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8 Things You Didn't Know About Nut Butters

Fun facts about a favorite source of protein
Jul 15, 2014 9:00 am

While the plastic jar of Peter Pan is hardly going out of style, some consumers have left the ubiquitous jars of industrial peanut butter sitting on the shelf in favor of a new regime of gourmet brands and exotic sounding nut butters like hazelnut, almond and cashew. And, as more purveyors come on the market, the popularity of this product continues to grow for various reasons. Here are eight things you might not know.

Sweet Pig! 3-Ingredient Praline Bacon Recipe

Meet the crunchy, sticky star of weekend brunch
Jun 28, 2014 12:00 pm
praline bacon recipe

You want something super-simple done right the first time? Preferably with a tantalizing photo of the fruits of your labor? Once you master this easy recipe from Betty Crocker's Big Book of Breakfast and Brunch, this 3-ingredient praline bacon will be a frequent guest at your brunch table. It might stop by for dessert. It might even make it onto the coffee table for a little TV. Basically, get used to it. 

Almond Butter Vs. Peanut Butter. Go!

Which is healthier, cheaper, more protein-y?
Oct 10, 2013 3:30 pm

Almond butter has exploded in popularity and might just be the smarter choice depending on what you're doing with it. Baking cookies? Stick to peanut butter — if it ain't broke, don't fix it. But as far as smearing on an apple or slice of multigrain, which nutty butter should you reach for? 

Apple & Celery Salad With Toasted Hazelnuts Recipe

A simple apple salad perfect for early autumn
Sep 18, 2013 12:00 pm

You're going to need a few great recipes for the bounty of apples that's about to drop this season. Thankfully, we have a copy of Apples: From Harvest To Table, by cook, author and urban farmer Amy Pennington. Look beyond the classic apple pie to other sweet (and savory) applications of the perfect seasonal fruit. First up, a simple but flavorful salad.

Microwave Pralines Recipe

Nutty confections made easier than ever before
Aug 9, 2013 2:00 pm
Photo: Ed Anderson

This cookbook was inspired by David Simon's award-winning HBO series, Treme, and no offense to Breaking Bad or anything, but we'd rather cook recipes from this show, thanks. Learn simple homestyle recipes for your favorite New Orleans dishes. Ever made pralines in the microwave? Prepare to be blown away. 

What Is Nougat Made Of?

Get friendly with the contents of that candy bar
Jul 9, 2013 1:31 pm

You know it's in your candy bar, and you know you're not mad at it, but if someone asked you what  exactly the nougat in your Snickers was made of, would you know the answer? Do you know what's really going on in that 3 Musketeers? Let's crack them open and find out.

We’re Following Gawker’s Nut Power Rankings Countdown, And You Should Too

Pistachios, almonds, pecans. Then...
Jun 4, 2013 1:01 pm

Gawker editor Hamilton Nolan is a serious journalist, investigating topics like prisoner abuse and the hardships of unemployment, while pivoting to analyze Rupert Murdoch’s handwriting and unearth highly veiled war propaganda. But we’d like salute Nolan for his true magnum opus: A shoot-from-the-hip dissection of the best nuts of the land.

Frozen Chocolate Bananas Recipe

Bluth-style bananas, just in time for Arrested D!
May 23, 2013 4:01 pm
frozen chocolate banana recipe
Photo: Vegan Feast Catering on Flickr

Now that I've gotten that out of my system, George Michael was right. Not about whether it's legal to touch your cousin in the state of California (still not), but that there's pretty much no recipe for a frozen chocolate banana. You dip it in the...chocolate, then roll it in nuts and freeze it in a cooler full of evidence. Or ice. You can't have a party without ice. The non-recipe, after the jump. 

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