Nuts & Seeds

When it comes to superfoods, nuts and seeds are definitely two of the front runners. Find protein-packed recipes using nutty favorites like pine nuts, cashews, and pistachios, or mighty seeds such as sunflower, chia, and pumpkin that'll add a boost of nutrition to for your sauces, desserts, drinks, and much more!

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How to Roast and Peel Chestnuts

The sweet, comforting scent of roasting chestnuts is an instant pick-me-up on a cold evening. Want to roast them at home for the holidays? Here's how.

The Best Banana Bread

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It's the best because this is the banana bread recipe that is Martha's go to. She included the recipe in her first book Entertaining and has been making it ever since. The batter for her easy-to-make favorite is enriched with sour cream, which gives it a subtle tang and super moist texture. Be sure to use really ripe but not bruised bananas and add chopped walnuts or pecans—Martha always goes with pecans. She says your family will "go bananas" for this old-fashioned quick bread.
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Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

Rating: 3.5 stars 255
These light, flourless cookies, from TV chef Nikki Elkins, are made with everyday ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry.

Brown-Butter Bourbon Pecan Pie

In this classic with a twist, the complex flavors of brown butter and bourbon breathe new life into sweet and nutty pecan pie. Traditionalists and modernists alike will appreciate the enhancement of familiar flavors, especially when finished off with a dollop of whipped cream.
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Baked Alaska

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This old-fashioned dessert, which originated at New York City's Delmonico's restaurant to commemorate the purchase of Alaska in 1867, has become popular again, and why not? An ice-cream cake covered with an igloo of meringue emerging from an oven is a real showstopper.

Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake

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Everyone needs a delicious coffee cake recipe in their repertoire, and this cinnamon streusel coffee cake recipe is the perfect option. Meaning "something strewn" in Old German, streusel is easy to throw together -- and then to throw on top of this sour-cream coffee cake. The sweet glaze in the recipe is the perfect coffee cake topping.

Elephant Ear Cookies

Rating: 3.5 stars 52
Making elephant ear cookies is easier than their coiled design might suggest. Spread the pecan-cinnamon mixture on store-bought puff pastry, and then roll, slice, flatten, and coat with sugar. They emerge from the oven crisp and caramelized.

Soaked Chia Seeds

This make-ahead mix lets you power up with omega-3s, fiber, and protein. You've no doubt heard all the buzz about nutrient-packed chia seeds. Well, here's a super-easy way to include them in your daily routine.

Peanut-Butter-Oat Drop Cookies with Jam

These chewy treats are reminiscent of a PB&J and are a cinch to make—making this recipe a fun project to do with the aspiring little chefs in your life. 
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Peanut Butter Cookies

Rating: 3 stars 751
Make these quick and easy peanut butter cookies for a nutty dessert everyone will love. 

Blondies with Chocolate Chips and Walnuts

Rating: 3.5 stars 359
This unbeatable blondie recipe combines the buttery flavor and chocolate chips from everyone's favorite cookies with the appealing texture of the best brownies.

Banana Nut Muffins

Here's how to bake banana nut bread in quick and easy individual portions. Stash some in the freezer so you always have breakfasts and snacks ready to go.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Cold Peanut Noodles
This vegan dish is an excellent combo of whole grains and plant-based protein while garlic, ginger, and soy sauce add flavor and a topping of bok choy and carrots provide a serving of vegetables.
Carrot Cake
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This three-tiered Martha Stewart carrot cake is a classic recipe to turn to again and again. It's moist, tender, and mildly spiced with cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. And of course it's speckled with shredded carrots, while chopped pecans add a welcome crunch throughout. Walnuts would make an equally great swap. Lastly, a simple cream cheese frosting drapes over the cake making this luscious yet easy carrot cake a satisfying staple in your kitchen. 
Chocolate-Coconut Bars
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A major crowd-pleaser, these dessert bars are inspired by a popular Southern dessert, Hello Dollies—and they are incredibly easy to make. A cookie crust simply made with graham crackers, sugar, and butter is the base for a generous sprinkling of pecans and chocolate chips. The toppings get doused in sweetened condensed milk before a dusting of shredded coconut becomes the final touch. For even more chocolate flavor, use chocolate wafers for the cookie crust.