Oatmeal-Walnut Cookies

Recipe yields 2 dozen servings. According to Best Health, walnuts can reduce your risk of breast cancer and diabetes, contain antioxidants that boost heart health, and are packed with omega-3 fatty acids, which may help reduce depression, cancer, Alzheimer’s, and inflammatory diseases. Ingredients: ½ cup granulated sugar ⅓ cup packed dark brown sugar ¼ cup butter, softened 1 teaspoon…

Peanut-Almond Snack Bars

Peanut-Almond Snack Bars feature pretzels, marshmallows, peanut butter, almonds, and even a little hint of chocolate. Is there any snack attack this bar can’t beat? Ingredients: 2 1/2 tablespoons butter 3 cups miniature marshmallows 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter 2 1/4 cups chocolate toasted oat cereal (such as Cheerios) 1 1/4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats…

Arugula Salad with Goat Cheese, Toasted Pecans and Cranberry Vinaigrette

This vibrant salad will lend color and bright flavor to any dinner table. You can make the vinaigrette up to 2 days ahead and refrigerate in an airtight container. Let it stand at room temperature for 20 minutes before assembling the salad. Ingredients: 3/4 cup dried cranberries (2# only $7.00) 1 1/2 cups boiling water…

Basil Walnut Pesto

Ingredients 2 cups gently packed fresh basil leaves 2 large garlic cloves, roughly chopped 1/2 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano 1/3 cup Walnuts (2.5# bag ONLY $9.50) 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil, best quality such as Lucini or Colavita Instructions: Place the walnuts and garlic in the bowl…