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Almond Cranberry Buttermilk Scones

Made from scratch scones are perfect for breakfast, or snacking.

APPLE CRANBERRY BUTTERMILK SCONES

APPLE CRANBERRY BUTTERMILK SCONES

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 6 Tbsp. butter, chilled
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla
  • 2/3 cups dried cranberries
  • 2/3 cups Gurley’s sliced almonds

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. Cut butter into ½ inch pieces and distribute over the flour mixture.
  4. With a pastry blender cut in butter to flour mixture until it resembles small crumbs.
  5. In a small bowl, stir together buttermilk, egg and vanilla.
  6. Add liquid to the flour mixture and stir to combine.
  7. Add cranberries and almonds to mixture and stir or knead in.
  8. With lightly floured hands, pat the dough into an 8-inch diameter circle on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  9. With a serrated knife, cut into 8 wedges.
  10. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes until top is lightly browned and toothpick comes out clean.
  11. Cool on wire rack for 5 minutes.
  12. Cut wedges apart and transfer to rack to cool further.

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Homemede Granola Squares

Create your own delicious homemade granola bars at a fraction of the cost!

Homemede Granola Squares

Homemede Granola Squares

Ingredients

  • 3 cups quick cooking oats
  • 1 cup Gurley’s Flake Coconut
  • 1 cup Gurley’s sliced almonds
  • 1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • 1- 14oz. can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 Tbsp. butter, melted

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Grease 9 x 13-inch pan
  3. In a large bowl, combine first 5 ingredients
  4. Stir in condensed milk and butter until well blended
  5. Spread mixture in pan pressing down firmly until surface is even
  6. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until bars are lightly browned
  7. Cool for 5 minutes and cut into squares.
  8. Let bars cool completely before serving.

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CINNAMON SUGARED ALMONDS

Just 4 ingredients to make a scrumptious crunchy snack!

CINNAMON SUGARED ALMONDS

CINNAMON SUGARED ALMONDS

Ingredients

  • 3 cups Gurley’s Raw Whole Almonds
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp water

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet combine sugar, cinnamon and water over medium high heat until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Add the almonds and stir constantly coating the almonds in the syrupy mixture.
  3. Keep stirring until the sugar crystallizes (this takes about 8-10 minutes) and it looks sandy. Don’t stop stirring.
  4. Remove from pan and spread on parchment paper or baking sheet.
  5. Let them cool for a few minutes before trying.
  6. Store in an airtight container.
  7. NOTE: You can change up the seasonings in place of cinnamon if you like or add a dash of cayenne pepper for a hot and sweet treat.

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Cranberry Pecan Sandies

Super easy recipe that is simply delicious!

Cranberry Pecan Sandies

Cranberry Pecan Sandies

Ingredients

  • 1 package (15.6 ounces) cranberry-orange quick bread mix
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • ¾ cup Gurley’s chopped pecans
  • Gurley’s pecan halves
  • ORANGE GLAZE:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3 to 4 teaspoons orange juice

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the bread mix, butter, egg and orange juice.
  3. Stir in chopped pecans. Roll into 1-in. balls.
  4. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  5. Flatten with the bottom of a glass coated with cooking spray.
  6. Press a pecan half into center of each cookie.
  7. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until lightly browned.
  8. Cool for 1 minute before removing to wire racks.
  9. In a small bowl, whisk confectioners' sugar and enough orange juice to achieve desired consistency.
  10. Drizzle across cooled cookies.
  11. Yield: 2-1/2 to 3 dozen.

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Perfect Banana Bread

This easy recipe makes perfect moist banana bread every time.

Perfect Banana Bread

Perfect Banana Bread

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp shortening
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 overripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup Gurley’s chopped walnuts

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cream sugar and shortening together in a medium sized bowl; add eggs and bananas and blend in.
  3. In a separate large bowl, mix together flour, salt and soda.
  4. Add banana mixture alternately with milk.
  5. Fold in chopped walnuts.
  6. Pour into greased loaf pan.
  7. Bake for 1-hour or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Cool 10 minutes in the pan, then remove to a wire rack and cool completely. Makes 1 loaf

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Apple Cobbler

Delicious go to dessert for family or guests.  Everyone loves Apple Cobbler!

