Toasting nuts before using them in a recipe intensifies their flavor. Spread the nuts on a baking sheet and bake at 350° for 5 to 10 minutes or until lightly toasted. Be sure to watch them carefully so they don't burn.
"Summers are hot here in Taft, Tennessee, so when the weather is warm, I try to use my oven as little as possible," says Patsy Mullins. "Family and friends love this tasty no-bake pie, and no one can believe it's not loaded with fat."
Its slight nutty flavor and lip-puckering tartness make this my go-to dressing for salads and steamed vegetables. And if you run out, whisk together another batch in mere minutes! —Kathleen Specht, Clinton, Montana