“I grind almonds in the blender until they’re the consistency of coarse cornmeal and use them to coat pork chops, chicken or even hamburger patties. The nuts add excellent flavor,” explains Betty Wojciechowski of Denair, California.
“My family wouldn’t dream of a Thanksgiving dinner without this side dish, but it’s great anytime—I serve it once a month.” The fluffy texture and subtle orange flavor make it a standout. —Marlene Kroll, Chicago, Illinois
"You can omit the jalapeno for an additional poblano to bring the heat level down a bit." Pair this spicy pesto with cream and tomatoes and pour over pasta for an out-of-this-world entree.
Susie Fisher, Watertown, MA