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“Cashewed” Green Beans
Clean & trim 2 pounds green beans & break in half.  Cook beans in boiling water for 5-10 minutes or until tender.  Drain & rinse w/ cold water.  Sauté in a large skillet; 2 medium sweet onions that have been chopped in 4 tbs. butter until tender…then add the green beans & ¾ cup Farmstead Nuts & Treats Cashews ......frisk about for 2 or 3 minutes & then finish with the juice of one lemon & some chopped fresh thyme, sea salt & fresh cracked black pepper!
Source: Sally Calvin/Widgeonwood Farms
 
 
 
Pecan Squares   (Makes about 28 squares)
2 C flour
2/3 C powdered sugar
3/4 C softened butter
1/2 C firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 C honey2/3 C butter (salted)
3T whipping cream
3 1/2 C Farmstead Nuts & Treats Recipe Ready Pecan Pieces   
     
Sift together 2C flour and 2/3 C powdered sugar.  Cut in 3/4 C softened butter using a pastry blender just till mixture resembles coarse meal.  Pat mixture on bottom and 1 1/2 inches up sides of a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.  Cool.
Bring brown sugar, honey, 2/3 C salted butter and whipping cream to a rolling boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat.  Stir in pecans, and pour hot filling into prepared crust.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or till golden and bubbly.  Cool completely before cutting into 2-inch squares.  
Source:  Southern Living and The Silver Palate Cookbook
 
 
 
Nutty Okra  (4 servings)
1 lb fresh okra, cut into 1/2 inch pieces (or 1 16-oz package frozen cut okra, thawed)
1 t salt
1 egg whites, lightly beaten
1 C all-purpose baking mix
1/2 C finely chopped Farmstead Nuts & Treats Honey Roasted Peanuts
1/2 t pepper
Peanut Oil
 
Toss okra with salt and let stand 20 minutes.  Add egg white, stirring to coat.  Stir together baking mix and next 2 ingredients in a large bow.  Add okra, tossing to coat; shaking off excess.
Pour oil to a depth of 2 inches into a Dutch oven or cast-iron skillet, heat to 375 degrees.  
Fry okra, in batches, 2 to 4 minutes or till golden.  Drain on paper towels.
Source: Southern Living
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