Hi Lark & Linen readers, this is Chloe from Boxwood Avenue back visiting with an easy fall recipe that makes for the perfect hostess gift!
I live on a cattle ranch in northern California where my husband works as the fifth generation to run his family’s business. Since moving, I have learned so much about food, where our food comes from, and the people that grow it. We have a farm in Sacramento, California where we grow tomatoes, sunflowers, alfalfa, wheat, and many other crops. We have stayed away from growing almonds because they require a massive amount of water to produce, and as you may know, water is a hot commodity. But, that hasn’t stopped me from becoming an almond addict!
I can’t stand the taste of peanuts, but I eat almonds almost daily. As the holidays approach, I am reminding myself to eat healthy as much as possible, but I have a severe weakness for sweets – especially cakes! These almonds are a great substitution for desserts, and although they do contain sugar, they are a much healthier option for curbing a sweet tooth.
I made a large batch of these almonds, and have been taking them to dinner parties ever since! My favorite is to pack them into darling weck jars, and adorn them with silk ribbon. I hope you enjoy this recipe, for more DIY hostess gifts, you can visit me at Boxwood Avenue.
Pumpkin Pie Almonds
A delicious hostess gift for your nearest and dearest