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    Benne Seed Wafers

    Crisp, chewy, nutty and caramelized benne wafers (aka sesame seed cookies) are perfect for your holiday or Kwanzaa celebrations. For a more traditional type of cookie, leave them plain. If you feel like dressing them up, drizzle them with melted chocolate. Both ways are equally delicious. —April Wright, Whisk It Real Gud

    Cinnamon Twirl Cookies

    These rolled cookies are tasty and fun to make with your family. The sugary mixture of walnuts and cinnamon is...


    Arizona Chicken in Acorn Squash

    Give stuffed acorn squash a taste of the Southwest with this comforting recipe. We love the crunch of the toasted...


    Buckeye Pie

    Everyone that eats this pie raves about it! You can cover the whole top with ganache, but leaving part of...


    Jicama Slaw with Peanuts

    Peanuts add interest and crunch to a crisp coleslaw featuring jicama and tangerines. For a creamy dressing, I sometimes stir...

    Spicy Peanut Chicken Chili

    After spending time in the Southwest, I discovered Mexican peanut chicken and thought it would be fun to make it...


    Texas Pecan Rice

    For a special holiday side dish, I dressed up an old recipe to give it a little more Texas character....

    Spicy Praline Cashews

    This sweet-and-spicy snack makes an appearance at all of my holiday gatherings. As guests mingle and nibble on the cashews,...


    Spiced Peanuts

    Liven up plain peanuts with a sweet-and-spicy blend of flavors from sugar, cumin and cayenne pepper. You'll want to double...or...


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    Mole New Mexican Wedding Cookies

    Heat and sweet is such an amazing combination. I added chili powder and chocolate chips to give a new twist...


    Hazelnut-Raisin Corn Bread

    I entered the corn recipe contest at the 1998 Iowa State Fair. I improvised with a banana nut bread recipe...

    Sausage Cornbread Dressing

    The phrases “holiday dinner” and “low-fat” are seldom used together, unless Rebecca Baird’s corn bread stuffing is on the menu....


    Walnut Corn Dip

    The walnuts in this recipe complement the Southwestern flavor of the creamy dip. It goes great with tortillas, crackers or...


    Pecan Corn Muffins

    These dressed-up cornmeal muffins are chock-full of chopped pecans. Served warm with jalapeno pepper jelly, they make a zippy accompaniment...


    Turkey Pecan Enchiladas

    I got this recipe from a friend, and I’ve often served it at church potlucks. There are never leftovers! It’s...


    Chicken Pecan Wraps

    Pecans add a touch of crunch to the warm chicken mixture in these speedy soft-shell tacos from Judy Frakes of...

    Nutty Chicken Roll-Ups

    Chili powder and cumin give these chicken wraps a bit of a kick. I like that I can make them...


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    Mexican Wedding Cakes

    As part of a Mexican tradition, I tucked these tender cookies into small gift boxes for the guests at my...


    Brown Sugar Pecan Candies

    These sweet candies are similar to those served at Mexican restaurants in our area. The recipe comes from a cookbook...


    Walnut Chocolate Burritos

    "Inspired by my family's love of Mexican food, I experimented with tortillas, chocolate, crunchy walnuts and cinnamon to come up...


    Cashew Chicken Wraps

    Do you have extra cooked chicken on hand? Combine it with crunchy cashews, celery and an easy mayo dressing, then...


    Fruit ‘n’ Nut Chili

    Apples, slivered almonds and cocoa add a new taste to chili.


    Roasted Peanut Relish

    It seems I'm always making this zesty salsa packed with peanuts and fruit. And I've passed on the recipe too...


    Pesto Chili Peanuts

    Who’d ever dream of teaming pesto with peanuts? Dennis Dahlin from Bolingbrook, Illinois did! And the result is a can’t-stop-eating-‘em...

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    Macadamia Crusted Tilapia

    A refreshing pineapple salsa complements these crispy golden fillets. The colorful entree will make an impression with guests. I like...


    Almond-Crusted Pork Loin

    This pork loin topped with an almond crust turns into a flavor explosion when paired with homemade fresh salsa. —Almond...


    Almond Coconut Flans

    Individual desserts always make an impression at special occasion suppers and these flans are no exception. The almond and coconut...


    Bourbon Pecan Pralines

    Like authentic pecan pralines found in New Orleans, these treats are sweet, crunchy and rich! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen


    Buffalo-Style Snack Mix

    I like to dress up popcorn with corn chips and peanuts. The hot sauce adds a bit of kick that...


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    Taco Pumpkin Seeds

    Here is a hot idea from our Test Kitchen—toast seeds from a freshly cut pumpkin in taco seasoning and a...