I’m nuts about nuts. It’s healthy, it’s delicious and you can do basically everything and cook any dish with it. Most people think that it is high in fat and calories. What they don’t know is that nuts are packed with “good” fats, protein and lots of vitamins and minerals. As a matter of fact it is one of the most recommended snack when one is trying to lose weight.
I’ve never met a nut I didn’t like. I love Almonds, Walnuts, Macadamia Nuts, Peanuts, Cashew Nuts, Hazelnuts, Pecan Nuts and Brazil Nuts. I even love pine nuts because they make Pesto taste awesome!
I am currently contemplating on making a Maple Pecan Pie. I already have all the ingredients on hand except for the star of the show, which is the PECANS. I usually get baking ingredients form this baker’s depot near my house, including the nuts but I recently found out that they closed their store. I’m thinking of getting my pecans from nutsite.com.
Nutsite.com is one of the leading provider of wholesale bulk nuts. When you buy in bulk, you’re guaranteed to get it for a much cheaper price than when buying retail. A pound of pecan costs $9.95. They offer both shelled and in shell nuts. Aside from pecans, they also carry other kinds of nuts such as walnuts, almonds, macadamia and cashew. They also have chocolate-covered nuts, dried fruits and gummy candies.
A pound of nuts maybe too much for one recipe so I decided to search for another delicious dessert with pecans. I found one at the The Food Network….Pumpkin Maple Pecan Cheesecake by Anne Thornton. It has all the elements of fall and it sounds mouthwatering-ly delicious. I bet you would want to make it too, had you seen the photos. How does that sound to you?
I guess I’ve just given you two recipes to look forward to in June….