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  131. I love green beans with almond slices!

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  132. https://twitter.com/jbmthill/status/373427830832381954

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  133. I love to make pecan pie, and I also use walnuts in my brownies. Entered the rafflecopter as "Wild orchid"

    Thanks for the chance to win!
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  134. I love to put almond slices in my green beans.

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  135. When I cook with nuts - a homemade pecan pie is my husband and brother's favorite. :) Thanks.

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  136. https://twitter.com/yourpotofgold/status/373433046227111936

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  137. I like baking with them - cookies & breads (like zucchini or banana) are always better with walnuts.

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  138. https://twitter.com/mkjmc/status/373436287048364032

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  139. I can't wait to make these Walnut Caprese Cups for my next party! http://www.fishernuts.com/recipes/appetizers/Baked-Walnut-Caprese-Cups

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  140. tweet: https://twitter.com/lic_gilda/status/373440312753913857

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  141. I love nuts in just about anything!

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  142. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/373442119160979457

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  143. https://twitter.com/iammeuc/status/373445681354010626

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  144. We put nuts in a lot of things.. brownies get walnuts, banana bread gets pecans, waffles too. Pancakes get some. We do like almond chicken, too. Almond cakes, pecan pie.. we use a LOT of nuts here. I buy them all the time.

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  145. My fav recipe from their site? Its sill hot here and we do not eat a lot when it is. I do a LOT of salads and I want to try thier http://www.fishernuts.com/recipes/salads/Spinach-Salad-With-Chicken-And-Raspberry-Vinaigrette
    Sounds good to me

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  146. Daily tweet 8/30: https://twitter.com/dlhaley17/status/373451496727142401

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  147. banana nut bread

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  148. https://twitter.com/aes529/status/373456346974154753

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  149. https://twitter.com/carawling/status/373455939602767872

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  150. I like to make green beans and almonds

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  151. I would like to try the Simply Delicious Walnut Oatmeal recipe

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  152. my favorite way with nuts is for desserts such as german chocolate cake

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  153. I love to bake with nuts, I put them in cookies, brownies, and banana nut bread.
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  154. I enjoy making cashew butter, or almond butter from raw nuts in my food processor, then using them like peanut butter in snacks, or as a vehicle for flavors in a raw dish.

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  155. In mini breads.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

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  156. I like to make Chex mix with nuts or divinity candy with nuts on top.

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  157. We use a lot of nuts in our baking. We put some in our banana and zucchini breads.

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  158. I usually bake with them. I do a lot of cookies and brownies. myamurphy@mail.com

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  159. Yummo most of their recipes look yummy, but I'll go with the Black Raspberry Walnut Torte!! myamurphy@mail.com

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  160. I use pecans or walnuts in brownies

    kathieleveson@yahoo.com

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  161. Tweet!!! https://twitter.com/mya98604/status/373524102880829440 myamurphy@mail.com

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  162. I love using them in fresh salads & in breads & muffins.

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  163. The red white & blue salad sounds yum to me!

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  164. I like adding nuts to chocolate chip cookies!

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  165. My favorite way of cooking with nuts is in fudge. Yum!
    savewish@yahoo.com

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  166. Chocolate Pecan Squares look delicious.
    savewish@yahoo.com

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  167. Stephanie MacDonaldAugust 30, 2013 at 5:10 PM

    I love makin different nut cookies! nanuwins@aol.com

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  168. 8/30 tweet https://twitter.com/LMC502/status/373575929357815808

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  169. https://twitter.com/QueenB_Tammy/status/373578913072443392

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  170. I love to use nuts in brownies, especially walnuts and almonds.

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  171. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/373591363066929153

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  172. I like them in cookies or brownies!
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  173. I love to bake with nuts, Zucchini Nut bread, banana nut bread- Yummy

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  174. Apple Walnut Quick Bread looks good.

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  175. I like nuts in salads and desserts.

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  176. My favorite recipe from the site is the Asian chicken salad.

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  177. Tell me your favorite way of cooking with nuts!

    i like pecan pies

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  178. Chocolate Almond Monkey Bread
    When you have a group to feed, there’s no better dessert than monkey bread. To make yours even more special, add chopped Fisher® Sliced Almonds to the dough, and sprinkle Fisher® Sliced Almonds on top. It’s rich deliciousness, one pinch at a time!

    Yield: 12 servings
    Prep Time: 15 min
    Cook Time: 30 min

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    https://twitter.com/kelsweeps/status/373615446399795200

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  180. My favorite way is Banana bread with pecans, topped with sliced almonds.

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  181. treats like cookies & brownies... & FUDGE...

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  182. would love to try the caramel walnut tart

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  183. https://twitter.com/DEBIJOT/status/373641093817966592

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