Apple Cobbler

Apple Cobbler

Ingredients

  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¾ cup Gurley’s Chopped Walnuts
  • 4 cups apples, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ½ cup evaporated milk
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix sugar, cinnamon and ½ cup walnuts; set aside
  3. Put apples in bottom of greased 8” x 8” pan.
  4. Sprinkle with mixture.
  5. Use this bowl to mix together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  6. In another bowl, combine egg, milk and butter.
  7. Add dry ingredients and mix until smooth.
  8. Pour over apples.
  9. Sprinkle remaining walnuts on top.
  10. Bake until golden brown, about 50 minutes.
  11. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream.

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Banana Bars

These bars are a delicious treat. Not possible to eat just one with a cup of milk or coffee.

Banana Bars

Banana Bars

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 3 overripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1-2oz. pkg. Gurley’s chopped walnuts
  • Frosting:
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 8oz. cream cheese
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cream butter and sugar together in a medium sized bowl.
  3. Beat in eggs, bananas and vanilla.
  4. Combine flour, baking soda and salt then add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  5. Fold in chopped walnuts
  6. Pour into greased 15 x 10 x1 baking pan.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Cool then frost.
  9. Frosting:
  10. ½ cup butter, softened
  11. 8oz. cream cheese
  12. 4 cups powdered sugar
  13. 2 tsp. vanilla
  14. Cream butter and cream cheese in a mixing bowl.
  15. Gradually add powdered sugar and vanilla; beat well.
  16. Spread over bars

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Cinnamon Roasted Pecans

These are so easy to make and are excellent alone or chopped up and sprinkled on top of apple cobbler, ice cream and salads.

Cinnamon Roasted Pecans

Cinnamon Roasted Pecans

Ingredients

  • 3 5oz. bags Gurley’s Pecan Halves
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 250° F.
  2. Lightly spray or grease a large baking sheet.
  3. In medium bowl, lightly beat egg white until frothy.
  4. Stir in vanilla. Add pecans and stir well.
  5. In a separate bowl, combine sugars, salt and cinnamon.
  6. Sprinkle cinnamon/sugar mixture over pecans and gently fold until evenly coated.
  7. Spread coated pecans onto baking sheet to an even layer.
  8. Place sheet in oven for one hour shaking every 20 minutes.
  9. Allow to cool. Store in an airtight container.

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Wild Rice Casserole

Excellent side dish with chicken or turkey.  Also can use left over turkey and mix in prior to baking for a delicious casserole.

Wild Rice Casserole

Wild Rice Casserole

Ingredients

  • 4 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 cup wild rice
  • 1/2 cup Gurley’s slivered almonds
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cans sliced mushrooms, don’t drain
  • 3 cups chicken broth

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300°F.
  2. Put all ingredients except chicken broth in a heavy skillet
  3. Cook over medium heat about 10 minutes or until almonds are slightly brown stirring often
  4. Add chicken broth to rest of ingredients, stir and pour mixture into 2-quart baking dish.
  5. Cover tightly and bake for 2 hours.
  6. Excellent side dish with chicken or turkey

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Broccoli Sunflower Salad

Sprinkle chopped cinnamon toasted pecans (see recipe) for an added taste sensation!

Broccoli Sunflower Salad

Broccoli Sunflower Salad

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb. bacon
  • 1 bunch broccoli
  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1-3oz. pkg. Gurley’s Sunflower Nuts
  • 1 cup raisins
  • optional: 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • DRESSING:
  • 1 cup mayonnaise (not Miracle Whip)
  • 2 tbsp. cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup onion, finely chopped

Instructions

  1. Fry bacon until crisp; crumble.
  2. Clean and chop broccoli and cauliflower into bite sized pieces.
  3. Mix with bacon, sunflower nuts and raisins.
  4. Mix together dressing ingredients and pour over salad.
  5. Serve immediately.