Kid-friendly food used to mean homemade vegetable soup and cake—these days parents have fast food and vending machines to compete with. It can be tough to get kids to eat a balanced diet; our kid-friendly recipes make it easy.
Christmas Spirits Cookies
Break up cookies and crush into fine crumbs in food processor fit with a stainless steel blade (about 2 cups crumbs). Add ½ cup of…
Frozen Banana Walnut Toffee Pie
This quick and easy masterpiece melts in your mouth! The sweetness of vanilla ice cream and toffee, paired with the unique blend of bananas and California walnuts, ensures this cool summer treat will be a hit with children and adults alike.
Grilled Chicken Plantain and Pineapple Skewers
A sweet pineapple dipping sauce dresses us grilled chicken skewers.
Thai Turkey Burgers
Thai ingredients—soy sauce, ginger and cilantro—flavor these lower-fat turkey burgers.
Fancy Chocolate and Walnut Christmas Cake
Grind walnuts, set aside. Mix flour, baking powder and cocoa, set aside. Whip eggs, sugar and amaretto for 8 minutes until you get a thick…
Crispy Walnut Cinnamon Cookies
Preheat the oven to 350F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Finely grind the walnuts in a food processor with the flour. In a…
Cream Cheese Walnut Wafer Cookies
Thin, crisp, not-too-sweet rounds with a strong hint of cinnamon; perfect for afternoon tea. Make the dough at least a few hours ahead of time (longer is okay) and store in the refrigerator or freezer. Then preheat the oven, and “roll or slice & bake.” You can reduce the calories by using a plant sterol or canola spread in place of the butter, but the results will not be quite as crisp. You can compensate by baking the cookies slightly longer.
Chocolate Raspberry Brownie Bites with Walnuts
Enjoy a mini indulgence with these popular bite-size brownies. Moist and chewy with a hint of raspberry. They freeze well and are great for take-along snacks or for a dessert tray.
Chocolate Chip Walnut Pie
In large bowl beat eggs until foamy. Gradually add flour and sugars, mixing until well blended. Stir in butter. Fold chocolate pieces and walnuts. Pour…
Carrot Walnut Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream Frosting
Satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth this Easter holiday with delightful, delicious cupcakes. Unfrosted, these moist cupcakes are perfect for breakfast on the run or a lunch-box treat.
Caramel Walnut Cookies
1. Grind walnuts. Mix cornstarch, sugar, vanilla sugar, spices and walnuts with the flour in a bowl. Add butter in small pieces, egg and water….
California Walnut Plum Pudding
Welcome the in-laws with a former outlaw. English Puritans once banned this fragrant dessert for being sinfully rich. Steeped in the traditions of the English Christmas season, plum pudding was originally baked with small silver charms for the coming year, which were kept by the person receiving the serving. These were later replaced by tiny silver coins. Here’s a charming, updated version that includes walnuts.
California Walnut and Cranberry Panettone
From Nonna’s kitchen. A traditional Italian holiday specialty, panettone is derived from pane di Toni, or “Tony’s bread,” from the Italian servant who, in a pinch, improvised a high round cake with pieces of candied fruit, raisins and nuts. Gather your friends and family and wow them with the walnuts in this easy new holiday classic.