Autumn Turkey Tenderloins
This out-of-the-ordinary meal is perfect for cool nights with family, friends or company. With cinnamon and brown sugar, this Autumn Turkey Tenderloins recipe is slightly sweet, and the toasted walnuts add a wonderful toasty-nutty crunch.
—Brenda Sabot-Lion, Warren, Pennsylvania

Pumpkin Waffles with Orange Walnut Butter
This is so delicious! Bring a flourish to the breakfast table with these unique and flavorful Pumpkin Waffles with Orange Walnut Butter.
—Brandi Davis, Pullman, Washington

Pistachio Pumpkin Bread
These cute little loaves blend pumpkin, pistachio, rum and raisins with festive results. A few years ago during the holiday season, a friend shared this delightful recipe Pistachio Pumpkin Bread with me. Since then, I've made it every holiday and shared it with family and friends.
—Kathy Kittell, Lenexa, Kansas

Chocolate-Pecan Sticky Buns
You won't believe how delicious this super-easy, 4-ingredient recipe is! These Chocolate-Pecan Sticky Buns have surprise chocolate kisses inside that guests will love.
—Tammy Logan, Clinton, Tennessee

Spicy Cashews
These seasoned Spicy Cashews are so good, it's hard to stop eating them. I made them for gift baskets and got many compliments. They are perfect for the holidays but delicious to munch anytime. Package a batch in a festive tin to give as a hostess gift.
—Mrs. Jean Voan, Shepherd, Texas

Pine Nut Salad Dressing
This Pine Nut Salad Dressing adds a special touch to your salad with crunchy pine nuts and the bright flavors of cranberry and balsamic vinegar.
—Renee Dwyer, Kenosha, Wisconsin

Peanut Chicken Stir-Fry
It takes just 30 minutes to put this delicious Peanut Chicken Stir-Fry on the table. Kids will love the flavor, and adults will like how quickly it comes together. For a spicier dish, add a pinch of red pepper flakes.
—Simple & Delicious Test Kitchen

Pecan Shortbread Diamonds
My mother and I used to make these rich, buttery shortbread cookies every year for the holidays and gift-giving. With a hint of chocolate and a chewy pecan filling, these Pecan Shortbread Diamonds really are exceptionally good.
—Jane Ellen Benroth, Bluffton, Ohio

Nut Cooking Tips

  • An easy way to chop nuts is to put them in a plastic bag and roll them with a rolling pin to the desired fineness. It's quick, plus I save even more time since there's no chopper to clean.
    —Linda T., Crivitz, Wisconsin
  • Before chopping nuts in a food processor, dust them with flour. This keeps the nuts from sticking to the processor.
    —Gladys W., Calvert City, Kentucky
  • If your family loves the crunch of nuts in brownies and chocolate chip cookies, but someone is allergic to them, add granola or crisp rice cereal in the same amounts as the nuts called for in your recipes. But, always check the granola or cereal packages for nut allergy alerts to be certain.
    —Simple & Delicious Test Kitchen
  • 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.
    —Simple & Delicious Test Kitchen
  • I use lots of nuts in my cooking and baking, and I would get upset when I ran out at a crucial time. Now I buy large bags of walnuts, pecans and other nuts from wholesale stores, pour them into freezer bags, label them and store them in the freezer. When fixing a recipe, I just pour out the amount of nuts called for and put the rest back in the freezer.
    —Doris Russell, Fallston, Maryland