Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Caramelized walnuts.... :)

So Thanksgiving was super fab:)
I love love love spending time with mi familia.

Of course all the food was divine, but one thing I could not stop
eating while I was supposed to make the salad was these
caramelized walnuts my sis in law made.
Oh man they're delish!!

So let's make 'em!!

Carmelized Walnuts

1/2 Cup sugar
2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 1/2 Cup walnuts
a dash of cayenne pepper for kick!

Preheat your oven to 325. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with nonstick spray.
(or just use parchment paper like I did, it worked)

Combine sugar, vinegar and cayenne pepper in a small saucepan. Stir over medium heat until
the sugar dissolves.

When dissolved, add the walnuts and stir to coat.

Transfer the mixture to your baking sheet and spread it out evenly.
Put it in the oven and bake (stirring occasionally) until the walnuts are golden brown and the 
syrup starts to thicken, about 10 minutes. I cooked mine a little longer.

* note that the mixture will not set up and harden until you set it out to cool.

After the walnuts are cooled, you can use a knife to break it up or you
can just use your fingers and eat half of them like I did:)

Make a super simple salad and throw that goodness in there.

I did a similar salad to the one we ate for Thanksgiving.
Arugula, cranberries, apples, cherry tomatoes and the yummy walnuts.
Dressed it up in a little olive oil and balsamic and done!

*just realized I forgot to add the herbed feta!! waaaaaa!!!

Yep. The entire time I was taking pics.

The beggar lives.

Happy December 1st!
It's go to storage and take out the "bins" day:)
I'm feeling behind.
So ridiculous huh??


  1. Wishing you and yours December JOY!!! I always smile and feel encouraged and inspired when I stop by to visit your weekly posts! Love to the beggar! ; ) Cheers!!!

  2. Wallace! :)
    The combo of walnuts and feta....perfect..cant right to try some caramelized ones!