I Love trying and creating new recipes, though I am one of the pickiest eaters around! Being invited to attend a Culinary class with the Lovely MomTrends and a few lovely bloggers, I couldn’t wait to see what fun was in store. Let me tell you a bit of my experience and I’ll have 2 fun recipes using Wonderful Pistachios for you below!
After that quick lesson, we were sent to different work stations to create what would be our Holiday eats! We had the Spicy Roasted Squash with Wonderful Pistachios cooking station. Three other foodies and I got our hands dirty to create this delicious food item for a total of 24 food lovers (including myself).
Our task was one of the tougher ones, but once I was done I skipped along to the sweets section to “taste test” what everyone else was making. My favorite sweets were the Wonderful Pistachio and Cherry Popcorn Balls as well as the Wonderful Pistachio Holiday Palettes. Oh and yes you did read that right! All three recipes included one common ingredient, Wonderful Pistachios! Oh So Versatile!
Once the cheffing was done, we went to sit at the gorgeously decorated table. The place setting was a beautiful pistachio shell filled glass ornament with a CUTE White and gold hang tag with our names on it. Across the tables were also white LED light trees, Silver and white triangular cones, and mini plates filled with Wonderful Pistachios and a lit tea light.
Everyone stated what they were thankful for and then we dug in! As always, we had an amazing time with MomTrends and the gang.
Here are the Recipes for Spicy Roasted Squash with Wonderful Pistachios and Wonderful Pistachio Holiday Palettes.
and a bit of cayenne to heat things up. Crunchy Wonderful Pistachios and maple
syrup are just the right additions for texture and sweetness. Garnished with
pomegranate arils this dish is a celebration of flavors.
minutes / Serves: 8 (about 10 pieces of squash/person; about a cup/person)
sheets with aluminum foil.
half lengthwise and slice into ½ inch thick pieces. Cut in half again for
seed. Cut into ½ inch thick slices. Combine all the squash in a large mixing
cayenne and salt over the squash. Mix thoroughly.
olive oil. Drizzle over the spiced squash and mix thoroughly.
sheets, arranging in a single layer. Bake for 15 minutes.
Pistachios and drizzle with maple syrup. Bake another 5 to 7 minutes until
pistachios are just toasted. Remove from the oven.
sprinkle pomegranate arils over the squash. Garnish with chopped parsley.
Palettes and they are simply fine chocolate with artfully arranged nuts and
fruit. Stick to Wonderful Pistachios and add some holiday sprinkles to make
them your own.
Makes: 12 palettes (6 semi-sweet, 6 white chocolate)
chips, or chocolate bar
Roasted & Salted
blueberries, bananas, plums, peaches, cranberries and cherries
Line a baking sheet with parchment. Spoon 1 tablespoon chocolate onto baking
sheet for each palette. Chocolate will settle into a circle.
Pistachios, dried fruit and sprinkles, cutting fruit into slivers or pieces as
needed. Chill palettes for 30 minutes. If packaging, package while cold.