Tag: Almonds

Black Pepper Almonds
Hors d’Oeuvres

Black Pepper Almonds

These spicy almonds are perfect at cocktail parties and are very addicting. The brown sugar gives a hint of sweetness, just enough to offset the heat from the black pepper. Whole nuts of any kind can be substituted for the almonds, whether you use one type of nut or a selection of various whole nuts. I often make these spicy almonds just before the holidays, package them up in cellophane bags and give them away as Christmas presents.

Beets in Romesco Sauce
Appetizers

Beets in Romesco Sauce

Growing up I only remember eating canned beets, but I liked them from an early age. When I had my first fresh beet, I was in heaven. Cooked beets just heated up with butter, coarse salt and black pepper is on my favorites list. I usually cut off the stems and leaves, wrap them in foil, and roast (steam) them in the oven until tender. Romesco sauce is a Spanish sauce made from tomatoes, chilies and nuts and is amazing with roasted vegetables, fish, chicken…and come to think of it, most everything.