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How to Assemble a Beautiful Antipasto Platter

How to Assemble a Beautiful Antipasto Platter

With the gorgeous sunny weather finally here in Michigan, the last thing I want to do is spend countless hours in the kitchen whipping up hors d'oeuvres, so I've made this antipasto platter my go-to when hosting. It takes no more than 15 minutes to assemble and is guaranteed to have your guests swooning [insert heart eyes emoji here]. And of course, because Lush Almonds pair beautifully with any cheese they're the perfect addition.   Shopping list (visit your local cheese shop or specialty store - I went to Plum Market): - 3-4 different cheeses *remember: you're shopping for your guests...

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Lime Blueberry Cheesecake Bars with Cinnamon Spice Peanuts

Lime Blueberry Cheesecake Bars with Cinnamon Spice Peanuts

In this recipe: Cinnamon Spice Peanuts I’m so excited to start off this blog with a perfect summer treat. Once a month (or more if I’m incredibly inspired) I’ll share my favorite recipes that are made with Lush Nuts. So, back to the bars – these are fresh and tangy, and have a fun twist with the Cinnamon Spice peanuts baked right into the crust. Here we go:   Crust  Pan Spray 9 graham crackers ½ stick unsalted butter, melted ½ cup Cinnamon Spice Lush Nuts   Filling 16oz cream cheese, room temp. 2 eggs 2 limes, zested & juiced ½...

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Ultimate Chocolate Cake

Ultimate Chocolate Cake

In this recipe: Dark Cocoa Chili Almonds!   Ingredients: Cake: 1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour 2 cups granulated sugar ¾ cup cocoa powder 2 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. sea salt 1 cup buttermilk ½ cup canola oil 2 eggs, room temp. 1 cup brewed coffee   Instructions: 1. Preheat oven to 350° and line two 8” square or round pans with parchment paper. 2. Sift all of the dry ingredients into a bowl and stir until combined using a paddle attachment. 3. In a separate bowl, combine the buttermilk, oil, and eggs with a whisk...

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Kale & Spinach Salad

Kale & Spinach Salad

In this recipe we use the Salt and Pepper Lush Nuts!    Ingredients: 1 handful baby spinach 2 leaves red kale 1 carrot 1/4 Bartlett pear   Vinaigrette: 1 tbsp honey 2 tbsp fresh orange juice 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil salt & pepper to taste (approx. 1/4 tsp each)   Instructions:  1. In a large bowl add all ingredients for the vinaigrette and whisk until fully incorporated. Set aside. 2. Wash red kale and remove leaves from stem. Toss the stem as it is very hard and bitter. Tear leaves into smaller pieces, about the size of the baby spinach....

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