Cooking With Nuts Giveaway

Screen Shot 2012-12-12 at 9.42.33 AMThe holidays are just around the corner, which means it’s time to break out the roasting pans and make an extra trip (or two) to the baking aisle. Fisher Nuts is teaming up with Food Network Chef Alex Guarnaschelli, a regular judge on Chopped, to make your holiday cooking a bit easier and offer you and your readers some simple twists for cooking with nuts during the holidays.

Now, for me, adding nuts to your cookies or banana bread (because banana bread isn’t complete without nuts in it!), is fairly easy, so I was happy to team up with Fisher Nuts.  Their nuts are just sooo good and so easy to use!  My number one tip for using nuts is to toast them first.  It brings out more of their flavor!

Since we love Fisher Nuts so much at my house, I have arranged for one lucky reader to win a Cooking with Nuts prize pack.  It includes:

·         Alex’s Recipe Tips and Booklet

·         Fisher Chef’s Naturals Slivered Almonds

·         Fisher Chef’s Naturals Pecan Halves

·         Fisher Chef’s Naturals Walnut Halves & Pieces

·         Food Network 5-Piece Stainless Steel Measuring Cups

·         Food Network Silicone Spatula

·         OXO Whisk

·         Wood Cutting Board

Here’s what you need to do:

Additional Contest Rules:
This contest is open to US residents.

There is no cash value prize equivalent for this contest.

Winner will have 48 hours upon notification being sent to claim the prize, if winner does not respond within 48 hours, then the winner forfeits the prize and a new winner will be chosen.


  1. make sure the sizes of the nuts are uniform

  2. For chopping nuts, I use a very sharp biscuit cutter with a handle. So easy!

  3. My tip is to remember that roasting and blanching can really enhance flavor!

  4. My tip is to put any kind of nuts in a salad. It is healthy and the salad will be delicious.

  5. I always toast nuts on the stove in a dry skillet before adding to meals to bring outvthe flavor

  6. Chop the nuts so you won't gag on them!

  7. My tip is to mix them in cookies, the more flavor the better.

  8. Mary Beth Elderton :

    Nuts go as well with savory dishes as with sweet–I add nuts to things like turkey stuffing, fried rice, roasted veggies.

  9. coat nuts with a little reserved flour, if adding them to a recipe, before mixing them in. It helps them from coming to the service of baked goods.

  10. You can add nuts to almost anything with chocolate or dried fruits in it – it makes it so much yummer!

  11. I toast my nuts in and iron skillet, GOD BLESS YA

  12. My tip is to toast them first for extra flavor.

  13. try not to eat them all…save some for the recipe…lol


  15. Linda Lansford :

    top just about anything

  16. Thanks for the giveaway…"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."

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  17. Stephanie Larison :

    Toast the nuts before, this will bring flavor out

  18. Nuts can be stored in the freezer in a freezer bag for up to six months.

  19. Don't skimp

  20. Don't overcook them. They taste of crap when you do that

  21. Tip: Be sure to roast them or brown them evenly and don't over do it

  22. Make sure they are fresh!

  23. Toasting nuts before adding to the recipe will yield a brighter flavor.
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  24. use a coffee grinder to get them ground finely

  25. i make sure i chop them up very finely so the nuts don't bother people who have digestive issues, like i do.

  26. make sure there are no bad nuts.. leaves an awful taste in your mouth.. oh and use more than the recipe calls for…

  27. I store our nuts in the freezer to make sure they stay fresh!

  28. store nuts in the freezer to maintain freshness


  30. youngbrokeawesome :

    add them to sweet things like cookies or top salads with them for crunch.


  31. I always use lots of nuts

  32. love nuts in cookies and pies

  33. My nut tip: add more nuts!

  34. i've never made anything using nuts but would like to

  35. I buy nuts when they are on sale & stock up. They are great to keep in the freezer until you need them.

  36. Valerie mabrey :

    Use raw nuts when cooking in fudge

  37. chopped nuts are great on a salad

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  38. My tip is that nuts do go bad…if you have extra's from a recipe make your own trail mix or throw them in a salad or on top of yogurt for added flavor.

  39. michelle tucker :

    I like to make sure they are roasted if you are going to be throwing them into a dish.

  40. Joseph Stowell :

    Depending on the food, I typically like to keep nuts like pecans and walnuts as large as possible. They go great in cookies and quick breads.

  41. Melanie Montgomery :

    First tip, before you cook with nuts, make a dish without nuts for guests with allergies.

  42. almonds in a broccoli fruit salad. toasted pecans with craisins, spinach and raspberry vinagrette dressing, black walnuts in banana bread.

  43. Chop them into small pieces!

  44. dont over cook them

  45. I love adding nuts to baked goods by making sure to only baking slightly.

  46. Lightly toasting nuts adds extra flavor. Thanks for the giveaway.

  47. Make sure they are all the same size and toast them first.

  48. I crush them up in a ziploc bag and a rolling pin for baking

  49. Don't overload the recipe with them

  50. My tip is to toast them first for extra flavor

  51. i love to use the food processor to get them cut up really small when i cook with nuts!!!

  52. Always store your nuts in an airtight container to keep them fresh.

  53. Don't let them burn!

  54. My favorite tip with cooking with nuts is that toasting adds tons of favors.

  55. I store nuts tightly sealed in the refrigerator or freezer!

  56. I soak and then dry them to prepare them the old fashioned way to get rid of the acid.

  57. carolpie is carol lewis

  58. I make them the traditional way-soak, dry, and then use.

  59. My tip is adding nuts to a salad adds flavor and protein

  60. They are never optional and they can be added to just about any cookie recipe.

  61. roasting adds great flavour

  62. My favorite tip is thinking outside of the box when cooking with nuts. I like to make flours with nuts and use them in cookie recipes or use them crushed as a crust for pies and desserts. Thanks!

  63. Beverly Metcalf :

    Nuts can be frozen so they will stay fresh longer. Thanks for having this contest!

  64. I enjoy using nuts in brownies and cookies

  65. My tip is the same as a lot of others' comment: Make sure they are fresh, then roast them. So delicious!!

  66. Don't skimp on the nuts or chop them too small

  67. ughhhh, take them out of the shell

  68. Keep nuts in the freezer for up to 6 months.

  69. Toast nuts before adding them to your recipe.

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