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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Toasted Almond Granola Bars

These crunchy Toasted Almond Granola Bars are fully of nutty, delicious flavor. These are my new favorite breakfast treat, and taste so much better than store bought!
Toasted Almond Granola Bars | ChezCateyLou.com

Today’s post is a very special one – some blog friends and I are throwing a virtual bridal shower for our friend Nora from A Clean Bake.  She is getting married in just a few short weeks! Meriem from Culinary Couture is the lovely host of this shower. If you scroll to the bottom of the post, you can see all of the amazing dishes that everyone made for the shower!

I made crunchy Toasted Almond Granola Bars. This is my first time making granola bars, and I am officially obsessed. The flavor of these granola bars is so nutty and delicious!
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Peach Pecan Cinnamon Roll Cake

Peach Pecan Cinnamon Roll Cake combines the delicious taste of cinnamon rolls with the ease of a coffee cake. It will become your new go-to weekend breakfast!
Peach Pecan Cinnamon Roll Cake | chezcateylou.com

Remember this blackberry cinnamon roll cake? It was one of my all time favorite things that I have ever made. So easy, so delicious, so impressive – it is literally the perfect breakfast recipe! So I decided to change it up a bit and make a peach pecan version! I am such a huge fan of peaches – they are my favorite thing to eat in the summer (ok, other than ice cream!) – and I really like the flavor of peaches  with cinnamon.  I combined the flavors in my Peach Yogurt Bread and it is one of the top recipes on my site!  Speaking of yogurt, did you enter to win FREE Chobani yet??

Move aside, blackberry cinnamon roll cake – I think I have found a new favorite!

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Peanut Butter Brownies

Rich and fudgy brownies are stuffed with a layer of peanut butter filling – these peanut butter brownies are like a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup in brownie form!

Peanut Butter Brownies | chezcateylou.com

Today is a very important day – it is TheBetterHalf’s Birthday! As the biggest chocolate peanut butter lover of all time (I’m pretty sure he thinks he was the first person to like the delicious flavor combo), I of course had to make him something choco pb. And since I already made a chocolate peanut butter cake for Chez CateyLou’s birthday, I made TheBetterHalf Peanut Butter Brownies! Fudgy chocolate brownies with a thick peanut butter layer sandwiched right in the middle – if that doesn’t scream Birthday Treat, I don’t know what does!

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Kale Salad with Pears and Walnuts

Kale Salad ~ chezcateylou.com

Happy new year!  How are everyone’s new year’s resolutions going so far?  I don’t know about you, but I took yesterday off from any kind of resolution.  January 1 is a holiday, a day of rest – right?  So the healthy eating starts today for me!  I have a few healthy recipes to share with you over the next few days to start the year off right.  The first is one of my favorites – kale salad… 

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