Burnt Sugar Almonds

Burnt Sugar Almonds are the perfect blend of sweet and salty. They are so delicious – I can’t stop eating them! Plus, they will make your house smell amazing!

Burnt Sugar Almonds - perfect for a Food Gift this holiday season! | ChezCateyLou.com

There are 7 more shopping days until Christmas! Do you have everyone crossed off your list yet? If not (and even if you do!) I have a wonderful idea for a holiday gift – a gorgeous new cookbook! This book, Almonds: Recipes, History, Culture is full of gorgeous photos and tons of delicious recipes. It would be the perfect addition to any cook’s collection, and also makes a great coffee table book.

I love the idea of making something from a cookbook and then giving it as a gift with the book. I made Burnt Sugar Almonds from the Almonds book and wrapped them up in a cellophane bag tied with a pretty little ribbon. It makes such a cute and thoughtful gift, not to mention a delicious one!
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Soba Noodles with Spicy Almond Butter Sauce {& a Giveaway!}

Soba noodles are mixed with fresh vegetables and tossed in a sweet and spicy Asian almond butter sauce. So easy to prepare and so full of flavor!

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Good morning!  Did you have a nice weekend?  I was in town for the first time in 4 weekends, and it was so nice to just relax with TheBetterHalf.  And cook – I made 6 recipes for the blog!  Including this soba noodle salad!

Today I have two ways to make your Monday better…a quick, easy and delicious dinner idea, and a GIVEAWAY!

These Soba Noodles with Spicy Almond Butter Sauce are so simple to prepare and sweet/spicy/savory Asian inspired sauce tastes incredible.  The recipe comes from an amazing cookbook, Almonds: Recipes, History, Culture, and you can win a copy!  In fact I have three copies to give away today.  Scroll to the bottom of the post and enter to win!

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Almond Flour Bread

Almond flour gives this loaf of yeast bread a slightly nutty flavor and results in an amazing texture. If you want to try baking with almond flour, this is the perfect recipe!
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As you know from my many bread posts, I get really excited about my bread recipes. There is something so satisfying about baking your own loaf of bread. But today’s loaf is very special, and therefore I am even more excited than usual. That’s because it comes from this amazing cookbook, which happens to be written by my lovely aunt, Barbara Bryant, along with Betsy Fentress. Ok yes, I am totally biased on this one, but seriously – it is a gorgeous cookbook that is all about Almonds!  It is full of the interesting history of almonds, beautiful photos, and tons of delicious recipes. I highly recommend checking it out.

I will be trying many recipes from this book (Soba Noodles with Spicy Almond Butter Sauce anyone?) but I knew the first recipe I wanted to try – Almond Flour Bread.

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Haricots Verts with Toasted Almonds and Caramelized Shallots

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It is Thanksgiving week! Ok I know it is not actually the week of Thanksgiving, but we are celebrating Thanksgiving this week on ChezCateyLou. I have 5 amazing recipes to share with you, for the best parts of the meal – the sides and dessert! … 

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